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Bristol Farms Jarred Fruits

posted on December 27th, 2016 by Lauren Murphy

Finally, jarred fruits that have the delicious flavor and the texture of fresh-picked. We’re proud to call these our very own, and each is crafted with the ripest, sweetest fruit. An easy and healthy way to sweeten up your kids’ lunchboxes. Terrific on a party cheese platter. Or our favorite: Warm and serve atop vanilla ice cream.   Read More

Holiday Bourbon Cherries

posted on December 22nd, 2016 by Lauren Murphy

A jar of these cherries makes a wonderful holiday gift. They are a delicious addition to any festive cocktail and are wonderful served over a bowl of vanilla ice cream! 4 cups fresh Chilean cherries, left whole with stems intact one cinnamon stick per jar 1 1/2 -2 cups Bourbon ½ cup genuine maple syrup Zest of one orange, peeled into long, curling strips Tightly pack your little gift jars with cherries and a cinnamon stick. Set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine bourbon, maple syrup and zest of one orange. Bring to a simmer and stir to integrate the ingredients. Pour hot bourbon mixture into each jar fully submerging the cherries. (If you find yourself in need of a little extra liquid, heat a little extra bourbon to top it off.) Cover each jar and keep it on the counter for 24 hours at room temp allowing the cherries to cure. Transfer jars to the refrigerator until use. The flavors will only deepen over time. Keep refrigerated and use within 1 month Read More

Let’s Bake!

posted on December 19th, 2016 by Lauren Murphy

As a parent, around the holidays when the weather has finally cooled off and my family is all at home… there are 3 words that I love to hear the most; “let's bake cookies”. So for all of the dads that love hearing those 4 magic words, we here at Bristol Farms have discounted everything that you need to help fill your home with the warmth of the holidays. Along with our best Gingerbread recipe from head baker Christophe Moreau. Wilton’s Decorating: 25% off C&H 1 Pound Sugar: $0.99 King Arthur 5# Unbleached Flour: $3.99 Plantain Blackstrap Molasses: $3.99 Nordic Ware Baking Pans and Sheets: 25% off Gingerbread Cookies Ingredients Cookies: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/4 cup vegetable oil, at room temperature 1/2 cup packed light brown… Read More

Comice Pears For the Holidays

posted on December 12th, 2016 by Lauren Murphy

Pears are the quintessential holiday fruit, and we get ours from Duckwall Fruit, a 100-year-old, family-owned company in Hood River, Oregon, a region known for its amazing pears. Comice pears are juicy, sweet, and have a smooth, creamy texture that’s perfect for eating out of hand or creating your favorite holiday recipe. Our Comice pears are beautiful with festive red and green colors. Six pears come wrapped in gold foil and green tissue paper in a box and make a delicious holiday gift! Read More

Tips For Cooking A Perfect Steak

posted on December 7th, 2016 by Lauren Murphy

Some nights you might be craving a steak, but it can feel intimidating. Steak can be pricey and you don't want to ruin it, but you'll be surprised just how easy it can be to cook! Right now, our Bone-In New York Steaks are 30% off, so you have even more reason to learn. Prepping the steak: -Let the steak sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking. You also want to let your seasoning have time to soak in, so you can salt and pepper one side, let it sit for 15 minutes, flip it over, season the other side, and let sit for the final 30 minutes. -Always use tongs to turn your steak. -Before you sear your steak, remove excess moisture by patting with a paper towel. -Sprinkle kosher salt over your steak and press it in. The salt will bring out the natural flavors on the meat. -If you are pan searing the steak, add 1 tsp of butter and oil to your pan Cooking the steak: If you are pan searing your steak use the following chart to determine how long to cook each side for… Read More


posted on December 5th, 2016 by Lauren Murphy

Typical of central Italy, but popular beyond regional boundaries, the roast pig is a delicacy irresistible for those who love the hearty flavor and good taste. It consists of a whole pig, drained, boned and seasoned inside with salt, pepper, herbs, and roasted in the oven and, as is known, is tasted in slices as a main dish or as filling for sandwiches, so it is are typical sale on the street where you can buy sandwiches with roast pork while strolling through the streets. For the most refined taste, the pork can be flavored with a good tasted rosemary which intensifies the flavor and taste, as in southern Tuscany, in the Castelli Romani in the south and other areas of central Italy, and sometimes, even if the consumption should take place immediately after purchase, you can pass it in a pan with a little oil, a few tomatoes, a clove of garlic and all its dressing and for a further refined taste, the pork can also be consumed along with the delicious Arabic bread. It is no… Read More

