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A Cleaner way to Clean
Have you tried eco-friendly cleaning products for your home? They’re “green” cleaning solutions contain zero hazardous chemicals. Meaning they are safe for you, your family, your pets, the environment, and they’re just as effective at cleaning compared to traditional products. The EPA has a Safer Choice label identifying items that meet strict standards for the product’s performance, sustainable packaging, pH level to minimize eye and skin irritation, and restrict the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can affect indoor air pollution and associated respiratory issues. Be sure to browse our “green” cleaning products during your next shopping excursion, we carry several of eco-friendly cleaning products, including, Seventh Generation, Ecos, Planet and Biokleen, all certified with the Safer Choice label.
Countdown to Earth Day
This Saturday, April 22nd, we celebrate the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day. It’s amazing to know that on the first Earth Day in 1970, 20 million people rallied together to initiate a positive change to ensure a better planet for the future. Calling for clean air, clean water, healthy soil, and for the world population to unite to protect the planet. We are pleased to share with you that our own local Lakeside Organic Gardens has made it their mission to provide over 56 different 100% organic produce varieties for you to choose from. Lakeside’s products are delivered to Bianchini’s Market three times a week to ensure optimal freshness for each item and that they are the most delicious organic produce available. And Lakeside Organic Gardens’ many sustainable farming practices encourage a healthy ecosystem with soil enrichment, water reduction and natural pest control. We hope you join us in celebrating Earth Day and let’s continue to make positive changes for this wonderful planet we call home.
Great Organic Greens
Eat your “greens” this Earth Day. Enjoy some of the finest Mother Nature has to offer with an organic watermelon radishes, crisp kale and fresh herbs salad.
Lakeside Organic Gardens Watermelon Radish and Kale Salad
Wonderfully light and flavorful with a nice zingy finish. Recipe inspired by Cheryl Wixson.
- 2 medium Lakeside Organic Gardens Watermelon Radishes
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 bunch Lakeside Organic Gardens Kale
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh herbs, parsley, rosemary, thyme, mint
- Salt, to taste
- Ground Black Pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup sesame, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, toasted
Scrub the Lakeside Organic Gardens Watermelon Radishes. Thinly slice.
In a medium bowl, combine first 4 ingredients. Add the radishes, making sure that the slices are well coated. Set aside and let marinate for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours refrigerated.
Wash the Lakeside Organic Gardens Kale and cut off the tough stems. Slice the kale chiffonade (into 1/4 inch ribbons). In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice and fresh herbs. Season to taste with sea salt and fresh pepper. Add the kale to the bowl and mix with your hands until the leaves are well coated and start to soften.
To serve the salad, drain the radishes and line a platter with some of the radish slices, pile up the kale over. Top with more radishes. Finally, sprinkle with the toasted seeds. Enjoy.
Celebrate Greek Cuisine This Week
In recognition of Greek Orthodox Easter this Sunday, April 16th, we are celebrating Greek cuisine throughout the week. In the Greek culture, Easter is a time for food, family, and friends; to come together and enjoy a delicious meal with one another. There are a few essential Greek inspired ingredients that every Easter feast requires, including, feta cheese, olives and olive oil, herbs and spices, capers, and honey. Lamb, chicken, fish are the most popular main dishes and are often accompanied with seasoned potatoes, onions, tomatoes. Let Bianchini’s help you prepare for your favorite dishes with fresh, wholesome ingredients and these delicious recipes.
Fall in Love With Duke’s Mayo
This just in, Duke’s Mayonnaise is now available at Bianchini’s! If you have had Duke’s before, you know exactly why we’re so excited to bring this wonderful product to our stores. Duke’s began in 1917, when Eugenia Duke began making sandwiches at home with her own mayonnaise recipe and sold them to soldiers stationed at Fort Sevier in Greenville, South Carolina. The popularity of the sandwiches quickly grew and after three years, Eugenia expanded her sandwich business to local drugstores and grocery stores. By 1923, the focus went solely to bottling Duke’s mayonnaise. For over 100 years, Duke’s has been a staple in many kitchens, enjoyed in everything from sandwiches to salads, and so much more! Duke’s owes its signature flavor to the combination a higher ratio of egg yolks, a touch of paprika and a wisp of vinegar for a distinguished tang. The extra egg yolks create a thicker, richer and creamier mayo that has an almost custard-like texture. Bring home a jar of Duke’s to try in the delectable recipe below.
Jalapeño Egg Salad
The classic recipe with a hint of heat and Duke’s unique twang.
