Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stonewall Kitchen Cafe


In my haste to get my kids and myself out of the house this morning, I left my lunch sitting on the kitchen counter. Luckily for me, we have the Stonewall Kitchen Cafe connected to our offices here in York.

When lunchtime rolled around, I headed to the cafe and tried to decide exactly what I wanted. It is always such a hard decision becuase there are so many yummy selections. I usually have the Stonewall Kitchen Cafe Salad with grilled chicken on top. I know it might not sound that exciting but it really is a great salad. I am not sure what they do to make it so good; maybe it is the fresh mixed greens with cucumbers, grape tomatoes, sliced red onion, carrots, green beans, and radishes, topped with feta cheese and a slice of ciabatta bread on the side. Today however, I decided to go with the Tuscan Sandwich, another one of my favorites. It is fresh Mozzarella, sliced cucumbers, green leaf lettuce, and vine-ripened tomatoes with Stonewall Kitchen Basil Aoili on ciabatta bread with a drizzle of Stonewall Kitchen Sweet Basil Oil. It was delicious! I did however pass on the mouth watering whoopie pies that were calling my name.

Next time you are in the area, try lunch or breakfast, or even just a latte at the Stonewall Kitchen Cafe, you won't be disappointed.

Maybe I will just have to forget my lunch again tomorrow!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Embrace Fall



That is what I learned this past weekend. I spent an absolutely gorgeous day on Saturday, apple picking with some of my family. While my kids are well past the age where the thought of spending the day with mom in a field picking apples is fun, we have a whole new generation that is about to be enlightened.
My nephew Jack had his first encounter with the tradition, and although he is still too young to climb the trees, drink the delicious cider and eat at least a ½ dozen cider donuts (ok, we did slip him a few small bites), he did bring the joy back to it. As my brother-in-law and I bantered back and forth about the various types of apples and my preferences when it comes to making pies and such, Jack just smiled taking it all in … the sun, the trees, the busy orchard full of fellow pickers all brand new to him. Watching him try to eat the apples with his four new little teeth … puckering his lips when he bit into a tart variety – it was such a fun day.
I look forward to sharing these firsts with him as he grows and look forward to the smile he brings back to my face while we do them!

Friday, September 25, 2009



If you are in the Camden, ME area this weekend stop by Cellar Door Winery. Our cooking school staff with be hosting a wine paring. Come try the tasty delights of Maine's own Stonewall Kitchen!


For more information visit:


Cooking School Tip

I went to a cooking class at our Cooking School a couple of months ago. I love that the chefs in the kitchen share their “secrets or tips”. Not only do you get to watch them make terrific food, you get to eat all of it too. One class that I went to, the chef shared a tip or secret with us that I still use weekly.

I will share it with you . . . when making rice or couscous and want to add a quick flavor of lemon or mint – put a lemon or mint tea bag in the water and it infuses in the rice. Simple!

We just listed a bunch of new classes on the website. I definitely need to look at our new classes and sign up for some. Check out our new schedule of classes. Come on . . . share a tip or secret with us!



Thursday, September 24, 2009

Habanero Aioli Recipe

Our aioli is served in our York Store Cafe with sweet potato fries. This has quickly become one of my favorite snacks here at Stonewall Kitchen. I find myself craving them while at work with just a glance at a Country Ketchup jar or Mango Hot Sauce bottle. The sweet & salty taste of the potatoes is even better with a kick of spice from this aioli ... as if you needed another reason to love sweet potato fries! (wink wink)


Habanero Aioli
Makes 1 cup

Ingredients

* 1-cup mayonnaise
* 1 1/2 teaspoon Stonewall Kitchen Habanero Mango Hot Sauce
* 1 teaspoon Stonewall Kitchen Country Ketchup
* 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

Directions

1. Combine all ingredients and mix until uniform. Refrigerate until used.
2. Delicious as a dip for potato or sweet potato fries. Also fantastic as a spread on roast beef or turkey sandwiches.

One more tasty way I've found to use aioli is on crab cakes or with fish & chips.

Enjoy!
-Katie

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Well, it is 80 degrees here in Maine today as we watch the trees starting to turn. We do always have a warm spell in September and this year it appears we are having a whole week of balmy temps. We're feeling the pace of things pick up a bit here in York even with the passage of summer. Stonewall Kitchen is definitely a 4th quarter kind of company because our products are ideal for gifts and people entertain much more during the holidays and are always looking for new recipes.


