Wines From Croatia – Now Available

From Nick Williams – Wine & Beer Coordinator  The Croatian Coast is home to picturesque crags dropping to electric blue seas, world-class seafood, and yacht-borne celebrities absorbing the Adriatic sun. It’s also home to a vibrant and distinctive wine making culture, one whose bounties are increasingly available in international markets like ours. I love anything … Continued  

Make Your Day “Cherry” Good

Little wonder that “a cherry on top” is thought to sweeten a deal! Whether it’s a handful of chopped sweet Bings in a chicken salad, a sour variety baked into a pie or the dried fruit in your muffin or trail mix, cherries add a glisten of crimson and a fabulously fruity taste to an … Continued  

Fruit Salad with Jalapeno, Mint, & Lime

Your party platter just got a lot more colorful. This summer fruit salad with jalapeno mint and lime is a (lightly) spicy, unexpected take on a classic. Not only is it easy, but it’s healthy, too – an excellent source of vitamin C. Vibrant and juicy, your tropical summer fruit salad with jalapeno mint and … Continued  

New Local Product: Simple Kneads Vegan/Gluten-Free Bread

Simple Kneads was started by Tristaun LeClaire, a natural foods expert whose son developed an allergic reaction to gluten when he was two years old. Frustrated by the lack of satisfying gluten-free breads on the market, Tristaun began experimenting with wholesome ingredients to create his own recipe. It was a father’s labor of love as … Continued  

Grilled Summer Vegetables with Fresh Mozzarella

Grilled vegetables are delicious and easy to cook. Take advantage of summer’s vegetable bounty with this simple recipe Recipe Information Total Time: 40 minutes Servings: 4-6 Ingredients 2 zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices 2 red bell peppers, seeded and sliced into large strips 1 small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch rounds 1/2 pound fresh cocconcini mozzarella … Continued  

Time to Get Grillin’

Get set for great grilling with these grilling tips. Start your grill about 30 minutes before you begin cooking. It’s a good idea to have a hot side for grilling meat and a cooler side for grilling fish, seafood and vegetables. If you don’t have a gas grill, consider using chunk charwood, which is preferred … Continued  

June Nicky’s Sixx: Spanish Deep Cuts

Spain is still the promised land for great values, and our Iberian collection is looking mighty fine these days. Pick up a Nicky’s Sixx this month for six Spanish wines from just off the beaten path. Begins June 1st – Reg. $74.99 ON SALE $59.99 (20% off!) Huguet, Blanc Seleccio “Can Feixes” (Xarel-lo, Macabeo, Parellada), Penedes, … Continued  

The Wonderful Blueberry

Fresh, local blueberries are on sale in the produce department right now and they are goooooood!  Here’s all you need to know about blueberries along with some great recipes. Blueberries are one of only three fruits native to North America; the others are cranberries and Concord grapes. Native Americans—and later the first colonists—picked wild blueberries … Continued  

$3 Dinner: Carolina Style Hot Dogs (with Chili & Slaw)

Every Thursday is $3 Dinner day at the co-op.  We serve up a delicious hot meal for just three bucks even.  All you have to do is come to the store, buy a $3 token, exchange it for a plate at your leisure, serve yourself and enjoy. 6/8 – Carolina Style Hot Dogs (Hot dogs with chili … Continued  

Nick’s Utterly Delightful Rosé Sangria

Nick Williams, our Wine & Beer Coordinator has been all about Rosé these days.  And, with Memorial Day Cookouts coming, he wants you to know this recipe for Rosé Sangria.  He also wants you to use The Drop Rose to make it because it’s a great deal and a good wine. Serves 8-10 4 cans The Drop Rose … Continued