Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Gluten- And Dairy-Free In Louisville

The Alfalfa's store in Louisville will host a gluten-free and dairy-free dessert cooking demo this Friday, the 29th, from 6 to 7:30 pm. Cost is $5 for the class taught by Genevieve Doll of Bauman College. Looks like you can sign up at alfalfas.com or at Guest Services.

Last Day Of Halibut Sale

A reminder that today is the last day of Whole Foods' six day sale on lovely halibut steaks, $14.99 a pound. My first purchase went into a smoky shrimp and halibut stew, and today I'm hoping to get some out on the grill. Let's hope there isn't another hail storm like yesterday's, which of course moved in right after I'd finished potting my herb plants.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Farmers Battle Mud

This epicly wet spring we're having is wreaking havoc on our valiant local farmers, as detailed in an article in today's Daily Camera. I can attest to the mud that Red Wagon Organic Farm was dealing with as early as several weeks ago, when they held their open house for CSA members. My wellies had to overnight in the bathtub and go through multiple washes before eventually coming clean, and that was before things really got wet! It amazes me how these farmers still manage to bring us the most beautiful, clean organic produce under these conditions.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Rib And Store Reminder

What is this strange bright light we see outside this morning? Is that actually the sun? But with more thunderstorms predicted for this afternoon, if your grilling plans for today get washed out, remember Sprouts will be grilling baby back ribs until 6 pm today, $12.99 for a full rack. Also, if you didn't manage to make it to the Boulder Farmers' Market yesterday because of the insane confluence of the Market, the Boulder Creek Festival, and Boulder High's graduation all happening within a couple of blocks (took me at least half an hour to snag a parking space, and I had to beat out another car for it, definitely should have ridden my bike), remember that the wonderful Cure Organic Farm store at 75th and Valmont will be open today from 10 to 4. It has practically everything you would find at the Farmers' Market, just scaled down, with lots of seasonal spring greens, herbs, local meats, coffee, honey, and even pottery.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Boulder Farmers' Market Today

Take advantage of a few hours without rain to enjoy the Boulder Farmers' Market today, but note that its space will be shortened due to the Boulder Creek Festival happening all weekend. And give a big thanks to your farmer for slugging through those mud pits to bring you this glorious food. Here's what the Market says:

Boulder Farmers Market Notice for Saturday, May 23:  
Boulder Creek Fest will take place alongside the Boulder Farmers Market this Saturday. Their event hours are 10am - 10pm. The market will be located between the Tea House and Arapahoe Ave only, with our normal hours of 8am - 2pm. Expect to see vendors in different placements. If you'd like to avoid the crowds, plan to come early or head up to our Longmont market at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 8am - 1pm


In Season This Week 

rhubarb, spring turnips, radishes, kale, asparagus, rainbow chard, arugula, green garlic, spring onions, mizuna, spinach, lettuce, spicy greens, pea shoots
, allium stems, greenhouse tomatoes, greenhouse cucumbers, and herbs. More than 20 varieties of hanging flower baskets and even more locally-raised garden starts are available. All season long, you will find honey, bread, baked goods, eggs, beef, lamb, goat, pork, chicken, locally-made cheeses, preserves, and mushrooms. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

BBQ Ribs At Sprouts

If the weather is putting a damper on your Memorial weekend grilling plans, Sprouts has a possible solution. They'll be grilling baby back ribs on mesquite both tomorrow and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm (or while supplies last), $12.99 for a full rack. I picked up the flyer at the Baseline store, but I imagine the one on Arapahoe would be doing the same. My cashier on Baseline pointed out that they have a great overhang to grill under, so any weather wouldn't faze them. Assuming Arapahoe will be grilling also, they have a huge covered porch there.

To Grill Or Not To Grill

Is that truly the question, as we embark on a Memorial Day weekend with such soggy days preceding it. Last I looked, isolated afternoon storms were still possible across the weekend, so I'm not hinging all hopes on grilling outside. I'll use Whole Foods' quite impressive special sales (check the post just below) to guide things around here. The halibut steaks and New York strip steaks are particularly calling, and either could wind up on a grill pan or under the broiler that I always find a scarier alternative if the weather doesn't cooperate. With Whole Foods' fine halibut so low at $14.99 a pound this weekend, I'm also planning an old classic, smoky shrimp and halibut stew, and hope I won't be doing that on a day that we should have been grilling instead. If you are looking for inspiration for the weekend, check out Memorial Day recipes, cocktails, and sides from Epicurious, or use the search box on this blog for grilling, as I've previously posted several guides. Somehow the weather has me not so motivated to do a bunch of grilling guides this time, but heck, it will be a long weekend, which is always good.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Four Day Sale At Whole Foods

To get us through the Memorial weekend, Whole Foods is doing so many special sales for tomorrow through Monday, I'm going to create a humongously long post by just pasting them in. Here they are:

May 22-25th
:: FOUR DAY SALE ::

NEW YORK STRIP STEAK

$14.99/LB
$2.99
OFF
May 22-25th
:: FOUR DAY SALE ::

CIOLO BASIL PESTO

2 FOR $6
49¢
OFF
May 22-25th
:: FOUR DAY SALE ::

WHOLE FOODS MARKET KAISER ROLLS (6-PACK)

2 FOR $4
99¢
OFF
May 22-25th
:: FOUR DAY SALE ::

WHOLE FOODS MARKET BRAT ROLLS (6-PACK)

2 FOR $4
$1.99
OFF
May 22-25th
:: FOUR DAY SALE ::

BEARITOS CORN CHIPS

2 FOR $4
May 22-25th
:: FOUR DAY SALE ::

KISS MY FACE SUNCARE

40% OFF
UP TO$3.29
OFF
May 22-25th
:: FOUR DAY SALE ::

SO DELICIOUS AND PURELY DECADENT ALTERNATIVE MILK ICE CREAM PINTS

2 FOR $7

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Copper River Salmon Is Here!

The Whole Foods on Pearl Street has Copper River salmon fillets, with a first day offering price of $29.99 a pound. While they look beautiful, I'll wait until the price wars begin on that, and content myself with the current sale on fresh halibut steaks, mentioned in the post just below.

Halibut Sale At Whole Foods

Whole Foods is doing a six day sale on halibut steaks, $14.99 a pound from today through the 26th. The notice doesn't specify fresh or frozen, but I'd certainly hope they'd be fresh. Now if the weather would just cooperate so they could go out on the grill.