Fresh out of the Garden: Start Date

gardsaladmixGarden Nancy can’t hide her glee – the Organic Starts from Sunseed Farm will be here Tuesday February 26!  We’ll start with the usual array of cool weather crops: Peas,  lettuces,  onions,  kales and much more. This nice weather moved the arrival date up a bit,  Hurrah!

Take a look at Sunseed Farm website’s learning center page. It has an excellent graph showing what to plant when in our region. Note,  as Nick says,  sowing means seeds and planting means plant starts. Let the fun begin! Read more Fresh out of the Garden: Start Date …

In the Kitchen with Jill…

Spices Spices Herbs Herbs…My Favorite thing to talk about.  I am often asked about paring certain herbal flavors with specific foods.  To me the answer is simple, cause I know what tastes I like.  But believe it or not SOME PEOPLE DON’T LIKE CILANTRO!!! I know right!! So I am here to make a basic list of parings that I like…adjust accordingly. Read more In the Kitchen with Jill… …

The Cheese Whisperer: Sniffing the Feet of Angels

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Classic stinky European cheeses

Cheese comes in all sorts of flavors, not least of which is the “stinky” and pungent variety. These are the sorts of curds you hold to your nose and smell through the packaging. Fans of strong and complex tastes will find a few fun stinky cheeses at the Co-op, including: Morbier, Raclette and Taleggio.

The French are connoisseurs of cheese, especially stinky ones. I recently heard a famous expression used to describe stinky French cheese as “sniffing the feet of angels.” Perhaps you have caught a whiff or a nibble of a stinky cheese and associated it with feet or other earthy smells? Likely what you have experienced is Brevibacterium linens, a particular culture of bacterium responsible for many of the stinky cheese aromas and tastes. Read more The Cheese Whisperer: Sniffing the Feet of Angels …

Healthforce in the House!

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Wondering if you really could handle Vitamineral Green or curious about the taste of Earth? We are happy to welcome Doug from Healthforce on Tuesday, February 19th who will be in our Wellness Department from 11 am to 2 pm, offering samples and smiles. Come by for a sip and a chat. You wouldn’t be the first person to claim that Healthforce has changed your life for the better.

In the Kitchen with Jill…

I am super into spicy chocolate lately; I like a little heat on my treat. This year I am going to adventure into the land of bark. There are a lot of different stories on how bark came to be, but I am picking the theory I like best…Bark was made with scrapes of leftover chocolate from candy making. Recycled chocolate, no waste. PERFECT!!!

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