Thursday, August 28, 2014

Labor Day 2014

Happy Labor Day everyone! Hope your summer went wonderfully! We have some great NEW things to tell you about. Some really fantastic aged Parmesan came in a little bit ago. Sometimes we have samples, so be on the lookout. We also got in some seasoned olives and ready to eat Farro dishes that are perfect for lunch or a great side.

For Oils, we got in an Australian oil that is spicy and sharp and bitter in all the best ways. A smoky good Cumin Olive Oil came in as well, I have made a couple things with this already and it's so good! For balsamics, we just got a Plain White Balsamic. And a lovely Lavender Balsamic as well. Don't ask me what to do with that yet, I'm still working on it! (But I think that it would go nicely over a salad with fresh herbs!)

New Hope has started up a First Fridays event! So on the 5th, we will be open from 7-9pm, offering some treats and in store specials. Keep a lookout on our Facebook page for upcoming First Friday events. We anticipate a guest chef in our future! So bring friends!

Recipe below the coupon!

So I'm sorry I've been an absent blogger. I'm moving and cooking in a construction zone is challenging. I did manage to whip up something small with the New Cumin Olive Oil. Just a rice and mushroom dish. I used it to fill some burritos last week!

Cheesy Cumin Tortilla Filler

4 cups chopped kale or spinach
3 cups brown rice, cooked
2 pints chopped mushrooms
3 ounces colby jack cheese
4 tbsp Cumin Olive Oil
Jalapeno Sea Salt
smoked paprika
black pepper

Heat 2 tbsp Cumin Olive Oil in a large saute pan to medium high heat. Add in the mushrooms and stir a little. Sprinkle with a pinch of the sea salt and let cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally until they are reduced in volume.

Add the kale or spinach and toss to coat. Let wilt down and keep stirring. Add in the cooked rice and the cheese.

It's time for the other 2 tbsp of oil. Stir in to prevent sticking. Sprinkle with the black pepper, paprika and more salt to taste.

Use this to fill tortillas or as a side dish. Also makes a good vegetarian entree!

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