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Mac ‘n Cheese at Five Dot Ranch

Have you ever tried the mac n’ cheese at Five Dot Ranch? If you have, did you know that the creamy, gooey cheese sauce has a cauliflower base? Five Dot’s Mac n’ Cheese is a favorite amongst its patrons and most are not aware that by indulging in this cheesy treat they are getting some of their veggies in for the day! Other ingredients include curry and horseradish. This recipe is surely unique and pairs well with the “You Pick It, We Grill It” or with any of the other lunch or dinner menu items. Head to the Five Dot Cookhouse to try it out!

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Greek Cheeses at Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant

The Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant is proud to be featuring two fantastic cheeses, both from Greece, and perfect for the end of summer season.

Halloumi is one of the top export commodities of Greece. This cheese has a mozzarella consistency (almost rubbery in texture) and with its high melting point makes it the best cheese on the market for grilling or frying. Made from cow, sheep and goat’s milk, Halloumi is mild but not without flavor and character. Use it with grilled lamb sausage, or pair in a salad with fresh heirloom tomatoes, which are still in season! Halloumi has many applications…let your imagination run with this one to make a delicious appetizer or main course for any grilling occasion.

Greek Feta from the island of Lesbos, is imported by the famous Essex St. Cheese Co. based in New York. This is a very special feta indeed. Made from 100% sheep’s milk, which is a rarity. All Greek feta, by law, is required to be made with a minimum of 70% sheep milk and the rest with goat’s milk. The woman who founded Essex St. Cheese Co., Daphne Zepos, tragically passed away way before her time from cancer. In honor of Daphne, and her Greek heritage, her partner Jason Hinds decided to source a high quality feta that she would be proud to represent under the Essex St. name. After careful deliberation and research, Hinds selected a third-generation cheese producer from the island of Lesbos, who had never exported his product before. The Essex Street Feta debuted earlier this year, with a percentage of sales going to the Daphne Zepos Teaching Award, created in her honor. This feta is a perfect addition to any summer salad, as well as a great lamb burger!

Photo courtesy of Janet Fletcher, Planet Cheese.

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Fresh artisan breads make lunch special

It’s that time of year again, when parents all over the land shout with glee…BACK TO SCHOOL! Now that the kiddies are heading back for more brain stimulation, don’t send them off with sandwiches made with store-bought bread…because that’s a FAIL! Show them how much you love them by making their lunch with fresh artisan breads from The Model Bakery. Choose sourdough, harvest wheat, rye and even their new English muffin loaf…sure to make lunch an even more favorite part of their day! Mention the Oxbow newsletter and receive 10% off on all loaves through the month of August.

Back-to-School Refreshers

The folks at Napa Valley Distillery provide Napa with more than just spirits. Visit their tasting room and shop to find a large selection of bitters and shrubs as well! There a few more refreshing combinations than shrubs and sparkling water. Napa Valley Distillery carries a wide selection of shrubs from Tait Farms and Inna. Shrubs (aka drinking vinegar) are a simple combination of fruit, vinegar and sugar. While the sugar and vinegar preserve the fruit, the combination also creates a refreshing and tangy sweet and sour additive when mixed with soda water! Create a perfectly healthy and refreshing beverage for the kids when they get home from school! Or, for those of you who might want a little more of a cocktail (parents and teachers, we know the first week back to school can be stressful!) just add some of Napa Valley Distillery’s Napa Reserve!

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Fattoush Salad Recipe from Whole Spice

Whole Spice has a delicious Fattoush Salad Recipe for you to try! Get some fresh Zahtar spice blend and sumac during your next visit to the spice shop. In case you missed July’s end of the month sale, Whole Spice will be offering another 20% sale for Oxbow newsletter readers August 29-31!

Mediterranean Fattoush Salad with Homemade Pita Chips
(Serves 4-6)

The instructions for this recipe begin with the pita chips, which Ronit blends with Zahtar spice blend for authentic eastern Mediterranean flavor.

