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Macadamia nuts: Rancho product of the month

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Macadamias_1-(5685-of-5949)The macadamia nut is native to certain areas of Australia. Locally it is known by many names, including bush nut, Queensland nut, maroochi nut and bauple nut. Globally it is more commonly known as macadamia.

There are only four species of macadamia, three of which are of commercial importance and only two of which are edible in raw form. The inedible species are poisonous, the toxicity in the fruit coming from cyanogenic glucosides. Read more on “Macadamia nuts: Rancho product of the month” »

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Flavourful Pie Crust

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DSC_0395R-sqMaking their own pie crust has many competent cooks shudder at the thought.

We’re happy to tell you it doesn’t have to be that daunting, with the the right tools and a good recipe.

Pie crust is often quite bland, lacking much in the way of character.

Take your pie crust up a notch in flavour by adding nuts!

They bring a whole new depth to the dish you create.

While this recipe uses walnuts, feel free to experiment. Hazelnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, pecans and macadamias are also all quite complementary.
Read more on “Flavourful Pie Crust” »

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Incan berries: Rancho product of the month

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gooseberryWith so many names to go by and so many subgenera, this was one of the more challenging posts to write!

Incan berries are one of my favourite berries, sweet and tart with a great texture and usually found with the fun little dried-leaf husk still attached.

They’re not always easy to find fresh and even harder to find dried, but their flavour is not akin to anything else. A berry that’s relatively uncommon and under-appreciated by the North American market deserves some serious recognition!
Read more on “Incan berries: Rancho product of the month” »

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Green Veg Fry

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Spring is definitely here, and with it fresh vegetables, flowers and new growth just about everywhere you look.

The baby pak choy (very similar to the better-known bok choy) looked too good to pass up at the local farmers market, so to the Rancho Kitchen it went to create a delicious fresh recipe to share!

The beauty with most recipes, this one included, is that you can customize them however you like. Don’t have pak choy? Try some baby bok choy or full-sized bok choy chopped up.
Read more on “Green Veg Fry” »

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Brazil nuts: Rancho product of the month

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Brazil_nuts-sqThe Brazil nut is a particularly distinctive species of seed (botanically speaking).

The Brazil nut tree from which it comes is one of the most economically essential plants of the Amazon.

It is the only global commodity that is harvested from the wild rather than plantations.

It’s also the most significant non-timber product in the world, next to rubber.
Read more on “Brazil nuts: Rancho product of the month” »

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Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

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DSC_0115R-sqIf you’re looking for more ways to save time in the kitchen while making nutritious food, try making some hummus.

It’s so versatile and easy to make that I keep some on hand at all times. It’s the perfect busy-day snack with some crackers, added to a sandwich or to dip some veggies in. I always make a larger batch than I need at the time, as it freezes very well.
Read more on “Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus” »

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Walnuts: Rancho product of the month

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walnuts-sqWalnuts are more like cashews in that they are drupes (fruit) and not botanical nuts. They have a thick green husk that is removed when ripened and then hardened, revealing a wrinkled shell.

Seed kernels are enclosed in a brown seed coat which contains the antioxidants needed to protect the nutmeat from rancidity caused by exposure to atmospheric oxygen.
Read more on “Walnuts: Rancho product of the month” »

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Hoppy Easter!

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Easter_bunny-sqTime is certainly hopping right along, isn’t it? Blink, and three months have gone by! Easter is here and it’s time to celebrate with a mouthful of chocolate, a scavenger hunt for the munchkins and a feast with the family.

We are taking a few days off after finishing up with the sale, resting up for the upcoming period of planning and preparation. Plenty of work to do to get ready for the next wholesale ordering season!
Read more on “Hoppy Easter!” »

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Spring Clearance Sale: last chance!

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We want to thank all our new and existing customers for all your generous support. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to share so many wonderful products!

If you haven’t yet placed an order or would like to buy more, there are still lots of great deals available; with select products discounted as well as volume discounts on orders over $100, you can get an extra sweet deal!

Check out the recipes below for inspiration on how to use some of our incredible products discounted 25%, aka “**Super Special**” items.
Read more on “Spring Clearance Sale: last chance!” »

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Chia seeds: Rancho product of the month

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chia-seeds-in-a-bow-sqCha-Cha-Chia!

Yes, those tiny little black seeds you see exploding in popularity around you and being touted as a “superfood” are the same seeds you may have grown in the terracotta animals back in the day.

Did you know the microgreens you garnered from your little pet are also edible, tasting similar to alfalfa or broccoli sprouts? That’s like two superfoods in one!

Try sprouting them at home ~ like any microgreen, they make a fresh and nutrient-packed addition to salads and soups!
Read more on “Chia seeds: Rancho product of the month” »

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Macadamia nuts: Rancho product of the month

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Macadamias_1-(5685-of-5949)The macadamia nut is native to certain areas of Australia. Locally it is known by many names, including bush nut, Queensland nut, maroochi nut and bauple nut. Globally it is more commonly known as macadamia.

