• Julienne? Fricassee? Roux?
  • February 20th, 2015
  • Last night was all about cooking basics – what those funny terms in recipes mean, various techniques, and the importance of the “just try it” attitude.

    If you are interested in teaching a class at the Co-op, cooking or otherwise, contact Becca – 934.4880 or [email protected]

    The World’s Easiest Vinaigrette

    Really, it’s that easy. This dressing will last for weeks in your fridge and there is an array of variations for experimentation. A great way to add some excitement to your salads.

    Goat Cheese Souffle

    Souffle isn’t as scary as it sounds. And if it falls flat? Then call it a frittata! The taste won’t disappoint. But, some tips to prevent a fallen souffle: keep the oven door closed (changes in oven temperature will cause even the most finely crafted souffle to fall) and you want your egg whites to have a lot of air in them, carefully fold them into the bechamel sauce so they hold that air (less air = less puff).


    Mirin-Baked Pears

    A light and delicious dessert  or as a side for smoked meat or poultry dishes. This is also delicious using apples instead of pears. IMG_0019IMG_0014

  • How-to: Grind-Your-Own Nut Butter
  • February 17th, 2015
  •  Jenn, our bulk buyer here at the Co-op, took some time to show off our nut grinders (almond and peanut) and explains how to use them.

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    Why grind-your-own?

    - Freshness: you can’t get a fresher nut butter
    - No additives, just peanuts or almonds
    - Add-your-own mix-ins: honey, salt, raisins, cinnamon…
    - Portion control: take as much or as little as you like
    - Delightfully delicious

  • Healthy, Hearty Soups
  • February 13th, 2015
  • Warren Friesen is one of the Co-op’s resident bakers. Last night he stepped out of his typical realm and dove into the land of soups. Healthy hearty soups, to be exact.

    Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic Bisque

    This is a recipe in and of itself, or it can be a great base to build upon.

    Tuscan Bean Soup

    This soup is a great way to work those vegetables into your daily diet. It can easily made with our without meat and the beans make it a full meal either way.

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  • Seasonal Produce: Citrus
  • February 6th, 2015
  • With all of that delicious Texas citrus floating around, Cody (from our produce department) shared some delicious recipes for enjoying this seasonal sensation.

    If you are interested in teaching a class at the Co-op, cooking or otherwise, contact Becca – 934.4880 or [email protected]

    Baked Chicken with Orange Juice

    Adapted from “The Joy of Cooking,” this recipe is especially delicious with freshly squeeze orange juice.

    Grapefruit Salad

    Delicious as a side dish.

    Beet Citrus Goat Cheese Salad with Fennel

    This salad can be served either as the main dish, or a side salad. Be careful with the red beets, they can stain!


    Kumquat Stir-Fry







    Blender Hollandaise Sauce

    This is a great accompaniment to roasted vegetables, potatoes, or the classic eggs Benedict. Cody served it with baked asparagus spears – just place asparagus on a baking pan, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and bake for 15 minutes or so at 350.

    It does not hold up well as a left-over, though, so be sure to use it all at once.


  • Chocolove
  • February 4th, 2015
  •  A delicious deal on Chocolove.


    We also have a variety of Valentine’s Day candies for your kids and their classmates – free of artificial colors and flavors.