2 pita breads
2 Tbs. water
3/4 tsp. salt, divided
2 1/2 Tbs. Whole Spice Zahtar spice blend, divided
1/2 tsp. ground sumac
6 Tbs. olive oil, divided
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
2 Persian cucumbers
2 Roma tomatoes
1/2 small red onion
10 Kalamata olives, pitted
3 Tbs. crumbled feta cheese

For the pita chips with Zahtar blend:
Preheat oven to 350. Slice the pita into bite-sized squares and place them in a small salad bowl. 
Drizzle with water and 3 Tbs. olive oil; season with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1 Tbs. Zahtar blend. With your hand, gently mix to make sure all pita bites are coated with spices. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

For the salad:
Chop all the vegetables and place them in a salad bowl with the olives. Mix together 3 Tbs. olive oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, sumac, lemon juice and 1 1/2 Tbs. Zahtar Blend, and toss with the vegetables. Just before serving, top with pita chips and feta. Enjoy!

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The Strength of a Vodka, with the Elegance of Sauvignon Blanc

Napa Reserve neutral brandy is Napa Valley Distillery’s version of vodka — “The UnVodka.”

Napa Reserve is luxuriously smooth, round, with full character and an opulent flavor. This elegant neutral brandy has reminiscent characteristics of sweet grass, lemon, grapefruit, unripe peach, and a long subtle finish with notes of white pepper.

Napa Reserve is distilled from a single vintage, single estate, Napa Valley Appellation Sauvignon Blanc — making it one of the most unique spirits in the world.

This connoisseur’s Neutral Brandy is a great alternative to plain old vodka! It brings forth grace, elegance, character and an incredibly silky-smooth finish with absolutely zero additives or flavorings. Just the pure essence of Napa Valley!

For a unique experience in the heart of Napa, swing by their tasting room at the Oxbow!

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Amity Pinot Noir from Oregon at Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant

Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant has found a real gem: It is rare to find older American Pinots that are in great condition and showing significant bottle development. It is not that many Pinots can’t age well, but rather that most of don’t wait to find out! Amity is a small producer in Oregon founded by Myron Redford. Like his contemporaries, the late David Lett at Eyrie and Dick Ponzi at Ponzi Vineyards, Myron was one of the pioneers of modern Oregon wine production. A strict believer in “hands-off” winemaking, many wine professionals have felt his wines have been a bit uneven. When they have been good, however, they have sometimes been very good, and on occasion even exceptional.

Myron retired recently and sold his winery to the folks at Union Wine Company (Underwood cans!), who Myron believed would be great stewards of his and the winery’s legacy. In a dark corner of the winery cellar they found about 30 cases of this gem resting peacefully. Oxbow Cheese & Wine was able to grab a couple cases by virtue of having recently featured the Amity Pinot Blanc in their Wine Club. The flavor profile is very different than young Pinot. Instead of youthful cherry and red berry fruit, there is savory dried berry and plum, sage, tobacco, a touch of dusty earth — in other words a red that is maturing — but the wine still has firm acidity and solid tannins. It could probably go another 5 years if someone wanted to wait. If you ever wondered what Oregon Pinot could taste like with some bottle age, this is your chance, and at $39/bottle it is a steal.

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Cool Off At Napa Valley Distillery

Nothing says summer like a nice, cold cocktail! Grab a bottle of the Old Hollywood cocktail from Napa Valley Distillery to stay cool during the warm weather. Napa Valley distillery has a collection of pre-mixed and barrel-aged cocktails that are perfect for your next party, or just as a cocktail after a long, hot day.

For a twist on a classic Tiki cocktail, try the Old Hollywood cocktail made with Napa Valley Distillery’s Old Hollywood Ginn. Simply pour over crushed ice, or for some added fun, garnish with a lime, pineapple, and make sure you don’t forget the umbrella!

Blended using their Old Hollywood Ginn, California sweet vermouth and Small Hand Foods pineapple gum syrup. This cocktail is reminiscent of an era long gone, and is sure to take you back to late-night suppers at the Brown Derby. Napa Distillery makes its oak-infused cocktails using their own premium, award-winning craft spirits and all-natural ingredients. This libation is an original house creation from Arthur Hartunian, proprietor of Napa Valley Distillery.

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Whole Spice Tzatziki Recipe

Here’s a refreshing recipe from Whole Spice for Tzatziki, a cool cucumber dip, to bring to your next picnic.

Tzatziki
(Serves 4)

Ingredients:
3 Persian cucumbers, grated
1 scallion, chopped fine
3 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
2 small cloves of garlic, minced
4 Tbs. fresh dill, chopped fine
2 cups Greek yogurt
3/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1 Tbs. olive oil

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together well and serve with pita chips (below).

