On sale in the month of May we have the following infused olive oils and balsamics. They are available in both our markets and also online.
Smoky Chipotle Infused Olive Oil
Strawberry Infused Balsamic
Tuscan Herb Infused Olive Oil
Key Lime Infused White Balsamic
We have many infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars in both our markets and online, and we’d love you to try them all!
You might already have a recipe in mind for these flavors, but if you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve included links to some featured recipes below.
Here are some some recipes we’ve selected to feature this month:
Kale & Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats with a DIY Tuscan Herb Caesar Dressing
All the flavors of this dish are simply outstanding. Using spaghetti squash is a healthy alternative to using pasta, but we promise you’ll hardly know the difference when you take a bite. Our Tuscan herb infused olive oil is a delicious blend of herbs, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic, and is great to use on everything from salad dressings to marinades.
Springtime Insalata Caprese with Basil Oil and a Strawberry Balsamic Reduction
Caprese is traditionally made with tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, olive oil and maybe some balsamic, but we put a little springtime twist on this easy appetizer and used strawberries with a strawberry balsamic reduction.
This salmon, served with our recipe for Kale & Citrus Salad with Goat Cheese and a Creamy Basil Dressing is a meal that is filled with bright flavors, different textures and a little kick from the jalapeños tucked into the salad. The salmon cooks up in about the same time it takes the balsamic to simmer and reduce, so the who meal comes together in no time.
If you love elotes – and really, who doesn’t – then you’ll love this salad. We use our smoky chipotle oil to add another layer of flavor and a little heat to the dish, too. This is a great side for Taco Tuesday!
Carmelo Sigona emigrated in 1912 from Sicily, bringing with him the tradition of making his own wine. His grandson and namesake, Carmelo Sigona, co-owner of Sigona's Farmers Market, has fond memories of his grandfather making wine and serving it at family meals on Sundays. After years of wanting to make his own wine just like Grandpa Sigona, present-day Carmelo has finally made his dreams come true. Tune in for more.
Nothing is more rewarding to Rob Sigona, our passionate produce buyer, than taking a road trip to visit one of Sigona's favorite farmers.
About a five hour drive from the Bay Area, nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, is the town of Springville. There you will find a place seemingly untouched by time; a place called home to orange grower Ron Matik of Pleasant Oaks Ranch.
Since 1984 Ron has grown some of the best heirloom navel oranges in the state, if not the world: the heirloom Washington Navel.
"I have yet to taste an orange that is better than ours,” says Matik. “Maybe some with the same sweetness, but never better.”
And Sigona's agrees!
Heirloom Washington Navels are the variety that got the whole California citrus market booming all those years ago. It takes special attention from the farmer to tend to the soil and the variety to produce such outstanding fruit.
"Small farmers, such as Ron, are a dwindling breed,” says Rob Sigona. “They’re passionate caretakers of the the land that produce exceptional quality; they are the rare gems."
It is an achievement to find such great tasting oranges to bring in for our customers. We are excited to announce we’ll get a load of specially picked and packed heirloom Washington Navels in our store this week, delivered directly from Pleasant Oaks Ranch.
So, come on by Sigona's to enjoy a slice of California’s prized history…for FREE! You can get a bag of free Pleasant Oaks Ranch oranges starting today through March 5th with your coupon when you spend $30 or more in the store.
A Tale of Two Carmelos and their love of Zinfandel