Weekly Bump: Better Late than Never

6 02 2009

It’s okay to talk about Chicks and Breeding with your teen

Breeding, Hatching and Brooding Chicks for 10-14 year old – Codman Farm Class  This class starts February 25th, which is just after most school’s February vacations come to an end.  

Monday night _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Schnitzel!  Come in from the cold to Sandrine’s for some Monday night Schnitzel.  Soup and Schnitzel ($22), Schnitzel and Dessert ($25), or Soup, Schnitzel and Dessert ($29).  Schnitzel is served with fries or salad.

Boston University Food and Wine Seminars

Hot Wines, Cool Prices with Sandy Block -Tuesday, February 10, 6–8 p.m.
Nesto’s Nebbiolos with Bill Nesto -Wednesday, February 11, 6–8 p.m.
Sweet Basil with David Becker -Friday, February 27, 7–9 p.m.

2009 Kick-off Events for Grow-Out of New England heirloom vegetables

This project features New England farms that have agreed to grow heirloom vegetables and participating chefs who agree to buy these vegetables and put them on their menu.  It is a project of Renewing America’s Food Traditions (RAFT).  The meetings will be focused on distributing heirloom seeds to participant growers and fostering partnerships between producer and chef. For more details email elizabeth@chefscollaborative.org.

Boston’s event will be March 9th, 2009 at Craigie on Main.  There are also kick-off events in Providence and Portsmouth.

One Man,One Cow, One Planet

The 2009 Slow Food Boston Film Series will be showing three documentaries, starting off with a One Man, One Cow, One Planet on Sunday, February 8th at 3:30pm.After the film, three local farmers Jeffrey Schmalz from Silverbrook Farm and Greg Maslowe from Newton Community Farm, as well as Timothy Griffin, a professor at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy will be available for discussion.

Mind your own bees wax

Beekeeping basics class at Codman Farm started this Wednesday.

The Boston Shaker

The Boston Shaker now carries some great tools from OXO.  To read more about what’s in store and what’s coming soon check out the website and sign up for the newsletter.

B&B:  Barbecue and Blood

Redbones is partnering with Kate’s Mystery Book shop and Haley Booksellers for a Murder Underbones evening.  Tuesday, February 17th from 5:30 – 7:00 head over to Redbones for a series of free book release parties and some killer appetizers on the house.

Kendall Square gets Big Sky
Big Sky Bakery is now open in Kendall Square.

Brunch just got better
Craigie on Main is now open for brunch.  Sometimes you want pancakes and sometimes you want a little Maws.

Craving some CSA

Winter CSA shares are available.  Check out the January newsletter for details.

Family Friendly Fine Dining

Family friendly dining is now available at Aura on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Their special family friendly menu includes dishes crafted for babies and toddlers.

Bon weekend.  ttyl your BFF (Boston Family Foodie)

You can “twack” me down on Twitter @ bffoodie

For more info: Boston University Food and Wine SeminarsChefs CollaborativeSlow Food Boston

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Steak Recipe: Penny Wise and Foolish in Love

5 02 2009

Whether the economy is going down the garbage disposal or you are living in a golden age it never hurts to be penny wise.  Here is a great recipe for steak hâché, which in all fairness has nothing to do with steak, but a little French can’t hurt if you’re looking for romance.

As a 6th grade student in Grenoble, France, one day “hamburger Americain” (pronounce with French accent dropping the “h”, rolling the “r”, and scrunch your nose for the “ain”) was served for lunch.  No one ate it.  It was a flat, overcooked patty of beef served on a plate.  Alone.  No wonder the French don’t think much of our food.  Well that was a long time ago and North American food has changed for the better.  Even so, a hamburger needs a bun and some fixin’s to make it a hamburger.  A steak hâché, on the other hand is served alone as a well cooked patty of beef with some seasoning and (if you’re lucky) a beautiful sauce.  I guess, with the hamburger Americain something got lost in translation.

To make your very own penny wise, romantic dinner of steak haché here is what you need.

A pan.  Cast iron is good.

For the steak haché
salt
pepper
olive Oil or butter
ground beef (lean but not too lean)

Form the patties.  Heat the pan and cook the patties until they are done to your liking.  Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper.  Let the steak haché sit on a rimmed plate.

