June 3, 2014
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April 16, 2014
The Milkman‘s fresh & local almond milk is not your typical shelf-stable factory almond milk, chock full of preservatives & additives.
With The Milkman’s milk, freshly cracked, sweet young coconut water complements the raw almonds.
What you taste is something absolutely out of this world!
High in minerals (like calcium) and also high in electrolytes.
This is the perfect thirst-quencher for everyone.
April 4, 2014
The story is this: Steve Sando opened his heirloom bean shop in Napa Valley after being fed up with using produce from thousands of miles away, or even overseas. So on the subject of beans – instead of general dried beans, what about connecting with the farmers in Mexico and importing heirloom beans, paying the farmers a fair wage to support their living? And that’s what Steve did.
What’s the big deal – beans in a bag? I could get dried pinto beans from the bin for far less money, you’re thinking. Oh, you could. But the taste would be inferior to Rancho Gordo’s New World beans! Once you eat heirloom beans, your life will have turned upside-down. You’ll eat these beans for the rest of your life.
And we haven’t even gotten to hominy (posole) yet! Posole – a staple in many Mexican stews, sides & main dishes. If you’re thinking that this is tasteless, mushy hominy from the 1950s that your mother had to eat at the dinner table, well – don’t think that. It’s glorious, delicious, tasty dried corn!
You can visit the store in Napa. You can go to the Ferry Building in the city. Or you can stop at Other Avenues – where we have a small selection in our grocery aisle. Ask us – we’ll trot you over to the Rancho Gordo subsection.
April 4, 2014
Herbivore Botanicals are the cleanest, highest quality and most attractively packaged new line of exciting products for the face and body –
like pink or blue clay masks, hair oil, beard tonic & bath salts.
100% vegan, from Seattle, WA.
Our favorite is the luscious hair oil – containing argan oil, rich in antioxidants.
(Not pictured: Bar soap and bath salts!)
March 8, 2014
A quick weeknight dessert , or really – a dessert for any time of the day!
Luscious, traditional, wholesome, simple and UTTERLY delicious.
February 13, 2014
Fungi Fact: Mushrooms are good sources – compared to vegetables – of almost all the essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins that we need to survive.
And this is crucial for a vegetarian / vegan diet.
Fungi Conclusion: Eat yer fungi!
January 15, 2014
December 5, 2013
Robert Lambert‘s Hot Ginger Caramel Sauce is utterly decadent & scrumptious to the T. (Or is it S?)
We discovered, in our OA kitchen lab this afternoon, that this sauce works amazingly well hot or cold. We tried it over ice cream, but this sauce works well over so many foodstuffs.
You can find this on our Holiday shelf, across from our cheese!
November 7, 2013
Because without a pie plate, where’s your pie? No, no, try not to settle for a galette. You just can’t do that with the custard-y pies of Thanksgiving.
(Ok, you could bake a non-traditional pie in a muffin tin for Thanksgiving. But then you’d have to contend with Uncle Martin’s less-than-dubious reaction to those cute hand-held pies.*)
We’re well-stocked this year, with everything from pie servers to very reasonably priced glass pie plates. Don’t forget those pie weight chains, since you may not always have beans on hand, to pre-bake your pumpkin pie crust.
We still have super duper apple corers, and fashionably colorful mixing bowls from joesph joseph. The list goes on. And ON.
And don’t forget to check out our baking section in packaged foods, like marzipan!
*This super “pielet” idea is actually from Dorie Greenspan, baker and cookbook author extraordinaire.