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Irish-ish for a Day

March 11, 2015 in Holidays and Gatherings

On March 17, everyone’s Irish for a day. Hungry folk of Irish ilk (and many who are just Irish-ish) flock to their local pub where simple sausages become “Bangers” and regular potatoes, “Mash.” However, if you were to pull up a bar stool at the public house in Dublin, Ireland on that day, you’d find your beer to be markedly dark—not green. Corned Beef would be as elusive on the menu as a four-leaf clover, and the only “Kelly” at the bar might be that Celtic fella several stools down. Guinness gracious, what gives?!

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Eggplant Parmigiana with Grilled Eggplant

March 09, 2015 in What's New

Eggplant is the forebear of all Parmigiana (a.k.a. “Parmesan,” or for those who prefer the casual, “parm”). And the original Eggplant Parmigiana hails from Italy. Where exactly in Italy is a topic of much debate. While its name infers that it is cooked “Parma-style” and therefore suggests it has roots in the Emilia-Romagna region in the north, the showcasing of eggplant—a fruit abundant throughout southern Italy—would indicate its roots are closer to the tip of the boot. Let us be clear; We are not affirming the origin of this dish, but for our Eggplant Parmigiana with Grilled Eggplant, we went to...

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Isle of Man Cheddar with Scallions & Roasted Onions

March 06, 2015 in What's New

Dairy has been produced on the tiny Isle of Man since Viking times, but it wasn’t until after World War I that a dairy-farmer co-op was formed around the economic challenges posed by post-war politics. This co-op of over forty family-owned dairy farms still exists today as the “Isle of Man Creamery.” Our new Isle of Man Vintage Cheddar with Scallions and Roasted Onions also exists today because of...

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