The Dalmore Highland Single Malt Scotch Bottle Engraving Events

posted on December 5th, 2016 by Lauren Murphy

Please join us at our Newport Beach and Beverly Hills locations for a special Bottle Engraving event sponsored by The Dalmore Highland Single Malt Scotch! Sunday, Dec 11th from 1pm-4pm Newport Beach Sunday, Dec 18th from 1pm-4pm Beverly Hills Michael Pinkerton, a Whisky Specialist and Brand Ambassador from The Dalmore, will be at each event to answer all of your questions and help you select the perfect bottle of Whisky for your lucky recipient. Then take your bottle over to be engraved by hand with a personal message of your choice, at no additional cost. Single Malt Scotch makes a great Holiday gift for co-workers, friends or family and your engraved message on your bottle of The Dalmore will add a beautiful and personal touch to your special gift.   The Dalmore is a highly respected Single Malt Scotch producer, having recently won the prestigious Highland Single Malt of the Year award from Whisky Advocate last year. In 1839, Alexander Matheson searched… Read More

Green for the Holidays

posted on December 2nd, 2016 by Lauren Murphy

All of our holiday greenery comes from Continental Floral Greens, a West Coast purveyor of sustainable and gorgeous greens. Their Western greens are grown in the wild, just as Mother Nature intended, and they take great care of the land and resources so they can harvest beautiful greens now and for generations to come. They are part of the water recycling program in California, certified MPS-A for all western greens, and operate with minimal usage of non-toxic fertilizers. Sustainable home décor available in our floral department Poinsettias $7.99 each Our gorgeous velvety poinsettias are grown on a small California family farms that's been producing them sustainably for 50 years. 24” Noble Fir Wreath$19.99 each Harvested from the slopes of Mount St. Helens, this wreath is the perfect way to welcome friends and family. Farmhouse Holiday Swag $9.99 each Give your front door some holiday swagger with this impressive alternative to a traditional wreath. Blue Noble… Read More

Cheese of The Month: Carr Valley Chipotle Cranberry Cheddar

posted on December 1st, 2016 by Lauren Murphy

Carr Valley Chipotle Cranberry Cheddar is a white cheddar that has cranberries and chipotle peppers throughout. This brings the taste of a Texas barbecue to with every bite. Carr Valley starts with a mild cheddar, adding a tinge of sweetness from the cranberries.  This cheese will then heats up and have a smoky finish with the inclusion of chipotle peppers. It is a great cheese will slice, cube and also shreds well. It may be slightly crumbly, but melts beautifully. Perfect Pairings with a lager beer or tequila Hand crafted cheddar by a Master Cheesemaker in Wisconsin Read More

Meet Your Butcher: Brian Juarez

posted on November 25th, 2016 by Lauren Murphy

Our master butcher is ready to make your holidays merrier! All it takes is one conversation with artisan butcher Brian Juarez (Newport Beach store) to know: he is passionate about his work. He’s been butcher-ing for almost a decade and though he enjoys getting to use his considerable knife skills, he says what he loves most is helping customers. “When I help someone at the counter, I feel really good knowing that I got to play a small part of the meal she cooks for her family.” And the Bristol Farms meat quality? “It’s the best, and it’s sustainable. Our meat has tons of flavor, but we never use antibiotics or hormones. I’m proud to stand behind it.” Brian's favorite holiday meal: "Easy, my grandmom's famous tamales." Read More

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