Lately I have been experimenting with “alternative”ways to sweeten up special treats. Not having a strong urge for overly sugared items,I was hoping to try a fruity concoction that would be satisfying to the palate. Last week I played around with apples,grating them and juicing them to add sweetness to cookies and
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These days I find myself working the Co-op Deli Olive Bar,staring down at the olives and wondering:What’s the deal with olives? Why so many? Where do they come from? How do they taste?
Olives are the savory fruit of an evergreen tree,olea europaea,with origins in Africa,Asia and the Mediterranean. The
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The newest flavor to grace the ice cream scoops in the Co-op Deli is made with organic lavender. It must be tasted to be believed.
How did lavender,the familiar garden flower,become the focus of an ice cream? A single bite reveals why:delicate floral,slightly minty flavors dance on the tongue as
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Dairy is a way of life for the Jensen family in Skagit county. For several generations the Jensens have been tending cattle and handcrafting cheese on their farm,Golden Glen Creamery in Bow,WA. This local producer creates a variety of delicious cheeses made with fresh cow’s milk and vegetarian rennet.
Although their farm
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OK,so the weather has kind of made this a bummer summer,but I have to say the chow has been amazing!! I have had some wonderful food this 78 hours of summer. I have a personal love affair with corn on the cob. I will admit that I am not a huge eater. I
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Dr. Bronner’s Organic Castille Soap –$4.49. The original,concentrated,certified organic,fair trade,all-purpose liquid soap in a delightful selection of flavors. Use as a body-wash,dish soap,bubble bath,cleaner,car wash,etc…..Choose from almond,peppermint,eucalyptus,lavender,tea tree,rose,citrus,and unscented. 8 oz. Reg. $5.29.
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Hey,all you foodies! Join Jill and I at the Bite of Skagit, Saturday,July 30 on Gates Street in Downtown Mount Vernon. We will be serving Balsamic Roasted Chicken,Pesto Potato Salad,and three flavors of the Co-op’s Own Organic Ice Cream (Chocolate,Vanilla,and Chocolate Chip Mint). There will be live music,a
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Organic Bing Cherries –Washington Grown!
Organic Washington Cherries are where its at! Organic Bing and Benton Cherries have dropped in price to $3.99 lb. These big,juicy,sweet,dark red cherries will stain your lips and clothes if you eat them with too lustily,as you will inevitably do,because they are sooooo
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Pu’erh tea is a type of handmade,fermented black tea from the mountains of China’s southern Yunnan province. Used medicinally for over 1700 years,pu’erh (also known as “dark tea”) undergoes a microbial fermentation to produce high levels of antioxidants that lend support to the immune and digestive system. According to legend,healing pu’erh tea
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Cassava is a root of many names. Also known as tapioca,manioc and yuca,it is made from the edible root tubers of the cassava shrub (manihoc esculenta). The plant needs little water and grows year round in arid drought-stricken tropical regions of the world. Currently a primary food source for over 800 million people,
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As of yesterday,we have a newcomer in our cheese case –the Vintage Dubliner Reserve. For those familiar with the original Kerrygold Dubliner,this is something extra special. Bursting with the warm,nutty flavors of tangy cheddar,this Irish import is made from pasteurized grass-fed cow’s milk and cultured with vegetarian rennet. This version
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Please pre-register for these workshops to guarantee your space in class! Via email,contact jill(at)skagitfoodcoop.com or call 360-336-5087×136.
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I love a good cup of tea. I grew up drinking tea and as a right of passage I passed a cup of tea in the morning over to my daughter. There are so many different types of teas,but I have always been fond of the standard Earl Grey. There is something so warm
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Nature's Grilling Charcoal and Briquets
Nature’s Grilling Hardwood Charcoal and Briquets –$4.99. We know that summer sun is going to show up any day now and then we’ll be in the mood for barbeque! Nature’s Grilling products are made from sustainably harvested,natural hardwoods –no yucky chemicals or petroleum. 6.6 to 9
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Organic Raspberries from J4 Ranch in West Mount Vernon
Locally grown organic strawberries came and went in a flash! We’ve got a couple of half flats from Hedlin Farm left this morning,but they will be sold out before you even read this post. A long,cold winter and cool,wet spring (and now,
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