We actually get quite a few tour buses coming in during the autumn months. Lucky people who have time to take a bus tour through New England often get driven to our York store for an hour or so stop. We love seeing them come in and have gotten to know many of the drivers. Seniors and "not so senior" groups all seem to enjoy the experience. At this time of year they can still wander through the gardens (the dahlias and the salvia are still blooming beautifully!). Jackie Nooney, our landscaper has planted all the mums for fall and with the late afternoon light it is beautiful out there. It is a nice place to relax and enjoy this weather for sure!


Come into our Viewing Gallery and you'll see the production staff is up to their elbows in jam trying to get inventory produced for the holidays! We have a set up where people can come in and see the factory, watch the jars get filled and labeled and read about the overall process. Our visitors can meander through the Cooking School or go over to the store, shop a little and sample the very item they just saw being made in the Production Kitchen. And, if they have time they can have breakfast or lunch in our Cafe .... lobster BLT's hopefully!

Anyway, so if you're in Maine or somewhere close by to York, think about stopping in to Stonewall Kitchen for a visit. I promise you'll have a great experience and leave with more than a little bit of the flavor of Maine!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

End of Summer

Today is the last day of Summer. However, Fall is one of my favorite times of year in New England. The leaves have started to change and it is another beautiful day here in Maine. We have had some great weather this month; hopefully it will continue and we will have an Indian Summer. We deserve it, after all the rain we got in June!

My name is Stacy and I have worked at Stonewall Kitchen for almost 8 years. I work in the Marketing Department and I really enjoy my job. I am so lucky to be able to promote a great product that I truly love and work with such a great group of people. This past weekend I attended a neighborhood block party. We plan this every year at the end of the summer. The entire neighborhood gets together and I am always responsible for all the condiments. Of course I use it as an opportunity to ruthlessly push all the Stonewall Kitchen products on my friends and neighbors. (They never seem to complain.) I also made one of my favorite recipes using our Spicy Corn Relish ... Spicy Black Bean Salad. This always seems to be a crowd favorite whenever it is served.




Spicy Black Bean Salad
Serves: 6
Ingredients
1 Jar Stonewall Kitchen Spicy Corn Relish
1-15 ounce can Black beans, rinsed and drained
4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1 Avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
3/4 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped Directions
Place all ingredients including Stonewall Kitchen Spicy Corn Relish in a serving bowl. Toss and serve at room temperature.

We would love to hear what you make when you attend a gathering.
Enjoy,
Stacy

Monday, September 21, 2009


Earlier this month we attended the AmericasMart Atlanta Fall Gift and Home Furnishings Market in Atlanta, GA. We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded some very TOP honors.

AmericasMart invited Atlanta's top culinary experts to sample and judge 110 gourmet products—a record number of entries—for the Best of Atlanta awards. The team of independent judges visited the booths and showrooms to experience the product it its unique environment and interact with the creators and representatives of the product, selecting those with distinctive tastes and innovative packaging and display.

2009 Best of Atlanta winners are:

· Best Condiment: Stonewall Kitchen – Maple Chipotle Grille Sauce


· Best Jam/Preserve: Stonewall Kitchen – Wild Maine Blueberry Jam


For more information on these and other award winning products click here:

http://www.stonewallkitchen.com/navsubsubdepartment.aspx?L0=SpecialtyFoods&L1=TopSellers

Friday, September 18, 2009

Our Flavors

I work in the Internet Department here at Stonewall. It’s the time of year when apples, pumpkins are in abundance. Our Internet team was talking about how to make a “flavor” story for our guests on the website. Some guests love the flavor of apples and want to know everything we make that has apple in it. So we decided to make a new “Flavor” section on the web.

We looked at top flavors and created a special section just for them. Our new flavor section has blueberry, fig, apple, pumpkin, garlic, and mango.

Check out our new flavor section and tell us what you think. Our new flavors

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hanging on to summer...

I'm not ready to let go of summer yet! It may be only 59 degrees here in York, ME but I am going to put on my larger-than-necessary rockstar sun glasses and pray for Indian summer. I can almost hear my sister in still warm & sunny Denver, CO laughing at me from all those miles away. My response is that our summer might be short ... but it sure is sweet!