Pita Chips
(Serves 4)

Ingredients:
2 pita breads
2 Tbs. water
3 Tbs. olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Slice the pita into bite-sized squares and place them in a small bowl. Mix water and olive oil and drizzle over the pita squares. Season with salt and pepper. With your hand, gently mix to make sure all pita bites are coated. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

Whole Spice will be offering a 20% discount the last three days of the month, July 29-31!

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Tomatoes on the Menu at Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant

Summertime is in full effect now, and  is celebrating the season’s first heirloom tomatoes with two new items on its food menu. The classic and always delicious Caprese salad is made with fresh mozzarella “Fiore di Latte” from the Belfiore Cheese Co. in Berkeley, CA, a drizzle of fig balsamic and EVOO, a dash of salt and pepper and, of course, some freshly chopped basil. The second new addition to the menu is the Caprese sandwich. Essentially the Caprese salad on a ciabatta roll, with the addition of some fabulous sliced prosciutto di Parma. For all you non-carnivores out there, you may certainly order it vegetarian style without the prosciutto. Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant has also just rolled out, in addition to it existing Wine Club program, a seasonal Rosé wine club. Every month, alongside the regular wine club releases, two new and superb rosé wines will be available for those who enroll. This is a perfect limited club offered seasonally from May through October for you to enjoy. As with the other club types, the selections for the Rosé wine club will feature wines of diverse tastes, varietals, and origins and will be in the dry, crisp style. To get more info, please ask a staff member at Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant.

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Beer and Wine Pair Well with Five Dot Ranch

Escape the summer heat and cool off at Five Dot Ranch and Cookhouse. Their beer and wine selection pairs well with their menu; for example, try the Haechi Cellars Dream Star Sauvignon Blanc with the Beef Gyro Salad. This salad is filled with fresh produce like crisp romaine, cucumbers and tomatoes and is dressed in light housemate tzatziki dressing, complementing the bright and lively Sauvignon Blanc. Or try the Napa Smith Cool Brew Hop Ale with a Crispy Beef “Carnitas” Sandwich. This dry, clean, refreshing pale ale pairs nicely with the cilantro-lime coleslaw, salsa verde and pickled red onions that adorn the beef “carnitas.” In addition to these summer recommendations, Five Dot has other wines to choose from including several reds and beers on tap from Anchor Steam and Napa Smith.

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Stone Fruit Season is Here

Stone fruit season is in full production, and Hudson Greens & Goods is ready and has a steady supply of local organic peaches, plums, apricots and nectarines just to name a few. This season they have decided to carry only fruit from their most local suppliers. Bera Ranch of Winters (you’ll recognize them from the Napa Farmers’ Market) and Tenbrink Farms of Suisun Valley. They receive less product more often by utilizing these great growers refreshing their supply on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Watch for your favorite varieties, only in season and only at Hudson Greens & Goods.

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Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant will Help Make Your 4th of July Delicious

The Fourth of July is just around the corner. Whatever you have planned, BBQ with friends and family, picnic, or just a quiet night in, the Oxbow Cheese and Wine Merchant has the essentials to make your Holiday a delicious one.
Some fairly new items in stock are the Friend in Cheese Co. mini jams and jellys. A fantastic company out of Santa Cruz who source their fruit and other ingredients for their products from local, organic producers. These little jars are a great accompaniment for all cheeses. The salted watermelon jelly pairs particularly well with bries, triple cremes, and other soft decadent cheeses. Aside from the many accoutrements and rare artisanal cheese beauties found at the Cheese Merchant, do not overlook the many limited production wines and craft brews as well. Just in from southern California’s Stone Brewing Co., Enjoy By 7/4, a freshly hopped double IPA (small production and limited availability, so get it while you can!). Don’t forget about the wines! After all it is the the Oxbow Cheese and WINE Merchant. There are some fabulous roses in stock, from France to our own backyard, as well as other great white wines that will be perfect for this summertime weather. Stop by the shop and don’t hesitate to ask a staff member either behind the cheese counter or in the wine retail section if you have questions or need any suggestions for you holiday and summertime needs. Cheers!

Summer Reading and Vegetables

It’s June, which means sunshine, summer reading lists and fresh, beautiful vegetables. At Oxbow, you can pack the one-two punch and pick up some veggies at our Hudson Greens & Goods, then pop over to Bookmine to pick up this amazing cookbook for kids, The Forest Feast for Kids: Colorful Vegetarian Recipes that are Simple to Make. Let the kids be curious about what goes into their bodies with the funny and informative Can I Eat That,? a fact-filled book for kids that can encourage them to be a little adventurous!

