November 19, 2015

November 2015 Newsletter

Thanksgiving is nearly here!

The deadline to get your orders in for Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. If you want to guarantee that you have Floriole bread, pies or other sweets on your holiday table, you will have to place your order by Sunday November 22nd at 5pm. Place your order here, call 773-883-1313 or come into the store. thanksgiving bread

Big news! Nominations for 2015 Jean Banchet Awards — the Chicago area food Oscars – announced . . . and Sandra Holl is a nominee for pastry chef of the year. The awards ceremony will be held January 17th and winners in each category will be chosen through a vote of restaurant industry professionals. Check out the article from the Chicago Tribune here.


What’s in season?

This is the time of year to enjoy the many members of the brassica family. Members include kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli to name a few. They are best in the cool weather of Autumn because their flavor becomes sweeter with a light frost.

Also in season are winter squash, beets, radish, cranberries, apples, pears, . . . You will be sure to find many of these fruits and vegetables on our menu this month.

November Salads:

  • shaved Brussels sprout and kale salad with a meyer lemon vinaigrette and sarvecchio cheese
  • saffron couscous, almonds, herbs, pomegranate seeds and apple
  • kabocha squash humus
  • roasted beet and bulgur