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Farmer’s Cool Technique
Keeps Kernels Sweet

Author

Marketing Manager Sue Transeaux

Chris is roaming the Northwest with his family this week, so I’m stepping in to write our blog. Which gives me a chance to reminisce on an enlightening trip I took with our produce managers a few years ago. We visited some of our growers in California, including G&S Farms where our favorite summer corn is grown. There’s no better way to understand why one ear of corn is better than another than to chomp on one in a corn field just after dawn while the farmer who grew it explains why it’s so darn good. Except maybe to read a blog post by someone who …
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Happy Birthday, Blog
Now Let’s Eat Berries!

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Copywriter Chris Allen

Today (July 12) marks the first full year of celebrating Food, People and Love through this blog. We try to treat every post as a little invitation to enjoy the exact same foods we’re eating and enjoying. The numbers say there’s a nice group of you out there who are reading it – more than 250 people have signed up for the emails and hundreds more click through the Facebook posts about the blog. So we just wanted to say “Thank You!” for taking the time to visit! Much appreciated. I’m looking forward to another year of great food! In a Bountiful Summer, Sterino …
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Our Gourmet Burgers
Make the Fourth Grand!

Author

Copywriter Chris Allen

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July! I hope you’re spending it with friends and loved ones, and that you thought ahead and requested Friday off from work, too. Most importantly, I’m pretty sure it’s a federal law that you must grill on Independence Day. Never fear – we’ve got lots of amazing food to keep you out of food jail. Restaurant-Quality Burgers with Zero Prep Most people love a thick, steakhouse-style burger fresh off the grill, but if you’re planning a cookout for more than just you and the family, it can get a little overwhelming to prepare all the extra …
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Just a Bowl of Cherries
in our Produce Markets

Author

Copywriter Chris Allen

This time of year, you could stumble through our Produce Markets with a blindfold wrapped around your noggin and still find something amazing to eat. And the next couple weeks are very special because it’s the Washington cherry’s time to shine. Rainiers hanging from the tree Premium Northwest Rainier …
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Bulk Oils and Vinegars
and our Favorite Corn

Author

Copywriter Chris Allen

When it comes to creating your own palette of flavor in the kitchen, we often head to our carefully curated spice rack as the source of inspiration (or, in my case, a cabinet full of disorganized spice bottles standing in front of an embarrassing pile of crooked twisty-ties and plastic baggies full of mislabeled herbs and powders). But I often overlook my cooking oil and vinegar selections’ potential to impact a dish. Is there anything so sublime as a simple splash of extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt and fresh ground peppercorn on a bright green salad? That’s …
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Spice Up Dad’s Day
with These Flavors

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Copywriter Chris Allen

Happy Dad’s Day to all my fellow fathers out there. I hope you’re planning to find some time to relax and reflect on the joys and challenges of shepherding a young one into this world. I plan on doing my reflecting while dipping my toes in the cool waters of the Greider Lakes north of Gold Bar, Wash., this weekend. That’s my gift to myself. Lots of dudes enjoy a big juicy steak, a new power tool, or a shiny new driver for the golf course on Father’s Day. But if you’re looking for something a little different for the food-lover in your life, I have a few …
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Cooking with Fire
and Platters that Party

Author

Copywriter Chris Allen

Oh, boy! Summertime is here and the eatin’ is easy. It’s one thing to shop for delicious food for you and the family on a casual Sunday afternoon. But when the weather starts to get good, it seems like there’s a party, barbecue or graduation every other night! Who can keep up? Well our Market Fresh Party Platters have you covered. The biggest food lovers from our Food Service and Deli departments have come together to curate the absolute best of the best from our Markets, beautifully arranged and ready for whatever you’re up to, be it an elegant dinner party or a casual …
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This Summer’s Fare
is Fresh and Unique

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Copywriter Chris Allen

Let’s take a look at some of the food in our markets that you might NOT have heard of but are great to include in your summer food repertoire. Don’t get me wrong, grilled burgers and hot dogs are awesome. But what might be possible outside those traditional summer food options? …
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Let the Grilling Begin:
Tools and Salmon Time!

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Copywriter Chris Allen

Instead of spending your Memorial Day cooped up in a hot car, crawling along I-90, or fighting your way through security at SeaTac Airport like The Seattle Times says a whole lot of us will be doing this weekend, I hope you find time to gather around a grill with your loved ones and feast on some delicious early summer foods! Before we get to the food, though, you better get your grill game up to speed. From spatulas to scrapers, our Housewares folks have brought in all the tools a …
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Big Cheese Events
and Salad Bar Savings

Author

Copywriter Chris Allen

If you’re looking for more fun things to do with Mom (or Dad) this week, or just need another excuse to take a trip to one of our markets, then our Big Cheese Event might be the perfect destination. Central Market Shoreline and Town & Country Market Lakemont in Bellevue are both hosting our first two specialty cheese tastings of the year this weekend: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at Shoreline and Sunday, May 19, in Lakemont. If you live near either of these …
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