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4th of July BBQ Essentials Checklist

posted on June 27th, 2017 by Sara Trujillo

In just one week, we'll be enjoying the beach, barbecues, picnics, and fireworks galore. It's hard to believe that the 4th of July is already here! If you're lucky, you scored an invite to one of your "cool" friend's or family member's celebration... For some of us though, the festivities are in our own backyards. And while hosting a 4th of July party can be fun, it certainly takes a lot of thought and preparation. But we're here to help so that you can relax a little. Because truly, that's what summertime is all about... Your Ultimate July 4th Checklist: Apps: Potato chips & French onion dip, tortilla chips & salsa/guacamole, carrots/celery & hummus, deviled eggs, cheese & charcuterie For the Grill/Smoker: Ribs, burgers, brats, hot dogs, bone-in chicken, steak, pork butt (And don't forget the BUNS!) Toppings: Cheese, lettuce, pickles, onion, tomato, peppers, avocado, etc. Condiments: BBQ sauce (homemade, or Bristol Farms' own)… Read More

Mango Summertime Smoothie Recipe

posted on June 27th, 2017 by Sara Trujillo

Mangos are a delightful, sweet and nutritious snack, great for any summer occasion. Wonderful in smoothies, cereal, cocktails or simply enjoyed right off your fork! The Happy Chameleon Mangos are sourced from the best growers, to ensure a healthy eating experience. The Happy Chameleon Mangos are hand selected for freshness to ensure the natural sugary Mango flavor, just what the discerning Bristol Farms’ customers have come to expect in the produce department. Perfect for summertime snacking, mangos are also quite delicious when blended in a smoothie. The best part? Since they're full of natural sugars, there's no need to add any additional sweeteners! 5-Minute Mango Smoothie Ingredients: 1 cup peeled and chopped ripe mango 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt 1/2 cup Almond milk (or non-fat milk) 1/2 cup ice Blend and enjoy! Read More

Baby Back Ribs for the 4th of July

posted on June 26th, 2017 by Rick Stidham

4th of July is quickly approaching and although we are still adjusting from the “jailbreak” that occurred when our kids got out of school, one question still comes to mind. When will the kids be out of the house? Actually, I am kidding. If it wasn’t for family, then special holidays, like the 4th of July, wouldn’t be the same. I mean, who wants to BBQ for one? Independence Day should be celebrated with lots of loved ones and great food! Lucky for you, great food is what I’m here for! In the pursuit of finding unique items to help you with your meals, I have uncovered some truly ridiculously amazing Baby Back Ribs to put on your grill this weekend! These ribs are perfect in size and flavor, but what is unique about them is the abundant amount of tender and flavorful meat that is on them! These baby back ribs are part of our "Never Ever" pork offering where we guarantee never added hormones, never added antibiotics, always air-chilled, and always natural. If you are… Read More

Butcher’s Bonanza Westchester is this Weekend!

posted on June 22nd, 2017 by Sara Trujillo

Visit us for this exclusive two-day event where we feature the best meats from our Butchery at the best prices of the year! We're offering whole subprimal cuts of the following meat and poultry, plus cutting services to our customer' preferences. You can’t beat the prices or the quality of our artisan meats and poultry at this once-a-year sale when you buy in bulk. Our artisan butchers will be on hand to give you cooking tips and cut your selections any way you desire. In addition to amazing pricing, there will also be a BBQ Bonanza Cookout and tons of free tastings throughout the store! Exclusively at our Westchester location, June 24 & June 25...you don't want to miss this!   Read More

A Rich & Velvety Full‑Bodied Red: Montgó Tempranillo

posted on June 22nd, 2017 by Sara Trujillo

Tempranillo, depending on where it is cultivated, goes by many names - Tinta del Pais and Cencibel in Spain, Aragonez or Tinta Roriz in Portugal – and has gained fame as a black grape widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. This mouth-watering beauty exudes intense rich aromas of sweet strawberries, mature plums and raisins with hints of tobacco, dark chocolate and minerals. The rich and juicy flavors of fresh ripe berry fruits combined with gentle notes of tasted oak and a refreshing acidity are softened by the velvety tannins on the finish. Ole! The grapes were handpicked at the optimum stage of ripeness. This was followed by gentle de-stemming and crushing along with an element of saignée – literally the bleeding of the grapes that winemakers use to increase intensity in their red wines. Initial temperature controlled fermentation and maceration was followed by the wine being aged in French oak barrels for 6 months. Suggested Retail $14.99 Sale… Read More

