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Ch…Ch…Ch…Chia
Monday October 28th 2013, 6:31 pm
Filed under: Grocery

Did you know…

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Chia Pods contain one full serving of sun ripened Chia seeds, mixed with coconut milk, and real fruit. Each Chia Pod provides 100% of your recommended daily intake of Omega 3 and 25% of your fiber.  The lid, cup and spoon are all recyclable and are made from 30% recycled content.  Plum Market carries all four Chia Pod flavors, Blueberry, Mango, Vanilla Bean and Banana.



What’s on Tap
Friday October 11th 2013, 8:42 pm
Filed under: Mad Picks | Wine, Beer, & Spirits

Now on Tap in the WineBar at Plum Market Old Town:

Imperial Red – Beer Camp #65, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Chico, California  8.1% ABV
10oz – 4  16oz – 6
This imperial red ale takes the intense hop profile found in traditional double ipa and turns up the malt. It has big aromatic hop notes of grapefruit, peach, and melon–balanced by a smooth and surprisingly robust malt body. 

Dragon’s Milk, New Holland Brewing
Holland, MI  10.0%
10oz – 4   16oz – 6
A stout with roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath.

Patrick Bottex “La Cueille” Bugey-Cerdon Rosé, Savoie (France)
9 glass 4.5 half glass 21.99 btl
Gorgeous sparkling rosé with a touch of sweetness. Made by the oldest method of sparkling winemaking, Méthode Ancestrale; wine is bottled before the sole fermentation is complete. 90% Gamay, 10% Poulsard

Mauro Molino Barolo 2009, Piedmont (Italy)
12 glass 6 half glass 34.97 btl
Madeline’s Unreal Deal- A Piedmontese Stunner! The nose will put a smile on your face, with both ripe and dried berries and a waft of violets.  Welcoming and generous, yet an intriguing Nebbilolo.



Berry Serious
Wednesday October 09th 2013, 2:01 pm
Filed under: Apothecary

The change of seasons can be challenging on our immune systems as the Midwest summer-to-fall transition can feel as though it happens overnight. One way to keep your immune health going strong is with Gaia Herb’s Black Elderberry Syrup. These berries have been recognized for centuries for their immune supportive properties. The certified organic syrup includes natural vitamin c from Acerola cherries and provides the equivalent of 14,500 fresh elderberries AND it tastes good! You can find the traceability of these Black Elderberries including their cultivation, harvesting, extraction and validation at the Gaia Herbs website.  Now that’s a “berry” serious product!

Save 25% on any of Gaia’s Elderberry products starting October 7, 2013 – December 1, 2013.

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Taste Me, Do Good*
Thursday September 19th 2013, 5:10 pm
Filed under: Produce

A banana’s a banana right? Wrong! We’re proud to introduce Organic AND Fair Trade bananas to our produce selection. We promise these are the best tasting bananas you’ll ever have and you’ll feel great about supporting the sustainable and fair trade farmers who pick them.

Interrupcion* works with family farmers to ensure the protection of our earth, employing sustainable agricultural practices and organic and biodynamic farming methods.  All of our products are all produced with the highest levels of food-safety.  We eliminate the use of harmful chemicals and GMOs, and we safeguard our land and water resources for future harvests and generations.  

Video about TMDG Bananas

TASTE ME*: Enjoy the flavors of fresh, nutritious produce grown the way Mother Nature intended.  Our hand-selected fruits and vegetables come to you directly from family farms and cooperatives throughout the America’s. 

DO GOOD*: Make a difference in the lives of families, communities, and our environment.  We guarantee fair wages and safe, dignified working conditions.  Every time you buy a Taste Me Do Good* product, you generate a small social premium that goes directly back to farm-workers and their communities to invest in much needed health, education, and other urgent community projects.  
 
When you buy a Taste Me Do Good* product you’re:
          choosing a healthy and nutritious option  
          participating positively with farmers, workers, and communities  
          supporting sustainable agriculture
          growing a healthy and nutritious food system.

Pick up a bunch next time you’re in Plum Market and let us know what you think of Taste Me Do Good bananas!



Choose Organic. Here’s Why…
Friday September 06th 2013, 8:37 pm
Filed under: Apothecary,Grocery,Meat & Seafood,Plum Bakehouse,Produce

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Happy Trails!
Wednesday August 28th 2013, 6:24 pm
Filed under: Apothecary,Grocery

Today is National Trail Mix Day, which is awesome because it’s nearly impossible to mess up Trail Mix! Summer is nearing an end, but there is still plenty of time to get out there and enjoy nature and hit the trails with your favorite mix! Trail Mix is perfect for a boost of energy, and keeps you energized for the long haul. Bonus – it’s delicious!  We’ve got a couple of great recipes for you, but don’t be afraid to get creative within our YouScoop bulk section.  Of course, if you want animal crackers in your Trail Mix, who are we to stop you!?

