With Thanksgiving just around the corner and Christmas quickly on its way, there is no better time than now to get your holiday roasts ordered at Five Dot Ranch! Orders are limited so stop by the store and fill out a form to ensure that you will be enjoying delicious Five Dot beef for the holidays. No one else offers three different roasts to choose from and a customized dry aging time, so if you’re hoping to get over 42 days of age, we recommend to stop into the store as soon as possible.

Prized for their rich flavor and beautiful plumage, heritage turkeys are the descendants of wild turkeys. The Fatted Calf only sources heritage turkeys from Good Shepherd Ranch in Lindsborg, Kansas, the first turkey farm to be certified by the prestigious Animal Welfare Institute, where farmer Frank Reese has been improving his heritage flock since the 1950s. All of Frank’s Standard Bronze, Bourbon Red, White Holland, Black, Narragansett and Slate turkeys live a long and slow growing outdoor life that results in healthy and delicious turkey for your Thanksgiving table. To place your order for one of the most traditional and best tasting turkeys in America email or call (707) 256-3684 today.

Whole Spice would like to help bring you into Autumn with this warming mulled wine recipe! You can pick up a jar or a bag of mulling spice blend at the shop and check out the apple cider spice while you’re at it! Also, keep in mind, Whole Spice will be offering a 20 percent discount at the end of the month, November 28-30!

Mulled Wine

Ingredients:
Bottle (750-ml) red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
1 1/2 – 2 Tbsp mulling spice blend
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brandy
dash of ground black pepper
Orange juice (squeezed from at least half of an orange)
1 pear, sliced
Orange peel from a half of an orange (peel the skin and add to the wine mixture)

Directions:
In a large saucepan, combine the wine, mulling spice, sugar, brandy, black pepper, and orange juice. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Add pear slices and orange peel. Simmer for additional few minutes and then serve.

Want to add that special touch to your gift? A chocolate box from Anette’s Chocolates will a sweet gift — whether it be Anette’s 15 pc, 24 pc or 30 pc chocolate box. Add a holiday charm for just $2.95. A lovely reminder when the chocolates are gone, Anette’s has grapes, Christmas trees, wreaths…the perfect charm for every gift.

Thanksgiving is the perfect excuse for friends and family to gather and enjoy the flavors of the season. Napastak has a great selection of products, made locally and across the globe, and the staff at Napastak has lots of ideas and recommendations to enhance your Thanksgiving dinner. For example, pumpkin spice tea from Napastak is the ideal complement to any meal, including Thanksgiving. Simply the best!

Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant is receiving limited quantities every two weeks of a delicious, delicately smoked Burrata straight from Bari, the city on the Adriatic where Burrata was invented. If you think regular Burrata is irresistible, just wait until you try this! Each package has two 100 gram cheeses, a perfect size for one. Drizzle with fine olive oil, sea salt and cracked pepper, and you will be transported.”

Local Mixologist, Aaron Lahey, watched Nightmare on Elm Street and decided the goofy, yet terrifying, Freddy Krueger deserved a signature cocktail. The green and red color palette and float of bitters on top of the mottled foam, are reminiscent of Freddy’s grubby sweater and screen scream visage. The spine-chilling inspiration for this drink resulted in a wonderfully refreshing Halloween libation. With spices from the Old Hollywood Ginn, a raspberry note, and a touch of cocoa, this is a perfect cocktail for a warm fall night. Stop by Napa Valley Distillery, or click here for the Nightmare on Ginn Street recipe.

Napastak introduces a variety of seasonal must-haves that will give your home the fall warmth we all love. Items include pumpkin placemats and matching place cards that will dress any table to perfection, delicious pumpkin pie biscotti, and for the baking lovers  an amazing pumpkin spice emulsion that will help you create your own own desserts and pastries to share with friends and family. Visit the shop for more recommendations and ideas to make this season even more wonderful.

Fall is upon us and The Fatted Calf is starting to get excited about Thanksgiving. They are dreaming up a delicious foie gras terrine, putting up extra salami and preparing for the arrival of heritage turkeys from Good Shepherd Ranch. Good Shepherd Ranch heritage turkeys are available by pre-order in a variety of sizes between 8 and 22 pounds and are priced at $8.50 per pound. While Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, there are only a limited number of these exceptional turkeys available. To place your turkey pre-order email or call (707) 256-3684 today!

