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Friday, March 29, 2013

Artisan Country Breads


There is nothing quite like the aroma of freshly baked bread wafting through the house like whispers on a Sunday morning.

My grandmother always baked her own bread and it was rare that one would ever find store bought bread in her pantry.  On the pantry shelves would be a variety of flavored breads and buns in various shapes and designs all to be arranged lovingly into baskets that would be used throughout the week in her kitchen.

My grandfather had a sweet tooth, so my grandmother would also bake a few treats that could be enjoyed with his morning coffee.

A new selection of Artisan Country Breads, Cherry, Apple-Cinnamon and Peach Filled Danishes, Honey Glazed Sticky Buns, and Iced Cinnamon Buns

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A Great Olive Oil

The kitchens in Tuscany remind me of my grandmother's kitchen in many ways - stocked with items made or grown on the farm or traded with neighbors nearby for a few precious items that are a necessity for the upcoming week's meal plan.

Always fresh and true to the very essence of the food that these products are made from. Pantry shelves filled with homemade jams, fruit, vegetables, syrups, olive oils and vinegars.

Shown here...a collection of flavored Olive Oils and a precious bottle of aged Balsamic Vinegar

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pink Lemonades

In reminiscing about blissful days under the clear blue skies of summer at my grandparents summer cabin, I recalled how much my sister and I loved pink lemonade... I think we loved the color just as much as we loved the taste.  These miniature versions are made in old fashioned glass bottles with vintage looking bendable straws; they come in three flavors - Traditional Pink Lemonade, Pink Grapefruit Lemonade and Ruby Red Lemonade.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Canning in the Miniature Kitchen - Dill Pickles

Dill Pickle Spears

I love the crisp bite of a tangy dill pickle spear.  Who can have a BBQ without a jar of dills?

Three varieties of dill pickles can be found in the pantry at WindyPoint: whole, spears and a mixed vegetable variety...all three based on the jars that my grandmother's used to make and would store in their pantries.

The mixed pickles are inspired from the handwritten book of recipes that my maternal grandmother gave to me as a wedding gift  - she always included what was on hand fresh from her garden....cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, red onions, zucchini, cucumber, bell peppers, mushrooms and carrots.