Entries by Holly Krassner Dawson

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Holidays at The Fatted Calf

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays around The Fatted Calf. The kitchen is in full swing preparing all of of their favorite seasonal delights from creamy boudin blanc with chestnuts to decadent foie gras terrines with Sauternes. Gift baskets are being filled with holiday treats: locally made jams and syrups, freshly pressed new olive […]

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Spaghetti with Olive Oil, Garlic, Anchovies and Calabrian Pepper Recipe

Whole Spice will be offering a 20 percent discount to all Oxbow Newsletter readers the last three days of December! Also, Whole Spice has added Calabrian Peppers to its extensive chili collection! These pepper pods have a spicy, mildly fruity taste and aroma — not unlike habaneros, but a little bit milder and authentically Italian. Try them in this […]

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Beef on Your Holiday Menu

Don’t forget to include Five Dot Ranch beef on your holiday menu! They are still taking orders for prime rib roasts, dry-aged bone-in striploins and dry-aged Porterhouse steaks. Orders can be placed over phone or in person at the butcher shop.  The Cookhouse will also have a special New Year’s Day brunch menu from 10 am […]

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Fret-Free Appetizers from Cate & Co.

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, open houses, neighborhood gatherings — the list goes on! Fret not, Cate & Co. can help with their appetizer offerings! Choose from fig kalamata tapenade that is divine with goat cheese on crostini, or green olive tapenade that is bright and tasty spread on crackers, or a colorful curried […]

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Holiday Gifts for Italophiles

Beat the holiday countdown with Ca’Momi’s all-denomination Gift Certificates, sparkling Ca’Rosa and Ca’ Secco wines, and those irresistible bignès. These heartcrafted Italian treasures were born to be shared, and make perfect hostess or holiday gifts for Italophiles, and anyone with a sweet tooth. While you’re stocking up, grab a quick piadina or pizza lunch and […]

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Cheese for the Holidays

Yep it’s back! Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant got its first batch of Rush Creek Reserve in this week. This decadent, luscious cheese is produced by Uplands Cheese Co., an artisan farmstead cheese producer in Wisconsin. Rush Creek Reserve is inspired by the French Vacherin Mont d’Or, and is bound in spruce bark, which gives shape […]

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Christmas Celebrations Made Easy with The Model Bakery

Let the Model Bakery make your Christmas celebration that much easier with fresh home-baked treats for your holiday table! Choose from a variety of freshly baked breakfast pastries, breads, and incredible desserts — all to help make your holiday feast easy and yummy. Pastries include panettone, cinnamon rolls, pumpkin loaf, and, of course, the famous […]

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Celebrate Hanukkah Sweetly!

Celebrate a sweet and joyful Hanukkah and Christmas season with cupcakes and cakes from Kara’s Cupcakes! Kara’s also caters beautiful events and delivers too!  Don’t forget to pre-order your Hanukkah celebration cake — a seasonal holiday favorite creating sweet celebratory moments. To place your order, stop by the bakery, call 1-866.554-CAKE (2253), or order online.

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December Enchilada Special

December is a busy month, and we all look for quick and delicious meal solutions—our choice is the C CASA December enchilada plate special! The plate includes a pork enchilada with four cheeses, topped with mixed greens, pico de gallo and horseradish crema accompanied by a Caesar salad, and a chocolate bite with peppermint cinnamon glaze. […]

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1931 Chateau Mossé Rivesaltes

Do you know anybody whose birth year is 1931? Or who simply wants to do a little vinous time travel? Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant has gotten its hands on a few bottles of 1931 Chateau Mossé Rivesaltes. This an extraordinary “Vin Doux Naturel” from the Roussillon region of France, only bottled in 2013. It […]

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Gifts for Everyone on Your List

The Olive Press has the prefect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season! They grow it, they mill it, they’ll wrap it, and they’ll send it! Give the gift of small batch, Sonoma-grown and pressed olive oil…the most highly awarded in the nation! Explore their gift packs with an array of unique varietals […]

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Making the Shopping Season Sweeter

Ca’ Momi Enoteca is making the shopping season sweeter with  organic holiday tiramisu — a heartcrafted, show-stopping, family-sized dessert for $35. Ca’ Momi’s desserts, bite-sized bigne included, are made to order, so please give 24-48 hours’ advance notice. Add some Neapolitan pizza and salad, and you’ve got a full family dinner ready to go. Gift certificates in […]

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Whole Roasted Salmon for Holiday Entertaining

Looking for new ideas for entertaining family and friends this holiday season? Try this recipe for salt-roasted whole salmon with wasabi mayo and chile salsa from Eiko’s Executive Chef Jake Rand. Ingredients:  1 whole salmon (10-12lbs), gutted, gills removed, scales left on 3 lemons,  quartered 1 lemon, finely sliced 2 fennel bulbs, thinly sliced ½ bunch of fresh-flat leaf […]

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Thankgiving Treats from The Model Bakery

The Holidays are officially here and it’s time to order your Thanksgiving table treats from the Model Bakery. Choose from a variety of freshly baked breads and pastries, incredible side dishes including cranberry sauce, Model Bakery bread stuffing, heirloom butternut squash gratin, and more — all to help make your holiday feast easy and yummy. […]

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Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant Now Accepting Apple Pay

Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant completed the transition to EMV, chip-enabled credit card processing last week, and as a benefit, is now accepting Apple Pay. The U.S. is the last developed country to make the transition the EMV (Eurocard/Mastercard/Visa) standards, and is 10+ years behind the curve in this important credit card security measure. The new […]

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Bath & Spa Collection from The Olive Press

Treat yourself or someone special to the Bath & Spa Collection handcrafted in California, delicately scented, soft, and velvety, all made with fabulous extra virgin olive oil! The Olive Press featured oil and vinegar of the Month: ascolano olive oil and cranberry balsamic vinegar. In time for the holidays, start enjoying or sharing this flavorful and colorful pair!

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Oysters for the Holidays

Give thanks for our fresh, local bounty from the sea. Hog Island oysters make a welcome addition to your holiday feasts. Serve as a light yet savory appetizer, raw on the half shell with Hog Wash, Baked Hog Island Oysters Fungi, or try a classic herbed oyster stuffing. Any way you shuck them, fresh local […]

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“Yes, I Am The Muffin Man” Recipe

Napastak has an extensive selection of baked goods and bakeware, to help you make delicious bread, pies and cookies. Here’s a simple but delicious recipe for muffins, using Haulin’ Oats and pumpkin spice emulsion, both available at Napastak. “Yes, I Am The Muffin Man” Recipe Ingredients: 1 sm. can (15oz.) pumpkin 1/2 cup applesauce 2 large eggs 1 […]

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Chai Tea Recipe from Whole Spice

Whole Spice chai tea blend is made with cinnamon, ginger, black tea, cardamom, clove and nutmeg. Whole Spice carries chai tea in bulk so you can get as much as you’d like! Warm up with a cup or two! Chai Tea (2 small cups) Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 tsp. loose-leaf black tea 1 1/2 cups […]