Pereg’s Teff Porridges are available in brown or ivory varieties as well as mixed with nuts and berries or with chocolate. In addition to being gluten-free, Teff is higher in protein than wheat, is a great source of iron, calcium and amino acids. This ancient whole grain has a pleasantly sweet nutty flavor, and the small size makes it easy to digest. Brown & white teff: Whole teff can be toasted and used to add a little crunch to salads to muffins; boiled teff can be prepared with milk or water for a sweet porridge or spiced up for a side dish; raw teff can be ground into flour and baked into injera bread, a traditional Ethiopian dish. Flavored teff mixes: This pre-seasoned teff porridge makes a delicious breakfast, side dish, or even a healthful dessert. Just add water & boil – easy to prepare any time of day.
Farro Side Dishes from Pereg are offered in plain, or blended with mushrooms or new roasted garlic flavor. Farro is a hardy ancient grain and is a variety of wheat savored for its rich texture and mild flavor.It is a healthful grain that’s an excellent source of fiber, protein, magnesium, and iron. Farro is delicious seasoned up as a side dish as an alternative to rice or quinoa, tossed with some protein & vegetables in a hot / cold salad, used in soups or stews. For an extra boost of flavor try boiling farro in vegetable broth instead of water.
Cape Venture Wine Co., founded by Walker Brown and Charles Brain, has launched its new label, “Lubanzi” which is available online, at www.lubanziwines.com and through distributors in the US. The Lubanzi label is comprised of two wines, a red blend, composed of Shiraz, Cinsault, Grenache & Mourvedre and a white, a Chenin Blanc. The wines will retail for $14.99 in stores and $18 online, and hail from South Africa -- one of the world’s largest wine-producing areas in the world.
Charles and Walker have lived in South Africa for nearly a year, and spent 3 months back in South Africa recently, collaborating on the development of Lubanzi with two excellent South African winemakers – Trizanne Barnard, an innovative female winemaker and Bruce Jack, a longtime South African wine legend. Lubanzi was created to be forward-thinking, socially responsible and innovative.
“South Africa is one of the world’s largest wine producers and probably the most underrated wine region of the world in the US market, and has been for some time, ” Brain said. “We want to change that and we think our generation [millennials] has the openness and power to do so.”
“Our goal is to offer well-crafted, everyday wine that punches above its weight and makes a difference in the lives of those who grow it, said Brown.”
Exploration is at the heart of Lubanzi – a brand that is named for a wandering dog who led the two founders on a 6 day, 100-mile hike across a remote part of South Africa called the Wild Coast.
Fifty percent of their profits will go towards The Pebbles Project, an NGO that works with low-income families who live and work on South Africa's wine farms. The Pebbles Project focuses on growing families by providing resources and improving access to health & high-quality education, allowing families to realize a horizon for success in life that extends far beyond their current view. The profits will, therefore, go directly to the families that work the fields to create Lubanzi wines.
“We created this to bring two worlds together, craft great wine, share adventures & make a difference. At the core of our story is a message that it’s not about what makes us different, it’s about what we have in common,” Brain said.
Walker and Charles both graduated from universities in the US in May, 2016 — Charles, from Vanderbilt (majoring in International Community Development), and Walker, from the University of Richmond (majoring in what was called PPEL - Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law). During their junior years, they met each other as exchange students studying at the University of Cape Town and traveling around South Africa (Charles studied Social Work & Economics in Cape Town and Walker’s focus there was Political Science). They were both struck by their time in South Africa, fell in love with the country and the people, and became quite enamored with the wine.
Following their graduation here stateside, they decided to start a wine company, called Cape Venture Wine Co. and create their first label "Lubanzi." The name comes from one of their great adventures they had while traveling around South Africa as exchange students. They set off on a 20-hour bus ride along South Africa’s southern coast en route to a remote part of the country called the Wild Coast for a week long backpacking trip across the beautiful coastline. On the second day, a wandering dog, the locals called ‘Lubanzi’, began following them on their journey. He stuck with them throughout their adventure -- for 6 days & 100 miles -- until he disappeared on the night before their final morning.
“We want to provide a great bottle of wine that connects people with South Africa, accompanies great adventures and results in great stories,” Brown said. As long as those stories are being written, so is our mission.” “Everything about this project is cool. It has heart and soul, adventure and drama, charity and ambition, value and unbridled passion, Jack Bruce added.
Like Kombucha? We do, and as a bonus fermented foods are great for your gut!
Olitalia, a leading a leading Italian manufacturer of oils and vinegar has recently released Drinkable Vinegar, a concentrated, balsamic based, vinegar flavored drink.
Drinkable Vinegar combines the refreshing pleasure of a cold drink with a number of a different health benefits including
The ingredients, including concentrated grape juice, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena P.G.I., apple cider vinegar and natural fruit juice, are all naturally rich in polyphenols , aka powerful antioxidants. Available in 3 flavors: Cherry, Pomegranate, and Blueberry.
Looking for you next gourmet treat? Sea Salt Chocolate Covered Cocomel Bites have premium ingredients (mostly organic), are cooked in open copper kettles and are made by hand. Coconut milk, dark chocolate and sea salt perfectly balance these bite-sized Cocomel treats. Non GMO, gluten free, and made without dairy. Enjoy!
Looking to add more Beets into your daily regimen?
Beetology beverages contain no more than five ingredients – and organic, natural, cold-pressed juice. All five varieties are 100% non-GMO, U.S.D.A. Certified Organic, and Certified Fair Trade. The 100% juice blends contain no preservatives, additives, artificial colors, or flavors.
Varieties include Beet + Lemon + Ginger, Beet + Veggie, Beet + Tropical Fruit, Beet + Berry, and Beet + Cherry.
Launched in April, 2017, each 8.45 ounce bottle of Beetology is fresh, refrigerated, and ready to grab and go. Find it at health food, specialty, and grocery stores.
Are you looking for a delicious French brunch in San Francisco with omelets, bottomless mimosas, and a Gourmet Apple Tart? Visit Chez Marius in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood and they're also open for dinner and lunch. www.chezmarius.com
Laurent Legendre is also best known as the proprietor of the popular and critically acclaimed Le P'tit Laurent in Glen Park. Born and raised in Paris, Legendre studied at the internationally renowned École Hôtelière .
The wine list wine highlights French and California producers with a number of half-bottle options, 14 selections by the glass, plus aperitifs and imported beers.
We enjoyed Chocolate Croissants, Vegetarian and Mushrooom & Cheese Omelets, Bottomless Mimosas and for Dessert: Tarte aux pommes et glace vanille (Apple Tart Tatin, Vanilla ice cream) in the outdoor courtyard near lemon and fig trees! Check out our Picture Slideshow below, and we recommend you visit soon! À votre santé!