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1. The Fruit Company Costco Organic Pink Basket Celebrate the cancer-free anniversary of a friend or family member with this handcrafted wood slat fruit basket, brimming over with a bountiful selection of nature’s finest organic fruits. Organic apples and pears, organic Dagoba Roseberry dark chocolate bar, a mouth-watering selection of organic dried fruit medley, and organic yogurt-covered pretzels, beautifully wrapped with a pink ribbon. The Fruit Company will donate a portion of the proceeds from each Organic Pink Basket purchased to Breastcancer.org.
2. New Balance: Lace Up For The Cure New Balance has partnered up with the Susan G. Komen Foundation for its 25th year to help support the fight against breast cancer. Maybe you’re training for your first 5k, or your fifth marathon, either way, New Balance has an assortment of products, including running shoes, shorts, tops and socks that when purchased, a portion will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. As well, you can continue to support this foundation by participating in their nationwide Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure.
3. Dakine: KAB Collaboration A cute collection of bags and accessories from our Hood River neighbor, Dakine, supports Keep-A-Breast Foundation™, a youth-focused non-profit with a mission to eradicate breast cancer for future generations through prevention, early detection and education.
4. North Face: Support The Cause North Face has teamed up with Boarding For Breast Cancer to help raise awareness of early detection. Layer up for the weekend with The North Face’s cozy line of signature jackets and hoodies that cut the chill of an early morning workout.
5. NEST Fragrances: Passion for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Candle De-stress with NEST Fragrances Passion candle, created to honor the memory of the Founder of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Evelyn H. Lauder. NEST is donating 10% of the proceeds to help find a cure and prevent breast cancer.
6. Tory Burch: Shop For A Cause Fashion Designer, Tory Burch, has partnered with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation to create exclusive pieces that will help support the cause. When you purchase one of the stylish scarf, umbrella or bracelets, 20% of all proceeds will be donated. Because, we believe that looking good…feels good!No comments
Does the thought of rushing through a crowded store to track down all the necessary supplies stop you from making festive holiday treats?
For this Halloween, why not try our Caramel Apple Kit? It is a simple and easy way to create Halloween memories with your kids and it’s delivered right to your home. Complete with six jumbo-sized Granny Smith apples, sturdy sticks, rich caramels to create a delectably sticky caramel coating plus an assortment of festive candy toppings, including M&M’s Minis, almonds, and sprinkles, to make a truly gourmet holiday treat. Our foolproof kit even includes step-by-step instructions.
One of our favorite parts of this project is that there are lots of opportunities to get the entire family involved. While mom and dad heat the caramel sauce (on the stove or even in the microwave!), the kids can skewer the apples and sort through the candy and nut toppings. Or set up a party table with the kit’s ingredients and let your family and guests create their own individualized creations! Sweet and salty or rich and tart, The Fruit Company’s Caramel Apple Kit has something to satisfy every taste.
And since all the essential ingredients are right at your fingertips, feel free to explore your creative side – dive into the pantry and personalize the kit’s confections to your tastes. Mix in a handful of chocolate chips to the chopped almonds for an extra special treat. Now if only making your Halloween costume was this easy!No comments
With summer over and fall upon us, it is easy to switch our eating habits from summer salads to cooler weather comfort foods. And, although I will never turn away a warm bowl of soup, my body is still craving a fresh green salad.
This salad is easy to adapt per seasons, incorporating whichever fresh produce is available in your area. I personally love this combination, combining fresh apples with toasted almonds, crunchy quinoa, micro greens and creamy goat cheese. It is citrusy, fresh and healthy.
Serve this salad as your first course at dinner alongside halibut and green beans. Because of the volume of this salad, it works perfectly for lunch as well.
Apple, Almond + Mint Quinoa Salad
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup mixed variety quinoa (or ½ cup white quinoa + ½ cup black quinoa)
¼ teaspoon sea salt
2 cups water
4 tablespoons olive oil
pinch of sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1 lemon, juiced
2 apples, cored and diced (gala, fuji, pink lady or mountain rose)
4 tablespoons finely chopped mint (or parsley)
½ cup sliced almonds, toasted
4 ounces micro greens
2 ounces creamy goat cheese
Rinse quinoa using a fine mesh strainer. In a medium sauce pan, warm up the olive oil over medium heat. Add 1 cup of quinoa and toast for 1 minute. Slowly stir in the water and sea salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to simmer. Continue to simmer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, turn off the heat and let the quinoa rest with the lid on for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, add quinoa, apple, mint, almonds, lemon juice, olive oil, freshly ground pepper and sea salt. Toss to combine.
To serve, divide micro greens per plate. Place apple, almond and quinoa mixture over the micro greens and top with creamy goat cheese.
It’s Wallpaper Wednesday! A nostalgic look at a vintage packing box from our family orchard! These wonderful wood boxes that were used for so many years, are now a fun rare piece that helps us remember our roots and family memories. Enjoy!
