Can there ever be too much bread?! Cate & Co. is known for its delicious G-Free breads, and gets asked for recipe ideas that use the ends of loaves, or bread that isn’t at its peak. If you find yourself in that lucky predicament, try making a frittata. Take your favorite frittata recipe and stir cubes of bread into the egg mixture before adding it to the pan with your choice of veggies; cook until set, top with goat cheese and place under the broiler to melt and brown. The bread adds a wonderful texture and soaks up the eggs beautifully. Another favorite is a winter panzanella salad. Toss toasted bread torn into bite-size pieces with chopped kale, roasted butternut squash, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds and goat cheese in a mustardy shallot dressing. It makes a colorful and tasty side to roast chicken.
For those who need to avoid gluten and even those who don’t, you can put together a praiseworthy snack spread from Cate & Co. Start building your noshing offering with any of their nitrite-free salamis, then add a tapenade (green olive, or fig shallot), a selection of crackers, crisps and crostini, a baguette, and don’t forget their White Truffle Kennebec Potato Chips—now you’re ready for the big game to begin or a weekend gathering of friends.
Whether sliced and toasted, or simply torn from a fresh loaf, Cate & Co. bakes breads that are sure to go with any of your favorite winter soups. If it’s French onion, go for the sourdough baguette, or the aged cheddar black pepper boule which makes for a savory partner to roasted tomato soup. The possible pairings are up to your palate and imagination.
With the New Year come resolutions of all types, and if yours is to eat healthier Cate & Co. is a good place to start. Stock your larder with seeded crackers for power snacking, or cheese laces for a little indulgent crunch to have with your salads or soups. Cate’s Crunch is a G-Free granola that will get your day off to a healthy start with a dollop of Greek yogurt. Eat healthy in the New Year—no problem!
Bread, glorious bread is celebrated this month as August is National Sandwich Month. Cate & Co. is delighted about this as they are all about breads, in all shapes, forms and flavors; and with bread come sandwiches. Thanks to the fourth Earl of Sandwich in England, we actually have a sandwich to celebrate (“Sandwich” is actually the name of a place in England). Whether you create your own sandwich from a boule, or a loaf or a baguette, Cate & Co. has what you’ll need, and of course it’s Gfree. Or, you could feast on one of Cate & Co.’s sandwiches made to order while you debate if “open-faced” is still a sandwich!
Don’t miss the February special at Cate & Co., Oxbow’s new gluten-free bakeshop. It features a chop chop salad made with fresh Dungeness crab, avocado and chili lime vinaigrette, and a chocolate crinkle cookie, for $17. C CASA also has a tasty special this month: a chicken enchilada with poblano cream sauce, accompanied by a chop salad and a chocolate almond macaroon, all for $13.