For the sauce
salt
pepper
butter
a small onion or shallot (I prefer shallots)
Dijon mustard
red wine or brandy (if you like)
crême fraîche or sour cream (I prefer the former)

Chop 1/2 the onion or shallot finely.  Sauté the onion or shallot in some butter until nicely golden. Add a teaspoon of Dijon mustard (less or more to your taste).  Splash a little red wine or brandy into the pan and deglaze the pan.  Add a dollop of crême fraîche or sour cream.  Taste and add seasoning as needed.  Pour the juices on the steak haché plate into the sauce and stir.  Then add the meat to the sauce just to re-warm. Serve with a salad, a baguette to mop up the sauce (this is expected and not considered rude), and perhaps a cheese or fruit course.

Set the table with candles.  Put on some nice music.  You have the perfect dinner for 2,4,6,8 on the penny wise side leaving you plenty of time and some money to be foolish in love.

Bon appetit.  ttyl your BFF (Boston Family Foodie)

For more info: Steak haché au poivre vertSteak hache à la sauce Roquefort





Valentine’s Day: A Different Type of Bubbly

2 02 2009

Now that you have little ones, your lifestyle may have changed a tad.  It might be time to revamp Valentine’s day.

If you still fit in your lingerie or have purchased something new to show off your hot mama bod then go for it. For me, lingerie is no longer in the front, or even somewhere in the middle of my dresser drawer.  It has fallen out the back of the drawer and is flattened in the back between the dresser frame and the drawer.  In fact, lingerie is more of a goal like saving money for the kids to go to college some day.  But this isn’t about changes in the bedroom so let’s move on to the kitchen.

In truth, I am not a huge fan of Valentine’s day and never have been.  The thought of a romantic dinner for two might be the perfect evening for some parents.  The sitter comes,  you have reservations at some Boston area romantic spot, and you look fabulous in your new outfit.  The anticipation of a romantic candle-lit dinner with your partner in life without crumbs under foot or under tush nor mysterious noises coming across the monitor just as you sit down to raise a glass of wine) has made you giddy all week.  You get yourselves primped and pampered and head out the door arm in arm.

In our life it’s more like we have reservations at some fabulous restaurant.  We say our goodbyes (9 times out of 10 someone is screaming as we walk out the door).  Okay, sometimes it’s me but getting dressed is really traumatic these days.  So we’re finally out the door, we find our romantic dinner spot.  We then drive around for 20 minutes to find parking.  Once we’re parked we go into the restaurant.  The lights are dim the air is warm and all we really want is a pillow and a blanket.

Since it is rare that we eat together as a family and I think it is important to do when we can, this year Valentine’s day is about the romance of family.  It’s about doing things together.  Letting the usualy schedule flex a little bit.  The teacher in me knows that the more prep I do in advance and the earlier we schedule our evening the more relaxing our experience will be.

So my suggestion for this Valentine’s day is to enjoy the dynamics of your family as it is, not as it could/should/would be.  If that means that the morning is spent apart.  Dad goes out for a Pilates class.  Mom takes the kids out for breakfast.  Mom goes out for a walk around the reservoir.  Dad takes the kids out to play or stays in to do a project (house, painting, laundry).  Just make little changes to the day.  Stop and have a tea break together.  Put on some music to fold laundry to and do it as a family.

And for dinner skip the Champagne, steaks, and chocolate mousse.  Okay, you can keep the chocolate mousse just make it the night before or after school with the kids.  The new Valentine’s menu is heart-shaped hamburgers any style.  The bubbly is beer.  And, dessert is chocolate (perhaps white chocolate for the kids if you want them to sleep).  Plan an early family dinner. Once the kids are in bed you can serve another course. I do mean a little bite to eat here:  a cheese course, a fruit course, dessert, or after dinner drink.

For more info: The recipes and details will be coming soon.  Some great beer choices and pairings will accompany the menu.





The Hottest Food Trend of 2009: Chowhound and the iPhone Apps

1 02 2009

Thus far, Chowhound does not seem to have an iPhone application, but I have to include them here, because they are my most used online resource for all things food. For those of you looking for a quick read.  I highlighted my favourite ones in olive green.

