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2 Spring Produce Guides to Help You Navigate the Grocery Store

April 16, 2014 4:01 pm

Every spring there’s an abundance of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables that make their way into your local grocery store. It’s tempting to fill your cart with tasty produce, but these things go bad so quickly that it helps to have a plan in mind when you shop. Here are two online guides to spring produce.

Food and Wine
This beautifully-curated guide offers creative recipes that all use spring produce. It’s organized by type of fruits and vegetables, with recipe sections for things like asparagus, spinach, mangoes, and pineapple. Each recipe also uses simple, step-by-step instructions and high quality images that help you to visualize each dish. If you want to prepare elegant, healthy meals with seasonal ingredients, Food and Wine is a great resource.

The Food Network
The Food Network is an authority on all-things cooking, and their Spring Produce Guide is one of the most helpful out there. It utilizes photos, videos, and text recipes to deliver everyday recipes that use spring produce, and many of them come straight from your favorite Food Network hosts. There are also tips and tricks for things like choosing the best fruits and vegetables, washing and preparing them for cooking, and cooking with fresh herbs straight from the garden.

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Happy Spring!

April 14, 2014 3:12 pm

The sun is shining and the flowers are starting to bloom. Wishing everyone a lovely Spring!

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The Grand Tavern: The Golden Age of Cocktails

April 2, 2014 4:01 pm

The Grand Tavern pays homage to the age of speakeasies and smart cocktails with its beautiful interior – a classy, upscale atmosphere replete with polished wood and homey touches. The Grand Tavern insists only the freshest local ingredients, working with nearby farms and vendors to acquire the best product available. Even ice cube construction is labored over here, the desired 1X1X1 cube being the ideal size for coolness as well as the consistency of the cocktails. The hot buttered rum features, you guessed it, rum, brown sugar, and butter, while the less decadent Jack Rose contains apple liqueur with lime juice and grenadine. The Grand Tavern even carries a selection of absinthe. This heady liqueur has been illegal in the US for some time, although local versions are still missing a key ingredient said to have hallucinogenic properties.

3601 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 444-4644

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