October 30, 2018

Plan Ahead for a Low Stress Holiday Season

Plan Ahead for a Low Stress Holiday Season The calendar has just turned from October to November, which means that the holiday season has begun. It’s a time of year that is filled with gatherings of friends and family over delicious food and drink. Here at Oliver’s Market, we believe that every dinner party or […]

October 30, 2018

Thanksgiving Leftovers Reinvented

The Thanksgiving Day meal is one of the most, if not the most, planned out and anticipated meals of the year. We spend hours figuring out our guest list, searching for a new stuffing or brine recipe and getting our house ready for the big day. Thanksgiving arrives, and we spend countless hours in the […]

October 30, 2018

Talking Turkey and Wine – What to Have on Thanksgiving

Our thoughts turn to the upcoming holidays and planning visits with friends and family this Thanksgiving. This much loved food-filled holiday is perhaps a wine connoisseur’s hardest wine-pairing day of the year: multiple variations of food ranging from mashed potatoes with fresh gravy, to sweet candied yams and tart cranberry dressing and more make for […]

October 23, 2018

Just Fondue It! Throwing Your Own Fondue Party

Supplies, Assemble! There are a few pieces of essential equipment to find when preparing for your fondue party. It’s important to know how many people you’re inviting so you can plan accordingly for your supplies run – make sure to send invitations out ahead of time, and when those RSVP’s come due, let your guests […]

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transitioned from summer to fall even though it still feels like summer outside: Your favorite crisp summer beers have been replaced by the heartier fall seasonal selections.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 […]

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