Chowhound

Chowhound’s tagline is “for those who live to eat.”. Chowhound is where I go if I have a question about food in general or restaurants when I’m travelling.  Recently, my brother’s fiancée was looking for a caterer for their wedding and Chowhound was where I went first for some guidance.  When I was looking for a turkey that was local this Thanksgiving I went to Chowhound.  It’s my Google of the food world.  There’s even a thread about my hometowns Kitchener-Waterloo.  It is not commercial, and has enough people regularly contributing to make it a current and useful resource for almost anything food related.

The range of applications for your iPhone is amazing!  You can find the closest Starbucks, find a local dive to die for, you can monitor your Kosher self with the Parve-o-meter, and you can find some great healthy family recipes as well. Because my job as CEO of the family doesn’t pay so much, I have chosen to discuss the free iPhone applications, but if you are willing to pay 99 cents and up then your selection is even bigger.

Food Around You

Urbanspoon

This is another fun and informative site for the urban eater.  The iPhone application lets you shake, saunter and spoon.  You shake the phone to activate the application and Urbanspoon will suggest somewhere in the neighbourhood for you to saunter over to and pick up your spoon for some fine eats.  The slot-machine type screen has three sections any of which can be locked:  Neighbourhood, food type, price.  Sitting at my computer in Cambridge, I can give it a shake and get Harvard Square, Bakery, $ and the result is the Hi Rise Pie Company.  Another shake comes up with Arlington, Mexican, $ and the result is Ole Mexican Grill.  You can then click on the restaurant for a phone number and directions.  Then you can read reviews.  Although Urbanspoon is low in calories it does seem to have addictive qualities.

Roadfood

Roadfood is a resource for regional meals along highways, in small towns and in city neighborhoods.   The idea is that you can drive to Grandma’s house and if you need to stop on the way for a meal, it should be a good one, a local one, and a non-chain destination.  Isn’t that what we all strive for on our road trips?  Okay sometimes the requirements are just that there be a somewhat clean bathroom, but that’s a whole other article.

Local Picks
This is Trip Advisor‘s application.  You can filter the list by distance (from your current location), rating (out of 5 stars), and Price.  Once you click on a restaurant.  You get a rating, price, and cuisine list, directions, phone number, a link to see reviews on Trip Advisor and the restaurant’s website.

Goodrec
I love how Goodrec works because it has all the restaurant information of the other applications:  the map, directions, phone numbers, filters, and reviews.  In addition, it’s a bit like Facebook, there are groups, you can invite friends, and when you pull up restaurants there will be some goodrec member comments as well as the CitySearch review.

Lunch?
This is perfect if you are looking for a chain restaurant.  If you need a Starbucks right away or you know that you can feed the kids and yourself at a Panera Bread, then this is the perfect application to have on hand.  You can shake and click on a chain restaurant or you can scroll down to find a particular place.  Then map it and it will give you directions immediately.  The free version only allows you to have 5 restaurants, so I just use it for the preprogrammed chains.  Mine has:  Starbucks, Panera Bread, Olive Garden, Jamba Juice, and Cheesecake Factory.  Those are my chains of choice.

Fast Food
While we are on the theme of fast food, there is Fast Food.  Fast Food has an alphabetical listing of fast food chains as well as “restaurant types” such as seafood, Mexican, Indian, and grocery stores.  You just click on the name of the chain or restaurant type and a list of all the locations in the area will pop up with an address, phone number, and distance from your current location.

Munch
At the bottom of the screen it reads:  Pizza Italian, Chinese, Mexican, and More.  You can click on Pizza and it will bring up a listing with phone numbers, address, and map for all the Pizza places near your current location.

Around Me
This is not just for food, but you can find bars, coffee, programmed favorites, pubs, restaurants and supermarkets nearby.  You just click on one of the categories and a complete listing of the, for example, Supermarkets and smaller markets around you will come up with the address and distance from your current location.  At my computer, I am 201 yards from Formaggio Kitchen, for example.  Once you select a destination, it will give you the phone number and you can either add to contacts, get directions or email the information to someone.

