October 16, 2018

Wellness Weekend: The Ticket to a Healthy Holiday Season

Garden of Life Turmeric Gummies, 120 ct. Bottle, $18.99 Ever wonder what gives mustard its neon yellow color? It’s turmeric! Turmeric is related to ginger and has been used for centuries as a spice and as a natural food color. Though it has been used in Asian medicine traditions for centuries, it has recently become […]

October 9, 2018

Trick-or-Treat yourself with Pumpkin Beer!

Spicy Fall Brews to Discover If you have taken a stroll down our beer aisle recently, you have probably noticed another tell-tale sign that we have transitioned from summer to fall even though it still feels like summer outside: Your favorite crisp summer beers have been replaced by the heartier fall seasonal selections.  If you […]

October 9, 2018

Pumpkin Spice Meets Cocktail

THE POLISHED PRINCESS 1 1/2 ounces Vanilla Vodka 5 cranberries Pinch pumpkin spice 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice 3/4 ounce simple syrup 1 egg white Preparation: In a mixing glass, muddle the cranberries and spice with the lemon juice and simple syrup Add remaining ingredients and dry shake (in a cocktail shaker with no ice) […]

September 25, 2018

Holy Shitake!! Our handy mushroom guide

Oliver’s Market proudly presents Mycopia. Founded in Sebastopol, CA in 1977, Gourmet Mushrooms was the first to commercially grow Shiitake mushrooms in the U.S. Today, under the Mycopia Specialty Mushroom brand, they grow Alba Clamshell, Brown Clamshell, Trumpet Royale, Forest Nameko, Velvet Pioppini, Nebrodini Bianco and Maitake Fonderosa. Maitakes, Clamshell and Trumpet Royales oh my! […]

August 7, 2018

Gravenstein Apples – Sonoma’s Other World-Famous Crop

  Gravs are delicious and versatile; depending on the degree of ripeness they can be perfect for munching or making into applesauce, apple pies, and other baked goodies. People have long believed that the Gravenstein was brought to Sonoma County sometime around 1812 by Russian fur trappers at Fort Ross. However, recent evidence indicates that Gravs […]

July 30, 2018

Taste the Rainbow – Heirloom Tomatoes

Over the years, supermarket tomatoes have been bred for a uniformed red color with an average size and weight. While their beauty has appealed to our eyes, they have left our palates unsatisfied with the same boring tastes over and over again. Fortunately, there is a cure- heirloom varieties! Heirloom tomatoes are grown from seeds […]

July 24, 2018

Turmeric: The Wonder Spice

What is it? Turmeric is a root that was used predominantly in the south and Southeast Asia for thousands of years. Not only was it a staple part of the Asian diet but it was used extensively in their healthcare, too. It’s been around in Britain since the 13th century. Why is it great? Curcumin, […]

July 16, 2018

A Few Good Melons

Pureheart Seedless Watermelon – This melon is a deep, crimson red color and has an ultra-sweet flavor. Cantaloupe – A summer staple; top this classic melon with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a cool dessert. Tuscan Cantaloupe – This melon has a dense flesh, with a rich Cantaloupe flavor. This melon is usually sweeter than […]

July 10, 2018

Wine School: Rosé 101

Rosés are hotter than ever, and it’s easy to see why! They’re crisp and refreshing, pair with a wide variety of foods, and are a great value, even before the 20% discount! Let’s take a closer look at Rosé wines and break down exactly what they are and what you should look for when purchasing […]

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