November 2013
Issue No. 7

Greetings!

Happy autumn, food fans!  Ready for your word of the day?

con·di·ment   noun 1. a substance such as salt or ketchup that is used to add flavor to food.

 

Wikipedia goes further. They describe a condiment as something added to foods to impart a particular flavor, enhance its flavor, or to complement the dish.

 

At Nan's many of products we offer can be classified as condiments, and this is something we are proud of. It is our belief that anyone can be a great cook, and simple additions such as balsamic vinegar, olive oil or a mustard blend can add flavor and complexity to good food.

 

In this newsletter we offer two uses of our products as condiments. We have a simple recipe for a gorgeous holiday salad that will impress anyone, but takes minutes to prepare. We will also introduce you to our new line of savory jellies. We want you to think of these not for use in a peanut butter sandwich, but rather as a condiment in cooking. Try them as a glaze for chicken, or a marinade for pork. These are not your grandmother's jellies or jams!

 

As always, we love to hear your ideas! We use them and promote them at shows and on our website! Talk to us! 

Some Jammin' New Products!

Nan's Jammin' Jelly Debut! 

 

Succulent. Spicy. Savory. Sweet. These are evocative words to describe our new product line. There is no doubt these are jellies, but in a way you may not have thought about. Without further ado, here are the new jellies:

 

Roasted Garlic & Pineapple - slow roasted garlic, sweet ripe tropical pineapple and exotic spices are combined to invigorate the foods you pair with it.

 

Jalapeño Pineapple - a feisty combination of pineapple and just the right amount of jalapeño. Mild heat.

 

Two Pepper Pineapple - a unique marriage of red bell pepper, sweet pineapple and fiery Serrano peppers. Medium heat.

 

On our website we offer some interesting ways to use each as a condiment, from an appetizer to an ingredient in an open-faced turkey sandwich. We also have a marinade and dressing recipe for you to try. We hope you love our new babies as much as we do!

 
Holiday Recipe Idea
 

Christmas Caprese Salad 
with Brown Sugar Balsamic Dressing

If you are like us, the classic summer food we miss most is a fresh heirloom tomato Caprese salad.  Here is a simple and beautiful holiday side dish inspired by the classic. The red tomatoes and fresh green basil make this holiday salad stand out on the table. You can prepare the balsamic dressing ahead to save time.  Serves 6 to 8

for the salad:

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, thinly sliced (chiffonade) 
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella pearls (or fresh mozzarella diced into bite-size pieces)

for the balsamic brown sugar reduction:

directions:
  1. In a sauce pan over medium-low heat add the balsamic vinegar and the brown sugar. Cook for 3-5 minutes until bubbly and thick. Once reduced, it should be able to coat the back of a spoon. Allow to cool.
  2. Add the halved tomatoes and fresh mozzarella pearls to a bowl. Before serving, add the fresh basil and drizzle the reduction over the salad.  Toss.
Team Nan Gets Bigger! 
 

 

Amber & Rich Give Nan's Gourmet a

Central California Presence!

 

We are delighted to introduce Amber and Rich, who reside in Clovis, California and are the newest members of Team Nan. The cute couple is already bringing Pastamoré goodness to Central California with such new shows (for Nan's) as The Pomegranate Festival, Morro Bay Harbor Festival, and (gulp) the Tarantula Festival!  Amber & Rich are passionate about food, great cooks, and found us at Big Hat Days in Clovis! We are lucky to have them, please find and meet them soon!

This is our last newsletter this year - we hope you have found them fun and informative!  We will check in with you early in 2014 to add some warmth to your winter!

 

Take Care and Happy Cooking! 

 

In This Issue
What!? Jammin' Jellies???
A Holiday Recipe!
New to Team Nan!
Where To Find Us!

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 Upcoming Shows
(unless specifically noted, all events are in California)


November 1,2

El Toro Holiday 'Bull-Tique"

- Lake Forest

 

November 1, 2, 3

The Craft Festival 

- Las Vegas, NV 

 

November 2

Mission Oaks Holiday Craft Faire 

- Carmichael

 

November 2

 

Lakeville Village Craft Faire
- Citrus Heights

November 2
Pomegranate Festival - Madera

November 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Portland Metro RV Show
- Portland, OR

November 9,10
Milla Vineyards Wine Journey
- Fresno

November 15, 16
Artful Living Home Tour - Alamo

November 15, 16, 17
San Mateo Harvest Festival

November 15, 16, 17
Central Oregon Food & Gift Festival - Redmond, OR

November 15, 16, 17
 Christmas Moments
- Kennewick, WA

November 16
Beverly Hills Wine & Food Festival

November 16, 17
Palomares Hills Holiday Boutique
- Castro Valley

November 22, 23, 24
Sacramento Harvest Festival

November 22, 23, 24
Mandarin Festival - Auburn

November 22, 23, 24
Clark County Holiday Gift Fair
- Ridgefield, WA

November 23
Shop for a Cause - Roseville

November 23
Lynbrook High Craft Fair
- San Jose

November 24
Silver Creek CC Holiday Market
- San Jose

November 29, 30, December 1
San Jose Harvest Festival

November 29, 30, December 1
Sonora Christmas Festival

November 29, 30, December 1
America's Largest Christmas Bazaar - Portland, OR

November 30, December 1
Auburn Christmas Craft Faire

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December 4

Christmas at Kohl Holiday Boutique

- Burlingame

 

December 6, 7

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

- Napa

 

December 6, 7, 8

St. John's Holiday Show of Hands

- Carmichael

 

December 6, 7, 8

Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour

- Sacramento

 

December 6, 7, 8

Douglas County Christmas Craft Fair - Roseburg, OR 

 

December 6, 7, 8

America's Largest Christmas Bazzar - Portland, OR 

 

December 7

Newark Pavilion Christmas Craft Faire

 

December 8

St. Nick's Breakfast & Craft Fair

- Sacramento

 

December 14, 15 

Mateel Winter Arts Faire

- Redway 

 

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January 10, 11, 12
South Bay Home & Garden Show
- San Jose

January 24, 25, 26
Northern California Home & Landscape Expo - Sacramento

 

 

This list is current as of our publication date.  You can find the most current information on our website here



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