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The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil

posted on February 15th, 2017 by Lauren Murphy

Coconut oil is far more than just a trendy fad. You may know of a few uses for it, like using it as a replacement for olive oil in a pan or moisturizing your hair but it has an incredible amount of benefits in the kitchen, around the house, and in your beauty routine. We now sell Bristol Farms Organic Virgin Coconut Oil in a 16 oz or 32 oz jar. Kitchen: Mix it with spoonful in coffee and mix together in a blender (better than stirring) Coconut oil can withstand up to 450 degrees (100 degrees more than EVOO) so use it in a stirfry or when making sweet potato fries Use it to grease cookie trays and cooking utensils Add it to your smoothies Around the house: Use it to remove labels from jars or stickers from new purchases Polish furniture Remove rings from swollen fingers .Fix squeaky hinges Natural shoe shine Beauty Hand cream Clean makeup brushes Make a hair and face mask Remove makeup A natural shaving cream .Stop bug bites… Read More

Apple Cider Vinegar Uses

posted on January 3rd, 2017 by Lauren Murphy

The benefits of our apple cider vinegar are many: it’s a must in the kitchen (makes a delicious salad dressing). It’s also a great tonic for digestion and a terrific conditioner for your hair. A staple for any household. Apple Cider Hair Rinse: Combine 1 cup water with 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar. After shampooing, apply to hair and rinse thoroughly. No need for conditioner! Unlike conventional products, Apple Cider Vinegar won't weigh hair down, and leaves it feeling luscious and strong! Apple Cider Vinegar Tea: Mix: 1 cup hot water, 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, and 1 teaspoon raw organic honey. Sip this tea in the morning to help relieve joint pain, inflammation, and chronic sore throat. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper and cinnamon for a weight loss detox and energy boost! Read More

Bristol Farms' Artisanal Bronze‑Died Pasta

posted on August 2nd, 2016 by Mike McMahon

Italy is home to the world’s best pasta artisans, so we traveled to Italy’s breathtaking Molise region to create our very own line of pastas. Made from Italian-grown durum wheat semolina, our pasta is crafted in the authentic, old-world Italian tradition. The difference between our pasta and others lies in the process: the dough is extruded slowly through bronze dies and then patiently air-dried on looms and wooden trays for up to 20 hours. The result is a rustic, flavorful pasta with a perfect al dente bite. Though it pairs beautifully with our new Marinara Sauce, it’s so delicious all you really need is a bit of butter or olive oil to enjoy. Stock up on our new Artisanal Pasta so you’ve always got an exceptional, family-friendly meal at the ready.   Read More

New! Bristol Farms Organic Bottled Teas

posted on March 28th, 2016 by Don Bandow

Bristol Farms is proud to offer our new organic ready to drink teas in four delicious flavors: Black Tea, Peach Tea, Green Tea Citrus, and Unsweetened Passion Fruit. Our teas are brewed with premium organic tea leaves sourced from the finest tea gardens from around the world - never from concentrate. Bristol Farms Iced Teas are less processed meaning some of the good stuff tends to settle at the bottom. It's best to shake well before serving. Our sweetened teas contain only 40 calories per bottle. Enjoy these teas chilled - they’re perfect for sipping on during warm days of spring and summer. Black Tea For those who enjoy a cup of black tea daily but want something cool and refreshing in summer, try Bristol Farms Organic Black iced tea. Retaining black tea's stronger flavor, Organic Black is an energizing tea, with a perfect touch of cane sugar and honey. Peach Tea Flood your senses with the pleasant aroma and taste of ripened peaches. On first sip, Bristol Farms Organic Peach… Read More

Irish Soda Bread

posted on March 11th, 2016 by Lauren Pepin

Serve up a slice of the Emerald Isle this St. Patrick’s Day with Bristol's Own Irish Soda Bread! Irish Soda Bread was a traditional staple in Irish households, or farms to be correct. Since these homes were isolated and spread out, they had their own hearths for baking, and being a poor country, they ate bread with every meal. The hearth method of baking created a tender and dense bread with a hard crust and a slight twang in flavor. The Irish Soda Bread of today has been enhanced to have a slightly sweet flavor and it has raisins in it. Warm it up, slap some traditional Irish Kerrygold butter on it and you have a meal! At Bristol Farms we believe Irish Soda Bread to be an everyday item and you can find it in most of our locations. If you are like me though, sometimes if you see it every day you may not realize just how special it is. I can remember the first time I tried our Irish soda bread - I was a cashier at our Newport Beach store for a few years, but didn’t think this… Read More

