HoneyCrisp Apples Have Arrived at Central Market

What drives people in droves to these apples? How’s about the perfect blend of sweet and tart wrapped in a crisp and always juicy texture? For some time now, it was believed that HoneyCrisps came from Macoun and Honeygold apples, but recent findings now suggest that’s not the case. Rather, the Keepsake apple is one of the parents of the HoneyCrisp. One thing we won’t argue is that after one bite you’ll understand why these apples are always referred to as the king of apples!

School is out, now go eat!

Summer is here, the kids are out of school and you need to find some fun for the whole family? Why not start with food! The Fort Worth Food Truck Park has just recently opened on and is a great way to satisfy the family's hunger for food and entertainment. With trucks ranging from the gourmet like The Drifting Bistro truck and new spins on old favorites like Lee's Grilled Cheese truck, you can't go wrong. I can't think of a better way to get out with the whole family and beat the heat. They have games as well as evening movie showings and it is pet friendly! And parents, they have a large selection of craft brews and wines to go along with the creative and delicious food these trucks have to offer. Get the neighborhood block party vibe, without your neighbors burnt…..I mean "famous" chicken. Go to www.fwfoodpark.com for all the details. 

School is out, now go eat!

Summer is here, the kids are out of school and you need to find some fun for the whole family? Why not start with food! The Fort Worth Food Truck Park has just recently opened on and is a great way to satisfy the family's hunger for food and entertainment. With trucks ranging from the gourmet like The Drifting Bistro truck and new spins on old favorites like Lee's Grilled Cheese truck, you can't go wrong. I can't think of a better way to get out with the whole family and beat the heat. They have games as well as evening movie showings and it is pet friendly! And parents, they have a large selection of craft brews and wines to go along with the creative and delicious food these trucks have to offer. Get the neighborhood block party vibe, without your neighbors burnt…..I mean "famous" chicken. Go to www.fwfoodpark.com for all the details. 

Get Your Big, Sweet Cherries at Central Market

You can start enjoying cherries at the end of May, and at the peak of season in June, it’s up to you to decide between Rainier or the oh-so-sweet Bing cherry variety. Oh, and of course Central Market carries organic cherries!

Currently these cherries taste as sweet as ever; the deep mahogany red just screams delicious and healthy. Speaking of healthy, did you know that your average cherry has only 4 calories? Plus you can enjoy the benefits that come along with these little jewels. Studies show how beneficial cherries are to us, from the melatonin they carry, which is great for getting a good night’s sleep, to the anthocyanins that have been linked to reducing joint and inflammation pain.

So hurry in to Central Market. These healthful, delicious cherries won’t last long.

Get Your Big, Sweet Cherries at Central Market

You can start enjoying cherries at the end of May, and at the peak of season in June, it’s up to you to decide between Rainier or the oh-so-sweet Bing cherry variety. Oh, and of course Central Market carries organic cherries!

Currently these cherries taste as sweet as ever; the deep mahogany red just screams delicious and healthy. Speaking of healthy, did you know that your average cherry has only 4 calories? Plus you can enjoy the benefits that come along with these little jewels. Studies show how beneficial cherries are to us, from the melatonin they carry, which is great for getting a good night’s sleep, to the anthocyanins that have been linked to reducing joint and inflammation pain.

So hurry in to Central Market. These healthful, delicious cherries won’t last long.

Celebrate 10 Years in Plano With Katie Workman and The Mom 100

Most moms are interested in collecting a stash of go-to, nutritious recipes that will lure the family to the table by satisfing the adults and  intriguing the children. Katie Workman has produced just the book you need: The Mom 100.

As part of Plano's 10th anniversary, join Workman for a book sale and signing from 4:30-5:30 pm on Thursday, May 24, in front of our Plano store and for a demonstration and tasting of an Asian-inspired menu in our cooking school that evening from 6:30-9 pm. Register for the class today. And bring one of your kitchen helpers along!

Celebrate 10 Years in Plano With Katie Workman and The Mom 100

Most moms are interested in collecting a stash of go-to, nutritious recipes that will lure the family to the table by satisfing the adults and  intriguing the children. Katie Workman has produced just the book you need: The Mom 100.

As part of Plano's 10th anniversary, join Workman for a book sale and signing from 4:30-5:30 pm on Thursday, May 24, in front of our Plano store and for a demonstration and tasting of an Asian-inspired menu in our cooking school that evening from 6:30-9 pm. Register for the class today. And bring one of your kitchen helpers along!

Copper River Sockeye Salmon Has Arrived at Central Market

The Copper River is one of the longest and most rugged rivers in Alaska, so these robust sockeye salmon are challenged by the river’s length and icy cold rapids. Their bodies are amply insulated with natural oils and body fat. That marbling contributes to its rich, almost nutty flavor. Just brush on a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Then throw it on the grill to let the full flavor of the salmon shine through.

Copper River Sockeye Salmon Has Arrived at Central Market

The Copper River is one of the longest and most rugged rivers in Alaska, so these robust sockeye salmon are challenged by the river’s length and icy cold rapids. Their bodies are amply insulated with natural oils and body fat. That marbling contributes to its rich, almost nutty flavor. Just brush on a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Then throw it on the grill to let the full flavor of the salmon shine through.

My French Favorite: Financier

Financier is a small, pastry-sized cake made with almond flour. This light, moist teacake is similar to a sponge cake, but the basis of the cake itself is beurre noisette (brown butter), egg whites, powdered sugar, and flour. Rumor has it that the cake got its name because it’s traditionally made in a rectangular mold and resembles a bar of gold. Another theory states that the cake became popular in the financial district of Paris surrounding La Bourse du Commerce (the former name of the Paris stock exchange).
 
Serve it topped with whipped cream and berries or with a side of ice cream. Or savor it solo, with a lovely cup of tea. If you have leftovers—and we don’t think you will—toast it for breakfast the next morning and enjoy it with a cup of French roast or cafĂ© au lait.