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Organic Argan Oil from Morocco

Posted by Bea Davis on Nov 13, 2014 3:09:47 PM

Mustapha's Organic Argan Oil is extracted from the seeds found inside the fruit of the Argan tree, which is an ancient tree native to Morocco that grows between the base of the Atlas Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Argan fruit resembles a large olive, with a thick green skin. The skin is dried and removed to reveal the Argan nut, which is stone-crushed to access the seeds found inside. These seeds are toasted and then crushed and pressed to make Argan oil. The precious oil extracted during this process has rich, buttery, toasty nut aromas that accurately hint at the oil's unique flavor profile: nutty, toasty, with an amazingly light mouth feel.

 

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Argan oil is excellent for bringing light, nutty flavor to many foods. It can be used similarly to olive oil, and brings unique flavor to vinaigrettes, couscous, simple vegetables, soups, grilled meat, and seafood. Also try it drizzled over ice cream for a light but decadent dessert.

 

Also check out Austria's Finest Styrian Pumpkinseed Oil.

 

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Topics: Oils

Savory and Sweet For Your Pantry: Sugar Cubes, Honey, and Chickpea Flour

Posted by Bea Davis on Nov 5, 2014 2:13:16 PM

Thousand Flower Honey

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A convenient 11# bulk plastic pail of our delicious Brover honey.

 

La Perruche Sugar Cubes

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These irregular-shaped sugar lumps of a warm golden colour caress the senses with a touch of caramel and a hint of vanilla and are a marvellous complement to tea, coffee or herbal infusions.

 

Chickpea Flour

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Chickpea flour—also known as besan, gram flour,  garbanzo bean flour and cici bean flour—is popular in Middle Eastern and Indian cooking and baking. Use it in dishes like falafel, hummus, socca, farinata, papadums and pakoras. It is also a wonderful ingredient for gluten free baking. Try it in crackers, pizza crusts, and breads. Chickpea flour also works well in cakes or quick breads with strong flavors like chocolate and pumpkin. It can also be used to thicken soups, sauces, or gravies. Use garbanzo bean flour to replace up to 25% of the flour in your baking to increase protein and fiber.

Topics: condiments

Michigan Spotlight: Amifruit Dried Fruits from The Shoreline Fruit Cooperative

Posted by Bea Davis on Nov 5, 2014 1:27:57 PM

The Shoreline Fruit cooperative of growers now has some 6,000 acres of orchards in northern Michigan, the cherry capital of the U.S.  Rich in agriculture, this region belongs to North America's Great Lakes- the largest source of fresh water on earth.  Here, the sandy soil, nearness to Lake Michigan, and climate of icy-cold winters and temperate summers, make it a uniquely ideal place to grow the fruit that has become their specialty.  Amifruit selects the finest offerings from the Shoreline cooperative for these products.

Dried Cherries

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Dried Blueberries

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Dried Cranberries

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Topics: Amifruit, dried fruit

Pork Specialties: Chipolata, Canadian Bacon, and Steamship Ham

Posted by Bea Davis on Nov 5, 2014 1:09:44 PM

Chipolata Sausage

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A traditional French style pork sausage made with all natural pork and seasoned with herbes de Provence.Primarily pan-fried it can also be boiled, barbecued or grilled.

 

Steamship Ham

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Three generations of the Ehmer family have produced Karl Ehmer meats using tried-and-true old-world recipes. All the flavor of Traditional Bone-in Ham with less bone and fat. Also great for carving at parties.

 

 

Canadian Bacon

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 Leaner than ham, Canadian bacon is the smoked, cooked eye of pork loin taken from the back.

 

 

Topics: charcuterie

Virginia Peanuts from The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg

Posted by Bea Davis on Nov 5, 2014 12:23:02 PM

The peanuts they're famous for... handcooked in small batches, distinctively unique, and always great tasting. Virginia Peanuts are one of 4 types of peanuts grown in the U.S. - primarily in Virginia and the Carolinas - and are the largest kernel size of all. They source only the "cream of the crop" - super extra-large, the highest grade available, for their signature nuts. Only 3% of the total harvest qualifies. And all are backed by their rigorous "gold standard" of excellence, a legacy of Southern tradition, and surprising health benefits.  All are made in the USA, by a Virginia peanut company, supporting American farmers. Just a few of the many good reasons to enjoy our Virginia Peanuts.

Virginia Peanuts with Salt and Pepper

 

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Whole Unsalted Virginia Peanuts

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Hot Southern Peanuts

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Handcooked Virginia Peanuts..temptingly seasoned with Jalapeno, onion, and garlic, these are a spice lover's dream.

