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100% Grass Fed Beef at Tony’s

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Posted on: July 30th, 2013

We’ve been searching for great tasting 100% Grass Fed Beef product for over 5 years now. Why so long? We need something very special for our food savvy shoppers. Unfortunately most 100% Grass Fed beef available isn’t very impressive on the plate, and no matter how many requests we get, we just don’t want to…

Wine Can Make The Dish!

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Posted on: July 17th, 2013

Ah, the wonders of wine like the one on that wine tour. Not only a fabulous drink with food, wine is equally stunning in the kitchen, marring various aspects of a dish or meal like few other ingredients can. The two written / video recipes below offer some excellent examples of how a little wine…

Pepita Encrusted Salmon

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Posted on: July 8th, 2013

Now that fresh Alaska salmon is in season and we can eat it as often as we like, a lot of us are looking for some new recipes.  Here is a personal favorite with a fabulous crusted top of delicious (and nutrition packed) pumpkin seeds – enjoy in good health!  – mick Keep in mind…

Ultimate BBQ Rib Secrets

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Posted on: June 24th, 2013

Just picture the perfect slab of ribs now; beautifully glazed, falling apart tender, with a nice smoky flavor, plenty great sauce and a big stack of napkins on the side! I can almost feel the BBQ sauce on my face now! There’s no better way to spend an evening than sharing a couple slabs of perfectly cooked…

Disarming the Artichoke

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Posted on: June 19th, 2013

Don’t you just love artichokes!  They’re great steamed, stuffed or grilled and hard to beat in appetizers, pastas, salads, dips, pizza and breads. A Mediterranean favorite since Greek times, Italian immigrants started planting their beloved ‘carciofi’ near the town of Castroville around the turn of the century. Today 2/3 of the domestic crop hails from that area. You can…

Strawberry Love

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Posted on: June 6th, 2013

Fresh strawberries are loaded with vitamins, fiber, manganese and potassium and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols, but hardly any calories. With only 8 calories in an ounce, many consider them a negative calorie food, taking more energy to digest than present in the fruit. Considering all this, we should be eating strawberries…

Sweet, It’s Cherry Season!

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Posted on: June 4th, 2013

Cherries are a very special fruit indeed!  The first tree fruit of summer, domestic cherries start in May and aren’t bad, they get better in June, and usually by the first of July we’re treated to the best cherries of the season from Colorado’s western slope.  The local season is short, so lets gorge ourselves…

Seafood Secrets – Mussels

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Posted on: May 17th, 2013

Thanks to their amazing flavor and chewy texture these tasty bivalves are a special treat for seafood lovers, and since they are beneficial to the ocean, farming them (and choosing them for your supper) is a wonderful thing! Farm raised mussels are my first choice, firstly because of sustainability, and secondly because they are easier…

Seafood Secrets – Clams

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Posted on: March 15th, 2013

Shellfish are the ocean’s sweetest of treats!  With flavors and textures so diverse they defy description, shellfish are among the most delectable foods of the land or sea. While shrimp, crab and lobster are the most popular, I’m convinced few foods can match the bliss lurking in a steaming plate of perfectly prepared clams. Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Not…

One Pan Meals, Chicken Marsala

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Posted on: March 5th, 2013

Sometimes we enjoy spending hours cooking an extra special meal, but usually we need a quick and delicious suppertime solution. That’s where the pan technique comes in handy. Chicken Marsala is fabulous one pan dish. Pictured above: Chicken Marsala from our Deli. The technique is brilliantly simple! Start by browning meats in a pan, remove and reserve,…

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