March 2013 Newsletter

Welcome to Spring!

March is a busy month with two unique holidays for us to celebrate – St. Patrick’s Day and Easter (March 31st this year).

For St. Patrick’s Day we are celebrating with our cheese of the month – Irish Cahill Porter.  Also watch for some additional Irish cheeses as well as a few other traditional treats for the holiday.

For Easter we are offering our traditional Easter menu which contains a variety of treats and sweets that are excellent additions to your holiday celebration.  Menus will be available in the store or on our website.

Wines of the Month:

Ca’ Momi Bianco Di Napa

Winemaker Notes:  From the Napa Valley in California this 2011 gold award winning blend has a diverse flavor profile with intense orange blossom and grapefruit on the nose.  The aromas of the nose echo in the mouth with perfect harmony existing between its alcohol and acidity.


Ca’ Momi Rosso Di Napa

Winemaker Notes:  From the Napa Valley in California this 2010 double gold award winning blend features bright strawberry and raspberry flavors with a velvety texture and full mouth feel.  Its round, medium-bodied and complex palate is loaded with fruit.


March Special: $10.95 per bottle or 2 for $19.90


Pasta of the Month:

Goat Cheese and Basil Ravioli – a flavorful combination.  Serve with a marinara sauce or with roasted tomatoes.

Pkg. of 12  $6.95


Cheese of the Month:

Irish Cahill Porter

Irish Cheddar Cheese with Porter Beer, Cahills Porter, is made by blending the cheddar curds with dark brown porter beer (brewed by Guinness), resulting in a beautiful outstanding marbled cheese. The flavor of porter beer alone is rather strong, but in combination with the cheddar, the beer flavor is mellowed and the cheese flavor is deepened. Made with vegetable rennet, this cheese is also for vegetarians.  This cheese is perfect as an hors D’Oeuvre when sliced and served with a tossed salad. It is equally as good when served as a centerpiece on a cheese board.  Also great for melting and pairing with fruit or beer.


March Special @ $14.95/lb.

Wine and Food Tastings:


Friday Mar 8 – Wine tasting with Josh from Horizon Wines.  3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Friday Mar 15 – Wine tasting with Kristen from Martignetti Wines.  3:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.

Saturday Mar 16  – Coffee cupping with Claudia from CQ Coffee Roasters of Bedford, NH  11:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday Mar 23 – Chocolate tasting with Cathy from Cathy’s Delights of Hooksett, NH.  11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Friday Mar 29 – Wine tasting with Mike from Crush Wines.   3:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.

Saturday Mar 30  – Wine tasting with Coleen from Perfecta Wines.  10:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Check our website or facebook for additional tastings or updates during the month.

What’s New at Angela’s

Craquelins of Bedford, NH – Gluten-free Spicy Ten Seed flatbread crackers.  Craquelins flatbreads have become a staple among our cracker selection.  Now many more can enjoy the delightful flavor of this fine New Hampshire made product along with a favorite cheese.

5 oz. pkg    $7.95

Stonewall Kitchen – Bergamot & Lime hand soap and hand lotion.  Handmade in New England, this soap and lotion is all natural and exceptionally effective. The lotions are made with aloe and shea butter to leave your skin soft. The essence captured in Bergamot & Lime is distinctively aromatic and uniquely energizing.

16.9oz. hand soap         $8.95

16.9oz. hand lotion       $10.95


Garofolo Italian Pasta – 100% Whole durum wheat pastas from the town of Gragnano (named for wheat, gragno) in Italy.  Garofolo has been making pasta for over 200 years.

16 oz. Penne Ziti Rigate         $2.99

16 oz. Spaghetti                      $2.99

Introductory Special – March

Effie’s Homemade – Semolina crackers.  We’ve carried Effie’s biscuits and now we are introducing their semolina crackers.  Coarse semolina gives these crackers their wonderful crispy texture and nuttiness. Add to that extra virgin olive oil & sea salt and you have the base for Effie’s Semolina Crackers…with real flavor in every bite. These crackers come in three distinctive flavors.

  • Sunflower & Sesame Seed Crackers are not only super addictive on their own they easily pair with hummus, dips and your favorite sharp and creamy cheeses
  • Roasted Garlic & Coriander Seed Crackers balance subtle roasted garlic with bright, lemony coriander. Try with tapenades, bold cheeses and cured meats.
  • Sea Salt & Lavender Crackers have herbal hints that pair fabulously with creamy brie and goat cheeses. Try alongside dips, pâté or crumbled over your favorite soup.


Introductory special $5.79 / pkg.

Regular $6.29/ pkg., save $.50

Buy 2 packages, pay $5.29 / pkg.

Save $2.00


Recipe of the Month

Tzatziki (from Effie’s Homemade)


½         English cucumber (1 ½ c) seeded & diced

1 cup   yogurt (thicker Greek style preferable)

2 T       red onion, diced

½ t       finely chopped garlic

4 t        lemon juice

1 t        sugar

1T        lemon zest

¼ t       ground cumin, toasted

½ t       ground coriander, toasted

¼ t       paprika

Pinch   cayenne pepper

1 T       chopped mint

1 T       chopped parsley

1 T       chopped thyme (or oregano)

Salt and pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and season to taste.  Balance the flavors by adding more lemon juice or sugar as needed.


Effie’s Sunflower and Sesame Seed Crackers go fabulously with this dip.