Napa Valley Distillery Thanksgiving

Stay indoors this Thanksgiving and snuggle in deeper to your slippers and enjoy these warm and cozy spirits! This Napa Valley Distillery (NVD) gift set includes their Ginn, brandy cordial, and cherry brandy. Brandy Cordial Their Brandy Cordial is a true California original. Made from premium baby bourbon barrel-aged brandy, it is bursting with aromas of […]

Whole Spice Apple Cider

Whole Spice has all the spices you need to warm up your house for these chilly nights! Make yourself this spiced apple cider recipe and cozy up to the fire or serve to friends and family. Whole Spice apple cider spice is sold in bulk or jars, and better check out the mulling spices while […]

Wood Fiber Clay Thanksgiving

These two cuties are helping to whip up something for Thanksgiving and it isn’t mashed potatoes! Wood Fiber Clay is having a 20 percent off sale from Friday, November 18 through Tuesday, November 22. Shop the pop-up at Oxbow Public Market or their website with the code “Gratitude.” Pick up a great gift to take to the host […]

Oprah's favorite

“I love this time of year because I love to celebrate giving and receiving and I hope my favorite things will be some of yours, too!” Oprah   One item on her 2016 “Favorite Things” list: The Model Bakery’s English muffins. She  calls them “scrumptious all over” and suggests pairing them with preserves from Clif Family. The […]

NVD Cherry Manhattan

Feeling stressed out by the upcoming election? Relax and settle down with a cocktail made with Napa Valley Distillery’s small batch, hand crafted spirits! Besides, what’s more American than something aged in a Bourbon barrel? Swing by their tasting bar at the Oxbow to enjoy a sample of their Brandy Cordial and their Cherry Brandy, […]

Ethiopian Stew

As the weather changes and the evenings get colder, there’s nothing better than a bowl of soup to warm you up! Try this Whole Spice recipe for Ethiopean red lentil stew spiced with Ethiopian Berbere spice mix. Stop into the spice shop and get all the spices you need for your next soup, stew, or […]

Kitchen Door mushroom soup

Let Todd Humphries cook Thanksgiving dinner for you. Pre-order by 5 pm on Friday, November 18 for pick-up on Wednesday, November 23. Thanksgiving Dinner for Four $140 including tax ½ Turkey Breast and Leg (brined and ready to cook with instructions) Peppercorn Gravy (pt) Sourdough Stuffing (qt) Fresh Cranberry Sauce (pt) Mashed Potatoes (qt) Roasted […]

Wood Fiber Clay tabletop

Spruce up your table with handcrafted goods in natural materials that reflect the colors of the season, including carved ceramic napkin rings, teak salt cellars, and Jenny Pennywood linen napkins. Layering different textures adds visual interest whether on your table or elsewhere in your home. Wood Fiber Clay suggests topping a linen tablecloth with cotton […]

Fieldwork Brewing Beer To Go

Do you ever have a delicious fresh draft beer and wish to take some home to enjoy? Have you ever seen that fresh beer canned before your eyes? Stop by the new Fieldwork Brewing Company taproom and you can do both of these things. Fieldwork offers many of their fresh, innovative brews “to-go” in glass […]

Bubbles

Oxbow Cheese and Wine Merchant (OCWM) now has a sparkling wine club in addition to its other very popular monthly and quarterly wine clubs. They have always cherished bubbly for its elegant and captivating qualities, its celebratory nature and incredibly arduous production, and encourage everyone to explore the world of bubbly in and beyond Champagne. For […]

Spooky Cockail

Visit Napa Valley Distillery for all of the ingredients for their newest concoction! Just in time for Halloween, The creative “Booze Crew” at Napa Valley Distillery has created a fun and unique cocktail for your next costume party! Appropriately named “First Bite,” this festive cocktail is made with Napa Valley Distillery’s Ginn, Brandy Cordial, Lime […]

mustard

Whole Spice shares this recipe for homemade mustard from customer George Vierra. Ingredients 7 cups ground yellow mustard (1 1/2 lb.) 1⁄2 cup brown mustard seed (3 oz.) 1⁄2 cup 1-1/2 cups  yellow mustard seed (2 1/3 oz.) 8 cups white vinegar (prefer Vilux French Champagne Vinegar (6% acidity*) orBeaufort Reims Champagne Vinegar or Poni White […]