Yesterday, here at Stonewall Kitchen, we had a company cookout. It was nice to take advantage of the still mild days. Our cookout was 50's themed and we:

got new do's,



took photos at our photo booth,


& ate burgers, veggie burgers, cole slaw, chips, cookies & root beer floats. (Luckily we have all the tasty condiments we could ever need)





Can't you tell that Stonewall Kitchen really is a great place to work? It is a blessing to have a job that includes working with such a wonderful group of people!

I've previously posted a recipe for turkey burgers (see it here). Today, for your cookout menus, here are some of our cole slaw recipes:
Spicy Slaw
Sweet & Sour Cole Slaw (shown below)
Cole Slaw with Garlic Rosemary Citrus Sauce
Honey Tarragon Mustard Coleslaw
Smoked Salmon and Fennel Slaw



Do you have a favorite type of cole slaw or a secret ingredient? Tell us about it!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pumpkin, Pumpkin

It’s pumpkin time …

We cook a lot with pumpkin here at Stonewall Kitchen; we make and sell many products with a base of pumpkin ~ everything from Pumpkin Pancakes to Maple Pumpkin Butter to our new Pumpkin Risotto. Our “Pumpkin, Pumpkin” classes in the Cooking School sell out almost immediately so that tells you something about how much people like pumpkin. Maybe it’s the aroma that appeals to people or maybe it is just the taste. It’s almost a bonus that the fruit is full of potassium, beta-carotene and Vitamin A and that the baked seeds are a delicious snack.

Americans it seems, have always used pumpkins in many, many ways. Native Americans dried strips of the pumpkin shell and wove them into mats. They also roasted long strips of pumpkin on the open fire for food. The origin of pumpkin pie occurred when the colonists sliced off the pumpkin top, removed the seeds, and filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. The pumpkin was then baked in hot ashes. Later pumpkin was actually used as an ingredient in the crust for the pie more than for the filling. Early settlers used every part of the harvest. They actually believe that a paste made from the pumpkin flesh lightened freckles and cured the pain from a snakebite!

Before I pass along a few of our better pumpkin recipes, I wanted to tell a story that some people believe is the story behind the history of the Jack ‘o Lantern. Apparently there was a man living in Ireland called Stingy Jack. One evening Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. And, true to his name, Stingy Jack didn't want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use it to buy their drinks. Once the Devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money and ran off from his bill. The next year, Jack again tricked the same Devil into climbing into a tree to pick a piece of fruit. While he was up in the tree, Jack carved a sign of the cross into the tree's bark so the Devil wouldn't pass the mark and was stranded up in the tree.
Soon after that tree incident, Jack died. God would not allow such an unsavory figure into heaven. The Devil, upset by the trick Jack had played on him, would not allow Jack into hell. He sent Jack off into the dark night with only a burning coal to light his way. Jack put the coal into a carved out turnip and has been roaming the Earth with it ever since. The Irish began to refer to this ghostly figure as "Jack of the Lantern," or simply "Jack O'Lantern." I can’t make this stuff up!

Here’s a couple of great pumpkin recipes, the Pumpkin Sage Soup is favorite, it can be made ahead of time and warmed just before serving which makes it a great choice for entertaining. The bread is great anytime.


Pumpkin Custard Pie - Serves 6

  • 1 ready-to-bake pie crust, precooked according to directions
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 egg yolks and 4 whole eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Stonewall Kitchen Maple Pumpkin Butter

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Heat cream in a small, heavy saucepan. Warm thoroughly but do not simmer. Remove from heat and stir gradually into beaten eggs. Add Maple Pumpkin Butter and mix well. Pour custard into pre-baked pie shell.

Bake approximately 35-45 minutes or until custard is set. An inserted knife or toothpick will come out clean. Cool before serving.


Pumpkin Sage Soup - Serves 10-12

  • 2 lbs. Sugar pumpkin
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 3 leeks (white part only) cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 Tbs. fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 Tbs. fresh sage, chopped
  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Clean pumpkin, peel and cut flesh into 1-2” cubes.

In a large pot, heat butter and oil, add the leeks and sauté for about 4-5 minutes. Add pumpkin, herbs, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove lid and add chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.

Remove from heat and cool slightly.

Puree in a blender or food processor, working in batches.

Return to heat and simmer until warm and serve. Garnish with a swirl of heavy cream, crème frache or sage leaves.