Topics: nuts

Artisanal French Brie and Camembert

Posted by John Duffy on Oct 30, 2014 3:43:39 PM

Le Pommier Camembert and Brie du Pommier

 

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 Firmly rooted in the Norman cheesemaking tradition, Le Pommier Camembert and Brie du Pommier from Normandy are amongst the most authentic-tasting cheeses available in the USA. The milk for these cheeses is sourced from herds of the classic Normande breed in the heart of Normandy. Famous for their milk quality, this traditional breed produces rich, grassy milk that is high in the proteins needed for cheesemaking. This milk is gently pasteurized and a complex blend of cultures is added before the cheesemaking begins. A lactic set and traditional methods are used to make a cheese that will develop and ripen with proper aging.

Le Pommier Camembert exemplifies the classic Camembert characteristics of rich, full flavor and earthy mushroom notes. Brie du Pommier is made with the same cultures and techniques, but its larger form ripens differently than the smaller Camembert. Emphasizing grassy, lactic flavors, this full-flavored Brie develops complex aromas and a smooth texture as it matures.

Sweet and Sour: Sugar Syrups and Citrus Juices

Posted by Bea Davis on Oct 30, 2014 3:00:38 PM

Canadou Pure Sugar Cane Syrup

CANADOU is the inseparable companion of white rum for the preparation of a wide variety of cocktails. The product of sugar cane and sunshine, it reveals its astonishing sweetening capacity and simplicity of use in everyday preparations to replace granulated sugar.

 

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Dillon Red Sugar Cane Syrup

Crafted exclusively from brown sugar, the Dillon cane syrup offers some truly splendid aromas marked by all the shades of vanilla and cinnamon.   An essential partner to give an exotic touch to your punches and cocktails.

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Citror Sicilian Lemon and Lime Juices

 

The Lime Juice Citror Professional is composed of 99% of Sicilian lime juice and the strict amount of preservatives needed for practical use. It is also guaranteed no coloring and no added sugar. One liter of juice is equivalent to 40 fresh limes (the average yield of a lime is 35% juice). Brix: 8 Brix Acidity: 55g / L of citric acid. Recommendations of uses: The Lime Juice Citror Business adapts to both savory and sweet preparations: 
Seasonings (Salad, Carpaccio, Meat, Fish ...) 
Pastries (lemon tarts, sorbets, jams ...) 
Drinks 
It is also an excellent preservative because of its antioxidant qualities.

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Imperial Chorizo from Pata Negra

Posted by Bea Davis on Oct 30, 2014 2:33:19 PM

Pata Negra, the producer of Imperial Chorizo, brought with them the ancient recipes, expertise and know how from the heart of old Spain to make the best cured meats in the US.  Their state-of-the-art facility makes all sorts of Spanish style cured meats.

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Their goal is to bring hundreds of years of tradition to the U.S., while scrupulously complying to all USDA requirements.


They have been involved in every aspect of the food industry for the past 25 years through their parent company in Spain. From retail to the food industry, farming to manufacturing, they bring all of their experience and expertise to this new venture in Upstate New York.

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Authentic Spanish Necessities For Paella

Posted by Bea Davis on Oct 30, 2014 2:11:12 PM

Calasparra Rice

 

The rice of Calasparra is known in Spain and the world. Proof of it's quality is the concession of the Denomination of Calasparra Origin, being the only rice in the world that enjoys this boasted endorsement of guarantee and quality. 

IT IS UNIQUE 

- BY its climatology, cultivating itself in a very mountainous and sunny area. 
- BY the coldness and purity of its waters. 
- BY its system of irrigation with a constant renovation of water allowing one varied fauna within the rice fields. 
- BY alternation of the rice with other cultures, and the periodic soil rest, favoring the regeneration of the ground and reading the elements necessary to maintain a quality supreme. 
- BY the maintenance of traditional seeds that are solely used in Calasparra. 
- BY its slow maturation, with a cycle that is extended greater than 30% compared to other rice. 
- BY its natural dehydration, that distinguishes the flavor and hardness and great firm but creamy texture.

 

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Pimenton "El Angel" Smoked Spanish Paprika

 

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A popular ingredient in paella and many Mediterranean recipes, 
many from Spain swear by this paprika, as its flavor 
is essential for authentic Spanish cooking. The peppers 
are dried slowly over an oak burning fire for several 
weeks. The result is a sweet, cool, smoky flavor.

 

 

Fresh Italian Cheeses

Posted by Bea Davis on Oct 30, 2014 1:56:22 PM
An excellent production of traditional Robiola Fiorita: a soft cheese taste smooth but refined. The rind is almost invisible, a slight bloom, which becomes more significant as time passes. The paste is soft and white, compact, finely granular. The flavor is very fresh and pleasant in the mouth.
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