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From the archives: Mysteries of the cashew

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We call them cashews nuts, but they are actually seeds! They are the seed of the cashew fruit, and it’s a big deal to make them edible. Yup, you read that right: cashews are not edible right off the tree. The fruit is, but the “seeds” must be processed first. You wouldn’t die if you… Read more »


Mardelle’s Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

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Mardelle Hanson is a long-time customer of ours, and a good friend of Sue and Richard Vignola. You’ll love her biscotti recipe. Try it today! FYI: Biscotti is the plural form of the mediaeval Latin word biscotto, meaning “twice-baked/cooked.” They were a valuable staple to the Roman legions because their shelf life was very long.


Shanda’s Power Bars

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Shanda Hill is not only an inspiring athlete, she also is an excellent vegetarian cook. Over the many years that Shanda has worked with Rancho Vignola, she has provided countless soups, casseroles, cakes, pastries and almost every Rancho product dipped in chocolate. Around this girl, no one will ever go hungry! Thanks, Shanda, for your… Read more »


SPRING CLEARANCE SALE UPDATE

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After an amazing response in the first few days of our Spring Clearance Sale, the shelves in the Rancho warehouse are already starting to look bare! Products are selling out quickly but we still have some great deals on many of the popular favourites including cashews, pistachios, walnuts, cranberries, goji berries and raisins, as well… Read more »


Rancho’s Coco Maple Granola ~ tried, tested and true!

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This recipe for Rancho’s Coco Maple Granola is totally flexible. Feel free to play around with your own combinations of dried fruit, nuts and seeds. Besides breakfast and/or snacks, take this granola hiking, camping or backpacking. It’s lightweight, high in calories and easy to store, similar to trail mix and muesli. Try it in combination… Read more »


Snacking: The good, the bad and the HEALTHY!

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We are programmed throughout our lives to think that three meals a day is the norm and we don’t need any more or less than that. But realistically, many of us like to snack between meals, or sometimes snack INSTEAD of meals. We shouldn’t shame ourselves for such actions, we are actually doing our body… Read more »


Ricardo’s Candied Pecans

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VIN-YO-LA is not only the surname of Richard and Sue Vignola, it is also a city in the province of Modena, Italy. So inviting an Italian chef up to La Cucina Rancho (the Rancho Kitchen) seemed like a great way to celebrate some Italian heritage. We invited Ricardo and Sue of Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen to spend… Read more »


Easy Peasy Cashew Gravy

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Well, now most folks will have their beautiful cashews at their fingertips! Maybe you want to impress some vegetarian friends? Or you are a vegetarian who didn’t know these precious little nuts are so versatile! A good gravy can come in many forms, but the beauty of cashew gravy is that it is a flavour… Read more »



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Posts Tagged: organic

From the archives: Mysteries of the cashew

Posted by & filed under article.

We call them cashews nuts, but they are actually seeds! They are the seed of the cashew fruit, and it’s a big deal to make them edible. Yup, you read that right: cashews are not edible right off the tree. The fruit is, but the “seeds” must be processed first. You wouldn’t die if you… Read more »


Mardelle’s Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Posted by & filed under recipe, video.

Mardelle Hanson is a long-time customer of ours, and a good friend of Sue and Richard Vignola. You’ll love her biscotti recipe. Try it today! FYI: Biscotti is the plural form of the mediaeval Latin word biscotto, meaning “twice-baked/cooked.” They were a valuable staple to the Roman legions because their shelf life was very long.


Shanda’s Power Bars

Posted by & filed under recipe, video.

Shanda Hill is not only an inspiring athlete, she also is an excellent vegetarian cook. Over the many years that Shanda has worked with Rancho Vignola, she has provided countless soups, casseroles, cakes, pastries and almost every Rancho product dipped in chocolate. Around this girl, no one will ever go hungry! Thanks, Shanda, for your… Read more »


SPRING CLEARANCE SALE UPDATE

Posted by & filed under recipe.

After an amazing response in the first few days of our Spring Clearance Sale, the shelves in the Rancho warehouse are already starting to look bare! Products are selling out quickly but we still have some great deals on many of the popular favourites including cashews, pistachios, walnuts, cranberries, goji berries and raisins, as well… Read more »


Rancho’s Coco Maple Granola ~ tried, tested and true!

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

This recipe for Rancho’s Coco Maple Granola is totally flexible. Feel free to play around with your own combinations of dried fruit, nuts and seeds. Besides breakfast and/or snacks, take this granola hiking, camping or backpacking. It’s lightweight, high in calories and easy to store, similar to trail mix and muesli. Try it in combination… Read more »


Snacking: The good, the bad and the HEALTHY!

Posted by & filed under article.

We are programmed throughout our lives to think that three meals a day is the norm and we don’t need any more or less than that. But realistically, many of us like to snack between meals, or sometimes snack INSTEAD of meals. We shouldn’t shame ourselves for such actions, we are actually doing our body… Read more »


Ricardo’s Candied Pecans

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

VIN-YO-LA is not only the surname of Richard and Sue Vignola, it is also a city in the province of Modena, Italy. So inviting an Italian chef up to La Cucina Rancho (the Rancho Kitchen) seemed like a great way to celebrate some Italian heritage. We invited Ricardo and Sue of Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen to spend… Read more »


Easy Peasy Cashew Gravy

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

Well, now most folks will have their beautiful cashews at their fingertips! Maybe you want to impress some vegetarian friends? Or you are a vegetarian who didn’t know these precious little nuts are so versatile! A good gravy can come in many forms, but the beauty of cashew gravy is that it is a flavour… Read more »