APPY HOUR: Sweet + Savory Nut Crunch


  New Year’s Eve is a time to spend with friends and family, reflecting on the year you just had and the exciting one ahead. You want to spend it socializing, not stuck in the kitchen, right? Well, this nut crunch is a perfect snack for your holiday entertaining. It’s sweet and savory with a […]

APPY HOUR: Manchego + Cider Syrup Bruschetta


Yesterday we brought you a “recipe” for Cider Syrup, which is just reduced apple cider. It becomes caramelly and tart and absolutely delicious. And, since you’re probably up to your dreidels in holiday entertaining, we’ve brought you a fantastic recipe that uses that syrup. This simple-to-assemble appetizer uses Co-op made baguettes, arugula, manchego cheese and […]

Appy Hour: Fresh Fig Bruschetta


It’s that special time of year. You’re getting ready to pull out your sweaters and boots and say “sayonara” to tank tops and flip flops. The evenings have a slight chill and pumpkin flavored things are beginning to make an appearance. We love to celebrate the changing seasons at the Co-op with recipes that highlight […]

Appy Hour: Heirloom Tomato Flatbread


Local tomatoes are exploding on their vines right now and we are fully stocked with beauties from several local growers. Be sure to check out our visual guide to some of the heirloom tomato varieties we currently have here! It uses naan made from scratch in our bakery, whole  milk ricotta cheese, fresh local heirloom […]

Appy Hour: Nectarine Prosciutto Crostini


Appy Hour is back! Summer is the perfect time for outdoor gatherings with friends and family. And since cooking in the heat (and lately humidity) is pretty far from our minds we came up with this simple, yet impressive recipe for a fancy appetizer. These crostini use toasted baguettes made from scratch daily in our […]

Appy Hour: Watermelon Feta Bites


It’s heating up outside, so make your grub a bit cooler! These simple watermelon feta bites are the perfect summer appetizers. Now, some of you may think we’re crazy to pair cheese with melon and mint, but trust us! The saltiness of the cheese combines with the sweetness of the melon and the coolness of the […]

Appy Hour: Rhubarb Ginger Compote


Far be it for us to ever tell someone to ditch a pie recipe (after all, pie is a food group, right?), but rhubarb can be used for so much more! It’s natural tang lends to a nice pairing with sweetness, saltiness and a variety of spices. We serve this compote in the deli over […]

Appy Hour: Grilled Almond Butter + Caramel Date Syrup Sandwiches


Your typical PB + J just got a grown-up makeover! We used the Co-op’s Salted French bread, freshly ground almond butter and Date Lady Caramel Date  sauce, then grilled it with salted butter in a skillet on the stove. We also tested a batch with a new local Cabernet Sauvignon jam which was equally delicious. […]

Wine, Cheese + Chocolate Pairings, Part 2


If you find yourself hopelessly wandering around the wine section trying to figure out what will go perfectly with the cheese and chocolate in your cart, then this two part guide is for you. Be sure to check out part one. Featured left to right: rosé, pecorino, milk chocolate Although the color is described as […]