Pumpkin Bread
Makes 2 loaves
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 16-ounce can solid pack pumpkin
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 (one-half) teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 (one-half) teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup golden raisins (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour two 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pans. Beat sugar and oil in large bowl to blend. Mix in eggs and pumpkin. Sift flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt and baking powder into another large bowl. Stir into pumpkin mixture in 2 additions. Mix in walnuts and raisins, if desired.

Divide batter equally between prepared pans. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Transfer to racks and cool 10 minutes. Using sharp knife, cut around edge of loaves. Turn loaves out onto racks and cool completely.

Cynthia

Monday, September 14, 2009

Thoughts from the weekend...























What a great weekend, and what a fantastic turnout for the pancake breakfast at L.L. Bean! Almost 600 people joined us and we really enjoyed it. L.L. Bean’s new Home store is simply beautiful and they have an amazing assortment of our top-selling products. If you are in the Freeport, ME area, you should definitely stop by to check it out.


The tell tale signs of Fall are upon us, I can see my breath when I first step out the door, the leaves have that familiar crunch when you step on them … and ah, of course the return of football! I have to admit although I already long for the hot days of next year’s summer, I do enjoy Sundays and the NFL. It is not just the thrill of the game, the smack of the helmets and the enjoyment I get out of yelling at the TV screen when the refs make a bad call, it is the time we spend together at home camped out in the living room with our family and friends snacking on great game fare. One of our favorites is the Layered Mexican Dip! It is so quick and easy, paired with some tortilla chips, you are all set to huddle around and enjoy the game.


Layered Mexican Dip

Ingredients


  • 1 – 16 oz. can of refried beans
  • 1 - 4.5 oz. can of chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 avocadoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup Stonewall Kitchen Black Bean Salsa or Stonewall Kitchen Mango Lime Salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 4 green onions, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a greased deep pie dish, spread the refried beans and then layer the chopped green chiles on top.
  3. For the next layer combine the sour cream and mayonnaise. Continue layering the avocadoes, lemon juice, Stonewall Kitchen Black Bean Salsa or Stonewall Kitchen Mango Lime Salsa, and top with the two cheeses and green onions.
  4. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 20-30 minutes until heated through and bubbly.
    Serve with tortilla chips.

And for a special Halloween version, use chips and sliced olives to decorate the top for those spooktacular parties next month!


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cook or baker?

Yes – its official the leaves are just starting to change – so fall is on its way. Around Stonewall Kitchen this time of year there are many smells of apple and warm dishes being prepared.

I wish I could whip up some of the beautiful baked goods that I see coming out of our kitchen. But here is my deal - I am definitely a cook not a baker. (Luckily for myself and my family I can cook!) But this time of year I always attempt to do some baking and half way thru the process ask myself WHY did I start this? May be I don’t have the patience for measuring and waiting for the baking process, since I rarely measure may be that accounts for my disappointing baked goods!

Last night I made stuffed Portobello’s with quinoa, bell peppers, tomato, a little cheese and my favorite Stonewall Kitchen Habanero Mango Hot Sauce.

I am curious . . . what are your thoughts? Are you either a cook/chef or baker or both?


Friday, September 11, 2009

Free Pancake Breakfast


Join us in Freeport, Maine for a Free Pancake Breakfast this Sunday September 13th, 2009 at the Grand Opening of new L.L. Bean Home Store. We will be serving pancakes from 8-11am, hope to see you there.
-Stacy

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mention in Everyday with Rachel Ray




Last night I was thumbing through the newest edition of the Everyday with Rachel Ray magazine and came across the Stonewall Kitchen Country Ketchup. In my opinion one of the best products that we make. It takes any burger and kicks it up a notch. Obviously the staff at Everyday with Rachel Ray felt the same way.

-Stacy Burrus

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

End of Summer in Maine


Photo by Deb Cram of Seacoast Newspapers

Only in Maine … as hundreds of thousands of tourists left our state this past Monday they were thanked for visiting by a friendly Maine moose and six foot tall red lobstah. Traffic was backed up on Labor Day for miles from 11:00 am to after 7:00 pm both north and south of the York toll booth on Route 95. All the people patiently waiting inside their cars seemed a little surprised but smiled and waved as the moose said farewell and you have to think it broke up the boredom a little, especially for the kids.

