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February 7, 2013

By Michele Hatton

Did the holidays serve up an extra half-inch to your waistline? Get back in shape with pickles, a reliable food that entered the human diet 4,000 years ago. These beloved briny snacks contain little or no fat, few calories and are quite easy to make at home.

Almost any vegetables—cucumbers, sugar peas, carrots, cauliflower, shredded cabbage, turnips—can be pickled using either vinegar or a brine (a mixture of salt and water). Brined pickles are fermented, which not only makes them grow sour but causes them to be suffused with the friendly gut bacteria, ... Read more

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January 30, 2013

Vegan but love beer? Wondering why beer, which is made from water, malt, hops and yeast wouldn’t be vegan in the first place? Well, it seems as if some brewers use a thing called isinglass as a clarification agent. Isinglass is made from the bladder of sturgeons and, in some beers, is added after fermentation to help settle the yeast to the bottom of the tank. No need to be worried though, a vast number of breweries do NOT use it. Still worried? Never fear! Here are some vegan friendly beers that we have in the store right now. New Leaf has your vegan back.

Anderson Valley Brewing... Read more

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January 26, 2013

We're making room for new exciting cheeses, which means now's your chance to snag gourmet cheeses at discontinued prices. Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam, normally $16.97 each, is now only $9.97. German Tilset and Cantalet are on sale for $9.87 per pound and $8.97 per pound respectively, a savings of $6 per pound. Cave Aged Mimolette is a steal at $12.27 per pound (regularly $20.47 per pound) and P'Tit Basque is reduced to $... Read more

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January 24, 2013

By Crystal Wakoa

Stuffy nose? Starting to sneeze? Super Soup to the rescue!

Super Soup is the brainstorm of Kelly Green of Gulf Breeze, Florida. Kelly assembled all the cold-fighting remedies she learned from her parents and relatives while growing up, added a few more from her research as a health conscious adult, and created a delicious, hydrating, congestion-reducing soup. All you have to do is add boiling water!

Ingredients include Echinacea, ginger root, garlic, sage lemon balm, Vitamin C, parsley, turmeric,... Read more

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January 22, 2013

Game day is about casual entertaining and good company. Focus on snacks, finger foods and foods that are easy to eat and clean up. Break out your main dishes at halftime! Prepare as much food as you can a day ahead so you can mingle with your guests. Bring on the bold flavors: smoky, spicy and hearty.

Plan a fun and festive menu by selecting three items to buy or make in each of these categories. Or let our deli do the work. Click here for our catering menu.

Appetizers:

Cheeses or cheese ball... Read more

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January 18, 2013

 

Widmer Brothers Brewery in Oregon has established a reputation as folks who know how to knock out a stellar beverage.  We carry some of their year-round beers and always pick up the seasonal stuff when we can. So when we heard that the Brothers’ Reserve series was finally available we jumped at the chance. According to Widmer, their brewers, “are always experimenting with unique ingredients, unconventional brewing practices, and unexpected ideas. The Brothers’ Reserve series is a showcase of their exploratory artistry.” Whew! I interpret that long list of big words to mean one... Read more

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January 11, 2013

The Co-op’s annual wine event returns with a twist. On Saturday, February 9 from 7-9 pm explore a selection of wines from across the globe and enjoy an assortment of cheeses including local Sweet Grass Dairy and St. Andrews Bay.

Sample over 20 unique wines and have your wine questions answered by the experts. Discover new favorites and be reminded of old standbys.

This evening of Fine Wine and Gourmet Cheese partially benefits Sustainable Tallahassee. Tickets for this exclusive event are $15 per person and include a complimentary New Leaf Market wine glass and a coupon good... Read more

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January 9, 2013

Pecorino Ginepro is a hard, well-aged cheese from Italy that is not to be missed. Made from raw sheep’s milk, this cheese is washed in balsamic vinegar and juniper berries. After that it is aged in oak barrels for at least four months giving it a smoky flavor. 

Enjoy this delectable treat with something light, like a lemony and bright Savignon Blanc, or be bold and have it with a strong Scotch Ale. Claymore’s Wee Heavy Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing in Colorado is a perfect example AND right across the aisle!

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December 20, 2012

Named after the Colonial era Cracker Cowboys of Florida, Cigar City Florida Cracker is an awesome Belgian-style white ale. Pouring a cloudy straw color, this Tampa take on a traditional wit has moderate notes of orange peel, coriander and hints of vanilla. Cigar City then adds a French Saison yeast strain that lends to its dry finish. Even if it wasn’t a modest 5% ABV (alcohol by volume), this beer would be incredibly drinkable and refreshing. My new favorite beer in the store, and at $8.99 a six-pack it’s a steal!

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December 19, 2012

By Sandy Beck

Every year as flu season approaches, I weigh the pros and cons of getting a flu shot. This year, I asked local nutritionist Henry Hall, who specializes in holistic, personalized nutrition, for his opinion.

Henry gave me an article by Dr. Charles B. Simone, a respected nationally recognized oncologist and immunologist. According to Dr. Simone, there are, “more than 200 viruses that cause influenza and influenza-like illness,” yet, “at best, flu vaccines might be effective against only influenza A and B, which represent about 10% of all circulating viruses that... Read more

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