Adding fruit such as pears and apples to your salad can add lots of extra flavor and texture. This elegant Apple, Pear & Goat Cheese Salad highlights Taylor’s Gold pears, accented by a creamy goat cheese sauce and a sweet apple walnut vinaigrette. Tip: Prepare all of the components ahead of time and assemble just before serving.
Keep reading for the recipe.
Taylor’s Gold Pears come to our produce departments from New Zealand. Available for a limited time each year, these smooth-skinned pears are delicately perfumed with a creamy, juicy, tender flesh that offers extraordinary flavor. They are perfect for snacking fresh, or slicing for salads. They also beautifully complement many wine and cheese choices:
Keep reading to meet some of the New Zealand growers behind our Taylor’s Gold pears.
One of our favorite ways to enjoy the classic springtime duo of strawberries and rhubarb is an unadorned, lattice-topped Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. All you need is height-of-the-season produce, a bit of sugar to offset rhubarb’s natural tangyness, and some tapioca to thicken the fantastic fruity juices that will bubble up as the pie bakes.
Keep reading for our Classic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe!
Fresh herbs and spices make a big difference to the flavor and quality of a meal. But with all the goings-on during the week, it’s hard to find the time to buy or even prepare them. Gourmet Garden is a great solution for busy cooks. Their herbs and spices are organically grown then simply washed, chopped, blended and packed into tubes to maintain their fresh taste and nutrition for months.
Use Gourmet Garden the same way you would use fresh herbs and spices - as much or as little to taste, a squeeze at a time. They can be substituted in any recipe that calls for fresh or dried herbs. Generally, spices are added at the beginning of the cooking process and herbs at the end.
Keep reading to find out how to spice up your guacamole with Gourmet Garden Garlic, Chili Pepper & Cilantro.
The distinctive rosy-red blush of the Pacific Rose Apple is too pretty to resist. A natural Gala/Splendour cross developed in New Zealand, this apple gets its signature pink hue from Splendour (a heritage apple variety from New Zealand) and its unique taste profile combines both parents’ flavors to refreshing, sweet and crisp perfection.
It is best eaten fresh as a snack, but its delicate sweetness lends well to salads, sandwiches and desserts. Try these Pacific Rose Apple Vietnamese Summer Rolls for a light meal sometime soon!