We apparently had a great weekend at Stonewall Kitchen in the York store and the Rochester warehouse, where we were having a big sale all weekend, was mobbed. The people who work in York mentioned that people were getting off the highway looking to take a break from the traffic and shopped a little while they stretched their legs. What a great way to end a vacation.

Even though my three kids are grown and long gone from home I still get nostalgic at this time of year. Winding down the summer and seeing the kids back on the buses seems to happen quicker and quicker each year. The days have already gotten shorter and believe it or not it was down to 48° when I went out early this morning. It happens so fast here in Maine.

One good part of the change of seasons is that I definitely cook more, and cook differently. I switch from quick salads and grilled meats to roasting and making hot meals that take longer to cook. I am really lucky to have been given tons of tomatoes from my friends’ gardens. So making tomato soups and roasting tomatoes for sauces is fun with fresh tomatoes. Wondering if anyone has any other ideas for using up all those tomatoes! We’ve got a few good recipes on our website for Stonewall Kitchen and for people not lucky enough to have home grown tomatoes you can use our Roasted Tomato Grille Sauce. It really does taste like fresh tomatoes and is great in chili and pulled pork.

More later … as way of introduction my name is Cynthia and I have worked here at Stonewall Kitchen for 10 ½ years. I wear lots of hats, executive assistant, copy writer, part time prop/food stylist and basically anything else that comes my way. It is never boring here for me! I have lived in York for over 30 years, it is a beautiful community and I can see what all those tourists came to visit this summer!

-Cynthia Maranhas

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Recipes for Fall

Now that labor day has come and gone; we are in the mood for some fall recipes. Give some of our favorites a try:

Caramel Apple Butter Crisp
This recipe is for anyone who loves to pick the topping off the crisp.
Serves: 8

Ingredients

* 7 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced to ¼ “ thick
* 1 jar Stonewall Kitchen Caramel Apple Butter
* 1/4 cup Applejack, Calvados, Apple Cider or Apple Juice

* Topping: 1/2 cup flour
* 2 cups quick oats
* 12 Tbs. cold butter, cut into pieces
* 1 cup pecans, chopped
* 1/2 Tsp salt
* 1 Tsp. cinnamon

Directions

1. Place apple slices, Caramel Apple Butter, apple juice (or liquid of choice) in a bowl, and mix together thoroughly.
2. Place in a greased 9" x 13" baking pan.
3. Prepare topping by placing all the dry ingredients in a food processor; pulse briefly to blend ingredients.
4. Add butter, then pulse in 3-4 second intervals until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
5. When well-blended and crumbly, sprinkle topping on the top of the apples and bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.


Baked Apples
A warm and wonderful treat anytime of year!
Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 medium sized firm apples, washed, cored, partially peeled at the top (1/3 way down)
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, diced
  • 1/2 cup dates, pitted, diced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh orange zest
  • 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 1 jar Stonewall Kitchen Apple Cranberry Chutney
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons brandy, optional
  • 1 cup water, apple juice or apple cider
Directions

  1. Place apples in a baking dish, evenly spaced away from each other.
  2. Mix together the oats, brown sugar, Apple Cranberry Chutney, apricots, dates, orange zest, sliced almonds and brandy
  3. Add cold unsalted butter pieces and toss well.
  4. Stuff apples with mixture
  5. Pour water, apple juice, or cider into baking dish
  6. Cover with lid or foil
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
  8. Uncover, baste with liquid, continue to cook until apples are easily pierced with a fork (about 10 minutes)
Enjoy!
-Katie Ring & Stacy Burrus

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Last Days of our Labor Day Sale!

We hope you're enjoying this beautiful weekend! If your vacation plans take you near any of our outlet stores, be sure to stop in for the extra savings in our Labor Day sale. Through tomorrow you'll save an additional 25% off our previously marked sale items. Find store locations here

Shoppers in our Rochester Outlet Store

As we were writing up this post, we were chatting about Labor Day and the age old fashion question. Can you wear white after Labor Day? What do you think? Post a comment and let us know.
- Katie Ring & Laurie Bassett

Friday, September 4, 2009

Recipes for Labor Day Weekend

Here are some recipes to make your Labor Day weekend even sweeter - enjoy! I can personally attest to the fact that these would be a fantastic addition to any cookout party's menu. You won't be disappointed if you add our healthier option of turkey sliders to your grilling selection. The chutney in these burgers keeps them nice and moist. For dessert, serve up some homemade black raspberry ice cream for a special treat. When I'm photographing our food, I believe it shouldn't leave the studio before I've tasted it too. So, just for all of you, I tasted everything myself to ensure it is delicious. Have a safe & sunny holiday weekend!

