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Palate for Pumpkin: Our Top 10 Pumpkin Favorites

posted on October 15th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

When it comes to Autumn cooking, pumpkins pretty much rank supreme. With healthy recipe inspiration everywhere we look and also - indulgent pastries, cakes, and cookies galore, it’s no wonder pumpkin-infused everything has become an obsession each Fall. We’re not opposed to it either - in fact, we’re all about the craze. That’s why we’ve compiled our top 5 sweet and savory favorites for your curious pumpkin palate 1. Pumpkin Risotto - Pumpkin spice and everything nice...this cheesy pumpkin risotto boasts all the Autumn flavors we love - nutmeg, sage, pumpkin, and butternut squash, just to name a few. A spin on a delectable Italian classic, this version has us all sorts of excited for Fall, even if it is currently 85 degrees in Southern California. Make a pot of this risotto tonight and top with sweet Italian sausage for a dinner that will have your family singing your praises! Pumpkin + Butternut Squash Risotto Ingredients: 1/2 cup olive oil 2 cups… Read More

It’s Okay to Lick the Spoon: Our Very Own Southern California Local Raw Honey

posted on October 5th, 2018 by Roberto Lewis

We are pleased to introduce our line of local, raw, unfiltered, and unprocessed cold-packed raw honey, drawn from the abundant flora of Southern California.  Cold packed by hand, our raw honey has a creamy texture that will not only entertain your taste buds but inspire you to include it in recipes as a handy, all-natural source of sweetness. Southern California Orange Blossom Once our Orange Blossom honey finds its way into your cupboard, you're not going to want to let it go. It's distinctive yet versatile, with a citrus-accented flavor and a fresh floral aroma that will grab your attention. Its fruity sweetness is mild enough to make the perfect alternative to your standard table honey. Orange Blossom honey will enhance the flavors of everything it touches.  Stir it into Black teas such as Earl Grey, Ceylon or Congou, or drizzle it over ice cream. Whip a spoonful into a bit of soft butter before spreading it on toast or a warm croissant. You're welcome. Southern… Read More

Bristol Farm’s House Made Guacamole + Salsa for Cinco De Mayo

posted on May 3rd, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Have you ever sampled our very own guacamole, made fresh in our kitchens everyday? If you have, you most likely bought a container of the heavenly stuff right on the spot. It is just that good. With ripe avocados, cilantro, and just a bit of jalapeno, this super chunky guac was made with all you avocado aficionados in mind. Serve it at your Cinco De Mayo party and your friends will thank you! Truthfully, it's so good because we don't skimp on the avocados and because we use only perfectly ripe California avocados. And while our freshly made guacamole is sure to be the star of our Cinco De Mayo Party, we must not forget our fresh made salsas either. For our robust salsas are also gosh darn delicious and another must have at your Cinco celebration. Both our guacamole and salsa varieties are the perfect partners to our very own white corn tortilla chips, available in both salted and unsalted varieties. You can find these light and crisp chips on our chip and snack aisle and the… Read More

Cinco De Mayo Shopping Guide

posted on May 1st, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Cinco De Mayo is just a few days away and we're feeling pretty giddy over the Mexican holiday that screams taco and tequila party! Landing on a Saturday this year, there's even more incentive to celebrate the holiday too. Let us help you shop for Cinco De Mayo with all of the Mexican essentials like premium tequila, fun and festive decor, and taco and enchilada fixings galore. Here's your shopping guide for the ultimate Cinco De Mayo celebration. Bristol Farms Chips and Guacamole Have you every had our guacamole? It's pretty righteous if we say so ourselves. Scratch-made everyday in our kitchens, Bristol's fresh and flavorful guacamole is the perfect partner to our very own tortilla chips. With ripe avocados, cilantro, and just a bit of jalapeno, this super chunky guac was made with all you avocado aficionados in mind. Serve it at your Cinco De Mayo party and your friends will thank you! The Very Best Tequila for Margaritas and Palomas Shop our massive array of Mexican… Read More

Your One Stop Shop For Everything Mom, a Mother’s Day Gifting Guide

posted on May 1st, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Surprise her. Mom's Day is Sunday, May 13th. Mother's Day is coming and your mom deserves the very best. Let us be your one stop shop for everything Mom this year. Treat her to extra special gifts and surprises like an extravagant deep dish quiche brunch for 8, fun and thoughtful gifts from our housewares department, sweets from our bakery, and of course, the most beautiful bouquets of flowers. Here is your guide for everything Mom... Brunch for Eight Treat her to breakfast in bed this year with ready-to-go quiches from our deli. Or - surprise her with an oh-so delicious brunch for eight brought to you by our catering department. You can pre-order this feast now by clicking here. With a deep dish quiche that's made with the most beautiful flaky crust you've ever seen, paired with freshly baked muffins and pastries as well as a giant fresh fruit bowl, your mom is going to flip over this Mother's Day exclusive meal. Mimosas for Mom Because no brunch is complete without… Read More