*Right click image to save or make your desktop background!No comments
Apple pie is both a seasonal and an American classic, but let’s face it, apple pie can also be a little boring. And these are greedily culinarily adventurous times, where we want to experience new and exciting flavors without giving up the traditional tastes and recipes that we love. That’s where this Caramel Granny Smith Apple Pie comes in.
At first glance, it may seem like there are a lot of steps, but they’re extremely easy ones that would even be easy to get involved in. Have them unwrap the caramels to make the sauce or get their hands into the bowl of streusel topping.
Granny Smith apples are the perfect choice for this pie because they hold their shape and crispness in baking and their light texture and tart flavor notes play well against the rich and decadent caramel and streusel topping.
You can personalize it by using your favorite nuts, like pecans or walnuts in lieu of the nut topping. The crunch both in and on top of the pie adds great texture and interest, modernizing this traditional favorite.
Great with ice cream, and decadently superb all on it’s own.
For the crust – this makes a 9 to a 10-inch pie:
2 cups of flour
3 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt (you can reduce this)
2/3 cup oil (canola)
3 tbs. milk (or more as needed)
Mix together the dry ingredients and make a well in the center. Add the oil and milk (keep more milk if too dry). Press dough into the pie plate – starting with the edge and working towards the middle.
For the caramel sauce:
1 16 oz bag of caramels
Unwrap and add half the bag of caramels to a microwave safe bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of water and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir. Return to microwave and cook for about 1 more minute. Stir well. Keep warm.
For the filling:
2 lbs Granny Smith apples
2/3 cup brown sugar (can adjust to taste)
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbs flour
2 tbs butter
1/3 cup of caramel sauce
1/4 cup nut topping (used for sundaes or caramel apples)
Peel and slice the apples, toss with sugar, flour and cinnamon. Line prepared pie crust with caramel sauce and nuts, place apples, dot with butter and top with streusel topping.
If you do not want the edges of your crust to get to brown, wrap the edges of your pie plate with aluminum foil. (You’ll need to check the pie the last 10-15 minutes and remove the foil if the edges are too light.) The pie bakes at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until the apples are tender when pierced with a fork.
For the streusel topping – before baking:
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
6 tbs butter
Melt butter, stir in sugar and flour; let rest for 5 minutes and then stir with fork and crumble over apples.
For the topping – after baking:
1/2 cup caramel sauce
1/2 cup nut topping
Drizzle caramel over top of slightly cooled pie and sprinkle with nuts.No comments
National Grandparents Day is the legacy of Marian McQuade of Fayette, West Virginia – a coal-miner’s wife who raised 15 children and their families. This compassionate woman’s most cherished goal was to persuade grandchildren to tap into the wisdom and heritage of both paternal and maternal grandparents.
In 1973, Senator Jennings Randolph — of Mrs. McQuade’s home state — introduced a Senate resolution to make Grandparents Day a national holiday. It took five more years before then-President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated on the first Sunday following Labor Day.
Since its passage 35 years ago, National Grandparents Day has gained increasing recognition from devoted grandchildren who have experienced the love, caring and support of their parents’ parents. This Sunday be sure and celebrate your Grandparents!
We’ve taken the necessary steps to ensure that these wonderful gifts honor the tradition and heritage as certified Kosher products. whether you are looking for a great Kosher basket, towers or delicious boxed goodies you are sure to find that perfect gift in our selection! We are happy to continually work with Oregon Kosher in the certification of each and ever Kosher gift we offer. Keep checking in with us and we continue to add new gifts!No comments
Looking for a fun summer dessert recipe? Try this Strawberry Napoleon, which is a fun riff on the classic shortcake recipe and takes the familiar flavors and concepts of our favorite summer dessert and spins in unexpected Italian flavors. Then to surprise guests at a dinner party or for something a little elegant to mix it up, I love this easy to make Strawberry Napoleon. Store bought puff pastry is amazingly easy to find and gives you no excuse to try this simple to make version of the classic. The balsamic and basil interplay against the fresh berries for a richness that echoes summer through it’s Mediterranean flavors, and all of the elements can be made a day ahead to assemble at the last minute to surely impress your guests.
Strawberry Napoleon (Serves 4)
1 sheet Prepared Puff Pastry
1 Egg, beaten
1 lb. Strawberries, hulled and quartered
2 T Sugar
1/4 c Basil, torn into large pieces
3 T Balsamic Vinegar
8 oz. Mascarpone Cheese
2 T. Honey
1 T. Orange Zest
2 T. Orange Juice
- Thaw puff pastry in fridge according to package instructions.
- Cut sheet 3×3 into 9 squares, each approximately 3 inches across.
- Brush with beaten egg and bake according to package instructions. Set aside to cool.
- Meanwhile, in a medium sized bowl gently mix strawberries, sugar, basil and balsamic vinegar and set aside to macerate, about 10 minutes.
- In a small bowl, blend together mascarpone, honey, orange zest, and orange juice.
- After pastry has cooled split pieces in half and set aside. Each dessert will need 3 halves.
- Spread a tablespoon of the sweetened mascarpone onto each layer and top with macerated strawberries until you have a layered dessert stacked 3 high with berries and sweetened cream in between. Enjoy!