We’ve really been cramming the shelves full this month with a plethora of new products-
First- the batch of stoneware pottery I started last year (before we moved) has finally been fired! I made an assortment of leaf-shaped dishes (Oak, Tulip Tree, Maple, etc.) with finishes like Autumn Scarlet (glossy), Dark Cocoa Brown (semi-matte), Autumn Gold (matte), Mushroom Soup (satin) and First Snow (matte). The First Snow and Autumn Scarlet finishes look especially nice on the brown of the clay body.
I also made an assortment of serving bowls, relish dishes and little trinket boxes (they were supposed to be salt cellars) with an oceanic look to them.
New Additions to The Pantry:
- Organic Buckwheat Flour
- Organic Coconut Flour from Tropical Green Organics of Sterling, VA- my home town! The coconuts that went into the flour weren’t grown in the state though- they sourced those from Sri Lanka.
- Organic Spelt Flour
- Organic Chia Seed
- Organic Farro (a kind of wheat berry)
- Organic Scottish Oatmeal
Back in stock:
- Bulgur Wheat
- Organic Whole Flaxseed
- Almond Flour
- Sorghum Flour
- Millet Flour
- Organic Chia & Quinoa Restaurant-style Tortilla Chips from Late July
- Organic Ancient Grain (Spelt Flour) Pretzels from Hanover
- Organic Sprouted Whole Wheat Pretzel Shells from Unique Pretzels
- Gluten-Free Multigrain Crackers from Crunchmaster
- Whole Wheat Fig, Raspberry and Strawberry Bars from Nature’s Bakery
- Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Brownies also from Nature’s Bakery
- Dill Pickle Spears, Pickled Baby Beets and Pickled (baby) Green Tomatoes from Jake & Amos
Note: The pretzels are quite a deal at $7.49 for a giant, 28 oz container.
New to the Wine Rack:
- Bluestone Vineyard’s 2016 Chardonnay and Petit Manseng, 2017 Moscato- Their Cab Franc is very spicy with lots of cardamom and black pepper. The Petit Manseng is complex, fruit-forward (tropical fruit- think starfruit) and luscious. The 2017 Moscato is slightly drier than previous vintages.
- Castello Di Gabbiano Chianti Classico- rich, full-bodied and spicy with notes of tobacco, earth and violets.
- Rabble Pinto Gris- light-bodied, mellow with notes of pear, golden delicious apples and a refreshingly tart finish
- Slow Press Lodi Zinfandel- Spicy and rich with juicy black cherry on the nose and cedar on the palate.