Chef Greg’s holiday ham recipe sparkles with beautiful rum-soaked fruit and fresh citrus, along with the unique addition of ginger kombucha! The kombucha adds a slightly sour note that balances the sweet, salty, savory and smoky flavors of this festive centerpiece. Your guests will likely request this delicious entrée for many holidays to come! Watch the video.
Mary, specialty cheese manager at our West Linn location, shares how easy it is to order or create a holiday cheese board with Oregon favorites! Award-winning Rogue River Blue, Tillamook Smoked Black Pepper Cheddar, Oregon State University Cheddar Cheese Curds and Willamette Valley Cheese Company French Prairie Brie are some of Mary’s favorite local cheeses. Watch the video. Know what you want or need suggestions? Stop by your Market and ask your Cheese Steward for assistance!
We have a high standard for the quality of our meats—turkey is no exception! All of our turkeys are free-range, antibiotic-free and perfect for your holiday feast. Cooking a high-quality turkey requires a little extra care because it does not have a saline solution you might find with a conventional turkey. Here’s a tip: high-quality turkeys are best brined and buttered. Don’t need a whole turkey? The butchers at your Market Meat & Seafood Department can help you choose the perfect cut. Watch the video. Which turkey will you choose?
Some of the best gifts are goodies! Whether it be for a teacher, friend, co-worker, host/hostess or white elephant exchange, treats are always a welcomed gift. Your Market Bakery and Market Bulk Department offer a large selection of delicious choices, like cookies, snack mixes, candies, nuts and chocolates. Buying in bulk allows you to get the exact amount you need, too.
Decorating cookies is a fun way to spend time with your family during the holidays. Make sugar or gingerbread cookies yourself or pick-up or pre-order a few packages of undecorated cookies from your Market Bakery to simplify things, like Mindy Lockard recommends. Try using cheese knives for frosting your cookies for easier spreading. And, let each layer dry to avoid mixing colors. Cookies make a great gift for teachers, coworkers and friends! Just put them in a clear bag, tie, and add a gift tag, which you can download and print here. Get started!
Making tart dough may seem intimidating, but it can actually be quite simple if you follow a few key steps! Chef Greg shares some tips for making tart dough worry-free. Always use chilled butter and never over mix – even if it looks too dry and crumbly. It will all come together with the warmth of your hands while kneading, says Greg. Grab your food processor and a few simple ingredients and get started!