Asparagus is in Season!

You know spring is here when asparagus appears in the market. I eat it often—the season is just too short!  Roasted  Asparagus is my go-to recipe for this favorite vegetable, so good you can eat the spears like French fries!… Continue reading

Garlic Lovers’ EVOO

There’s never too much garlic, right? We’ve got a garlic EVOO for every application from Wild Groves. Fresh Garlic delivers scents of freshly smashed garlic, while Toasted Garlic is smoky, sweet, and smooth—perfect for roasted vegetables. Double Garlic blends toasted… Continue reading

Easter Treats

Fill your Easter baskets with treats from NP. Choose from 1/2 lb. bags of Easter Select Mix, Sour Chicks and Bunnies, Carrot Cake Caramels, Dark Chocolate Almonds, Chocolate Toffee Almonds, Chocolate Mixed Nuts, Caramel Quail Eggs. Easter Jelly Beans, Butter… Continue reading


We still have chilly nights ahead of us. Warm up with a bowl of chili made easy with Cugino’s Chili Fixin’s, Stonewall Kitchens Chili Starter, or Frontier White Bean Chili. Cornbread is a great pairing. Try Stonewall Kitchens or Bob’s… Continue reading


Wild Groves popular Kitchen Blend EVOO is now available in 250 ml, 500 ml, and big 3 liter size.

Shaft’s Cheese: Singing the Bleus

California’s 49ers would have been quite surprised to see what Jack Gibson did with an old abandoned gold mine in Cedar Ridge near Grass Valley. Working in the dairy industry for several years, Jack realized that there might be a… Continue reading

Chocolate Banana Bread

Our favorite quarantine recipe, this quick and easy bread is a chocolate lover’s dream.

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1 c all purpose flour

1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder

1 t baking soda

1/2 t sea salt

1 1/2 c mashed ripe… Continue reading

In Queso You Like Cheese

On green hillsides in Northern California, herds of cows and goats merrily munch their way through March. The green grass and clover are just what they need to produce rich, premium quality milk which artisan producers then turn into world… Continue reading

“Boxty” (Irish Potato Pancakes)

Boxty translates to “poorhouse bread”, a simple peasant dish but incredibly easy to make and delicious for breakfast or as a supper side dish.

1 cup raw, grated potatoes
1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp… Continue reading