Fresh Cranberry & Orange Relish with Pomegranate-Quince White Balsamic
This beautiful, no-cook condiment is a staple at every holiday table, but it’s also great to have in the fridge throughout the year for turkey sandwiches, sprucing up breakfast waffles or just slathering on a dinner roll for something special. Our Pomegranate-Quince white balsamic is tangier than our regular, richly flavored pomegranate, yet it adds just the right amount of sweetness to this relish that there is no need for added sugar. Original recipe from The Olive Oil & Vinegar Lover’s Cookbook. Makes about 2 ½ cups.
Roasted Butternut and Asian Pear Salad with a Pomegranate Vinaigrette
These flavors may scream fall, but sometimes you just need a hearty, comfort-flavored salad, right? Add cheese or leave it off for a diary-free option. Goat or Feta adds a nice salty and creamy factor, if you choose to use it, and pairs beautifully with the roasted squash and bright, juicy pomegranate seeds. Asian pears are crisp and hold up well in salads, but you can also use apple or pear. Serves about 6.
White Turkey Chili with Swiss Chard and Poblano Peppers
This hearty chili will warm your bones on a brisk fall evening. It’s also a nice way to incorporate some greens into your meal. Serve with corn muffins, warm tortillas or even naan bread. Inspired by Food Network. Serves 4 to 6.
These cook all in the same skillet. There is no need for parboiling or blanching before they’re sautéed with the balsamic. Serve these alongside our recipe for One Skillet Chicken with a Satsuma-Vanilla & Marmalade Glaze to make it a complete meal! Serves 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