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Did Someone Say “Summer Cocktails?”

Grand California: A Divine Sipper, A Perfect Summer Mixer

Napa Valley Distillery’s Grand California (pronounced Gran Cal-i-for-nigh-ay) – their version of Grand Marnier – is an all-natural orange flavored aged California brandy with a touch of sweetness. Upon release it rapidly became their top-selling spirit, and for good reason – it’s stellar for sipping and mixing all year long.

Necessity may be the mother of all invention; however, out-of-the-box thinking, creativity and perseverance for difference is NVD’s motto. Their Grand California spirit is a hybrid cross-bred libation conceived by Proprietor Arthur Hartunian, which began taking shape when he created their now infamous Brandy Cordial. Combined with their expertise infusing Meyer lemon zest in Brandy to craft their award-winning Meyer Lemon Liqueur, they took the next logical step – infusing hand-peeled California heirloom orange zest in their Bourbon barrel-aged Brandy. They then add a kiss of all-natural sugar which highlights and harmonizes the elegant orange and Brandy flavors.

The resulting spirit exemplifies everything for which Napa Valley Distillery stands – innovative, hand-made, small-batch, all-natural spirits that taste more flavorful and amazing than those made by larger global brands – nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

But seriously, as you will experience for yourself, Grand California is delightfully rich in flavor and character as well as bright, and sensual with a fabulously charming candied orange finish – a divine sipper, a perfect mixer.

Cadillac Margarita
Ingredients
1.5 oz premium Reposado Tequila
1 oz Napa Valley Distillery Grand California
.75 oz fresh lime juice

Garnish
Salt for rimming
Lime wheel

Preparation
Rim a cocktail glass with salt and set aside. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add all ingredients. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Cheers!

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The Brandy Manhattan: A Classic Cocktail, Perfect For Father’s Day

A great cocktail is transcendent. It is a timeless testament to its creator and a benchmark from which all alcoholic beverages can be judged. The Manhattan is a rye or bourbon lover’s dream and embodies the spirit of America. A perfect blend of spirits, sweet vermouth, and bitters, the Manhattan has a striking aroma, which fans of the drink recognize immediately. As the first drink to make use of vermouth as a component, the Manhattan truly is the Grandfather of American Cocktails.

The history of the Manhattan has a fairly convincing story behind it, only because it is so often repeated. As the story goes, the drink was made for Lady Randolph Churchill, Winston Churchill’s mother at the Manhattan Club in the 1870’s where it was thoroughly enjoyed and became quite popular. However, the story has been picked apart and it seems it may not be true. The reality is that the Manhattan was probably one of the five borough cocktails (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queen’s and the Staten Island cocktail) made to represent the neighborhoods of New York City.

So you might be wondering why Napa Valley Distillery chose to alter the recipe of a classic American cocktail. They have a few good reasons. First, many Pre-Prohibition cocktails that now feature rye or bourbon once featured brandy. Secondly, brandy is one of their favorite things in this wide world. Lastly, as Americans they love to innovate, improve and try new things, so they thought, “What the hell, let’s give it a whirl!” They think you’ll love it as much as they do. Don’t forget the cherry!

Simply want to swing by and pick up the perfect Manhattan gift set? NVD has you covered!

The Manhattan Gift Set
Let’s hear it for New York! The timeless Americana cocktail that has been perfected with the traditional maraschino cherry. Send the gift of age-perfected drink that takes less than a New York minute to make. Don your best top hat, plop a cherry, pour the drink, and settle in your lounge chair by the fire before the frost can nip your nose. You’ll be king of the hill when you give the gift with the namesake of the world’s most famous island. Each gift set includes one bottle of NVD’s Brandy Manhattan Cocktail, and a 12oz jar of Luxardo Premium Maraschino Cherries.

Also available to order online.