We've got your Award Winning Food

posted on February 25th, 2016 by Nicole Vuletich

Feed a crowd with our Award Winning Food while you and guests enjoy the unveiling of this year’s best-loved movie categories. Below are some of our favorite party foods that are an absolute cinch to serve, leaving more time for you to tune in. Handmade Dungeness Crab Cakes - Our Dungeness cakes are crafted right in our seafood department by adding our own special blend of all natural seasonings with fresh cooked Dungeness crab meat. By using the same high quality crab meat we sell on a daily basis, our crab cakes will also taste as fresh as if you just made them from scratch. If you prefer the delicate, slightly salty and sweet flavor of Dungeness crab, I think you’ll agree these cakes rival the Maryland style crab cakes – at least here on the West Coast. Chop Shop Guacamole - Each morning, our Produce crew mixes up a fresh batch of housemade guacamole using only the freshest seasonal produce. Guacamole may be a pretty common dip, but not all guacs are created equal - our… Read More

Bristol's Own Handmade Dungeness Crab Cakes

posted on February 19th, 2016 by Craig Tsuchiyama

Do you ever crave that Dungeness crab cake you had while on vacation somewhere in the Pacific Northwest?  How about being able to have a fresh, handmade Dungeness crab cake that you can take home and put on the stove without the added fuss or mess? Our Dungeness cakes are crafted right in our seafood department by adding our own special blend of all natural seasonings with fresh cooked Dungeness crab meat. By using the same high quality crab meat we sell on a daily basis, our crab cakes will also taste as fresh as if you just made them from scratch. Maryland might hold the tradition of crab cakes but these Pacific Northwest style crab cakes are sure coming on strong. If you prefer the delicate, slightly salty and sweet flavor of Dungeness crab, I think you’ll agree these cakes rival the Maryland style crab cakes - at least here on the West Coast. By the way, our handmade Dungeness Crab Cakes are on sale now through February 23. As with all wild caught seafood, certain fishing… Read More

Bristol's Own Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

posted on February 4th, 2016 by Mike McMahon

Bristol Farms' Organic Apple Cider Vinegar has finally arrived and boy are we excited!! With all the fantastic uses and benefits apple cider vinegar offers, we thought we would share one of our favorite drink recipes with Mardi Gras just around the corner. Fat Tuesday is coming up and we have the perfect cocktail for you to serve as you “laissez les bon temps rouler!” This Sage and Cranberry Shrub is refreshing and not contrary to your fitness goals for the new year as it has just a little bit of sugar per serving. This shrub, also known as “drinking vinegar,” is made with our own organic apple cider vinegar, which contains natural probiotics. The fresh cranberries in this shrub also add many health benefits. Make shrub cocktail with a mixture of club soda and vodka, or you can enjoy a refreshing anytime drink using club soda only. However you choose to mix it, this is the perfect drink after a long day at work. Come by and pick up a couple bottles to incorporate into your… Read More

New! Game‑Winning Dips

posted on February 3rd, 2016 by Carl Smith

Just in time for this weekend's big game, we're rolling out a new line up of savory, cheesy, fan-loving dips. Our new dips are made fresh from our kitchen using quality ingredients, such as gourmet cheeses, fresh seasonings, and bacon!! Serve these up at your game-time gathering and your guests will forever reminisce about how you served the best dips on the planet. In all seriousness, they are good. Jalapeño Pepper Dip – Our jalapeño pepper dip is made of a delicious mixture of cream cheese, Mascarpone, mild cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, with fresh chopped jalapeño and garlic. We top it all off with slices of fresh jalapeño and Panko breadcrumbs, then bake it off until it's crust is slightly browned and the inside is bubbly and delicious. Pepper Jack Bacon Dip – Our Pepper Jack Bacon Dip is made of a mixture of cream cheese, Pepper Jack and Calico Colby Jack cheeses, and Vegenaise. The mixture is then topped with fresh chopped green onion, cooked bacon, and salted cracker… Read More

Chili – It's What's for Dinner

posted on January 15th, 2016 by Carl Smith

Since it's inception, Chili has evolved into many different recipes, and every passionate chili-lover on the planet can make an argument about the best chili recipe. We've seen everything from chili con carne (chili with meat), to a meatless version, a beanless version, and even pure vegetable chili. Whatever the concoction may be, all chilis can be described as a spicy hearty stew and is one of America's best-loved comfort foods for winter. Bristol Farms is home to a variety of delicious, fresh, hand-cooked chilis. Just like our soups, we cook off small batches of chili daily. You can find our fresh chili in the refrigerated soup section of our Deli department in 15 oz. and 30 oz. containers, as well as one variety of chili served hot from our soup bar. Each month our soup menu changes to reflect seasonal offerings, and you can find the following varieties for the month of January: Snake Bite Chili and Route 66 Chili. We also have a great offer for a FREE 30 oz. container of chili… Read More

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