-Katie


Black Raspberry Ice Cream
Serves: 3-4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup Stonewall Kitchen Black Raspberry Jam or Sour Cherry Jam
Directions

  1. Bring half and half and whipping cream to a simmer over medium low heat in a medium-heavy saucepan.
  2. In a separate, medium size bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar together.
  3. When cream is heated, whisk hot cream into egg yolk mixture in a slow, steady drizzle. Return mixture to saucepan and return to stove. Stir continuously over medium-low heat until mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Do not boil.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in 3/4-cup Black Raspberry Jam or Sour Cherry Jam until melted.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap, setting the wrap directly onto the custard and chill. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.



Best Ever Turkey Burgers
A healthy, quick and easy recipe for the best turkey burgers your whole family will love. Serves: 12 mini or 6 reg

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely minced sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup Stonewall Kitchen Old Farmhouse Chutney
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Form mixture into 1/2 inch patties (makes approximately 7 depending on size).
  3. Cook on a medium-high grill for approximately 5 minutes per side, or until thoroughly cooked.
  4. Serve on a toasted bun with your favorite Stonewall Kitchen condiments.
    Note:
  • Blend well, but try not to work the mixture too long. This makes for a more juicy and tender burger.
And what BBQ would be complete without coleslaw? We have so many slaw recipes you're sure to find one you love:

Sweet & Sour Coleslaw

Honey Tarragon Coleslaw
Spicy Slaw
Coleslaw with Garlic Rosemary Citrus


For even more recipes please visit our website and search by recipe type, ingredient, or product!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Welcome to our new blog & happy Truck Day


Happy Truck Day! What is Truck Day? Here in New England it has a distinct meaning, at least to baseball fans. Truck Day is a symbol for new beginnings; to the Boston Red Sox it signals the start of the new baseball season. Truck Day is the day the equipment truck departs Fenway Park, headed to Florida, for spring training. Here at Stonewall Kitchen it is not early spring, it is late summer - but it is also a day for new beginnings. Our truck day is also the first day of our new blog.

Hi, I'm Katie, photographer at Stonewall Kitchen. Today I had to be here early to photograph our jam truck. As I was standing outside, in the warm early morning sun, I was thinking about how much I love Maine. If you've ever summered here you already know exactly what I mean. I am utterly convinced there is no better place to be in the summer than Maine.

The temperature, while sweltering other places in the country, is quite comfortable here. Maine has beautiful sandy and rocky shores, pristine lakes, and numerous state parks for enjoying the great outdoors. After all, Maine is called vacationland! Among the many Maine attractions don't forget to come visit us in York, ME for some delicious jam! Our best selling product, Wild Maine Blueberry Jam, is made from a New England Summertime staple - wild Maine blueberries. These berries, hand-raked in northern Maine, are one of our state's hidden treasures. Smaller than other types of blueberries, the wild Maine blueberry is famous for its flavor and
sweetness.


Here at Stonewall Kitchen, we may be best known for our jams, but there is plenty more to see and do than sample jam. Just this morning, as I was outside photographing our jam truck, I took some time to take in our beautiful gardens. Our gardens are always free and open to the public, so please come enjoy them too! While you're here, do stop into the Company Store to see our specialty food products as well as decorative items for your own home and garden. You can also grab a bite to eat at our Cafe or head over to the Cooking School for a cooking class. Taught by local chefs - these classes fill up quickly so register ahead of time online here.

If after all those suggestions you simply still want to come and try our jam, not to worry! Our Company Store is open from 8AM-6PM all summer and does have many food samples ... including Wild Maine Blueberry Jam. You can also visit our website to order products. If you've already been to visit we hope to see you again soon. If you haven't stopped in to see us yet, please consider this your personal invitation.

Check back here often because we'll be sharing recipes, tips and other great entertaining ideas to help fill your life with great food, fun and friends. We also look forward to hearing from you.

Your friend in good taste,
Katie Ring
Stonewall Kitchen Photographer