Zhug

Zhug is a spicy blend used to on meats, fish, soups and salads. Use Whole Spice’s recipe to make fresh Zhug paste to garnish hummus or seared tuna. Also, Whole Spice will be offering 20 percent off at the end of the month so stock up on all your favorite fall spices during Oct 29-31. Fresh Zhug Paste Ingredients: […]

Napa Valley Distillery Pear Brandy

Fall is officially here! That must mean it’s time to enjoy some pear brandy. Lucky for you, you can taste and purchase your very own bottle of Napa Valley Distillery’s highly anticipated pear brandy, which is now back in stock! This exclusive brandy is made entirely from Seckel pears – which are tiny pears with […]

Five Dot breakfast

At Five Dot, breakfast is one of the favorite meals of the day. There are lots of options like the doughnut bites with lavender sugar, the three egg omelet with asparagus, bacon, red onion, and cheddar cheese, and the breakfast wrap with beef sausage, eggs, caramelized onions, potatoes and cheddar cheese. Its hard to go […]

Wood Fiber Clay

The Wood Fiber Clay pop-up shop is back through December with a new collection of unique handcrafted and vintage items for the home sourced from small producers locally and globally. Owners Lisa Toller and Kelley Burnett just returned from Iceland and Scandinavia after combing the flea markets of Copenhagen for mid-century Danish finds, visiting with […]

Bishop's Peak Cheese

During October, Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant is featuring a brand new cheese, Bishop’s Peak, from the Central Coast Creamery in Paso Robles. Owner, operator and cheesemaker Reggie Jones began his career in cheese doing product development and quality control, and dreamed of one day creating his own small-batch artisan cheeses. Jones and his wife now specialize in […]

Yellow Rice

Whole Spice has all the herbs and spices you need to start making delicious soups and warming rice dishes this fall! One of the best spices you can start using is turmeric! Try this Whole Spice recipe for simple yellow rice to incorporate the amazing health benefits of turmeric into your diet! Whole Spice sells […]

Napa Valley Distillery Brandy Cordial

With fall just around the corner, cooler weather is sure to follow. Stay warm and cozy this season with one of Napa Valley Distillery’s most popular spirits! Their Brandy Cordial is a true California original. Made from premium baby Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brandy, it is bursting with aromas of butterscotch pudding, chamomile toffee and treacle pie […]

Whole Spice Blackened Seasoning.

Enjoy this Whole Spice Blackened Salmon Recipe for a quick, delicious dinner! Blackened Salmon The principles are simple: A spicy buttering, a well-heated pan, a mouthwatering fillet. (Serves 2) Ingredients: 2 salmon fillets 1 tsp. Whole Spice blackened seasoning (1/2 tsp. per fillet) 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus 1 tsp. for rubbing […]

Jose Romo

Hog Island is pleased to announce the promotion of Jose Romo as its new kitchen manager in Napa. Come say hello and sample the new dishes he’s creating for Hog Island’s ever changing seasonal menu – like pan-roasted halibut with red quinoa, sweet peppers, and grilled peach salsa or heirloom tomato salad with burrata, jalapeño pesto and […]

Five Dot mac 'n cheese

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 […]

Greek Cheese

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 […]

Model Bakery loaf

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 […]

NVD shrubs

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. […]

Whole Spice Fattoush

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 […]

NVD unvodka

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 […]

Amity

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 […]

NVD Old Hollywood

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. […]

Whole Spice Tzatziki

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 […]

OCWM caprese salad

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 […]

Five Dot carnitas

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 […]

stone fruit

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 […]

OCWM 4th of July

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 […]

Bookmine summer books

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 […]

NVD Cadillac Margarita

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 […]

Brandy Manhattan

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 […]

Ca' Momi beer flights

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 […]

June enchilada plate special

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 […]

C CASA May special

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 […]

Napastak Ketchups

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 […]

Hudson grab-and-go salad

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 […]

Five Dot Burger

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 […]

OCWM Cheese & Charcuterie

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 […]

Whole Spice pizza seasoning

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 […]

Chimichurri Seasoning

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 […]

C CASA Nachos Not

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 […]

Five Dot meat

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! […]

Model Bakery cakes

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 […]

Napa Valley Distillery

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 […]