Open Table
I use this for most dinner reservations.  Now it is also available on the iPhone.  You just look up the restaurant by name, area, or cuisine and then make your reservations.  There is also a system of points.  To be honest, I’m not sure what the points are for, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out when the time comes to use them.

Food & Health

Lose It
This is my favourite nutrition application, since I don’t focus on 40-30-30 so much and I don’t eat primarily at chain restaurants.  This is a food journal of sorts.  The application helps you calculate your daily food “budget” and then you track it.  You set goals and you track your weight.  You can add food for your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.  The application has many foods already built in with the calorie information.  You can also add your own.  You can also add exercise, including sledding for those of you out sledding today, as part of your daily log.

Restaurant Nutrition
Allows you to click on a Chain restaurant and either map it and get directions or get the nutritional information (or should I say lack of nutrition information).  You can keep a diary of when you ate this food and what you ate.  If you tend to eat at this type of food establishment on a regular basis, this could be a very handy tool.

40-30-30
This is based on the idea that one should try to have a diet composed of 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein and 30% fat in one’s meals.  What it allows you to do is to enter the grams of carbohydrates, protein, and fat and it will calculate the % for you.

Yum Yum
This is an alphabetical list of great Vegan recipes.  I love it!

The Bar

There are so many great cocktail apps that I will just list some here:  Cocktails, DrunkDial, and Drinks Free

Basically, for these apps you can choose drinks my ingredient, you can spin for a drink recipe.  You can mark your favourite drinks for a reference later as well.

Beer Brands
This is a great app where you can star your favourite beer brands.  You can also select a beer and see the brewery, brewery type, container, best glass to serve in, best temperature for serving, fermentation, alcohol by volume, alcohol by weight, beer year, and what it is best served with

buzzd
For those of you who are still out painting the town red you can use buzzd to find out “What’s going on around me right now?”™.  The categoreis are Eat, Meet and Play.  For Zagat members you can find out the rating of a place (for non members you can just get some of the basic info about a location).  You can have your friends set up on buzzd and meet them if they’re out and buzzing.  If you’re like me though, most of your friends were in bed at 8:00 p.m. and if they’re staying up partying it’s with a bottle of wine, the remote and until the wee hours of 10 p.m.  You go girls!

Kosher

Parve-o-meter
This is a fun little application.  When you eat meat you press the meat button and it starts the countdown to Parve.  Ditto for dairy.  You can set your degree of  “Kosherness” for the dairy to meat countdown.  It seems that the meat to dairy countdown is non-negotiable

Laws of Shabbos in the Kitchen
This is a document that is divided into chapters covering the laws of Shabbos in the Kitchen.  It is written by Rabbi Nissan Dovid Dubov of the UK.

Miscellaneous:  Green, Gluten-Free,

Seafood Watch
This application is a guide for making wise ocean-friendly choices for Seafood in the US.  The guide is divided into regions:  Central US, Hawaii, National, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and West Coast.  There is also a Sushi Guide.  When you click on the guide it will give you your best choices, good alternatives, and vish to avoid.

Gluten Free Card
This is great for those of you that travel and eat, or have a child that eats, gluten-free.  The card explains in almost any language what it is to be gluten-free so you can safely order in any restaurant anywhere.

iLocavore
This is the “all things local blog” -roll.  The tagline for the website is local food: local products and that is what they write about.

Canadian Living
This is like the Canadian version of Good Housekeeping meets Martha Stewart Living all in one.  I like to read it occasionally and get recipes or ideas for the many “Hallmark” holidays we tolerate…I mean celebrate each year.  You can browse the magazine by section and bookmark recipes or other articles of interest.

Howcast
This is a collection of short videos that show you “how to” do anything.  It is divided into different categories, you can see the most recent, top rated, and search for specific topics as well.  You can watch anything from how to clean your refrigerator to how to make a creme brulée.

Little Chef
Will show you how many teaspoons are in a cup or how many Fluid ounces are in a quart.  This is not quite as comprehensive as I would like when I’m cooking, but it works quite well.

Conversions
This is a more comprehensive conversion tool.  You can work in angles, area, blood sugar, currency, energy, temperature, volume and weight among other things.

@bffoodie Bon appetit. ttyl on twitter your BFF (Boston Family Foodie)

This was not sent from my iPhone.