- 2/3 cup Duke’s Mayonnaise
- 12 hard boiled eggs, peeled
- 4 oz. diced jalapeños, drained
- 1/3 cup finely diced celery
- 4 tablespoons chopped green onion
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 4-6 dashes hot sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons dill
- Garlic powder, to taste
- Kosher salt, to taste
- Ground black pepper to taste
Chop the hard-boiled eggs into even-sized pieces. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
Add Duke’s mayonnaise, jalapeños, celery, green onions, Dijon mustard, hot sauce, dill, garlic powder, Kosher salt and ground black pepper to the bowl. Fold everything together until well combined. (If the egg salad is too chunky, mash with a spoon until desired smoothness is reached)
Season with additional garlic powder, salt and pepper, if desired, serve and enjoy!
Let’s Get Cheesy on National Grilled Cheese Day!
This Wednesday, April 12th, is easily the most enjoyable foodie holidays of Spring. We’re of course talking about National Grilled Cheese Day. Did you know that the modern grilled cheese sandwich can be traced back to the 1920’s? When sliced bread and American cheese became readily available, sandwiches became a lunchtime staple that everyone could enjoy. Even after nearly a century, the grilled cheese sandwich is still an all-time favorite of many, thanks to its versatility. Whether it’s a slice of classic American, aged Cheddar, creamy Brie or buttery Monterey Jack, there are so many ways to make this delicious sandwich. Stop by our cheese department and chat with our staff to hear a few suggestions on creating your ultimate grilled cheese sandwich. We have a new featured cheese that we think is fantastic for a grilled cheese sandwich. Ask about Cypress Grove Cheddar Aged Goat Milk cheese. It’s everything you love about a classic cheddar but made with 100% goat milk. Aged for a minimum of two months, this cheddar has a smooth texture, a slightly sharp but savory flavor with nutty notes. Bring home Cypress Grove Cheddar Aged Goat Milk cheese to try in your next grilled cheese.
Countdown to Easter Sunday
We’re just days away from Easter, this Sunday, April 9th. Have you finished your shopping or are there still a few items you need to cross off the list?
The Top Ten Reasons to Choose Bianchini’s for All of Your Easter Needs:
- Bianchini’s Market is The Readers Choice for Best Place to Buy Meat for 2018, 2019, 2021.
- We have an outstanding selection of delicious See’s Candies to Fill Your Easter Baskets.
- Our floral department has beautiful blooms that will help brighten up your home.
- Our bakery has fresh Woodside Bakery Hot Cross Buns and As Kneaded Dinner Rolls.
- Our specialty cheese selection is second to none.
- We have a great assortment of cage-free and organic eggs for recipes and decorating.
- We can help you find the right bottle of wine to complement any Easter meal or picnic.
- You’ll find many fresh-made Grab-and-Go entrees and salads, every day in-store.
- We carry some of the freshest produce from local farms and growers.
- Our Easter recipe collection is home to some of the tastiest dishes on the web!
Passover begins this Wednesday, April 5th and ends April 13th
As many know, Passover begins this Wednesday, April 5th, and ends the evening of Thursday, April 13th. This 8-day springtime celebration incorporates themes of family, remembrance of Jewish history and the Jewish homeland. Visit your local Bianchini’s to find a wide assortment of Passover items, including, matzo, marshmallows, lamb chops, beef brisket, and so many more delicious foods. You can count on Bianchini’s to have the items and ingredients you need to make your favorite Passover dishes.
This is the final week of Bianchini’s Lenten Seafood Festival
To commemorate the delicious seafood extravaganza, we are featuring Scottish Salmon. Sustainably raised off the coast of Scotland where the frigid waters and strong currents promote a robust salmon with a naturally higher omega-3 content. Scottish salmon is widely considered to be among the best salmon in the world, with its milder flavor profile and buttery texture mouthfeel. Whether it’s baked, broiled, roasted, seared or grilled, you’ll have one amazing meal on your dinner plate! Browse our salmon recipe collection for to find some truly tasty menu inspiration.
The Masters Golf Tournament begins this Thursday
The Masters Golf Tournament begins this Thursday, April 6th and ends on Sunday, April 9th. The Masters is held annually in Augusta, Georgia, and is the first of four major championships for men’s professional golf. To kick things off, Bianchini’s famous Pimento cheese spread will be available. Inspired by the traditional pimento cheese sandwich served during the Masters Tournament, we make our pimento cheese spread using a combination of aged cheddar, Jack and cream cheeses, diced pimentos, a dollop of mayonnaise, with a few secret ingredients to make it extra special. Our Pimento cheese spread is highly versatile, enjoy it on crackers, a toasted English muffins, on a burger for some heat or made into a classic Pimento sandwich.