Friday, October 30, 2009
The Marina Market in Poulsbo has just won 1st place in the KING5 Best of Western Washington contest in the Gourmet Grocery catagory!
A big BIG thank you to the most AWESOME customers EVER! Team Marina Market hearts you!!
Marina Market carries Sweet and Salty real Black Licorice drop Lakrid, salmaik lakritz, salmiakki liquorice, from Holland, Germany, Finland, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, England, Australia, Indonesia, Italy, Canada, Ireland and the United States.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Haribo Klaxx are so much fun they are formed the same way as the Haribo Brixx which are the fruity version. These obviously are black licorice! You can see that there are two colors of flavored 'morter' in the holes of these licorice building blocks. It's true, they are filled with coconut or chocolate- YUM!
I know, I know you are thinking 'well that is a little wierd, coconut and black licorice'. But it works!
With the sweet filling and the sweet black licorice you also get the famous Haribo sugared surface. Marina Market also has a large selection of Haribo and Katjes Gummi candies.
I love using these to decorate Gingerbread Houses they make great roads and walls. You can buy Haribo licorice Klaxx at the Marina Market.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Serves 2 .
Discover the passionate side of Red and awaken your senses. The red vegetables and fruit in this soup are a natural source of fibre, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and iron – all nutrients that are part of a healthy lifestyle.
The Marina Market also carries a variety of Maggi and Knorr German and Toro Norwegian soup mixes.
In a saucepan, bring 2 cups (500 mL) water to a boil, whisk in soup mix. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, whisking occasionally. Makes 2 servings.
Ingredients Dried vegetables (tomatoes, red bell peppers, potatoes, beets, leeks), potato starch, onion & garlic powder, apple powder, salt, yeast extract, sugar, extra virgin olive oil, dried vegetable stock [yeast extract, salt, vegetable juice concentrates (contains celery juice), palm fat], herbs, paprika, acerola cherry powder, white pepper, maltodextrin, silicon dioxide, mono & diglycerides, sodium phosphate, citric acid, tocopherols and sulphites. May contain milk ingredients.
Or you can make your own:
8 fleshy red bell peppers
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 red chilies, chopped
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
4 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock (for a vegetarian version)
3 small potatoes, peeled and diced
3-5 sprigs parsley
3-5 sprigs fresh thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, extra
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup light cream (optional)
1) Peppers:, halved brushed with olive oil, baked in a very hot oven until the skin blisters and blackens.
2) Place in a plastic bag 10 minutes, then remove blackened skin, and chop coarsely.
3) Heat the 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
4) Cook the onions, garlic and chillies until soft, but not brown.
5) Add the paprika and cook for 1 more minute.
6) Add the peppers, stock, potatoes, parsley, thyme sprigs and simmer gently for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
7) Remove the herb sprigs.
8) Puree in a food processor until smooth adding the thyme, vinegar and cream (if you're using it) just before you finish. Serve hot or cold. This is better the next day.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
You can now buy both the beef and chicken no msg Knorr Bouillon cubes at the Marina Market. Knorr cubes and Instant Stock Mixes are easy to use, quick to dissolve and add rich deep flavour to your soups, stews, sauces, gravies and risottos.
Ingredients: Sea salt, hydrogenated cottonseed oil, beef fat, sugar, corn syrup solids, beef flavour, water, hydrolyzed soy/corn/wheat protein, extra virgin olive oil, yeast extract, onion powder, dried vegetables (carrots, red bell pepper), potato starch, beef extract, spices & herb, dried parsley, colour, citric acid and sulphites.
The Marina Market also carries Toro Norwegian and Knorr and Maggi German soup mixes.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Richter Rollmops What is not to love about a perfect herring fillet wrapped around a pickle? It's genius! Don't forget to add pickled beetroot and potato salad to the plate for a perfect lunch. Ingredients: herring, vinegar, cucumber, onion, sugar, salt, spices.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Mix package contents with 1/2 cup water, then add 2 cups of ground beef or other meat and mix well. Form into small patties and brown in pan. In Berlin they add caraway seeds to the mix and call it Frikadellen mit Kümmel.
The ingredients: are: Breadcrumbs (wheat flour, salt, yeast, spice extract), spices (onions 16%), paprika, mustard, garlic, pepper, curcuma, wheat flour, iodized salt, egg white powder, parsley, sunflower oil, yeast extract, flavor. May contain traces of milk and celery.
In the Netherlands, a meatball goes by the name 'gehaktbal' ("ball of minced meat") and is often served with boiled potatoes and vegetables. This combination has been the most common dish in Dutch households for many years.
In Norway, meatballs are called kjøttkaker ("meat cakes") and resemble Danish frikadeller, but they are usually made from ground beef. This dish is traditionally served with boiled potatoes, gravy, lingonberry jam and/or stewed green peas. Some people also like to add fried/caramelized onion on the side.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
In a large saucepan, whisk soup mix with 3 1/2 cups (875 mL) cold water and 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk. Bring to a boil over moderately high heat, whisking constantly.
Reduce heat, cover partially and simmer gently 5 minutes, whisking occasionally. Makes 4 servings.