For more info:ChowhoundRoadfood.com, Top Kitchen Toy: The Cellphone? (NY Times), LocalPicksLunch?,  GoodrecOpenTable,  Restaurant NutritionAroundMe,  buzzd,  Yum Yum,  Seafood WatchiLocavore,Canadian LivingHowcast





Super Bowl Guide BFF Style

31 01 2009

This is a special Super Bowl lexicon paired with recipes and strategies for being in the kitchen with or without hungry little mouths to feed.

Fumble:

sports def. When a player, in American and Canadian football, has possession and control of the ball and then drops the ball.

parent def. When a parent has the intention to stop and buy a rotisserie chicken on the way home from school and (not because there was screaming in the back seat and the same song on repeat on the car’s stereo system for the last 20 minutes) drops the ball by going straight home, turns on the television and pours two bowls of dry cereal for “appetizers”.

Should this happen to you don’t panic.  The first step would be to call the other parent and have them get a chicken on the way home.  Yes, it can be done.  If you doubt this, then serve breakfast for dinner.  

Red Zone:

sports def. This is an imaginary area between the defense’s 20-yard line and it’s goal line.  This is the zone from which the offense is most likely to score.

parents def. This is the imaginary area in the pantry where unhealthy snacks with chocolate, caffeine, or too much sugar mysteriously disappear after 12 p.m.  This zone is to be reserved for times earlier in the day when you need a little extra help to score points with the kids for example when one is about to go on a long car ride, one needs to get somewhere extremely quickly with full cooperation from the child, or one needs to snap a two year old out of tantrum mode in less than 30 minutes.

Should you need extra red zone pantry items for the game be wary of any peanut products and stock up on snackable fruit such as grapes, yoghurt, apple shapes (use a cookie cutter), and other healthy “treats”.  Unhealthy sugary cereal is also not bad for a special afternoon snack or treat.

Touchdown:

sports def. This is acheived when one team takes the ball into the opposite end zone. 
parents def. This is what you do when your child is still in diapers and you don’t really feel like holding him up three feet in the air to sniff his or her diapered behind.  Instead, you do a gentle touchdown there to feel for any excessive weight, warmth, or other signs of a loaded diaper.  

If this happens during half time it is totally acceptable to send someone else to do the diaper change.  During the game one might have to draw straws.  To avoid any red flags you can offer the option of changing diapers or fixing up a few more snacks in the kitchen.

Half time:

sports def. This refers to the interval between the two halves of the game.  A show is often a featured here.
parents def. This refers to the amount of time you spend re-doing what you just did, as in “I spend half my time picking up after you kids”  (This often refers to the adult male “kid” too).  A show of remorse or willingness to change is rarely featured here.

Should this happen to you be sure to pour yourself a special cocktail during the game.  If you are a fan of beer treat yourself to something special.  When you pick up your barbecue head inside and can check out Formaggio’s great beer selection for a specialty bottle of beer that has the benefit of coming in 1Pint 9 Fl oz. bottles.  For beer recommendations just grab a staff member and they will guide you wisely.

Now that you know some of the definitions here are some last minute eats:

Pick something up at Whole Foods or Formaggio Kitchen or Redbones BBQ or Wilson Farms or Bakers’ Best .

Isabelle and I will be heading to one of these places for some goodies while the boys shop for Henry’s big boy mattress.  I’ll pull out some of the cheddar chive cornbread from the freezer (or make some non-dairy cornbread as a morning activity with the kids since our family quarterback is off dairy at the moment).

I’ll also throw on a pot of vegetarian chili (Moosewood’s Red, Gold, Black and Green Chili) or False Alarm Vegetable Chili (Martha Stewart).  I’ll see what ingredients I have more of in the morning and that’s the recipe I’ll use.

Bon appetit.  ttyl your BFF (Boston Family Foodie)





Five Boston Restaurants Serving Tasty Super Bowl Eats

31 01 2009

Everyone has their favourite sports bar to see a game and most football fans have their Super Bowl posse and routine.  If you’re looking for a new routine, or you need to change your plans up a bit this year then you may want to take advantage of a few of these Super Bowl City Secrets.