Ritual Coffee Roasters is proud to present their latest seasonal espresso, Dark Horse, arriving just in time for Halloween! Inspired by the wild horses that have roamed the inhospitable lands of California’s Death Valley and Ethiopia’s Kundudo for centuries, Ritual’s new organically grown espresso combines aromatics of jasmine, lilac, and violet – stampeding into flavors of sweet berries, blackcurrant, and cantaloupe. Dark chocolate notes keep it all grounded, stable, and surefooted. Both wonderfully heavy and light at the same time, a shot of Dark Horse rushes off as soon as arrived, leaving a clean, bewildering, almost tea-like finish. Spooky and delicious!

Sometimes you just want a little something that will satisfy your hunger and your sweet tooth at the same time and with no regrets later. Cate & Co. has introduced their mini maple glazed pumpkin muffins to fulfill that quest, offering instant gratification in a mini format. Topped with pumpkin seeds, the little square pumpkin spice muffins are the ideal choice for breakfast, lunch, and snack time or after dinner dessert. Small in size, but big on flavor, we are a fan!

The months of October, November and Pumpkins go hand-in-hand. The Olive Press presents pumpkin in a new way — pumpkin spice olive oil.  A great addition to fall meals, baked goods and always a great gift idea. Try raspberry balsamic vinegar with pumpkin spice olive oil for a unique fall salad flavor.

Send spirits soaring with Kara’s Cupcakes‘ frightfully Spooky Dozen, a bewitching addition to any Halloween celebration. Available  at Kara’s Cupcakes throughout October. Stop by the bakery, order online or call the bakery at  707-258-2253 to place your order!

Don’t scare your friends with dry, stale store-bought cookies…BOO! This Halloween, spoil your family and friends and “treat” them to The Model Bakery’s spooky iced cookies! These homemade treats are sure to make any Halloween gathering sweet and tasty. Happy Halloween from everyone at The Model Bakery!

The harvest brittle at Anette’s Chocolates is only available now through Christmas — with cranberries, pumpkin seeds, apples, a hint of brandy and fabulous fall spices. Stop by for a taste! Want something truly delicious to give as a hostess or holiday gift? Anette’s all-natural harvest brittle and chocolates can be wrapped together. Place your orders now for pick-up later.

When we think tacos, we think lunch, dinner or a late night snack, but breakfast? Oh yes! On top of their house made white corn tortillas C CASA layers fluffy scrambled eggs with complementary ingredients like roasted potatoes, pico de gallo, cojita cheese and avocado; or black beans and chorizo with garlic aioli and cilantro. Tacos for breakfast are a soul-satisfying way to start your day!

Gott’s Roadside is celebrating autumn and Oktoberfest with this month’s specials. Gordon Biersch’s Marzen (the style of beer served at the first Oktoberfest) is on tap—medium bodied with notes of caramel and spice, and a dry finish—alongside a Bavarian-style Bratwurst served with sauerkraut and house-pickled vegetables. The autumn salad on the specials menu has chopped kale, chicory, walnuts, dried plums and peaches, and Laura Chenel goat cheese tossed in a honey-apple cider vinaigrette. Plus, Gott’s crispy fried zucchini sticks will stay on the specials menu through October thanks to their popularity.

Autumn is here and tea is perfect for the season. Napastak offers a variety of tea collections such as Kusmi, Tea Forté, Terr d’oc, and more. Chef Napastäk is on a journey to find the most exquisite teas from fine tea-growing regions and bring them back to tea lovers here in the Napa Valley. The store will feature a much broader line of unique teas, which will be unquestionably the finest, most aromatic, most sought-after teas in the world.

Try making your own seasoned butter by following this Whole Spice recipe! Be sure to use grass-fed Irish butter for extra nutrition and higher butterfat content, or use avocados in place of butter if you’re vegan. Get creative and try your own flavored butter with other herbs and spices!

Sweet Smoked Paprika Butter
(About 5 tablespoons)

4 Tbs. Irish butter, at room temperature
1 Tbs. Whole Spice Sweet Smoked Paprika

Mix the spice and butter very well.
Place on a sheet of plastic wrap and form into a log.
Wrap well and refrigerate or freeze.

Bold Italian Butter
(About 5 tablespoons)

4 Tbs. Irish butter, at room temperature
1 large clove of garlic, minced
1/2 Tbs. Whole Spice Italian Seasoning
1/4 Tbs. Whole Spice Garlic & Parsley Sea Salt

Mix well, prepare and store as above.