Entries by Holly Krassner Dawson

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Harissa Spiced Grilled Corn (with husks)

Whole Spice will be offering a 20% discount the last three days of the month! Stock up June 28-30 on all your favorite BBQ rubs, like Napa Valley Rub, Harissa Spice, and Chipotle Honey Rub! Here’s a Whole Spice recipe for grilled corn on the cob: Harissa Spiced Grilled Corn (with husks) Mix 1/2 to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]