The Cookie: Our Chef’s Special Creation

posted on April 9th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Have you ever indulged in The Cookie? We sure hope so. Some may say it's our name to fame. We can't entirely disagree. The Cookie truly is a chocolate chunk and walnut masterpiece. It comes directly from the hands of our amazingly talented French chef who tested out more recipes than he can even count...until it was finally, just right. To say Chef Christophe put tender, love, and care into the creation would be quite the understatement. And while he can whip up just about any fancy French pastry, The Cookie is one of his favorite recipes. Yes, it is just that good. And if you've had even a single bite of the buttery, soft, and chunky chocolate-y goodness, then you know. An all butter cookie containing more than 60% Belgian chocolate and toasted walnuts, we serve it warm all day at most of our stores. Enjoy it with some milk or a cup of hot coffee and enjoy every single decadent bite, Don't forget to snap a photo of it and post it to Instagram too! Use #BFTheCookie to… Read More

Lusciously Lemon: Lemon Meringue Pie for Easter

posted on March 22nd, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Perfectly sweet and perfectly tart, our Lemon Meringue Pie is made with real lemon and lemon oil and tastes just as heavenly as it looks. A delightful "centerpiece" for your Easter dessert table, it's a decadent pie that is sure to steal the show. The light whip of the meringue combined with the rich and smooth lemon custard...and a delicious crust, this pie just screams "spring" and is sure to get devoured by your Easter guests. So you may even want to consider scooping two. Serving 6-8 guests, this is a pie you can feel good about serving, even if you didn't have to slave away baking it! Read More

Our Irish Inspired Specialty: Killer Corned Beef Sandwich

posted on March 13th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

For many, St. Patrick’s Day means indulging in corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, and Guinness stout. But for some, it also means indulging in our “KIller Corned Beef Sandwich,” available for a limited time only at our carving station in the deli. Loaded with tender corned beef, melted Tipperary Irish cheddar, thinly sliced red onion, jalapeno, coleslaw, and a spread of Stoneground mustard all sandwiched between a soft pretzel roll, it’s a sandwich you simply cannot pass up. Come by our carvery today and enjoy one of these oh-so succulent sandwiches. Even better news, have it served with a side potato or pasta salad, coleslaw, or fruit for just $9.99 Read More

For Sipping + Cocktail Crafting: Our Very Own Organic Sparkling Italian Soda!

posted on February 21st, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Whether you're hosting a party this spring or bringing treats to a friend's gathering, our Organic Italian Sparkling sodas are the perfect mixers for just about any spirit. Delightfully sweet and tangy, you just can't go wrong with any of the all natural varieties. We are proud to offer a large and diverse line of the highest quality products under the Bristol Farms label. We work with local and artisan manufacturers to develop recipes to produce exquisite products at a good value price. From our line of organic and oh, so delicious preserves to our signature peach salsa to our double stuffed gourmet olives. We boast all the fun specialty items you could want and a lot of the everyday essentials you need, all under our own private label. One of our favorite Bristol Farms’ own items is without question, our organic Sparkling Italian Soda. Produced in Italy with fruit grown and harvested on small organic farms in Sicily, these sweet and tangy thirst-quenchers are made with an… Read More

Give Love + Roses: A Valentine’s Day Gifting Guide

posted on February 6th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

February 14th is but just a week away. If you haven't started looking for a special something for that special someone, look no further. We have everything you need to show her or him...just how much you care. Starting with...a Double Dozen Roses for less than $40 Yes, you read correctly. We are selling bouquets of 2 dozen roses for $39.99! We have our exclusive Ecuadorian long stem roses in stores and are they more beautiful than ever. With a variety of colors to choose from, these picture-perfect buds are a fool-proof way to show your love. Thanks to the very special weather conditions and high elevations in Ecuador, these roses are simply so much bigger than the rest. They will also last much longer than other varieties too. Bakery Sweets For Your Sweetheart Whether it's our decadent Valentine's Day cupcakes or some of our extra special chocolate covered strawberries from our bakery, we have the perfect treat for their sweet tooth. Fun + Practical Gift… Read More

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