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House-brewed Beers at Ca’ Momi Enoteca

Ca’ Momi Enoteca is now a Birreria, too! Three brand-new heartcrafted organic beers are now available on tap for $6/glass, $20/pitcher. Due Ruote (“two wheels” in Italian) is a refreshing summer-friendly lager named for Ca’ Momi’s owners’ love of motorcycles; Beppa is a sassy, spicy, and citrusy IPA named for their first dog; Cinquecento is a German style wheat named for the owners first car, the sporty Fiat 500. Swing by the Enoteca’s new daily happy hour from 4-6pm to try a glass of house-brewed Ca’ Momi beer or house wine for just $5!

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June Enchilada Plate Special Celebrates Corn

C CASA’s June Enchilada Plate Special is inspired by the fresh corn that is starting to come into the Farmers’ Markets. Spinach and corn mingle with black beans and four-cheese blend in a house-made corn tortilla that is topped with mixed greens, Pico de Gallo and avocado lime crema. Filling out the plate is the infamous C Caesar salad and a decadent little Mexican chocolate brownie bite with caramel drizzle. This is quite a plate full for $13!

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May Enchilada Plate Special at C CASA

C CASA‘s May enchilada plate features that well-known and beloved Mexican specialty, pork carnitas. They fill a house-made tortilla with pork carnitas, four cheese blend, avocado tomatillo salsa, and top it with micro greens, pico de gallo and avocado serrano crema. A colorful accompaniment is a shaved cabbage salad with apples, followed by a sweet treat of their infamous Mexican chocolate brownie bite. This colorful plate special is just $13.50, and available for the entire month.

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Napastak Roasted Garlic Peppercorn BBQ sauce

If you are looking for a delicious BBQ sauce to prepare this coming Memorial Day to impress your guests, here is a simple and amazing recipe using Napastak’s ketchups. With four different flavors, you will want to make them all!

Napastak Roasted Garlic Peppercorn BBQ Sauce
Total time: 1 hr 20 min

Ingredients:
2 cups Napastak Roasted Garlic Peppercorn Ketchup
1 cup water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
5 Tbs light brown sugar
1/2 Tbs onion powder
1/2 Tbs ground mustard
1 Tbs lemon juice
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce

Directions:
In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 1 hour 15 minutes. You can replace the Roasted Garlic Peppercorn Ketchup for any other of their delicious flavors: Smoky Bacon Ketchup, Organic Spicy Chipotle or the Classic Ketchup. Enjoy!!

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Grab-and-Go Salads at Hudson Greens and Goods

Grab-and-go salads at Hudson Greens and Goods are made fresh daily, using only the finest ingredients in creating each salad and house-made dressings. From the produce you have come to depend on and love Hudson selects each vegetable for its taste and textural appeal. They use Fatted Calf picnic ham, organic free-range chicken, Prima-donna gouda, and Taggiasca olives and Vermont feta, because they are the best they can buy. Their house-made dressing are made from the same high-quality ingredients they carry in our store like Steven Singer red wine vinegar, Red Boat fish sauce, Miso Mater miso and Edward Fallot mustard, just to name a few. These salads are complex and delicious, pick up one to take to work or have at home for a fast accompaniment for an Oxbow-inspired evening meal.

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Five Dot Ranch Loves BBQ Season

BBQ Season is back, which means a trip to Five Dot Ranch is in order! From steak sauce and burgers, to hot dogs and big juicy steaks, Five Dot has all the fixings for throwing that perfect summer BBQ. Along with grilling, a trip to the Cookhouse would be just as great, especially since their new summer lunch and dinner menu is now available! They have several new entrée and side additions, such as a 35 Day Dry Aged Beef Bacon “BLT,” Gyro Salad, Portobello Mushroom Burger and more that they are excited to start serving.

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Custom Cheese & Charcuterie Platters at Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant

Memorial weekend is upon us! How time does fly. Memorial weekend heralds the start of summer time, and that means the gathering of friends and family to enjoy some well deserved sunshine and fantastic weather. Whether you’re bbq’ing, or just looking for some delicious hor d’oeuvres and tasty refreshing beverages to bring with you for that Memorial day party, Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant has just what you need!

Call in advance or ask the staff behind the cheese counter to put together a custom cheese and charcuterie platter for you (24-hour notice is required when placing orders for cheese and charcuterie platters).

Don’t forget about the drinks! Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant is after all, a wine merchant too! Many delicious rosés have recently been brought in by the Merchant’s superb wine buyers, and there’s nothing better in this season than a nice dry, crisp and refreshing pink wine to go along with all those lovely snacks. Try the new “Eugenia, the Motley,” a rosé predominantly of Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast. Quite dry, crisp and appealing with well balanced notes of young fruit such as strawberries and red cherries. This is just one of the many rosés, and amazing refreshing, zesty white wines that the Cheese & WIne Merchant is carrying right now.