There are only four species of macadamia, three of which are of commercial importance and only two of which are edible in raw form. The inedible species are poisonous, the toxicity in the fruit coming from cyanogenic glucosides. Read more on “Macadamia nuts: Rancho product of the month” »

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Flavourful Pie Crust

Posted by & filed under recipe.

DSC_0395R-sqMaking their own pie crust has many competent cooks shudder at the thought.

We’re happy to tell you it doesn’t have to be that daunting, with the the right tools and a good recipe.

Pie crust is often quite bland, lacking much in the way of character.

Take your pie crust up a notch in flavour by adding nuts!

They bring a whole new depth to the dish you create.

While this recipe uses walnuts, feel free to experiment. Hazelnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, pecans and macadamias are also all quite complementary.
Read more on “Flavourful Pie Crust” »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,


Incan berries: Rancho product of the month

Posted by & filed under article.

gooseberryWith so many names to go by and so many subgenera, this was one of the more challenging posts to write!

Incan berries are one of my favourite berries, sweet and tart with a great texture and usually found with the fun little dried-leaf husk still attached.

They’re not always easy to find fresh and even harder to find dried, but their flavour is not akin to anything else. A berry that’s relatively uncommon and under-appreciated by the North American market deserves some serious recognition!
Read more on “Incan berries: Rancho product of the month” »

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Green Veg Fry

Posted by & filed under recipe.

Spring is definitely here, and with it fresh vegetables, flowers and new growth just about everywhere you look.

The baby pak choy (very similar to the better-known bok choy) looked too good to pass up at the local farmers market, so to the Rancho Kitchen it went to create a delicious fresh recipe to share!

The beauty with most recipes, this one included, is that you can customize them however you like. Don’t have pak choy? Try some baby bok choy or full-sized bok choy chopped up.
Read more on “Green Veg Fry” »

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Brazil nuts: Rancho product of the month

Posted by & filed under article.

Brazil_nuts-sqThe Brazil nut is a particularly distinctive species of seed (botanically speaking).

The Brazil nut tree from which it comes is one of the most economically essential plants of the Amazon.

It is the only global commodity that is harvested from the wild rather than plantations.

It’s also the most significant non-timber product in the world, next to rubber.
Read more on “Brazil nuts: Rancho product of the month” »

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Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Posted by & filed under recipe.

DSC_0115R-sqIf you’re looking for more ways to save time in the kitchen while making nutritious food, try making some hummus.

It’s so versatile and easy to make that I keep some on hand at all times. It’s the perfect busy-day snack with some crackers, added to a sandwich or to dip some veggies in. I always make a larger batch than I need at the time, as it freezes very well.
Read more on “Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus” »

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Walnuts: Rancho product of the month

Posted by & filed under article.

walnuts-sqWalnuts are more like cashews in that they are drupes (fruit) and not botanical nuts. They have a thick green husk that is removed when ripened and then hardened, revealing a wrinkled shell.

Seed kernels are enclosed in a brown seed coat which contains the antioxidants needed to protect the nutmeat from rancidity caused by exposure to atmospheric oxygen.
Read more on “Walnuts: Rancho product of the month” »

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Hoppy Easter!

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Easter_bunny-sqTime is certainly hopping right along, isn’t it? Blink, and three months have gone by! Easter is here and it’s time to celebrate with a mouthful of chocolate, a scavenger hunt for the munchkins and a feast with the family.

We are taking a few days off after finishing up with the sale, resting up for the upcoming period of planning and preparation. Plenty of work to do to get ready for the next wholesale ordering season!
Read more on “Hoppy Easter!” »

Tags: , , , , ,


Spring Clearance Sale: last chance!

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DSC_0046B square

We want to thank all our new and existing customers for all your generous support. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to share so many wonderful products!

If you haven’t yet placed an order or would like to buy more, there are still lots of great deals available; with select products discounted as well as volume discounts on orders over $100, you can get an extra sweet deal!

Check out the recipes below for inspiration on how to use some of our incredible products discounted 25%, aka “**Super Special**” items.
Read more on “Spring Clearance Sale: last chance!” »

Tags: , , ,


Chia seeds: Rancho product of the month

Posted by & filed under article.

chia-seeds-in-a-bow-sqCha-Cha-Chia!

Yes, those tiny little black seeds you see exploding in popularity around you and being touted as a “superfood” are the same seeds you may have grown in the terracotta animals back in the day.

Did you know the microgreens you garnered from your little pet are also edible, tasting similar to alfalfa or broccoli sprouts? That’s like two superfoods in one!

Try sprouting them at home ~ like any microgreen, they make a fresh and nutrient-packed addition to salads and soups!
Read more on “Chia seeds: Rancho product of the month” »

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