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Summer Entertaining Essentials

This Week
in The Savory Pantry

This week will find Team Savory keeping a VERY busy schedule in New York City! We'll be attending Brooklyn Eats, the Good Food Mercantile, and The Fancy Food Show, seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and of course on the hunt for delicious new finds to stock the Pantry! We've already started shopping....

New this week: Exciting new flavors from The Potlicker. Jam crafter extraordinaire Nancy Warner has whipped up two new creations that are a must for your summer pantry. Cucumber Jalapeno Jam is fresh, spicy, summery and sweet. You'll go crazy when you taste it atop a juicy burger or slather it on a grilled chicken sandwich. You can have your Margarita and eat it, too, with the booze-y Margarita Marmalade. With a tart bite from juicy limes, a hint of orange, tequila and a hint of sea salt, it provides a delicious and unexpected glaze for grilled shrimp and salmon. Of course, you can always create an inspirational cheese and charcuterie tray with any of The Potlicker's savory flavors!

The excitement is building in Saratoga with the upcoming opening of the racing season and the 50th anniversary celebration of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. We've got you covered when it comes to entertaining, whether at the track, a concert on the lawn at SPAC, or on your own Saratoga porch! Stop by and take a look at our new engraved cheese boards, beautifully handcrafted by a local artisan from exquisite maple....a stunning addition to your kitchen or a gift to be treasured for years to come. Our Saratoga Horse Picks, with whimsical gold horseshoes and jockeys are ideal for spearing any number of appetizers, and chocolate horse shoes from our friends at EMVI provide a delectable nibble for any gathering.

Have an upcoming party to attend? Don't get caught empty-handed! Check out our unique selection of carefully curated host and hostess gifts - we guarantee you'll be invited back, and often!

Our Featured Producer:
Ada's Artisan Teas

“When you taste tea, you should taste the earth around it,” says Ada’s Artisan Teas co-owner Eva Lamiano. “The same tea plant will taste different depending on where it is grown, because it is enriched with the flavors of the surrounding soil.” To Eva—and partner in tea and life, Eran Wasserman—tea is a ritual, an art, and a presentation. The aim of their company is wholly hedonistic: to sip and experience the pure pleasure of drinking a fine, quality tea.

Prior to putting their tea on the market in April, 2016, Eva and Eran had both experienced hectic professional lives and wanted to deliver to their customers a product that invites a respite from life’s regular and often overwhelming to-do list. In Ada’s, they have offered up an invitation for pause in everyday life, for carving quiet moments out of task-heavy days.

“Of course the health benefits of tea are abundant, but communicating its healthfulness is not the goal of our company,” Eva said. “We are driven by enjoyment. We can’t all drop everything and take off for Tahiti, but what we can do is incorporate a ritual of enjoyment in our everyday lives. We can take moments of relaxation and indulgence in superior taste.”

Eran’s mother, Ada, who lives with his father in Bat-Yam, Israel, is the tea’s namesake. The exterior of the tag that accompanies every tin of Ada’s Tea reads: “May the harmony in your cup overflow into your life.” Its interior reads: “My mother Ada always said, ‘Be present in the moment, find peace from within, and observe greatness in the small, simple pleasures in life.’”