Give summer one last hurrah this Labor Day weekend with a fabulous party filled with friends, family, food, and fun. While we can’t help you with the other three, we’ve got you covered with the food! Here are 10 recipes to help you plan your Labor Day menu. Southwestern Grilled Chicken A simple marinade
It’s dad’s day, so treat him to something special! For Father’s Day, share a delicious meal together or even just a homemade treat. Try one of these recipes or mix and match a few to make your Father’s Day menu complete. Avocado and Egg Brown Rice Bowl This hearty, whole grain dish couldn’t be
Summertime is the perfect time to hit the road for an adventure! But when you’re away from home, it can be hard to eat both healthy and cheap. Here are some quick tips for packing food to make your summer road trip deliciously fun and affordable. Pack Snacks – Stock up on healthy, inexpensive snacks
We are so ready for grilling season, how ’bout you? If you’re ready to cook and relax outside, here are some of our summer favorite recipes to help you grill and chill!
A mushroom is a perfect food for smoking, since it is porous and spongy by nature. The meaty portobello will shrink and become intensely concentrated as it cooks. Just be careful that you don’t overcook.
Slightly spicy, slightly sweet blueberry barbecue sauce is a surprising but delicious complement to pork chops!
Add eye appeal to your salad with a colorful mix of red, blue and white new potatoes, drizzled with a light vinaigrette. Meat, fish or tofu done with a white or red balsamic marinade or glaze will bring a sweeter contrast to your meal.
Tangy and sweet, this festive salad is great for potlucks, picnics or dinner anytime.
Blanching the broccoli and carrots preserves the flavors and health benefits in this bright and tasty salad.
It’s amazing how delicious seasonal, organic vegetables can be with a splash of olive oil and a dash of sea salt when they are caramelized over a bed of bright red coals (or your glistening gas grill!).
Grilled and slightly caramelized marinated vegetables and nutty couscous combine in this delicious Mediterranean salad.
Tofu is like a sponge, soaking up smoke and getting firmer and denser as it sits on the grill. Just keep it on the cool side of the grill and give it plenty of time to get nice and smoky.
Crunchy cornmeal on the outside and Southwestern flavors on the inside, these bean burgers please all kinds of eaters.
Topped with a basil, mint mayonnaise, this is flavorful recipe is a great way to change up your burger.
Mother’s Day is coming right up…have you found the perfect gift for Mom yet? If not, here are some quick and easy Mother’s Day gift ideas you can snag right here at the Co-op. Pampering Products – Bubble baths, soaps, and lotions make perfect pampering presents. Gather a few different kinds together and put them
The warmth and sun have returned and what better time to make plans for a delightful spring gathering with friends and family! We’ve pulled together some simple menu ideas that focus on the lighter flavors of spring. Start your spring celebration menu planning here! Strawberry Shortcake Chantilly There’s good reason strawberry shortcake is
Ready for a taste of the Emerald Isle? Explore the flavors of Ireland in these hearty Irish meals, perfect for a late winter day. Irish Bangers & Mash – A traditional Irish dish. And the translation? Sausage and mashed potatoes (this recipe features cabbage in the mash!). Irish Soda Bread – Start your day off with
Show your love this Valentine’s Day by cooking up a romantic meal for your sweetie. Single? Go the self-love route and make a fabulous feast all for yourself. Here are 20 romantic recipes for the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner! 1. Lemon Ricotta Pasta This simple, spectacular lemony pasta takes just 20 minutes to prepare.
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” — Confucius Need a spark to jump-start a healthier you in 2019? A healthy new year can be yours with just a few simple changes. Here are eight easy ways to begin your journey toward better eating and improved wellness. Plan your meals
Looking for local, unique, and flavorful gifts that will delight, inspire, and nourish body and soul? Create a special gift basket for friends, family, and co-workers by choosing a selection of items that they will enjoy. Customization is key The key to creating a thoughtful gift that will truly be appreciated is understanding your recipient.
