Enter! Eat! Enjoy! contestPeople have been winning gourmet food prizes like crazy in the Enter! Eat! Enjoy! contest on Savor California’s Facebook page! Everybody’s having a good time with it – especially the folks who won prizes from these companies since the last newsletter:
Valley Lahvosh, above left
New on SavorCalifornia.comWelcome to these great California food companies joining Savor California:
Nettie's Confections, below
Photo above shows Chile Verde Chicken and Potato Soup made with Estolia's Chile Verde Sauce.
Waiting for the turkeyWhile the aroma of turkey wafts through the house, these appetizers will be welcome as your family and friends wait for the main event.
Surprise your guests by serving Butterfly Brittle’s Zesty Pistachio Brittle with cheese, such as Gruyere, Brie de Melun, Camembert and Romano. Of course, these complimentary flavors are further enhanced by a glass of wine or champagne.
Sierra Madre Grocery Co.’s Sierra Seasoning Blend makes Sweet & Savory Mixed Nuts Nuts (above).
A beautiful appetizer that requires absolutely no work from you (and can be kept in the freezer until you need it) is Bella Chi-Cha’s Creamy Gorgonzola Torta with Figs.
Festive beveragesMake the perfect milkshake for Thanksgiving weekend (below) with Agave Dream Cinnamon Ice Cream.
Unusual flavors combine tastily in Fentimans' Dandelion Holiday Punch.
Harvest Festival in PomonaGourmet food items, unique arts and craft items and live entertainment. Sample and purchase perfect gifts – and buy something for you, too.
In Savor California's booth:
Giusto's 70th AnniversaryCongratulations to Giusto's Specialty Foods! Founded in 1940 by Matthew and Amelia Giusto in San Francisco, the company is a leader in the natural and organic baking industry. Not only does Giusto's have every kind of grain and ingredient imaginable, but they will create special flours to suit the unique needs of their customers. (Pizza and pasta dough in the making, below.)
Turkey with a twistWhy not surprise your turkey, and your guests, with a twist on the time-honored holiday bird?
Make a Grilled Crazzberry Chipotle Turkey (above) with a sauce that's jazzed up with Chipotle Paste from Art of Chipotle. Also recipes for great side dishes for your feast.
Another suggestion for your turkey with a twist is Bella Chi-Cha’s Turkey, which uses Bella Chi-Cha Sundried Tomato Pesto. For a 12-pound bird, use a 7-ounce container of Bella Chi-Cha's pesto.
Together with turkeySauce Goddess’ recipe for Potatoes with Bacon Maple Sauce (below) uses their Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce. This sauce is equally good on sweet potatoes or yams.
Make these delectable and easy recipes from Sonoma Syrup Co.:
Baked Squash with Vanilla Bean Syrup
Vanilla Bean Glazed Sweet Potatoes.
Two recipes from Oren’s Kitchen add spice–and crunch—to your dinner: Green Beans and Spinach Slad with Rosemary Almonds and Manchego Cheese, and Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Cashews and Parsley.
Makers of many condiments and sauces that use the slightly smokey spiciness of chipotle peppers (smoke-dried jalapeños), Art of Chipotle's recipes for side dishes include:
Sweet Heat Glazed Carrots (above),
Chipotle Whipped Sweet Potatoes, and
Cranberry Chipotle Sauce (below).
Finishing touchIf you're ready to start a new holiday tradition for Thanksgiving dessert, one everyone will agree on is B & R Farms' recipe for Apricot Pie (below).
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