Straight from the kitchens of Philadelphia...
Landsea Gomasio makes the perfect gift for the holiday season. Make gift-giving easy this year and buy a case of gomasio at wholesale price! In addition - buy a second case and get free shipping on the second case. What a deal! To buy a wholesale-priced case, simply select "Case of 12-2oz Jars" from the drop-down menu.
-------- ALL ORDERS MADE BETWEEN NOW AND 11/21 WILL BE SHIPPED ON 11/22---------
Landsea Gomasio was included in "The Food Lover's Guide" in the July issue of the Seattle Met. Check it out in print or on the internet at: http://www.seattlemet.com/slideshows/2016/6/23/our-favorite-new-locally-made-pantry-items
From the chilly waters of the Salish Sea all the way to the foggy shores of the San Francisco Bay, Landsea Gomasio is available at 12 great locations. Newly added stores include:
In Seattle: Marx Foods http://www.marxfoods.com/
In the SF Bay Area: Three Stone Hearth http://www.threestonehearth.com/
Monterey Market http://www.montereymarket.com/
Good Eggs https://www.goodeggs.com/
Little Paper Planes http://littlepaperplanes.com/
It's worth checking out these stores as many of them offer a wide array of cool products and services.
For a complete list of locations, or to buy Landsea Gomasio online, visit the "Buy Gomasio" page.
Red currants are blooming and frogs are singing in the evening but for me the surest sign of the change of the season is the emergence of young nettles in meadow and forest. Deep green and tinged with purple, these beauties are covered with dense trichomes (stinging hairs) giving them an almost crystalline appearance. Oh what a joy to come upon a fresh patch and head home with a basket full of tender leaves! I especially like to steam and dress them lightly with a little olive oil and salt.
These early spring nettles have a fierce bite when I accidentally brush bare skin against them and I have to be especially careful loading them in and out of the dehydrator. I can only imagine that their concentrated sting, rich color, and potent flavor is indicative of heightened nutritional and medicinal value in the early stages of their life. Eating young nettles is a great way to physically and energetically awaken yourself for the springtime.
Nettles grow in all states and provinces of the US and Canada (except Hawaii) so get outside and have a look around in the wild areas near your home. You might be surprised by what you find. Make sure to bring a pair of gloves as well as a bag and a knife or scissors. Now's the glory time for nettles so eat them fresh, dry them for tea, and freeze nettle pesto! In the meantime, I'll be drying away to keep Landsea stocked all year.