Padron Pepper plants, Epoisses

Padrón pepper plants are now for sale!   They are ready early this year but nights are too cool to plant them outside yet.  If you have a sunny windowsill, you can keep them there until the nights warm up to about 50 degrees. The plants which are in 4″ pots are...

Favorite ingredients restocked

Just in time for next week’s Superbowl game and parties, we’ve restocked our standby customer favorites.    If you are making a paella, we have Santo Tomas Bomba rice back in stock, in three sizes:  1/2 kilo (6 servings), 1 kilo (12-14 servings) and 5-kilo...

Cucina Pobre, French Wine Values

When the holiday season empties the wallet and expands the waistline, the new year can be an appropriate time to explore Cucina Pobre, simple meals shaped by frugality.  Throughout history, Spain and France have had pockets of rural poverty and lower class urbanites...