To create Carrot Coconut Lemongrass Soup… Prepare soup replacing milk with coconut milk and add a crushed stalk of lemongrass. Serve in coconut shells topped with a generous sprinkle of fresh cilantro.
Carrot Soup Trivia Bjørn Skjærpe (born October 22, 1898 - died ?) was a Norwegian gymnast who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics.
He was part of the Norwegian team, which won the gold medal in the gymnastics men's team, free system event. His love for carrot soup was said to be the root of his ability. It has since been proven that carrots contain vitamin C, which we now know aids the body's strength and flexibility.
Ingredients Dried vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, parsnips, garlic, chives), corn starch, wheat flour, salt, modified milk ingredients, monosodium glutamate, hydrogenated soybean/cottonseed oil, canola oil, natural flavours, hydrolyzed soy/corn/wheat protein, guar gum, spices, colour, potassium phosphate, sodium silicoaluminate, mono & diglycerides, citric acid, sodium phosphate, autolyzed yeast extract, wheat maltodextrin, disodium guanylate, disodium inosinate and sulphites.
Marina Market has Toro Norwegian and Knorr and Maggi German dried soup mixes.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
This is a versitale sauce that can be used with bratwurst on eggs or anything you want to add a little flair to. I love bratwurst, I carry several brands two are local -Bavarian Meats and Uli's Famous are both based in Seattle and have outlets at the Pike Street Market.
Purchase various bratwurst at the Marina Market, express shipping applies.
4-6 thin boneless pork chops or pork sirloins
1 c flour
1/3-1/2 cup milk
2 c bread crumbs
1/3 c vegetable oil
2 T vegetable oil
2 c sliced mushrooms
1/2 sm. onion, sliced vertically
Bell pepper, ( preferebly different colored peppers) cut in strips about 1” long
1/4 c flour
1 1/2 c beef broth
1/3 c pickles, cut into strips about 1” long)/
To Make the Schnitzel: Tenderize the chops or sirloins with a meat mallet. Set out three shallow bowls. In the first, put the flour, which you’ll use to dredge the pork. Next is the eggs and milk, beaten together. Dip the floured pork into this mixture. Put the bread crumbs into the third bowl, and use it to coat the floured and battered pork.
Let the pork sit about 15 minutes before frying. Heat the oil in a skillet, and brown the chops on both sides. Serve with the sauce.
To Make the Sauce: Heat oil in saucepan; sauté mushrooms, onion, and bell pepper until tender. Sprinkle with the flour and stir to blend.
Cook, stirring, another minute or so. Add beef broth, and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Add pickle-salad mix. Taste and add salt, if necessary. Serve over schnitzel.
Or you can by a Knorr Gipsy Scnitzel Mix
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Year: Batch 18
Food Pairing: Pillow
Tasting Notes: Wow... really well balanced tasty beer. Sweet, strong, and friendly. I call it the "4 X 4" and with good reason. Fairly complex, yet with rustic over-tones. Can I mention that I like the label? 53F from 750ml bottle. VERY NICE.
I don't know if this will be one of the sampled beers or if it will be just the Scandinavian ones. $5.00 tasting fee.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
We have a special black owl liquorice for all Night owls among you. The black owls come out only at night and disseminate mystical atmosphere. Legend has it that these OWL's are exclusively produced in the dark, to give them a soft and extra sweet licorice taste.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Katjes proudly has no added artificial colors or flavors.
Text translated from http://www.katjes.de/
You can buy Katjes red currant and mango gummy candy at the Marina Market.
Monday, October 5, 2009
To view a few of the Fair Trade items we have at Marina Market
TransFair USA is gearing up for another annual Fair Trade Month national campaign -- “31 Days, 31 Ways”
*100% of the products are rBGH-free
*100% of the domestic SKUs do not contain animal rennet
*Green packaging materials are used where available
*Many organic cheeses
*A selection of raw cheeses
Sunday, October 4, 2009
3 egg whites
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Cafe Nilson explains: Next to Chinese New Year, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the most important and most popular traditional Chinese holiday celebrated by most Asians throughout the world. Held during the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, a date when the moon is supposedly at its fullest and roundest (a symbol of wholeness and togetherness), families and friends gather together under the moonlight to appreciate the moon, light lanterns and enjoy a feast. Part of the Mid-Autumn festival experience is the sharing and eating of mooncakes, a rich and heavy Chinese pastry, usually made up of sweet, dense filling covered with a thin, soft crust. Mooncakes are regarded as a “delicacy”, the traditional food of Mid-Autumn (thus Mid-Autumn Festival is sometimes referred to as Mooncake Festival) and is customarily given to friends and family as gifts.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Buy fstg or Food Should Taste Good chips
Well Duh! Food should taste good! And these chips really do. Cocoa chips are among our favorites although it is really hard to choose because the flavors are all lip smacking. Sweet Potato, Cinnamon, Potato Chive, Jalapeno, the Works and a few more that have slipped my mind... Black Olive.. Buffalo... Nearly all of them are Gluten Free.
FoodShouldTasteGood Chips All-natural healthy snacks