Black and Orange Dinner Suggestions

Black and Orange Dinner Suggestions

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and it is Monday, so that gives us permission to celebrate the entire weekend.  Sunday night suppers with black squid pasta, coupled with lobster, or vodka pasta sauce.  Black rice just arrived from Italy, eggplant and pepper sauce is great with this.  Fancy Wild Rice longer than most is delicious. Blood orange dried crisps, and of course not to forget the Blood Orange Olive Oil.

Spiced Rum Captain Morgan

Spiced Rum Captain Morgan-available at the liquor store at the corner

My new favorite drink-just a shot of this will keep the goblins away.  Love the other Halloween cocktail drinks you can buy now, black vodka and green vodka in a clear skull bottle…the merchants were busy creating product for the season!

Pumpkin Butter, Apple Caramelized Onions, Cherry Glaze, and Pumpkin Seed Oil

Pumpkin Butter, Apple Caramelized Onions, Cherry Glaze, and Pumpkin Seed Oil

How to prepare for Thanksgiving recipes is coming our way in every newspaper and magazine.  Here are some of our favorites.  Squash soup with a drizzle of pumpkin seed oil.  They are from Austria Styrian pumpkins and the seeds are black.  Just advertised in the Boston Globe food section this week.

If you make duck…love the tart cherry and apple and rosemary glaze…customers last year bought it for their turkey too…

What to bring as a hostess gift.  Perfect for leftover turkey sandwiches, apple caramelized onion spread and pumpkin butter.  We have apple butter too, low in sugar.  Last year it was a big seller.

Black and White Ribbon for Gift Baskets

Black and White Ribbon for Gift Baskets

We can accommodate the ribbon in black, orange and stripes for the weekend gifts.

Gotta have Truffle!

Gotta have Truffle!

For the mushroom lover, black truffles are added to salt, honey, olive oil, balsamic glaze, artisan ketchup, polenta and sauce for your perfect pasta.

Black Olives fit the Halloween Circuit

Black Olive Pate with crackers and cheese to start the party

Don't forget chips and salsa for football afternoon

Don’t forget chips and salsa for football afternoon

Caramel Apple Crumb Cheesecake with Goats Milk Drizzle

Caramel Apple Crumb Cheesecake with goat cheese and Fat Toad Farm Goats Milk Caramel

I made this cheesecake from my friend’s cookbook. I used the cinnamon from Vietnam that is delicious.  Author Meredith Underwood has a book only for cheesecakes. A savory cheesecake with olive oil is next on my list to make.

order from Amazon Making Artisan Cheesecake

Available from Amazon -Making Artisan Cheesecake by Melanie Underwood

750ml bottles

750ml green bottles

You will be happy that your request is granted and we have a few products available in larger quantities.  750ml for your favorite olive oils or vinegars at 32.95, Picual EVOO from Spain in 1 liter tins, and Spanish Carmona Mix olives in an 11 pound jar- in case you are serving a crowd for the holidays.

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And here is the best news…we need to make room for new flavors.  Shelf life is a couple of years so take advantage of this sale. They are great sellers, and may be back in 2017.  All available at the store.  Some, not all, are available on the website.  We ship anywhere.

Have fun this weekend carving pumpkins.  GO CUBS!

 

Carol Sapoznik
Life happens in the “and” moments – the places where we let more in, allow new directions of thought, create connections, remain open to all possibilities.
After 4+ decades at Crate & Barrel, I'm writing on retail, travel, marketing, the arts, causes that matter, & everything along this journey forward.

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