Formaggio Kitchen
For those of us who are lucky enough to have Formaggio Kitchen in our front or back yard, we know about their amazing Barbecue from the early spring days through the first days of the football season in fall.  In honour of Super Bowl Sunday, Formaggio’s barbecue ringmaster Eric, will have the wood burning and the full barbeque set  up in front of the store on Huron Ave.   Eric and his crew will be serving up my favourite Niman dogs (as in Niman Ranch) with all the delicious fixin’s, ribs, chicken, pulled pork, and so much more.

You can check out the full menu online.  For those of you not willing or able to stand out in the cold you can pre-order (by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27th) and you can pick up your order inside the store on Sunday after 12:00 noon.  To place your Super Bowl barbecue order call (617) 354-4750.

The Monday Club @ Upstairs on the Square
Who knew that if you go out in a football helmet you could get a hot date.  On Super Bowl Sunday head over to The Monday Club and watch the game while enjoying some tasty treats from game time until closing.  If you’re wearing your helmet you’ll be treated to their hot stuffed dates for free.  Some of the special offerings on the menu are Fire Engine Chile, grilled cheese dogs, ribeye steak sandwiches, and their best nachos and guacamole served with homemade chips.  To reserve your seat by the fire or by the screen call (617) 864-1933.

Brighton Beer Garden
The Brighton Beer Garden is located nearby in a spot that has changed restaurant type and style repeatedly over the years.  I think this might be a good match for the location.  Brighton Beer Garden on Market Street has a screen for everyone.  You will definitely not miss any of the game if you’re seated anywhere in the pub.  For Super Bowl Sunday they will be having a $3.99 wing buffet from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Sel de la Terre
This is a restaurant we like to visit if we’re taking family down to the Aquarium and want a nice meal out together.  The food is excellent and their bread is delish.  At two of the Sel de la Terre location there will be some Super Bowl Specials.  At their Boston location, near the aquarium, you can join them in the Bar/Lounge to watch the game and the bar menu will be 1/2 off.    On Boylston St. for their Sunday night dinner series on Super Bowl Sunday there will be a $10 bar menu platters during the game.

Summer Shack
Join Vinny at the Sports bar at Summer Shack in Cambridge.  The sports bar opens at 4:00 and there are $4 appetizers including:  Rhode Island calamari, cucumber iceberg salad, shells and cheese, chicken and andouille sausage gumbo, small cheeseburger, cup of clam chowder, cup of bermuda fish, and (for you Myndi) the Summer Shack corn dog.  Vinny stocks a good bar, makes a mean dirty martini and some interesting vodka infusions.

Enjoy the game or at very least enjoy the grub.

Bon appetit. ttyl your bff (Boston Family Foodie)

For more info: Formaggio KitchenUpstairs on the SquareMonday ClubBrighton Beer GardenSel de la TerreSummer Shack





Peanut Butter Recall: The Peanut-Lover’s Guide to What is Still Safe

31 01 2009

If your child just can’t go another day without peanut butter products, then here is a list of what Whole Foods sells that is not sourced from The Peanut Butter Corporation of America (PCA).  The list of peanut butter products that are from the Whole Foods Private Label products that are safe.

According to the American Peanut Council, the following brands are safe:

Peter Pan Peanut Butter

Frito-Lay TM Peanut Butter Cheese Crackers, Frito-Lay TM Peanut Butter Toast Crackers, Grandma’s TM Peanut Butter Big Cookies, Grandma’s TM Peanut Butter Sandwich Creme Cookies, Quaker Bakeries TM Peanut Butter Cookies (Canada)
Website:
www.fritolay.com


THE HERSHEY COMPANY
All Hershey and Reese’s Products

THE J.M. SMUCKER COMPANY
Jif, Smucker’s, Adams and Laura Scudder’s Peanut Butter Brands and Peanut Butter Products

KRAFT FOODS, INC.
Kraft, Nabisco cookies and crackers and Planters products

MARS SNACKFOODS US
M&M’S® Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies, SNICKERS® Brand, SNICKERS® Brand Ice Cream, TWIX® Peanut Butter, Cookie Bars, KUDOS® Peanut Butter Granola Bars, Ethel M Chocolates® and ethel’s® chocolate lounge

UNILEVER:
SkippySlim-Fast, retail packaged ice cream brands Ben & Jerry’sBreyersGood HumorKlondike,Popsicle

A. L. BAZZINI
A. L. Bazzini Company does not purchase peanut butter, peanut paste, or any other peanut products from Peanut Corporation of America. We manufacture our own nut butters using products purchased from Severn Peanut Company, Golden Peanut Company, and Birdsong Peanuts. Blanching is done by both in our facility and at Universal Blanchers, a company already on the FDA safe list.

