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Fill Your Pantry with Ft. Greene Farms

17 Jul

bas2Here’s how to give your pantry a Brooklyn Makeover: Switch out your common sriracha, mustard, granola, and relish with a local purveyor’s goods; I recommend Ft. Greene Farms. The brand recently launched with four small batch, all natural, locally sourced products: Charred Sriracha Sauce, Whole Grain Mustard Spread, Homemade Granola, and Hot Pepper Relish. Each batch consists of no more than 250 jars, with each jar being cooked, filled, and labeled by hand.

Ft. Greene Farms was created by Nate Meshberg (of Chef Michael White’s Marea & Morini, and Tasting Table Corporate Kitchen). He found himself experimenting with new condiments and side dishes in his spare time, and wanting to share those creations, he launched Ft. Greene Farms with the freshest goods from local farms.

I taste tested each item, and was astounded by the quality and amount of flavor packed into each product. The mustard became my go-to aoli ingredient, the sriracha made its way into my stir-fry and soba noodles, and the granola took on a granola bowl at breakfast. I had never purchased a pepper jelly ore relish before, but it quickly became my favorite of the four–  a fantastic addition to a grilled cheese sandwich and plenty of cheese plates.

Ft. Greene Farms succeeds in elevating breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time. Get yours here. 

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The Ultimate Granola Bowl

8 Mar

Plenty of brunch spots and cafes have a granola bowl on the menu, but only one sticks out to me as the Ultimate Granola Bowl in Brooklyn. Kos Kaffe Roasting House in Park Slope serves up a bowl filled with Greek yogurt, crunchy granola with dried fruit, and (the best part) maple roasted pears. The cafe is comfortable too, with plenty of seating (for New York) and attentive service. Visit now at 251 Fifth Avenue.

Three Granolas to Munch Now

17 Aug

It’s sweet, it’s salty, it’s crunchy, and some of the best is right here in Brooklyn– it’s GRANOLA. While there are plenty of fabulous granolas all over the city, I’ve selected three of my favorites that I recommend munching on right away. If you have a favorite Brooklyn-based granola that didn’t make my list, comment here!

1. Early Bird Foods & Co.

My favorite thing about Early Bird Granola is that it comes in four amazing flavors– sometimes I can’t decide which one I want to choose. They offer Farmhand’s Choice, a toasty blend with pecans, sunflower seeds, and brown sugar, the Choc-a-doodle-doo, a rich dark chocolate and coconut mix, Aloha, which features mango and macadamia nuts, and the Jubilee recipe a combo of sweet cherries and salty pistachios. All varieties are entirely handmade in Brooklyn, and can be purchased at spots like Choice Greene, Blue Marble Ice Cream, and Crop to Cup Cafe.

2. Baked Granola

Everyone knows Baked for their renowned cupcakes and cookies– but did you know they have  spectacular granola too? The bakery serves up Chocolate and Mountain blends, but I suggest the classic House blend. With oats, almonds, hazlenuts, raisins, dried cherries, honey, and cinnamon, this one’s the perfect topper for yogurt or ice cream. The ingredients are all natural, and if you’ve ever tried Baked’s other desserts– you know they’ve got skills.

3. The Nut Box

As I passed by The Nut Box store at 163 Smith Street for the first time, I thought, “A store filled with nuts?! GENIUS” (because that’s the kind of thing I get excited about). After I was finished marveling, I went in to discover that on top of their selection of every nut imaginable, the shop also carries chocolates, dried fruit, candy, and GRANOLA! If you don’t want to buy pre-made granola, stock up on some ingredients here and make your own! And if you do, send some my way, please.