Paleo Trail Mix

Ingredients:
1 Cup Whole Almonds
½ Cup Whole Cashews
½ Cup Raw Pumpkin Seeds
½ Cup Raisins
½ Cup Dried Currants
½ Cup Dried Blueberries
½ Cup Coconut Flakes

Instructions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Toast the nuts for 10 minutes until golden brown. Let the nuts cool and then combine all ingredients.  Store in an air tight container.

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Back To School Trail Mix

Ingredients:
1 Cup Granola
1 Cup Crispy Rice Cereal
½ Cup Pecan Halves
½ Cup Banana Chips
¼ Cup Raisins
Handful of Diced Dried Fruit
Chocolate Chips (if it needs some sweetening)

Instructions:
Combine all ingredients and store in an air tight container. Seriously. That’s it.

Now, go take a hike!



Back to School With Taste
Thursday August 08th 2013, 3:09 pm
Filed under: Grocery,Meat & Seafood,Plum Kitchen,Produce

We’re hooking you up with Back to School Tips, Recipes, and Tastefest Events!

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Don’t miss our Back to School Tastefests coming up in Old Town and West Bloomfield!  Check out these kid-friendly recipes, compliments of our Executive Chef, Randy Weed:

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Baked Sweet Potato Tots

Makes 24 tots

Ingredients

1 lb sweet potatoes

1/4 cup Bobs brown rice flour

1 tsp kosher salt

2 eggs beaten

2 cups Panko bread Crumbs

Safflower oil in a spritzer, or pan release spray

Method

  1. Boil a large pot of water & preheat oven to 375.
  2. Add the potatoes to the water and boil for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from the water and allow to cool.
  4. Once cool enough to handle, peel the potatoes.
  5. Shred the peeled potatoes with a box grater.
  6. Add the grated sweet potatoes to a large bowl with the flour and salt. Combine well.
  7. Roll and squish the potatoes into tot shapes.
  8. Place tot in egg wash, then bread crumbs, shaking off excess, then
  9. Place them on a greased baking sheet and into a 375° oven for 30 minutes.

Serve immediately, a good dipping sauce can be made with non- fat yogurt, pinch of cinnamon, pinch of ground coriander, teaspoon of honey, and a little fresh lime juice.

 

Fresh, Healthy Fruit Kebabs

Organic Mango, Banana, & Strawberry “K-Bobs”

Makes 8 “k-Bobs”

Ingredients:

2 ea. Organic Banana, peeled, cut into 1 inch sections

1 ea. Organic mango, ripe, peeled, pit removed, cut in to 1 inch cubes

16 Organic strawberries, washed, stem removed

8 each 5” bamboo skewers

2 Tbsp. clover Honey

1 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice (1/2 a lemon)

Method:

Include other fruit varieties as desired. Always make sure the fruit is washed before starting any preparation.  Place all the cut fruit in a large bowl with honey and lemon juice.  Lightly toss to get all the pieces of fruit coated.  Build fruit on skewers and arrange on platter and serve immediately, drizzle juice over “k-bobs,” can be kept under refrigeration for a few hours.

 

 quinoa-meatballs

Turkey Quinoa Meat balls with Citrus BBQ sauce

Makes 24 meat balls

Ingredients:

1 lbs. Ground Turkey

1/2 cups.  Cooked Quinoa

1 tbsp. Minced garlic

1 tbsp.  Soy sauce

Pinch Salt

Pinch Pepper

Pinch Dried Oregano

Pinch Dried Thyme

3 Eggs

½ cup Bob’s brown rice flour

Method:

Mix together all ingredients until well combined.  Refrigerate for one hour. Form mix into balls.  (Trick: rub a little oil in your hands before forming balls to get a smooth sphere shape).  If the mix is to loose, add a little more rice flour to stabilize.  Place balls on parchment lined sheet pan and bake in 350 degree oven, turn them every few minutes, they will take about 15 minutes to cook. 

Sauce:

2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce (I prefer all natural–avoid high fructose corn syrup.)

2 tbsp. Orange Juice

1 tbsp. lime juice

1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Mix all the ingredients together and coat the hot meatballs, serve immediately.



Learn. Drink. Repeat.
Monday August 05th 2013, 4:18 pm
Filed under: Mad Picks | Wine, Beer, & Spirits

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Let’s talk about Imperial IPA, also referred to as Double IPA.  The term Imperial comes from the strong stout brewed in England for the Russian Imperial Court of the late 1700s.  Expect a robust, malty, alcoholic flavor with a hop profile that has potential to be very aggressive. Perfect for hopheads, or anyone who generally appreciates a big, strong glass of beer.

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Check out the Beer Style of the Month display in Plum Market Ann Arbor in the corner of the beverage department:

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OMG, Have you tried Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream?!
Friday July 19th 2013, 6:04 pm
Filed under: Grocery

Well, if you haven’t, you’ve been missing out…

*Attention Ice Cream Connoisseurs: Jeni’s flavors are seasonal, and are not all available at each of our locations. Call ahead if you are looking for a specific variety.