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Explore the Delicious World of Sheep’s Milk Cheeses With Us — It’s Free!

By John Stewart, June 16, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by John Stewart

Many cheesemongers believe the greatest cheeses in the world are made with sheep’s milk, and rightfully so. The buttery richness of sheep’s milk is perfectly suited to the cheesemaking process, creating cheeses that are often sweet, nutty and deliciously complex.

Sheep's Milk Cheeses | Cheese Nights, Tuesday, June 23 from 6:00pm — 7:30pm

This season’s Cheese Nights, Tuesday, June 23 from 6:00pm — 7:30pm, we’re going to give sheep’s milk cheeses a much-deserved closer look. Come join us — it’s free! Contact your local store for event details...

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7 Things You Never Thought to Grill

By Alice K. Thompson, June 16, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Grilled Tomato and Broccoli Rabe Salad

Grilled Tomato and Broccoli Rabe Salad

Are your cookouts getting a bit routine? Are the same menus of burgers and steaks or veggies and tofu not packing their usual magic?

The good news is that there’s practically nothing you can’t grill, and the delicious alchemy of fire and smoke can transform even the most familiar ingredients into something new and exciting.

Here...

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Ways to Enjoy Nectarine Season

By Alana Sugar, June 15, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Whole Wheat Couscous with Nectarines and Pistachios

Whole Wheat Couscous with Nectarines and Pistachios

Nectarines have a smooth skin, juicy flesh and delicate aroma. I love them sliced and spooned over toast spread with nut butter and a light sprinkling of cinnamon. And they’re amazing in salads, salsas, grain dishes like ...

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Convenient Halal Meal Solutions for Ramadan

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, June 15, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Last week one of our contributors shared his experience breaking his daily Ramadan fast with dates. Ramadan starts in a few days, and preparations are well underway in many kitchens to prepare for the days of fasting that lay ahead. If you’re observing the holiday, you may love the idea of making every dish for suhoor or iftar from scratch, but that’s not always possible. Luckily, the halal-certified offerings from Saffron Road are a shortcut to delicious meals.

Saffron Road Chicken Enchiladas

Saffron Road successfully captures authentic flavors from around the...

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A Brewmaster’s Guide to Growlers

By Paige Schilt, June 14, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Growler being filled at Whole Foods Market Bar Lamar, Austin, Tex.As a recovering American lit major, I am delighted by the rising popularity of the beer growler. These humble vessels for transporting draft beer make me feel like I’ve stepped into the pages of a gritty Bowery novel from the 1890s.

But beyond the quaintness factor, what’s the big deal about beer growlers? I asked Brewmaster Dave Ohmer of Whole Foods Market® Brewing Company at our Post Oak store in Houston, Texas. With more than 13 years of experience in the craft brewing industry, Dave was quick to point out that many small breweries only offer beers on tap.

“Growlers...

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