March 2014 Newsletter
Welcome to Spring!
It will be Spring on the calendar this month, and we hope that the weather will reflect the changing of the seasons. After a long, cold winter, most of us are ready for the change.
March is a fun month with St. Patrick’s Day at the core. For St. Patrick’s Day we are celebrating with our cheeses of the month – Irish Cashel Blue and Dubliner. Also watch for some additional Irish cheeses as well as a few other traditional treats for the holiday.
Wines of the Month:
Barone Montalto – from Sicily
Barone Montalto produces authentic modern style wines with a Sicilian soul. Montalto is not just a bottle of wine, there is all Sicily inside.
Cabernet Sauvignon Nero D’Avola
Winemaker Notes: The bouquet offers cherry, white pepper and plenty of spicy notes with violet accents. Flavors of plum and blackberry fill the mouth while oak aging for 6 months adds complexity and length to the wine. A perfect accompaniment to pasta dishes, roast-beef and grilled game.
Winemaker Notes: This wine has a straw pale color, rich of flavor and fruitiness. We suggest drinking this wine with fish and fresh cheeses.
March Special: $12.95 per bottle or 2 for $23.90
Pasta of the Month:
Potato, Cheddar, and Bacon Ravioli – a twist on the loaded baked potato, inside a chive pasta. A hearty side dish, loaded with flavor. Available in our freezer case.
Qty 12 $5.95
Cheeses of the Month:
Irish Cashel Blue
Established in 1984 Cashel Blue is the original Irish Farmhouse cow’s milk blue cheese. The Rock of Cashel is medieval castle that was once the seat of the Kings of Munster and where lore has it St Patrick commenced the conversion of the pagan Irish to Christianity by using a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity, giving birth to one of Ireland’s national symbols. Cashel Blue is named after this historic castle.
Cashel Blue has a white paste when young turning increasingly towards a buttery yellow as it matures. Throughout this paste there is a blueing often referred to as having a marble-like pattern. The rind is untreated and is therefore edible. It is intrinsic to the cheese and contributes to the breaking down of the paste, adding further flavor and complexity.r own Vermont artisan
March Special @ $18.95/lb.
Dubliner is an Irish specialty cheese with a distinctive mature rounded flavor and a natural hint of sweetness achieved by combining a secret recipe and the skills of the Kerrygold master cheese maker. The cheese is typically matured over 12 months. Dubliner is a robust, aged cow’s milk cheese with a texture similar to cheddar. In one bite you can taste the diversity of flavors – from nutty to sharp to sweet.
The cheese is named after Ireland’s capital and is a simple but still considered a gourmet cheese. The cheese melts beautifully and is delicious in sandwiches, serve as a table cheese or shredded in a tossed salad.
March Special @ $11.95/lb.
Wine and Food Tastings:
Saturday Mar 15 – Wine tasting Noon to 3:00 p.m. with Colleen from Perfecta Wines
Saturday Mar 22 – Wine tasting Noon to 3:00 p.m. with Dennis from Bay State Wines
Friday Mar 28 – Wine tasting 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. with Kristen from Martignetti Wines
Check our website or facebook for additional tastings or updates during the month.
What’s New At Angela’s
Tea forté Noir – Presenting the dark, deep steep of NOIR, haunting and robust black teas blended to delight even the coffee purist. Hand-picked tea leaves from the famed Jamguri tea garden are artisan pan-roasted for a liquor that is superbly smooth, without a trace of bitterness. A distinctive cup that no other black tea can match. Available in assorted flavors: Chocolate Rose, Black Cherry, Blood Orange, Peach Brulee, and Caramel Nougat.
2 Silk Infuser Tin $4.75
6 Silk Infuser Tin $9.95
10 Silk Infusers Box $13.95
20 Silk Infusers Box $20.95
2.82 oz. Loose Tea Canister $11.50
Wheeler’s Southern Pecan Delicacies – from Indianola, MS in the heart of the deep south. Using family recipes that have been handed down for many generations, this family owned company uses a top quality, handmade process in preparing these delicious treats. Available in three flavors:
Southern Praline Pecans
Honey Roasted Pecans
5 oz. pkg $5.95
Bissinger handmade chocolatier – St. Louis, MO. Dating back to 17th century France, Bissingers has been making chocolates for generations and in the U.S. since 1845. Bissinger’s products are all natural and the cocoa is 60% dark. Available in convenient 3.5 oz. re-sealable pouches, these candies make a delicious treat.
Chocolate covered Valencia orange slices
Chocolate covered pomegranate pearls
Chocolate covered plump select blueberries
Raspberry Yumberry Gummy Pandas
3.5 oz. pouch $4.29
Chocolate covered wine grapes
3.5 oz. pouch $4.99
Recipe of the Month
Dubliner Stuffed Chicken Breast
- 8 oz. Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese
- 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 4 oz. Fresh Bread Crumbs
- 1 oz. fresh Mediterranean herbs, finely chopped
- 2 medium size eggs, beaten
- ½ teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Grate 3/12 oz. Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese and cut the remainder into thin slices. Cut a pocket in each chicken breast and insert the slices of cheese.
In a bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, herbs, seasoning and the grated Dubliner Cheese.
Place the beaten eggs in a shallow dish and dip the chicken breasts into it, until evenly coated, then press firmly into the crumb mixture.
Place on a buttered baking sheet and bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until cooked through.