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Yuzu Kosho

Sam's Sundae

Sacred Healthy Sea

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Maldon Sea Salt maldon sea salt

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plum vinegar plum vinegar

sanchez romate reserva Vinagre de Jerez
What a history. Not just any Sherry Vinegar, this one has genes!

Vinagre de Jerez, by Sanchez Romate, is a genuine sherry vinegar, made in the traditional way in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. It is sweet and delicately acidic with distinct almond notes. It's notoriously delicious with tomatoes: tomato salad, tomato gazpacho, and more.

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raspberry vinegar raspberry vinegar

tuna ortiz tuna
As seen in Bon Apettit - Yuzu Kosho Yuzu Kosho - the green, hot and salty topping - As seen in bon appétit magazine

From bon appetit magazine "We'll happily make room on our condiment shelf for yuzu kosho, a blend of citrus zest, garlic, chile, and salt. It adds aromatic acidity (and some heat) to rice dishes, noodle soups, fish, and chicken. We substitute lemon, lime, and grapefruit zest for the hard-to-find yuzu, a Japanese citrus."

Awesome, hot, but not hot like anything you have had before.... Yuzu Kosho is a spicy, herby Japanese condiment that we are thrilled to bring to you. It's great for adding a delicious dash of flavor to fish, vegetables, even a turkey sandwich.

You may already have seen it at your favorite sushi spot or noodle house. Occasionally, tucked in with the soy sauce, oyster sauce and garlic-chile paste, is a jar of a mysterious, pea-green-colored condiment. If you're an intrepid eater, you may already know this culinary charmer . . . but if you haven't yet, it's time you met Yuzu Kosho.

What is Yuzu?

Yuzu Kosho is a blend of the rind of yuzu (a citrus fruit with notes of grapefruit, lemon and lime) and kosho (a spicy green chile), mashed together with a good deal of salt: three powerful flavors colliding in a ravishing relish. A simple combination, but the flavor is so savory-sweet-pungent that you might be tempted to slather instead of dollop! Use a little restraint, though; the stuff packs some intense heat.

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Made in Italy pasta Sam's Sundae
It's been years since we stood in the rain with Giuseppe, in a line that wrapped halfway around the block to try Sam's Sundae for the first time.

Made famous by the show, "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" on the Food Channel, it is simply deep rich dark chocolate ice cream, covered in Giuseppe's Etruria Gourmet's luscious Bergamot Olive Oil, and topped with an aggressive sprinkling of Malden Sea Salt.

We served it up this past weekend at our store "party" and it was a hit. Even in the dreary rain of the winter, nothing like a tasteful, rich treat like this to keep you all fuzzy and warm inside. If it's not the fuzzies that keep you warm, it's the act of the spoon itself that conjures up the memory of summer.

From scooping the chocolate ice cream, to the pouring of the effervescent Bergamot Olive Oil, this is worth eating!

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Top healthy foods Sacred Sea Tuna

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Sacred Sea Albacore Tuna
The Wall Street Journal said this is one good tuna, and we think so too!

Sacred Sea brand Oregon coastal troll-caught Albacore is hook-and-line caught by surface troll method, the "cleanest," most sustainable fishing method. Catching one fish at a time, instead of using nets or long lines that are used in conventional fishing operations, enables them to treat each fish humanely and individually for the maximum quality and nutrition.

In the conventional canning process, the fish are cooked whole in a pressure cooker. The majority of the oils, the source of the most desirable nutrition, are cooked out and left on the cooker floor. What is left is taken off of the bone and packed into a can, where it is fully cooked for a second time.

Sacred Sea Tuna, on the other hand, are filleted raw and hand-packed into cans where they are then cooked - cooked once in their own nutritious liquid. Through their process, the nutritional value (and fresh taste) of the fish is still in the can… not on the floor!

According to studies by Oregon State University, West Coast Albacore, on average, contains at least 60% less mercury than typical canned tuna. From June to October of each year, Sacred Sea harvests these younger fish, which range in size between 10 and 30 pounds. Because they are young, mercury accumulation is not of concern.

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  Olio Novello
Real Italian!

Concentrated Pomegranate!

Healthy pomegranate is very seasonal and hard to find. When it comes in a bottle it's easy to use everyday. Add it to baked goods, eat with a spoon, add it to drinks like bubbly water or vodka. Add it to a vinaigrette. This is one delicious and easy way to be healthy! Just pomegranate in this jar, no additives added!

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Cooking classes

Cooking Classes with Chef Lesa
It's always raining and dreary in Seattle in February -- so it's the perfect time to indulge in some comfort foods, like Seasonal Soups and Stews. The perfect antidote to a cold, wet day. And a perfect way to to clean out those winter veggies that are just hanging in your fridge. Learn how to make some classics, and some tips and tricks that will help you turn out superb soup every time. Recipes include: Basic Stock, Winter Garden Portage, Tuscan Bean and Pasta Soup, Classic Tomato in 2 variations (Roasted Red Pepper and Creamy Basil), Chowder Base for Fish Stew, Chicken Corn Chowder and Broccoli Cheese.

This Weeks Recipes

Spicy Caponata Panini
Herbivoracious' Michael Natkin creates great recipes! I haven't tasted one I didn't love! His new book is expected to be released in March. Though all recipes come from somewhere before in history, Michael creates his from his mind and memory of taste, making some very fun, and easy unique tastes.

Avocado and Orange Salad
Perfect this time of year, taking what's fresh and in season to make a refreshing salad.

Baked Coconut Oat Pudding Recipe
Baked Pudding. Seems like the right food as the winds howl and gust to 80MPH here!

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