[Wheatsville] Earthday! We like to move it move it and more!
dangillotte at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 17:50:53 EDT 2009
*Introducing the Wheatsville Food Co-op Gro-op!*
In partnership with our friends at Austin Green Art and Resolution Gardens,
Wheatsville is launching an easier way to grow your own food! Come to the
launch announcement and film screening at the Triangle from 4pm-10pm on Wed.
April 22nd! Join us for a screening of King Corn and learn more about the
*Wheatsville Presents the Austin Green Art eARTHday this Saturday!*
Gateway to the Green Economy
Join us Saturday, April 18, 9 am - 3 pm at Republic Square Park (4th &
Join thousands of your neighbors, local green businesses and environmental
groups and the cultural community in a manifestation of the Sustainability
Revolution! Products, services, food, kids activities, music, art and more
celebrating life in balance and restoration. http://www.austinearthday.com/
This event is rain or shine, and we need the rain so bad, that we're not
even hoping that it stops! But even though you're sweet, you're not made of
sugar, right? So head on down and celebrate Earthday!
*The new store is really coming together, eh?*
Despite some chaos and lots and lots of movement and changes the store is
really starting to move toward its final look. Thanks for your continued
patience and patronage. Your support makes this all possible. We've made
some significant changes to grocery, vitamins, bodycare and produce this
week. Please be sure to ask if you're not finding what you need. We haven't
gotten rid of any product to make these moves, so if it was here last week,
it's probably here this week... somewhere. We're trying to have extra staff
on to be there to help you find what you need.
*Word from the new and improved deli!*
A fair trade organic coffee bar, a beautiful bakery case brimming with
treats, and fresh-baked artisan breads – including a fabulously crusty,
organic French baguette! – are just three of the many new reasons to come
out to the Wheatsville Deli this week! But there are so many more!
In the full-serve case you may find the creamy, spicy *Red Curry
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms*, pungent *Broccoli with Cashew Tamari,* crispy
*Risotto Cakes*, *Curry Lime Chicken Salad*, grilled sustainable *Yellow fin
Tuna Steaks*, tender *Almond Roasted Asparagus*, healthy *Lively Carrots and
Beets*, the Asian-spiced *Ume Bean Salad*, and tons more! We have *Mongolian
BBQ Baked Tofu*, *Southern Fried Tofu* and *Popcorn Tofu* – which is looking
better than ever thanks to our new deep fryer!
*African Peanut* and *Minestrone soups* are on the menu as well. As always,
custom sandwiches – grab a coupon for *50 cents off a Boar’s Head Ovengold
Turkey Sandwich* this month – *taco*s, and our *rice ‘n’ beans* are ready to
be served just the way you like ‘em. This is one of the BEST VALUE lunches
in the whole dang town! And don’t forget our righteously famous *Frito Pie*,
made with our own Tempeh Chili – it’s a chewy, crunchy taste sensation and
the perfect lunch on any day.
Or just grab a bite from our self-service deli case –* grab-n-go sandwiches,
* *green salads,* *Chicken Salad*, *Gingered Tempeh Pasta*, *Tuna
Cheese*… you can even* save 25 cents off the Thai Pasta* this month!… all
these and more await you, so stop in and let the Wheatsville Deli fill you
And be sure to try the Deli Counter’s latest smoothie of the month, the
refreshing “*Pineapple Banana Dream*,” a smoothie bursting with fruit and
reminiscent of sipping pina coladas on the beach!
*From the Land of Cheese:*
Some *Brie* facts:
Brie is a soft, cow’s milk cheese that originated in the Brie region of
France. It has a buttery texture and nutty flavor. Brie is traditionally
made with raw milk and aged for a period of four to five weeks.
