There is nothing like coming home and rummaging through your mother's or father's pantry. The pure magic of having everything you ever imagine needing for that perfect last minute party, and also the cute straws, seemed impossible to master. Having the basics stocked in the pantry is essential to cooking tasty meals, wowing friends for brunch and dinner parties, and let’s be frank, it’s like money in the bank. The trick is to know what are the absolutes and what you can live without. Follow our list below and you’ll be well on your way to stocking the perfect pantry – trust us.
HEY BOO COCONUT JAM
Tired of the boring, strawberry jam and butter on your toast every morning? Do you ever find yourself searching for something new to spruce up your morning breakfast routine? Look no further! Stop by The Wharf Marketplace to pick up the award winning, Hey Boo Coconut Jam. Not only is it gluten and dairy free, but it is rich, creamy, and absolutely to die for. It consists of only the highest, quality ingredients: egg yolks, coconut milk, and cane sugar. You’ll have everyone at brunch asking you to reveal the sweet secret!
Pairing Suggestions for Hey Boo Coconut Jam: with toast, waffles, pancakes, scones, biscuits, bagels, yogurt, ice cream, and cakes. As a dip for pretzels, crackers, green apples with cheese, such as fromage blanc (pour on top) or aged mahon, with baked plantains, fried bananas and even sticky rice
BOZZANO RANCH OLIVE OIL
It will be hard to find quality, organic, extra virgin olive oil from a sustainable, local family farmer such as Bozzano Ranch Olive Oil. This is why The Wharf Marketplace takes great pride in carrying Bozzano Olive Ranch Products. The Bozzano family are fourth generation farmers from San Joaquin Valley; they produce award winning, California extra virgin olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil is high in antioxidants and has been known to help you live a longer life. If you are concerned about consuming the most pure extra virgin olive oil, it is important to buy from a reputable business such as Bozzano. Many of the lower quality olive oils are highly processed and have been rendered with lower quality oils. The Wharf Marketplace also carries Bozzano’s, 100% organic balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy. Bozzano’s extra virgin olive oil and vinegar are wonderful for a dipping sauce with local sourdough or ciabatta bread at dinner time.
FRIEND IN CHEESES
Everybody loves wine and cheese; it is entertaining to pair and enjoy a variety. Next time you have friends over for wine and cheese night, think of Friend in Cheeses! Friend in Cheeses Jam Company carries local, organic, and seasonal jams to compliment cheese, wine, and the food in our area. They are a wonderful, eco-conscious company started by a successful woman from Santa Cruz, Tabitha Stroup, who has been cooking and savoring food, wine, and cheese for over 20 years. One amazing, seasonal jam we carry at The Wharf Marketplace is the Prickly Purple Heart. It is made with the highest quality, dry farmed cactus pear, and is perfectly paired with goat or sheep cheeses and the driest of wines. The other jams we carry are Smokin Padron, Pinot Cherries, Fig and Fennel Jam, and Forbidden Fruit. These different jams are specifically made to be paired with certain cheeses, food, and wine. Stop by The Wharf Marketplace next time you’re having a wine and cheese night!
THE CARMEL HONEY COMPANY’S HONEYCOMB
What could be better than local honey comb to accompany your cheese and charcuterie plate? The Wharf Marketplace adores The Carmel Honey Company and proudly carries their honeycomb. The company was started by a student, Jake, working on a school project and has now become a successful, local company. They support the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center by donating every year. Honeycomb has many health benefits: promotes healthy glucose metabolism, protects the liver, and lowers bad cholesterol while raising the good. Plus it lasts forever - If you don’t know, now you know.
PRESERVATION AND CO. BALSAMIC BEET SLICES
These balsamic beet slices are a pantry must have! They are amazing in salads, paired with a little goat cheese. The beets are also perfect to enjoy by themselves. At The Wharf Marketplace we carry many of Preservation and Company’s products such as their black pepper asparagus and Brussels sprouts. Their products are wonderful since they last for quite a long time and are delicious. Stock up and pull them out later for a pleasant surprise.
Whatever you decide to throw in your shopping basket here at TWM, rest assured, that it will add a little ‘spice’ and excitement to your delicious offerings. Shop TWW Sunday-Wednesday 7:00-7:00 PM and Thursday-Saturday 7:00-8:00 PM. Also find us on: