Late Summer Recipes ft. Corn!

Late Summer Recipes ft. Corn!

It’s August. The days are still long, the sun still warms our patios, and our gardens still give us summer’s bounty. Sweet corn is at its absolute best right now. So here are some recipes to celebrate this native North American crop first cultivated by...

Cooking Oils 101

Cooking Oils 101

Welcome to Cooking Oils 101! Use the information in this blog to take your culinary knowledge up a notch. There are a lot of oils out there. Let us help you learn which to use when! You can find all of these oils at the Co-op on a regular basis.  You can also watch...

Marinating Meats & More

Marinating Meats & More

What is a marinade?  marinade (n.) a sauce, typically made of oil, vinegar, spices, and herbs, in which meat, fish, or other food is soaked before cooking in order to flavor or soften it. With grilling season upon us, it’s time to brush up on the basics. Let’s start...

Pairing Beer with Food

Pairing Beer with Food

Beer is made with four ingredients: water, grain, hops, and yeast. Despite this humble foundation, however, there’s a wide variety of color, flavor, and aroma to be found on the shelves. At the most basic level, there are two types of beer: ales and lagers. Ales are...

Celebrate Asparagus!

Celebrate Asparagus!

Monday, May 24th, is National Asparagus Day We love this spring staple at the Co-op and hope you find something celebratory about asparagus too! A love affair for the ages 5,000 years ago, Egyptians used asparagus in rituals as offerings, and as food and medicine....

A Guide to Storing Cheese

A Guide to Storing Cheese

It’s that time when tossing a few special cheeses, a bowl of olives, crusty local bread, and some backyard strawberries on a large wooden cutting board is our preferred way of eating. Afternoons are warm with light breezes and plenty of shade thanks to Davis’ urban...

What to Grill this Weekend

What to Grill this Weekend

With warm, but not stifling, weather and a break from the wind on its way, this weekend is a great time to fire up the grill. It’s also Mother’s Day weekend, so you may already be planning an outdoor celebration! If Mother’s Day isn’t your...

Local Flavors Recipe Challenge Winners

Local Flavors Recipe Challenge Winners

Local Flavors Recipe Challenge Throughout MArch and April we challenged you to make the best recipes from three provided ingreedients lists. Here are our winners. The three winners will receive a $50 Co-op gift card. The Baker’s Challenge: Jia Hui Grapefruit...