Stop by the shop and peruse the cheese and wine retail counters to find something just for you, and don’t hesitate to ask the friendly and knowledgeable staff if you have any questions or need suggestions. Cheers!

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Pizza Seasoning from Whole Spice

Whether you make your own pizza or order from a pizzeria, a sprinkle of fresh spices always provides a flavor boost. Stop by Whole Spice to pick up some pizza seasoning made with black and red peppers, garlic, onion, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs and sea salt…delicious on pasta, too! Also, Whole Spice will be offering a 20 percent discount the last three days of the month so bring your spice lists during May 29-31 to replenish your spice cabinets!

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Chimichurri Seasoning at Whole Spice

Whole Spice has a great chimichurri seasoning, vailable either in bulk or in a jar, for making authentic chimichurri sauce! Originally from Argentina but also used in Uruguay and in countries as far north as Nicaragua, Colombia and Mexico, chimichurri is a South and Central American sauce used for grilled meat.

To prepare Chimichurri sauce simply combine:
3 Tbs. Chimichurri Seasoning
3 Tbs. olive oil
1 Tbs. water
1/2 tsp. vinegar
1/2 tsp. lemon juice

Serve with grilled steak.

Also, mark your calender for the end of the month sale May 29-31 when Whole Spice will be offering a 20% discount on all purchases of Oxbow newsletter readers!

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CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO AT C CASA

Cinco (five) is the key word for celebrating Cinco de Mayo at C CASA. Start with their “Nachos Not!” — as in, not your typical nachos — at a special price of $5 for the small order. C CASA house made tortilla chips are topped with black beans, white beans, or half and half, pico de gallo, goat cheese and chipotle aioli for a meal in itself.

Also featured at the special price of $5 per glass, they are introducing their new white wine Pavo Real, from Baja, Mexico. Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay are masterfully blended by Master Sommelier Ian Cauble for enjoying with lighter Mexican foods. You might recognize Ian from the movie Somm that debuted at the Napa Film Festival in 2012.

For those who love beer with their nachos, a bottle of Corona will be available for the Cinco de Mayo price of $3.50 (note:there is a 5 in that one too!) Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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MOTHER’S DAY, CINCO DE MAYO AND MORE AT FIVE DOT RANCH 

This Mother’s Day pick up some pre-marinated ready-to-grill steaks from Five Dot’s grab-n-go case. Nothing says “I love you” like a juicy and tender steak!
Cinco De Mayo is also around the corner and Five Dot is giving everyone a sneak preview of one of its new menu items that will be on the summer menu! Try the crispy beef “carnitas” sandwich with cilantro-lime coleslaw, pickled jalapeños and a grilled tomato and poblano salsa rosa!
And don’t forget about  Smoked Meats Night, which takes place every Tuesday during Locals’ Night! Five Dot is smoking something new every week, so don’t forget to check them out Tuesdays.
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May Specials at The Model Bakery

May brings warmer weather, beautiful sunshine, and the dawn of another fantastic Napa Valley summer! Whether thinking about Mom on her special day, or just getting together with family and friends, don’t show up empty handed…bring along a yummy, fresh-baked cake from The Model Bakery! Special for May are their Lemon Cake with lemon curd and vanilla buttercream frosting, and the “Naked” Chocolate Chip Cake with chocolate fudge, chocolate pudding and chocolate chip cookie dough…mmm…CHOCOLATE-Y! Yay for May!

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Nothing Says “Thanks Mom!” Like A Well Made Cocktail

Tired of giving flowers, oven mitts, and canned sardines every Mother’s Day?

This Mother’s Day give her gift that she really wants, at a price that you cannot resist! She deserves it. After all she supports you every day, in every way. Napa Valley Distillery created this gift set exclusively for Mother’s Day 2016, and it contains all the necessary ingredients to make a unique, and much appreciated, Mother’s Day Cocktail.

The set includes: Napa Valley Distillery’s own Napa Reserve & Grand California, Napa Valley Bitters Hibiscus Rose Bitters, Liber & Co. Grenadine Syrup. They’ve also included a recipe card so that she can enjoy a Pomegranate Cosmo any time!