Free Sun-Maid Recipe Booklet!

If you read your Sunday coupons carefully, you might have found the ad for a free recipe book on the Sun-Maid Raisins or Dried-Fruit Packages coupon ($1.00 off two). If not, the information below will show you the variety of recipe books they offer. One per household only. Enjoy! And please, share with us if you make any of the recipes from your free booklet.

 

Sun Maid Fruit and Sunshine: Naturally Healthy Raisin Recipes

This 17-page booklet is available to download for free at:

http://www.sunmaid.com/fruitsunshine/pictures/FruitAndSunshineRecipeBooklet.pdf

You can also order it by writing to:

Sun Maid Fruit and Sunshine Recipe Booklet:

P.O. Box 8272

St. Cloud, MN 56398-8272

Include your name, phone number, address, city, state and zip code.

 

New Taste of Tradition Recipe Booklet (45 recipes)

P.O. Box 9290

St. Cloud, MN 56398-9290

Include your name, phone number, address, city, state and zip code, or call toll free at 877-414-3397 between 7am-5pm (CST)

Follow this link to take a look for yourself: http://www.sunmaid.com/newtraditions/intro.html

 

Sun Maid Recipes for Healthier Eating

Available by mail at the same address or phone number above.  Follow the link below for full details:

http://www.sunmaid.com/freebooklet/intro.html

 

Gooseberry Patch Fall Favorites Recipe Booklet

Order by mail at:

Sun Maid Fall Favorites

P.O. Box 190

Delaware, OH 43015

Include name, phone number, address, city, state and zip code

To see the information, click on the following link:

http://www.sunmaid.com/gooseberryfallrecipeweb/intro.html

A selection of recipes are available on this site.

 

Gooseberry Patch Family Favorite Recipe Booklet

Sun Maid Family Favorites

P.O. Box 190

Delaware, OH 43015

Include name, phone number, address, city, state/province and zip/postal code

To see the information, click on the following link:

http://www.sunmaid.com/gooseberrypatch/intro.html

A selection of recipes are available on this site.

 

 

 

 

Published in: on November 18, 2008 at 4:23 pm  Comments (3)  
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Breakfast to Go

In a rush to get out the door in the morning, it’s often difficult to make something portable, easy to handle and tasty, all in one. I came up with this very simple and quick breakfast sandwich and would like to share it with you busy (or not so busy) folks out there.

Here’s what you need (per person):

  • 2 bread slices- any of your favorite. I choose Trader Joe’s Italian Loaf, which arrives pre-cut
  • 2 small pats of softened, real butter for each slice of bread (no margarine, please!!)
  • 1-2 tsps. creme fraiche (French style cultured cream) for each slice of bread. I like to use Vermont Butter & Cheese Company’s Creme Fraiche, sold at Trader Joe’s
  • 2 Tb. of your favorite jam for each slice of bread. I love the Organic, Reduced Sugar Raspberry Preserves sold at Trader Joe’s

Preparation:

Toast your bread, or warm to preference. Then, spread the softened butter on each slice of bread, followed by the creme fraiche and then finally the jam or preserves you’ve chosen. It’s that simple!

I love to pair this breakfast with a homemade cup of cappuccino made my way. Here’s what you need:

  • Trader Joe’s Fair Trade Organic Bolivian Blend Medium Dark Roast, Sweet Caramel Flavor, Medium Body Coffee. It comes whole bean in a 14 oz. container.
  • Whole milk
  • a pinch of ground cinnamon
  • organic raw cane sugar, to taste.

Preparation:

Grind the coffee in a coffee grinder. If you have whole cinnamon, just put about 1/2 cinnamon stick in the coffee grinder at the same time so the flavors mix well.  The amount of ground coffee that you put in your coffee maker depends upon the size of your coffee maker and the amount of coffee you would like to prepare. While my coffee is heating up, I put my milk in the microwave (1/3 of the coffee cup I’m going to drink out of). When both the coffee and milk are done, I add about 2 tsps. of sugar and enjoy it with my breakfast, nice and warm.

Resources:

As you can see, I am a fan of Trader Joe’s. They have a great variety of healthy food choices with fewer and less complicated ingredients in their products than I have found elsewhere. Their prices are not unreasonable and often times cheaper than the large supermarkets in my area. Their excellent customer service should not go unnoticed- it really is the best around. Here’s how you can find a Trader Joe’s in your area:

http://www.traderjoes.com/locations.asp

If you’d like to order creme fraiche from the Vermont Butter and Cheese Company, visit their website. You can also see that this product is kosher-certified and their site has a downloadable pdf document you can view as proof. It also lists eight other products that are kosher, which should reassure us that there are no pork by-products in these items:

http://butterandcheese.net/cremeFraiche.html

If you’d like to read more about Fair Trade and Fair Trade coffee specifically, please see this website:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_trade

http://coffeeonlinemagazine.com/buying-fair-trade-coffee-why-its-important-where-to-get-it/

And, as always, please let me know how you’ve enjoyed this post.

Asalaamu’laikum!

Update on Cabot Cheddar Cheese (Halal)

In response to the message posted from Jen at Cabot (in my original post about Cabot’s Cheddar), I just wanted to make a special post for those who don’t read the comments.

Jen says that Cabot does, in fact sell their products online. I’m sorry I missed that link previously somehow. Here it is:

https://www.shopcabot.com/

What a great resource for those who don’t live close to a source that sells the Halal-Certified Cabot Cheddar Cheese! Thanks, Jen!

Published in: on November 17, 2008 at 4:52 pm  Comments (1)  
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Halal Certified Cheddar Cheese

Shopping at Costco is both exciting and overwhelming. I always worry that I’ll miss something and equally worry that I’ll buy something in my excitement for the variety and quantity that is not actually halal. 

With regards to one product, my worry was replaced with delight when I was studying the cheese aisle. Which flavor should I choose for the meals I plan to create this week? Should I experiment with European varieties or stick to the American varieties I already know? Should I buy slices, blocks or cubes?

I stumbled upon a Vermont brand I’m familiar with from shopping at Trader Joe’s- it was the Cabot brand of Vermont. When I turned it over to search for the ingredients, I discovered a Halal certification symbol right next to the Kosher certification symbol. I had to blink to make sure I wasn’t just seeing what I wanted to see. Sure enough, it was real, but on only this type of cheese made by Cabot, not the other varieties at this particular Costco (Mt. Prospect, IL).  

Here are the details of the cheese:

Sharp Classic Vermont Cheddar Cheese made by Cabot of Vermont. Net wt. 2 LB. Ingredients: Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes. Manufactured by Cabot Creamery, Cabot, VT 05647. http://www.cabotcheese.com/  They even have a Cabot blog! http://www.cabotblog.com/products/. It appears you cannot buy their products online, but the website does have a store locator and a host of recipes and other information about cheese that is quite thoghtful of its consumers. No wonder, it’s dairy-farmer owned, since 1919.

For the Costco warehouse nearest you, click on: http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/locator.aspx

If you’ve enjoyed this post, please let me know!

Published in: on November 14, 2008 at 8:19 pm  Comments (10)  
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