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Locally made Roxanne’s Biscotti prove that biscotti are not just for breakfast anymore.
It is a fantastic snack for morning, noon and night. Fantastic when paired with coffee, tea, milk and even a glass of wine! Roxanne has been baking her famous biscotti for her family, friends and loyal fans for over 30-years. She uses only the freshest ingredients and locally sources them when available, ensuring that her small batches of biscotti and granola taste great each and every time. Join us this Thursday, 9/22, at our San Carlos location from 12pm – 4pm, and our Portola Valley location on Friday, 9/23, from 12pm – 4pm, to try Roxanne’s Biscotti.
Fresh Organic Artichokes
California’s own Lakeside Organic Gardens is the largest family-owned and operated organic grower in the United States. Growing over 50 varieties of organic produce on their 55-acre farm. A fresh harvest of artichokes have arrived this week. When selecting an artichoke, look for one with a healthy green color, compact center leaves and a firm feel. Artichokes have a uniquely nutty flavor that makes them a great choice for steaming, roasting or grilling, made into dips or paired with chicken, lamb and steak. They are high in fiber and essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, like, vitamins B6, C & K, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and potassium! Stop by our produce department this week to pick up Lakeside Organic Gardens Organic Artichokes.
How to Prepare an Artichoke
Thoroughly rinse and pat dry. Use a serrated knife to trim about 1/3 off of the top and trim a small portion of the bottom stem off. Trim the thorns off of the leaf tips.
Now you’re ready to steam the artichoke
Add 1 inch of water to a large pot. Place a steamer basket inside the pot and place the artichoke in the basket. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 34-45 minutes. The artichoke is ready to enjoy when the stem is fork-tender, and you can easily peel away the outer leaves.
This just in, new to Bianchini’s, M & P Gastronomy Fresh Tortillas. M&P (Mark and Philip) set out with the goal to create a great tasting food that’s good for you.
Their Rise & Puff Tortillas are made with 4 simple ingredients, flour, water, avocado oil & salt, and zero preservatives. M&P tortillas are NON-GMO, Vegan and Kosher. They’re great for burritos, tacos, quesadillas, tostadas, wraps, tortilla pizza and much more! Since these tortillas contain zero preservatives, you can find them in our refrigerated section. And if your interest has been piqued, you can join us for a tortilla tasting! Portola Valley on Thursday, 9/15, from 11am-2pm, and San Carlos on Friday, 9/16, also from 11am-2pm. Check out our tortilla recipe collection, there are some incredibly tasty dishes inside!
Did you know that September is National Chicken Month?
To celebrate, we’re featuring Mary’s Chicken. Mary’s is a family owned and operated chicken ranch that’s been producing some of the finest chickens since 1954. Incorporating an organic all-vegetarian diet of non-GMO corn and soybean meal, with no added antibiotics and no synthetic amino acids. Every chicken is able to roam outdoors, with plenty of shade and ample amounts of water. These practices have led to chickens that are larger and as natural as they come. Join us at our Portola Valley location on Saturday, 9/17, from 11am-3pm, and or San Carlos location on Sunday, 9/18, from 12pm-4pm, for your chance to Taste Mary’s Chicken. See you there! Be sure to browse our chicken recipe collection for many mouthwatering ideas.
Did you know that the beefsteak tomatoes have smaller seed cavities compared to other types of tomatoes giving them a greater ratio of flesh to juice and seeds, meaning there’s more tomato goodness for you to enjoy.
The beefsteak tomato’s mild flavor makes it a great choice for topping sandwiches and burgers, homemade sauces, bruschetta, Caprese salad and so much more. Bianchini’s has proudly partnered with Phil Foster Ranch and Pinnacle Organic to bring year-round organically grown produce from their two ranches near San Juan Bautista and Hollister. If you’ve never tasted a beefsteak tomato, here’s your chance! Join us this Saturday, 9/10 to try Phil Foster’s Organic Beefsteak Tomatoes, Portola Valley from 11am-1pm and San Carlos from 2pm-4pm.
Séka Hills Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil is loved by professional chefs and home cooks alike for its versatility and balanced flavor, that’s mildly fruity and with peppery notes.
It’s ideal for sautéing and baking, blended into marinades, dressings and dips. The olive trees that make this appetizing olive oil are grown in Northern California’s Capay Valley by the Yocha Dehe tribe. Séka, meaning blue in the native Patwin language, is where the namesake of the brand originates. Mark your calendar and join us this Friday at our Portola Valley location from 10:30am-2:30pm or Saturday at our San Carlos location from 3pm-7pm, to sample the exquisite Séka Hills Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Get to Know Love Local
Our Love Local event has begun and runs all September long. We’re so excited to share with you some of our favorite local items. Enjoy locally produced artisan breads, farm fresh produce, organic eggs and dairy, gourmet cheeses, locally crafted beers, wines and much more. Throughout the month we will be hosting tasting events for food and drinks, sharing delicious recipes and offering specials on local items we think you’ll love as much as we do. Remember, Think Local, Shop Local, Stay Local, Love Local. View our Love Local Booklet by following the link.
We Love All Things Local
Love Local is back! On Wednesday, 8/31 we begin a month-long celebration of all things locally produced found in every department, from dairy to frozen, produce and bakery, deli and meats, wine, beer, and much more. All September, we will be highlighting local products we think you’ll love, hosting tasting events for food and drinks, and sharing special recipes you won’t find anywhere else. Remember, Think Local, Shop Local, Love Local.
Calling all Bay Area oyster lovers out there, local Tomales Bay Hog Island Sweetwater Oysters will be available beginning Wednesday, 8/31, in our seafood department (while supplies last).
These extra small Pacific oysters are prized for their rich taste, smoky-sweet flavor and plump texture. Simply put, they’re among the finest oysters available. Be sure to stop by our seafood department to pick up Hog Island Sweetwater Oysters before they’re gone.
Here is your chance to meet San Francisco 49er legend Jerry Rice!
Visit our San Carlos location on Friday, September 2nd, from 3-4 pm, for a photo opportunity and to hear about Jerry Rice’s new endeavor with his daughter Jaqui Rice, G.O.A.T. Fuel energy drink. G.O.A.T. is an acronym for Greatest of All Time, which is suitable for the beverage and the man behind it. G.O.A.T. Fuel is a clean energy drink with zero sugar, is non-GMO, gluten free vegan, and contains no aspartame or preservatives. The caffeine in each can is derived from coffee beans and green tea that’s equivalent to 2 1/2 cups of coffee. Don’t miss your chance to meet Jerry Rice and to purchase a can or two of G.O.A.T. Fuel. Jerry will only be signing G.O.A.T. fuel cans. Please do not bring other items to be signed.