Mum's The Word

May 08, 2017 in Category: Guides

The act of giving flowers reaches back through history, across cultures, oceans...even languages. In Victorian times, when outwardly expressing emotion was frowned upon, people used floriography (secret communication through flowers) to convey their deepest feelings, send layered, hidden messages to loved ones, or say things their societal norms wouldn’t otherwise allow...

Hygge You Think You Are?

February 06, 2017 in Category: Guides

While there’s no direct translation, the Danish word hygge (say “HOO-guh”) can be loosely described as an atmosphere of coziness, contentment and kinship, or an appreciation of those things in everyday life. It's a concept we've been cuddling up to lately, thanks to...

Festive Finds

December 22, 2016 in Category: Guides

“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…” Unless you’ve mentally ended that sentence with “a personal shopper,” it’s likely you have gift-gathering that needs to be completed. There’s still time! Fuel up with some Wintry Blend Coffee, grab your ugly sweater (you only have a few days left to wear it, after all) and head to Trader Joe’s. We’ve got festive finds for everyone on your list—and for anyone you may have forgotten!

Yuletide Yum

November 28, 2016 in Category: Guides

It’s the most flavorful time of the year. But with all of the halls that must be decked and gifts that must be given (you can’t forget your zany Great Aunt again), it can be a stressful time, indeed. Hark! Trader Joe’s offers an eye-catching assortment of yuletide yumminess that’s sure to inspire endless amounts of holiday cheer and tickle the taste buds of everyone on your “Nice” list...

Guide To Turkey Roasting

November 07, 2016 in Category: Guides

Our turkeys are never frozen, but we do keep them super cold. Plan to buy your bird a few days in advance. A good rule of thumb is to allow at least 1 day of "mellowing out" in the fridge for every four pounds of meat. Got a 12 pound bird? Plan on three days. A 16 pound bird? Four days. Then, on the big day, take the turkey out of the fridge and unwrap and remove the temporary wire truss. Locate and remove neck & giblets (don’t see ‘em? don’t forget to check the back end), set aside for potential future use (stuffing, gravy, soup or gumbo). Pat the bird dry, inside and out, with paper towels and set on a clean, flat surface.

Ode to Squash

September 26, 2016 in Category: Guides

The falling temperatures (in some areas of the country, anyway), the sunset-hued foliage, and of course, winter squash. We’ve espoused our preference for pumpkin time and again (you can check out some of our favorite pumpkin items in this month’s Flyer), but now we want to raise a fork to some of the pumpkin’s bulbous brethren...

Guide to Fruits and Vegetables

August 15, 2016 in Category: Guides

Everyone benefits from eating more fruits and vegetables every day.  Fruits and vegetables are nutrient all-stars, packed with naturally occurring antioxidants, phyto-nutrients, vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, water and complex carbohydrates. Research has shown...

 

Condimenting The Dog

June 26, 2016 in Category: Guides

For some, nothing but a squiggle of mustard passes muster. For others, the pile of toppings looks like a hot mess—the good kind. When it comes to hot dog condiments, there is no right or wrong. There are, however, myriad creative and tasty complements. Before we begin making mouthwatering matches, let's take a moment to reflect on the origin of condiments.

Mango Season

June 06, 2016 in Category: Guides

You've heard of fall, winter, spring, and summer. What about mango? Oh, it's a season all right—at Trader Joe's. We imagined this fruitful period in celebration of a drupe that has captivated our creative juices and our culinary exploits—MANGO!