Dig In Seasonal

Shortcake Biscuits

June 24, 2014 in

It's summertime and the bounty of berries and other summertime-specific fruit is starting to show its true colors—vibrant raspberry reds and blueberry blues along with the more subdued hues of peaches, nectarines, apricots, and plums. We believe that where there is fresh fruit there also should be shortcake. And, as if by a stroke of magic, our Shortcake Biscuits have made their appearance! Crafted exclusively for us using copious amounts of real butter, cream and buttermilk, these Biscuits have a scone-like texture that invites pairing with juicy fresh or frozen fruit. They’re rich and crumbly and...

Our supplier is a third generation California tree-fruit grower, and they grow some of the best stone fruits (peaches, nectarines, plums, etc.) we’ve ever tasted. For these boxes, they’re providing us with big fruit that’s juicy and incredibly flavorful. Each four-pound box will be filled with 10-12 peaches or nectarines, depending on what’s most ready for harvest each day. The fruit is shipped to our stores very cold, so it stays as fresh as possible. This keeps the fruit firm—don’t make the mistake of thinking the fruit isn’t ripe. It’s...

“... To die, to sleep, To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye there’s the rub...” 
~Hamlet, William Shakespeare

Did it ever strike you as curious that right in the middle of his morbid musings on death, Hamlet seems distracted by a grilling preparation? With exuberant nonchalance, he exclaims: “Aye, there’s the rub!” It never made sense to us—that is, until we invented Trader Joe’s BBQ Rub and Seasoning with Coffee and Garlic. In an instant of enlightenment, we knew how a simple (yet amazing) mixture of spices could so easily...