ABDALLAH CANDIES


AMERICA’S BEST NUT COMPANY
Gourmet peanuts: Southern Homestyle, SeaNuts, Wingnuts

AMERICAN BLANCHING COMPANY
Blanched peanuts, peanut paste, peanut butter, peanut granules


ANDERSON BAKERY/NATIONAL PRETZEL HOLDINGS
HK Anderson Peanut Butter Filled Nuggets (all sizes)


ANTON-ARGIRES, INC.
In-shell peanuts and shelled peanut items

ATKINSON CANDY COMPANY
Peanut butter based confectionery products


AUNT RUBY’S PEANUTS
Raw peanuts, country style peanuts, chocolate peanut clusters,inshell peanut products


BEER NUTS, Inc.


BELMONT PEANUTS OF SOUTHAMPTON

BERTIE COUNTY PEANUTS

CANUS
Nature’s Dog

CHUCKANUT PRODUCTS
Chuckanut, Nature’s Nuts, Paradise Found, Seawest Premium Harvest


CLASEN QUALITY COATINGS (CQC)
Confectionery coatings

CLEMENTS FOODS COMPANY, INC.
Garden Club, American and Savory Brands, plus a vairety of private label products suppliled to customers


CRAZY RICHARD’S PEANUT BUTTER COMPANY
Crazy Richard’s Natural Creamy and Chunky Peanut Butter


D & C DIST. CO. INC. DBA AS GUST PICOULAS NUT CO.

E. J. COX COMPANY/SACHS PEANUTS

Roasted, Salted, and Raw In Shell Peanuts

EXTENDSNACKS
ExtendBar, ExtendCrisps and ExtendShakes

FERIDIES

FUNLEY’S DELICIOUS®
Stix in the Mud®


GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATE COMPANY
Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter Filling SquaresTM chocolates; Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter Filling chocolate bars


GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA
Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scount’s Quality Assurance Statement

GOLDEN BOY FOODS LP
Peanut Butter, Peanut Paste, Blanched Peanuts, In shell Peanuts, Peanut Granules

GOLDEN PEANUT COMPANY

All Peanut Flours,  Roasted Peanut Oil, Refined Peanut Oil and Peanut
Extract

GURLEY’S FOODS

HAMPTON FARMS

HARVEST MANOR FARMS
Hoody’s®, All American™, Original Nut House™, Manor Creek Naturals™, Treat Time™ and Nut Lunch™ snack nuts and mixes, in-shell peanuts and unique nut ingredient products

HEARTS & MINDS, LLC
Products: Hearts&Minds Peanut Butter with Olive Oil and Omega-3

HILL & VALLEY, INC.
Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cookies


HUBBARD PEANUT COMPANY


JEPPI NUT & CANDY DISTRIBUTORS

JIMBO’S JUMBOS


JOHN B. SANFILIPPO AND SONS, INC.

Peanut products and peanut butter packaged under the Fisher, Sunshine Country and Flavor Tree brands

JOSH EARLY CANDIES

KAR’S NUTS

KETTLE FOODS, INC.
Kettle Brand® Roaster-Fresh® Peanut Butter


KOEZE COMPANY, Grand Rapids Michigan
Cream-Nut Natural Smooth Peanut Butter, Cream-Nut Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter, Sweet Ella’s Organic Smooth Peanut Butter, Sweet Ella’s Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter, Milk Chocolate Cream-Nut Peanut Butter Puddles, Dark Chocolate Cream-Nut Peanut Butter Puddles, Milk Chocolate Cream-Nut Peanut Butter Clusters, Dark Chocolate Cream-Nut Peanut Butter Clusters, Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Splurge

KREMA GROUP LTD.
Krema Natural Creamy and Crunchy Peanut Butter, Krema Buckeye Crunch


THE KROGER CO
Kroger, Fred Meyer, and  Ralph’s brand peanut butter

LANCE, INC.

