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Grenadine

Rock Hill

Arikara Yellow Beans

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Ground and roasted for espresso makers. This extremely fine grind is perfect for tamping. Producing a rich, robust cup!

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jack rudy's cocktail company grenadine syrup Grenadine - flash back in time
Jack Rudy Cocktail Company has done it again.

Taking an essential component, in this case grenadine, and making old new again. It's about going backwards in time and making a grenadine that is absolutely splendid'ish’esh for our taste receptors. Perhaps not just for them, but also in our memories.

By taking the old formula of pomegranate (from a single family farm) & cane sugar, along with a few ingredients, in a procedure that is undoubtedly a secret, to make a great grenadine that is not only new but also harkens to the past.

From Medieval Latin, pomum granatum, describing apple with many seeds, and grenade in old French meaning pomegranate. It is thus deduced that Grenadines etymology comes from it’s main ingredient, pomegranate juice?

The most modern of grenadine ingredients have changed from these three basic ingredients, to replacing grenade with red currants and other fruit juices. And then, to lower the cost of production even more, manufacturers have turned to a high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, sodium citrate, sodium benzoate, and the addition of flavorings & food coloring number blue, skipping fruit altogether, Not exactly true to the name!

Unlike pomegranate “syrup”, which has a tendency to be sour and tart, and sometimes even bitter, Jack Rudy's grenadine is the perfect mix of sweet, flavor-rich and sour. It’s so good that you can eat it with a spoon!

If we still had the direct flight on Piedmont Airlines from Seattle to South Carolina it would be worth hopping a plane just to get this Grenadine (and a bottle of Tonic Syrup), that's how good it is. Good thing we have our own supply!

Shop now for both Tonic and Grenadine! Enhance your life with a Roy Rogers for boys (cola & grenadine), or a Shirley Temple for girls (ginger ale & grenadine). Either way, with a good ginger ale or cola and using the original maraschino cherry, you can definitely go back in time!

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Katz Farm Organic Rock Hill Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil Rock Hill Ranch
Organic Olive Oil that makes you Cough!

The most distinctive part of this oil is that it seems to dance on your tongue. It's as if the juices of the olive are being squeezed just on the tip of the tongue, and the freshness of a perfect olive comes alive. Enjoy it, as it's a brief fleeting moment, yet refreshing and has you craving more.

That freshly crushed olive flavor spreads out across the tip of your tongue and then, like a fast moving fog, moves through your mouth followed by the slight burn in the back your throat, and then the much anticipated cough.

As it vaporizes in your mouth, in between coughs, you get this wonderful banana/fruity (Albert thinks it is artichoke/almond) feel that is very light and full of life (fragrant and green). It’s quite interesting. And with each taste more nuances make it quite an exploratory mission.

Rock Hill is like some of the great Greek oils from ancient groves that seem almost flat at first taste, perhaps overwhelming our senses initially and then are in fact very complex, even while being subtle at the same time. Rock Hill is more rounded this year than the years past or perhaps it is better described as less “in-your-face”. This olive oil has all the right notes to be distinctive, yet not dominating.

Added value for organic extra virgin olive oil: In a study from the University of Louisiana which examined the effect of oleocanthal it was determined that it is this phenylethanoid; a phenolic natural compound that (may) causes the burn in the back of the throat and ultimately the cough. It’s this compound that is tied to olive oil being an anti-inflammatory.

And though it easy to liken it to a drug that helps with joint pain, in this recent study there is some evidence that it might in fact help with some elements in how the brain functions. In very simple terms, beta-amyloid proteins form plaques disrupting nerve cells in the Alzheimer’s disease, and olive oil phenols help in removing this protein.

I love this oil!

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Willowood Farm Yellow Arikara Beans

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Arikara Yellow Beans
Willowood Farms grows a bean
A rare heirloom bean from the Dakota Arikara tribe, known to feed Lewis and Clark on their westward journey.

Arikara people are now a North Dakota Tribe after their population was devastated by smallpox in the 18th century. Centuries ago they were a semi-nomadic tribe living in the Great Plains and were primarily an agricultural society. Having crops including corn, squash, watermelon, pumpkins and Arikara Yellow beans.

It is commonly believed that these yellow beans moved with Lewis and Clark across the lands to the west.

Georgie of Willowood Farms, who grows my favorite bean of all time, the Rockwell Bean, brings her Arikara Yellow Bean to you. She says that it is a good "cassoulet" bean because it holds its shape when baked. Try her Braised Arikara Beans with Rosemary & Vinegar Recipe. I am hoping to have made it before we publish!

Shop now for this great yellow bean!
organic saffron
Organic
Saffron

Freshly picked, flow in, real saffron from Morocco.






balsamic
Essenza Balsamic

Just bottled before it is judged to become a Tradizionale, this is the stunning perfection of how a properly aged balsamic can be. Every time I share a sample in the store I have some too, and I am reminded how good it is.

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Cooking Class!

Cooking Classes with Chef Erin - Food of the Gods Class
Mediterranean food is filled with healthy ingredients and fabulous flavors. Join Chef Erin as she demonstrated some of the delicious Greek dishes that you can easily make at home! Dishes include: Grape Leaves Stuffed with Rice and Currants, Orzo Salad, Lemon Chicken Soup, Shrimp and Tomatoes with Feta, and Roasted Pears with Honey, Almonds and Greek Yogurt.

As the first of the spring foods pop up from the ground, it's the perfect time to add olive oil and balsamic vinegar to your counter! Come down and sample them to find your true soul mate.


This Weeks Recipes

Cassoulet Recipe Adapted from
Paula Wolfert's Toulouse Style Cassoulet

Chocolate Bark with Almonds Recipe

Braised Arikara Yellow Beans with Rosemary and Vinegar Recipe

Rice & Vegetables Salad Recipe

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