Posts made in April, 2013

Snack Time: Go Raw & Somersault

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Products | 5 comments

Snack Time: Go Raw & Somersault

It’s the simple things that make life worth living. A fiery sunset, a book you can’t put down, kitten videos on YouTube and, now, seeds, grains, sprouts, spirulina and such smooshed into delectable circular snacks.     So, I picked up a couple of bags of ‘Go Raw‘ products on a whim. I was looking for an easy snack we could keep in the pantry that would have a healthier impact than the chocolate chips we’ve been eating straight out of the bag. I also noticed a bag of ‘Somersault‘ nuggets loaded with grains and seeds. I opted for the Dutch Cocoa flavor as we were obviously going to need something to quell our sweet...

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Pubbelly Miami & PB Steak

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Go, Miami, Restaurants | 3 comments

Pubbelly Miami & PB Steak

A couple of months ago, the man and I went to our favorite Florida city – Miami.       Oft portrayed as an ‘oonz, oonz, oonz’ nightclub town, Miami may wield some of its famed Art Deco Miami Vice backdrop, but the sunny city offers much more than the glitz and glam the TV portrays….         We generally skip the late night scene and opt for daylight hours where we bike around town, stopping at hidden spots, downing Acai Bowls at Pura Vida, meandering through vibrant alleys where the smell of Cuban coffee is stronger than the Cuban accents,  and jaunts to touristy spots alike – with a must-hit Lincoln Road visit to...

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Sweet Grass Dairy: Green Hill

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Blog, Cheese, Eat | 2 comments

Sweet Grass Dairy: Green Hill

Not terribly far from the Florida Georgia border, a sustainable family-owned farm (farms really, but more on that later) is churning out some of the creamiest, gooey-ist, buttery-ist double creme this side of the sea.  I picked up a wheel of Sweet Grass Dairy‘s award winning Green Hill Double Creme Camembert some time ago when I was merely a customer at Artisan Cheese Company and instantly fell in love as I slathered thick smears of it on freshly warmed baguette while standing at my kitchen counter.  Now that I’m behind the cheese counter, Louise has to regularly check my purse to make sure I’m not stealing the inventory.  It’s that good.  I...

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(By Popular Demand) – Blueberry Chimichurri

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Recipes | 2 comments

(By Popular Demand) – Blueberry Chimichurri

This sauce is beyond.  Beyond reason.  Beyond flavor.  Just beyond.  Use it as a marinade, a dip, a sauce.  Pour it on anything: meat, fish, your face.  As long as it’s blueberry season, it should be chimichurri season in your fridge.     Of course Charlotte just whipped this up out of nowhere – in case you haven’t caught on, the girl has flavor flair.  This dish is super bright and zingy with a delicious bite from the garlic, vinegar and lime, and a rounded out sweetness from the honey.  Oh, and it seriously takes about 19 seconds to make.     As we’ve been blueberry picking at King Family Farm the last few weekends,...

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Cauliflower & Rigatoni Gratin

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Recipes | 0 comments

Cauliflower & Rigatoni Gratin

Am I the only person who can’t get enough cauliflower?  It’s been abundant at local markets so it keeps finding its way into my kitchen.  Roasted, mashed, sauteed or raw, this super-veggie is making dinner extra delightful.     Kiddos, I assure you, sweet roasted cauliflower in a rich creamy gruyere sauce with fresh thyme and earthy sage mixed with fresh pasta and placed under the broiler until browned and bubbly …this dish will make you an absolute star.  This is, by far, one of my favorite flavor combos and I have yet to serve it to somebody, anybody, who doesn’t end up obsessively loving it as well.  The addition of the herbs...

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Honeysuckle Gelato

Posted by on Apr 13, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Products | 2 comments

Honeysuckle Gelato

Summer is supposedly around the corner, but here in South-ish Florida, Summer never ends.  Even our coldest grab-your-jacket-why-don’t-they-sell-mittens-in-Florida days hardly drop below 60.  I’ll skip straight to the point: hot days call for cold treats.     So, Louise and I thought, ‘Hey, we sell dairy, why don’t we start offering something icy for those balmy, muggy days when even the backs of your knees sweat into your shoes?’  Neither one of us said that.  But that’s beside the point.  The solution?  Ice cream.  An even better solution?  Gelato.  Wanna really show off?  Gelato from a regional retailer made...

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You Caveman Me Jane

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Blog, Cheese, Eat | 0 comments

You Caveman Me Jane

There is something decidedly special about a box. There is. Just ask a cat. (Don’t own a cat? Probably don’t know what I’m talking about then, eh? Go buy a cat and a box.) Although, where felines prefer an empty box, one they will mightily try to squeeze their haunches in, no matter the size, we usually opt for one containing something we desire… gift, a good, a ring, a thing. Thus, when this beautiful little box shows up at the shop, I get more excited than if I watched Santa himself crawl down my stove hood fan bearing a whole bag full of boxes with my name on the labels. Hey, it’s the closest thing I’ve got to a chimney,...

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Alpha Tolman

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Blog, Cheese, Eat | 0 comments

Alpha Tolman

“Burly? This cheese is burly? What does that mean?,” ask our customers who have heard us use a multitude of adjectives when describing our beautiful wheels, everything from delicate to funky, but burly? Never burly. But, Jasper Hill Farm‘s Alpha Tolman, named after a turn of the century Greensboro, VT dairy farmer, is indeed robust and meaty.     Before you go on thinking that this cheese comes with a plaid shirt and a blue ox, you should also note that this raw cow’s milk wheel is an Alpine style cheese, meaning it’s rich and nutty, but this beauty imparts bit more butter and caramelized onion flavor – a combo welcomed in...

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Charlotte’s Stupid-Good Peach Cobbler

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Recipes | 0 comments

Charlotte’s Stupid-Good Peach Cobbler

Yes, fruits are good for you and peaches have health benefits and blah, blah, blah.  But, you know what’s way better than being healthy?  Putting all this healthy shit together, covering it with the best topping known to man, thanking God Charlotte is alive to create this recipe and then devouring this dessert like a prisoner just released from a decade in a P.O.W. Camp.     This dessert is perfect for anytime, anywhere and any reason.  Make it for a dinner party, make it for your kids, make it just because you have a mouth and this should be in it. The lemon and bourbon brighten up this sweet treat, while cloves and cinnamon give it a hint of earthy...

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BluePrintJuice

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Products | 4 comments

BluePrintJuice

Pretty sure I scared a decent amount of people the other day at Whole Foods when I started shrieking and shaking after catching sight of my beloved BluePrintJuice (yes, it’s meant to be one word) so beautifully lined up next to the kombuchas and chia drinks that I often reach for.     I downed close to a billion of these babies (no, really) when I first saw them out in California last year.  I had only seen them in bigger cities and would try to drink as many as possible when I could get my hands on them, even though they cost a pretty penny.  Lots of pretty pennies.     But, after learning just what goes into BluePrint, I’m pretty...

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