LATE JULY ORGANIC SNACKS
Late July Organic Snacks Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, Late July Organic Classic Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers

LAWRENCE FOODS, INC.
Peanut Butter Buttercrème Icing, Peanut Butter Bar Layer, Natural Peanut Butter Bar Layer, Peanut Butter Cereal Bar Base, Caramel Base with Peanuts


MIDWEST/NORTHERN INC.

THE LEAVITT CORPORATION, EVERETT, MA
Makers of Teddie Natural Peanut Butter and Private label Peanut Butters


NATURAL DE-LITES, LLC
FitNutz Peanut Butter Mix

NATURE KIST SNACKS
FreshPak® In Shell Peanuts; private label in shell peanut brands


NEW CENTURY SNACKS, LLC


NuGo NUTRITION
NuGo Nutrition Bars, KeriBar, and Crispy Cat

NUTCO INC.
Nut ’n Better Brand Organic and regular peanut butter and peanut paste –  both retail and institutional packing.

NUT FACTORY GmbH & CO. KG
G
erman importer and processor of peanuts in shell as well as kernels.


ODWALLA, INC.
All Odwalla products

OLD DOMINION PEANUT COMPANY


ONCE AGAIN NUT BUTTER, INC.

PAULA DEEN COLLECTION

PEANUT BUTTER & CO.
Peanut butter, flavored peanut butter, peanut butter cups, and peanut butter filled pretzels

THE PEANUT PATCH

PEANUT PROCESSORS, INC.

PEANUT PROCESSORS OF SHERMAN, INC.

THE PEANUT SHOP OF WILLIAMSBURG

PIERRE FOODS
Pierre™ PBJamwich® (all flavors),  Pierre™ Grahamwich, Pierre™ Peanut Butter Cups, and Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups


PLANTATION PEANUTS OF WAKEFIELD, VA

PRODUCERS PEANUT COMPANY. INC.
www.thepeanutkids.com.

ROYAL OAK PEANUTS
Gourmet salted and spiced peanuts, candied peanuts: peanut brittle, coated peanuts


SAHALE SNACKS
Sing Buri Cashews with Pineapple, Peanuts, Lemongrass + Mild , Chinese Chili; Almond PB&J with Peanuts + Berries; Sahale Snacks/Harry & David Louisiana Pepper Pecans with Peanuts, Bananas and Brown Sugar

SCHIFF NUTRITION INTERNATIONAL
Tiger’s Milk Nutrition Bars

SLATTERY’S PEANUT CO., INC.
Slattery’s Raw Redskin and Blanched peanuts, Slattery’s Roasted, Salted and Raw in-the-shell peanuts.  Slattery’s 50/50 mixed nuts, cashews halves & pieces, Honey Roasted peanuts in a can and Dry Roasted and Salted peanuts in a Jar.

SMART BALANCE


SMITHFIELD SPECIALTY FOODS

SNAC LITE LLC
Naturally More, Power Butter and Power PB


SOUTHERN PEANUT COMPANY, INC.


ST. LAURENT BROTHERS, INC.

STAR SNACKS CO., LLC
All Star Snacks, Harborview, Manhattan Nut and Imperial Products

SUFFOLK PEANUT CENTER, INC.

SUNLAND, INC.

SUPERIOR NUT COMPANY, INC.
Superior Nut Company Peanut Butter, Liquid Peanut Butter and Liquid Peanut Butter products

TRANS-NUSS

TROPHY NUT CO., INC.

UNIVERSAL BLANCHERS/SEABROOK INGREDIENTS


VIRGINIA & SPANISH PEANUT COMPANY
Peanut Butter, In Shell Virginia Peanuts, Shelled Virginia and Spanish Peanuts, Blanched Virginia Peanuts, Granulated Peanuts

VIRGINIA DINER
www.virginiadiner.com

WAKEFIELD PEANUT COMPANY LLC


WOLFGANG CANDY COMPANY, INC.

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