November 2012 Newsletter

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!


November Holiday Hours:

Mon-Wed, Nov 19-21             9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 22                  closed

Friday, Nov 23                        9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.

Saturday, Nov 24                    9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.


Our Thanksgiving Offerings Menu is available in the store or on our website.  Order deadline is Saturday November 17 for pick-up on Wednesday November 22.


Wines of the Month:

Sean Minor Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes:  This 2010 vintage is from the central coast of California and is 100% pinot noir.  This wine displays aromas of cherry, strawberry, and raspberry with a hint of earthy notes.  On the palate, the Pinot offers bright flavors of strawberry and cherry combined with hints of tobacco and tar.  The bright acidity combined with sweet oak results in a lingering finish.


Sean Minor Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker Notes:  This 2010 vintage is from Sonoma County, CA and is 100% sauvignon blanc.  This wine is rich and complex with aromas of ruby grapefruit, citrus and tropical fruit.  On the palate, the combined flavors of fresh melon, fig and lime are balanced perfectly to form a crisp, mouthwatering texture and a lingering finish.


Both wines are perfect additions to a Thanksgiving table.


Nov. Special: $13.95 per bottle or 2 for $25.90


Pasta of the Month:

Sweet Pumpkin Ravioli in Cinnamon Pasta – Perfect as an appetizer or dessert.  Serve with our mincemeat or a cheddar apple sauce (recipe on the package).

Pkg. of 10   $6.95

Cheese of the Month:

Cranberry WindsorDale

From The Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co., this cheese is homage to Britain’s famous farmhouse cheeses of yore.  This raw cow’s milk cheese is made using a late 1800’s recipe and a traditional peg mill imported from England.  The peg mill tears the curds versus traditional cutting for a more open crumbly texture.  The result is a creamy white cheese, the addition of cranberries creates a burst of tart flavor, and the cheese leaves a honeyed aftertaste. Perfect for the holiday season.


November Special @ $17.95/lb.


Wine and Food Tastings:

Friday Nov 2 – Wine tasting w/Sheila from Circa Wines

Friday Nov 9 – Wine tasting w/Rob from R.P. Imports

Saturday Nov 10 – Food tasting with Chef Pasquale from Pasquale’s Restaurant and Larry from Benny’s Best, 11:00a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Friday Nov 16 – Wine tasting w/Kristen from Martignetti

Note: Wine Tastings are from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.


Thanksgiving Turkey Helpers


We have a number of items that are helpful to putting a perfectly roasted turkey and the trimmings on your Thanksgiving table.  Brining bags, roasting bags, stuffing bags, turkey lacers, brining seasoning, turkey stock, and pureed or roasted chestnuts are all available.



What’s New at Angela’s

Matilde Vincenzi – fine Italian pastry since 1905.

Millefoglie d’Italia – a fine sugar icing coated puff pastry.               4.41oz.                                    $4.95

Tea Forté – as temperatures start to chill outside stay nice and warm with a cup of tea.

Bagged Teas in a variety of flavors including: White Ginger Pear, Forté Breakfast, and Madagascar Red Chai.  Extraordinary organic ingredients create these enchanting teas.  16 biodegradable bags      $5.95

Whole Leaf Silken Tea Infusers in the following flavors:  White Ginger Pear, Black Currant, and African Solstice.   Six infusers                 $6.50

Single Steeps – pre-portioned loose leaf tea in Ginger Lemongrass or Earl Grey.

12 packets                   $6.95


Ava Marie Chocolates – made in Peterborough, NH

Dark Chocolate Turtles – buttery caramel carefully layered on top of hand-roasted pecan halves, then covered with a shell of finest dark chocolate.  Also available in milk chocolate.  5 oz.                     $5.85

Chocolate Turkeys – dark or milk chocolate.  Perfect for your Thanksgiving table setting.  each     $2.50


Craquelins – made in Concord, NH

Harvest Pumpkin Spice – made with organic pumpkin, this crisp is perfect for the fall season.  Great with wines, cheeses, soups, salads, hummus, spreads, and dips.  4.5oz.                          $6.95

Watch our shelves for many other new holiday food and gift items that will be arriving weekly during the month of November.


In-store Specials – November

Stonewall Kitchen Apple Cranberry Chutney –

Chutney is a relish that originated in India where the tradition of mixing variations of spices, fruits, and vegetables became regional delicacies.  Stonewall Kitchen chutneys respect the age-old collaboration between sweet and savory.  This Chutney is full of apples, tart cranberries and is loaded with herbs and spices. It is a delicious accompaniment with roasted, grilled or baked meats, or served on crackers with Brie, cheddar or cream cheese. Also makes a great sandwich spread.

November special $4.95 / 8.5 oz. jar

Regular $5.95, save $1.00

Recipe for the Month

Apple Cranberry Wild Rice –

From Stonewall Kitchen


Ingredients –

¼ cup              butter

½ cup              leeks, white portion, chopped

½ cup              pecans, coarsely chopped

1 clove             garlic, minced

½ cup              wild rice, rinsed and drained

3 cups              chicken broth

½ tsp.              salt

½ cup              basmati rice

½ cup              Stonewall Kitchen Apple Cranberry Chutney

Directions –

  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the leeks and pecans, sauté until the leeks are soft.
  3. Add the garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes, making sure it does not brown.
  4. Add the wild rice, chicken broth and salt.  Cover and cook 60 minutes.
  5. When there are twenty (20) minutes left in the cook time add the basmati rice.  When the rice is done cooking and tender (but not mushy), let stand 5 minutes longer covered.  Drain any excess liquid.  Add the Stonewall Kitchen Apple Cranberry Chutney and serve.