Peace, Love, & Avocados!

posted on June 20th, 2017 by John Savidan

Could there be a more perfect food than the glorious avocado? Nope! And lucky for us, it’s now officially avocado season, and we’ve got all summer to enjoy these green beauties. Haas avocados are the classic West Coast-grown variety, full of buttery, nutty flavor and dense with nutrients. In fact, just one little avocado has 20 vitamins and minerals, as well as a healthy dose of monounsaturated fat (that’s the good kind!). But don’t stop at just one! Stop by Bristol Farms all summer long and keep the avocado love going. Whether you grill, scoop, dip, or slice, there are countless ways to enjoy avocados! Here are some of our favorite preparations below. Grilled Avocado This may sound strange, but believe us - grilled avocados are tasty! Start by selecting avocados that aren't fully ripe, but give just a little when gently squeezed. The trick is to grill a semi-ripe avocado so it does not soften too much on the grill. Simply slice in half and remove the seed, place the… Read More

4th of July Dessert Recipe: Cherry & Peach Galette

posted on June 20th, 2017 by John Savidan

When it comes to fruit here in California, it's easy to say we are spoiled. You can enjoy most of your favorite fruits pretty much any time of the year as you please. Cherries, however, are only here for a limited time: in the late spring and summer months. Whenever we get our first cherry delivery of the year, the entire produce team shouts for joy. That’s not just because we miss them when they’re gone, but because we know that we’ve picked the very sweetest and most flavorful varieties for you. Perfect for 4th of July celebrations, this rustic Peach and Cherry Galette is an artisanal showstopper of a dessert that will wow your guests. Only you’ll know how ridiculously easy it is to prepare! Galettes are really the no-fuss sister to pie. Rustic, very forgiving, and a cinch to make. Enjoy this sweet recipe and cherry season while it lasts! Cherry & Peach Galette Ingredients for pastry: 12 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cubed 3 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp… Read More

Bristol Farms Jarred Fruits

posted on June 20th, 2017 by Lauren Murphy

Finally - Jarred fruits that have the delicious flavor and 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 or add to a cheese and charcuterie for something a little sweet! The peaches also make great short-cuts for salsa, pies, and can also be used for homemade jams and jellies. Our favorite way to use them? Warm them up over low heat and serve atop vanilla ice cream with finely chopped pecans. Yum!   Read More

East Weeknight Dinner Recipe: Grilled Shrimp with Peach Salsa

posted on June 19th, 2017 by Sara Trujillo

Mondays can be a bit tiring at the office - and on the home front. So for most of us, preparing an involved dinner is just not appealing. But, the good news is summertime calls for fresh, healthy, and quick recipes anyways! There's simply no need to stand over the kitchen counter chopping 20+ vegetables for an Autumn stew or dredging and battering chicken breasts for a proper Chicken Parmesan...at least not for another few months. Because let's face it, in 80-degree weather, we're less interested in heavily-sauced, hot dinners. A cool and crisp combo is far more enticing. This Grilled Shrimp with Peach Salsa recipe screams summer. Add to it some Jasmine rice with a touch of lime juice and zest along with some grilled zucchini and you have a perfect weeknight supper made in less than 30 minutes. Grilled Shrimp with Peach Salsa Ingredients: 2 lbs. large shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1 Tablespoon lime juice salt… Read More

Summer Grilling Starts with Our Big Time Tri‑Tip

posted on June 19th, 2017 by Rick Stidham

Our butchers have been known to offer the best tri-tip in town. Incredibly tasty with a rich beef flavor and a tenderness that simply melts in your mouth, our Choice Natural Tri-Tip is the perfect cut for summertime grilling! This cut is truly flavorful enough to stand on its own but since we like to go the extra mile with our meats, we give our tri-tip a one-two punch with our very own Big Time Steak & Tri-Tip Marinade! Marinated for 48 hours in our own premium, natural sauce, these tri-tips are full of smokey, sweet, and peppery flavor from first bite to last. Fully seasoned and ready to grill. Be prepared to fall in love! Our Big Time Tri-Tip is great prepared on the grill or roasted in the oven. Our cooking tip? Allow your tri-tip to rest for 5 minutes before carving so the juices have an opportunity to redistribute themselves – a step that ensures a perfect ‘brag-about-it’ taste Read More

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