Monkfish…What You Need to Know

The good folks at Locals Seafood have brought us some freshly caught monkfish for the weekend.  While monkfish has been a favorite in Europe for eons (French chefs LOVE it), this spring specialty has only recently gained popularity in the states. Some say it took so long because, in its natural form, the species is not … Continued  

All About Rhubarb

Is there a better harbinger of spring than hardy, exuberant rhubarb? A beautiful plant with large, lush leaves and fleshy stalks (called petioles) that look a bit like red celery, “the pie plant” signals the arrival of fresh foods from gardens and markets. Did you know that while it’s most often enjoyed in desserts, rhubarb … Continued  

Hot Weather…Cold Coffee: How to Make Cold Press Coffee

It’s getting HOT out there!  And, for all you coffee drinkers, that means the days of ice coffee are here!  So it’s a great time to learn how to make cold-press coffee – a concentrate that you can use to make some really kick a** coffee drinks! To make cold-press coffee you have to steep … Continued  

Wellness Talk: Tonics & Bitters with Urban Moonshine

Come learn about herb tonics and how they support overall health.. Tonics are an age-old category of herbs that are used to strengthen the body as a form of preventative medicine. Bitters stimulate our body’s innate digestive response and optimize digestive function. They can also be used for acute needs like upset stomach, indigestion, or occasional … Continued  

Win a Trip to Cascadian Farm

We are excited to announce that during the month of May, Cascadian Farm has invited co-op shoppers like you to participate in a sweepstakes to win the chance to check out their beautiful farm in Skagit Valley, Washington for yourself! One winner will be selected to take a trip for two in August of 2017 … Continued  

Pasta Primavera with Spring Onions & Asparagus

Primavera is Italian for Spring.  And nothing says springtime like a plate of pasta primavera! As spring vegetables like asparagus and spring onions (both on sale right now) come into season, you can make this simple primavera with whatever looks good. 1-2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 4-5 crimini mushrooms, sliced ½ lb … Continued  

APRIL NICKY’S SIXX – TWO YEARS OF AWESOME

To celebrate the momentous and epoch-defining occurrence of Durham Co-op Market’s second birthday, I present the most personal Nicky’s Sixx yet. The rules for admission are A) I tasted these wines specifically for inclusion on the Co-op shelves and B) I found them to be excellent. Some are new arrivals, some have been with us … Continued  

Ravioli with Peas and Ham

Ingredients 1 pound frozen ravioli (we suggest Rising Moon Organics – on sale now! ) 1/2 cup frozen peas 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons lemon zest 1 clove garlic, chopped 4 ounces sliced ham, chopped 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese Preparation Start heating a … Continued  

Naturally Dyed Eggs

Egg dyeing is a fun way to celebrate this time of year—and it’s a tradition that goes way back—as much as 5,000 years when Persians celebrated springtime with eggs colored with plant-based dyes. Plant dyes can be just as useful today and they’re plentiful; in fact you very well might have dye-worthy ingredients in your … Continued  

WINE SALE OF GLORY AND MADNESS!

    In honor of the second anniversary of our wonderful Durham Co-op Market, I am honored to present the Spring 2017 edition of the WINE SALE OF GLORY AND MADNESS! SATURDAY 4/1 to SATURDAY 4/8. 20% off Cases (any 12 bottles, mix & match!) 15% off Half-Cases (any 6 bottles, mix & match!) A special ONE WEEK ONLY Nicky’s Sixx, La … Continued