Whether you’re hosting a big holiday celebration or simply having an evening in with a few friends or family, putting together a pre-dinner spread is a snap with these 10 tasty appetizers. Try these entertaining ideas for your next get-together! The Perfect Cheese Plate – If there’s one plate of food that says “party,” it’s the
No matter what holiday you’re celebrating, ’tis the season of giving. And when you buy gifts that have been made locally, you give not only to your loved one, but also to your community. That’s because for every $100 spent locally, an additional $45 of secondary spending is generated. Compare this to only $14 in secondary spending when you buy from non-local businesses and you can see just how huge buying local can be! But enough of the serious stuff, let’s get down to the business of giving. Here are 10 ideas from local artisans and food businesses that would make perfect gifts to give this season.
Jams & Jellies – We offer an assortment of locally made jams and jellies from Bayfield Apple Company and Northwind Organic Farm, both in Bayfield, Wisconsin. Whether you choose traditional raspberry or the more unusual aronia berry or find some other flavor, local jams and jellies make sweet gifts.
Leather Kids’ Shoes – Are there expectant parents on your gift-giving list? Check out SoleKicks handmade leather shoes for babies and toddlers, made right here in Ashland, Wisconsin. They come in a variety of designs and color combos, from green and blue Lake Superior to red and purple birds.
Towels & Tees – Lake Superior and other peaceful images are printed on a variety of soft, durable fabrics by Three Sisters Studio in Bayfield, Wisconsin. For the cook, grab a tea towel from the household section. For the fashionista, grab a shirt from our clothing rack. Bonus: These images are also printed on leggings, child onesies, and sweatshirts!
Heat Therapy Bags – Anyone would love a CrampAid Cozy heat therapy pack for relief from aching joints or muscle pain. Handmade in Ashland, Wisconsin by Luci Daum Designs, these fabric bags come in lots of fun colors and easily heat up in the microwave.
Soap – You’ll find a wide variety of scents on our Local Soap shelf from Sweet Pea Soapery (Mason, Wisconsin), Maple Hill Farm (Washburn, Wisconsin), Buzz & Suds (Ashland, Wisconsin), Lake Superior Lather (Bayfield, Wisconsin), and Twin Oaks (Bayfield, Wisconsin). The Lake Superior soap from Buzz & Suds makes a great stocking stuffer for someone who loves the lake.
Candles – Local beeswax candles from Northern Nectar in Mason, Wisconsin come in many sizes and colors. You can even buy their local beeswax blocks for your own DIY projects. Speaking of beeswax, we also have Sean’s Bees beeswax candles from Highbridge, Wisconsin in a variety of calming scents. Wickie Candle Company in Bayfield, Wisconsin makes lovely scented candles in tins. Give the scent of Oak Island Trail to a summer visitor now far away!
Dessert Sauces – Lotta’s Small Batch in Bayfield, Wisconsin makes sumptuous sauces (in Bourbon Espresso and Butterscotch flavors). They make awesome sundaes, but take cake to the next level too!
Teething Toys – For the little one on your list, Sogg E. Bear Cub organic cotton teething bears have been a customer favorite for years. Made in Bayfield, Wisconsin, they continue to be the perfect gift for babies cutting teeth.
Dog Treats – Treat your pup to Racey’s Tasty Dog Treats. Made in Bayfield, Wisconsin, these biscuits come in two flavors (one is even gluten-free) and make a great gift for the pet in your family or the dog lover on your list.
Lotions – If you have someone to pamper on your list, try Best Body Butter from So-She Organics in Bayfield, Wisconsin or one of the solid lotion bars from Sweet Pea Soapery or Buzz & Suds. Lea’s Organic Herbal Skin Care in Washburn, Wisconsin makes face products and herbal salve that make wonderful stocking stuffers.
Still stuck for ideas? There’s lots more in the store, so stop in and ask Co-op staff for recommendations for local gifts.