Noodle Bowl with Slow Poached Chicken, Veggies and a Key Lime Balsamic & Miso Dressing
This veggie-packed meal will sharpen your knife skills and satisfy your craving for something savory and flavorful. Two chicken breasts will serve about 4 people, so prepare enough bowl ingredients accordingly. Recipe and photo courtesy of Veronica Foods. Makes 1/2 cup of dressing.
Grilled, Basil-Rubbed Pork Chops with Fresh Peach Mostarda
Mostarda is a traditional Italian condiment that is similar to chutney. It goes well with grilled meats or as a spread served with charcuterie. The savory-tartness of mustard melds together deliciously with the sweetness of the peach balsamic, whose sweetness is enhanced as it reduces and caramelizes. Inspired by Bobby Flay Fit. Serves 4.
Cornmeal-Crusted Fried Green Tomatoes with a Creamy Madagascar Black Peppercorn Oil Dressing
These are fried with cornmeal to give an extra crunch to the outside layer of this classic dish. Drizzling the creamy dressing made with our Madagascar Black Peppercorn olive oil adds a burst of flavor you’ll love. Adapted from Local Dirt. Serves 2 to 4.
Wild Rosemary Oil & Herb Roasted Baby Heirloom Tomatoes
Roasting tomatoes bring out their natural sweetness, and roasting them with an herbaceous infused olive oil gives them an intense flavor unmatched by only adding herbs to the roasting process. These burst tomatoes are simply fantastic on fish, gyros or simply served with ricotta and flatbread or crackers. Serves about 4 to 6.
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