Daily Dish the Nugget Markets blog

  1. Celebrate a National Treasure

    Zespri Sungold Kiwis

    July 13, 2015

    When you think “kiwi,” you probably think “green and fuzzy,” right? But did you know that some varieties of kiwi actually have smooth skin and yellow fruit? One delicious example is the Zespri Sungold Kiwi, which, unlike its traditional green cousins, features a smooth-skinned exterior and a surprising golden center. These kiwis feature a tropical-sweet flavor that we love — they’re super refreshing on a hot summer day. 

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  2. Summertime Shrimp

    Shrimp Ceviche from our Deli

    July 12, 2015

    There’s no doubt that ceviche is a fabulous summer food — it’s cold, it’s fresh and it combines some of our favorite flavors of the season. For a hassle-free take on this summer classic, try the Shrimp Ceviche from our deli. Prepared fresh daily by Nugget Markets chefs, this ceviche combines shrimp with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, cilantro, herbs and spices. For serving, we like ceviche paired with our Fresh to Market corn tortilla chips.

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  3. Wholesome, Delicious and Gluten-free Treats

    Pushkins Bakery

    July 11, 2015

    It all started with a chocolate chip cookie. Pushkins Bakery co-owner Olga Turner originally set out to create a wheat-free treat for a friend’s birthday, and she ended up owning the only gluten- and dairy-free bakery in the Sacramento area. Nugget carries a wide variety of Pushkins items, including gluten- and dairy-free cookies, muffins, cupcakes and breads — and their treats are so delicious, we encourage all our guests to try them, regardless of gluten sensitivity.

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  4. Vive la France! Vive Formage!

    French Cheeses from our Specialty Cheese Department

    July 10, 2015

    July 14 marks Bastille Day, a French national holiday commemorating the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution. Francophiles can celebrate by sampling some of our favorite French cheeses, available in our Specialty Cheese Department.

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  5. Cheese, Booze and Gold Medals

    State Fair Winner Pairings

    July 10, 2015

    The winners have been chosen in this year’s State Fair competitions for California’s best beers, wines and cheeses, and Nugget Markets is happy to stock many of the top finishers! We’ve put together this handy guide to pairing these award-winning cheeses, beers and wines to create true gold-medal taste!

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  6. DIY State Fair Treats with Nugget Markets Recipes

    July 9, 2015

    The California State Fair starts July 10, kicking off 17 days of livestock shows, midway rides, and, of course, fair food! Decadent, deep-fried treats are a time-honored State Fair tradition — after all, what could be better than a corn dog and a snow cone on a hot summer night? This year, why not try your hand at creating some of your fair favorites at home? Check out our recipes for fair food with a gourmet twist!

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  7. The Future of Baking

    The Essential Baking Co.

    July 8, 2015

    It’s official: The future has arrived. And it’s brought to you by Seattle-based artisan bakery The Essential Baking Co. and their shelf-stable, ready-to-bake bread. These bakery loaves are ready for you to take home and bake in your own oven, filling your home with that delicious, fresh-baked-bread smell. Organic, preservative-free and non-GMO, this bread comes in five varieties: sourdough, rosemary, French, Italian and French baguette — ready to turn your kitchen into your own personal bakery, anytime you want!

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  8. Pickled Perfection

    Preservation & co. Products

    July 6, 2015

    Love a good Bloody Mary in the morning? So do we — especially one made with Bloody Mary Mix from local company Preservation & co. Created from fresh, seasonal ingredients including crushed capers, green bean brine, balsamic reduction and Dijon mustard, Preservation & co.’s Mary was awarded the Silver Medal at the 2012 National Bloody Mary Contest. All of Preservation & co.’s products are hand-crafted and hand-packed from start to finish in Midtown Sacramento, and they never contain any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. 

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  9. Bastille Day Feast

    Winters Farm to School

    July 5, 2015

    The Winters Farm to School program provides local kids with fresh fruits and vegetables and healthier food choices every day at school.  The Bastille Day Feast (at the historic Wolfskill Ranch) on July 11th, celebrates Yolo County agriculture while raising funds to support the well-being of our kids.  We're proud to support the feast and Winters Farm to School.  www.wintersfarmtoschoolprogram.com .

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  10. Sweet Sweet Orbs from the Northwest

    July 5, 2015

    Picked only once per year, Northwest Cherries are something many of us await! Don’t know the difference between Bing and Rainier Cherries?

    • Bing Cherries are large and have a deep, mahogany color. When ripe, they are firm, juicy and exceptionally sweet. Available mid June – early August.
    • Rainier Cherries are exceptionally large and have a glowing yellow flesh that is accented with a luscious red blush. This premium cherry variety has a delicate flavor and is remarkable sweet with low acidity. Available late June – early August.
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