Unfortunately, government regulation requires any cheeses made with raw
milk, to be aged at least 60 days. So, that means you have to go to France
if you want to eat true Brie. The outside of the Brie is covered with a
white mold (penicillium candidum) and is meant to be eaten. Bries tend to
have butterfat content around 45%. Double cream bries, like Fromage D'
Affinios have a butterfat content around 60%. Triple cream bries, such as
Saint Andres, have a butterfat content of 75%. Brie can be eaten with
crackers, crusty bread, or fruits and nuts, like pistachios and pears. A
subtle red wine, like a Pinot Noir or a dry, lively white wine, like a nice
Champagne is a good pair. Quince paste or fruit preserves could also be
served along with the Brie.
There are two “bries” that we carry that I would highly recommend. Brazos
Vellay Cheese Company’s Brie and the Saint Andre triple cream. Brazos
Valley Cheese Company is located outside of Waco on the Brazos River. Let
this cheese sit out for an hour, before eating. After five minutes of
sitting, this cheese starts to change states and from the inside out turns
into a slow river of butterfat. This brie is made from fresh Texas cows milk
and made without the use of additives or preservatives. The Saint Andre
triple cream is made using a sour cream, sweet cream and heavy cream. This
gives it its dense body, tangy taste, satin texture and a butterfat content
of 75%. I would absolutely recommend Champagne and strawberries to
compliment this cheese.
The use of brie does not have to be confined to appetizer or on a cheese
plate. It can be used in many different recipes. Use brie in place of butter
for mashed potatoes. If you are daring, use it alongside the butter. It can
be used in mac and cheese or as a filling for tarts. I had a wonderful
sandwich made up of turkey, brie and fig spread on marbled rye. Once you
start eating this cheese and understanding the nuances of its taste and
texture, you will realize the uses for this cheese are almost limitless.
*Word from Bryan, the Butcher*
Most of our customers can walk up to our seafood department and pick
anything they like, knowing that we’re providing them with high quality,
sustainable seafood. Wouldn’t you like to take that confidence with you when
you eat out? Even the best restaurants struggle with balancing quality
seafood with tight budgets, and more often than not the quality is what ends
up suffering. Though most restaurants have sustainable options, like catfish
or tilapia, you still have to know what to look for. Wheatsville Food Co-op,
as a pledged member of the seafood advocacy watch, is proud to provide you
with information and knowledge to make informed decisions at all times.
That’s why we provide you with the same information we use to stock our
Try this link: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.aspx
This seafood watch list provided by the Monterey Bay Aquarium is wallet
sized, so you can take it anywhere. You can also have it downloaded to your
cell phone. The seafood watch list tells you, by region, what seafood
choices are acceptable based on sustainability and population. We pass out
the wallet sized seafood watch list in the store, or you can request it from
the Meat Department staff. It’s a handy tool to use for yourself or to give
to friends who may not be as familiar with the important issues surrounding
our oceans. We also recommend giving copies to the chef at your favorite
restaurant and request that they sell only sustainable seafood. New this
year, The Monterey Bay Aquarium has devised a sushi watch list that we have
available. So check it out!
This month, *Applegate Farms slow cook ham *is on member coupon, for $.25
off $5.99. Applegate spinach and feta chicken and turkey organic sausage is
also on coupon for $.25 off of each. Have a good week, see ya soon!
*New Freezers mean more new cool stuff for you* (ha! that was a punny one!)
*Gluten Free Free Pizza Crust*- Locally Made
Gluten Free Kneads make all natural pizza crusts that are delicious,
convenient, and produced in a dedicated gluten free facility.
Their products are created with their own flour blend called Smart Flour.
It contains tapioca, teff, and amaranth flours which enhances its protein,
vitamin and mineral, and fiber content. Taste the difference and see how
delicious gluten free can be.
Featured in the pizza section of our new freezers!
*In the Beer Aisle*
Beer of The Week
*Sierra Nevada Pale Ale*
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale has a deep amber color and an exceptionally
full-bodied, complex character. Generous quantities of premium Cascade hops
give the Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor. The perfect beer
for Spring, both full-bodied and refreshingly light.
Have a great week!
Wheatsville GM and e-mail guy
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