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Summer Entertaining Essentials

This Week
in The Savory Pantry

It’s time to season, sizzle, and sear with our grilling sauces, marinades, and rubs. Heat things up with award-winning Captain Rodney’s Boucan Pepper Glaze; this saucy combo of Scotch Bonnet peppers, spices, vinegar, and pure cane sugar makes a great dipping sauce or brush it on hot wings for a sweet hot surprise. Marinate pork, chicken, or salmon in tropical delight with customer favorite Pineapple Sake Teriyaki Marinade. Encrust salmon prior to grilling or sprinkle on sweet potatoes before roasting . . . Mr. Fancy’s Spice Blend for Salmon add sophisticated flavors of sumac, tarragon, cardamom, and citrus will become your grilling go-to.

With rising temps, it’s time to shake up refreshing cocktails! Check out our Cocktail Category for syrups like Liber & Co’s Tropical Passion Fruit and use our recipe to make your own Tropical Hurricane. Take calm in the heat with Pink House Alchemy’s Lavender Simple Syrup, and use it to flavor your iced tea, tea cookies, or to make a zesty Hummingbird cocktail. If these syrups don’t float your boat, head to our recipe list for the sip that’s just right.

If you’re in Saratoga on Sunday July 1, check out our demo as we team up with Claire Marin at Catskill Provisions form 12-3 pm for “Brunch on Broadway.” We’ll be whipping up fluffy waffles, drizzling pure maple syrup and honey straight from the Catskills, and sampling melt-in-your-mouth chocolate honey truffles.

Our Featured Producer:
Castronovo Chocolate

Since many Castronovo Chocolate bars are made from heirloom strains of cacao found deep in the jungle and believed to be among the original cacao strains, it’s no wonder that they taste like something most of us have never had before.

Widely recognized for their unique flavors, Castronovo bars have been celebrated with prestigious awards from the International Chocolate Awards World Finals, The Academy of Chocolate Awards in London, and the Good Food Awards for fine flavor, direct trade, and their sustainability mission. In fact, Denise Castronovo is the only US woman to be recognized with an International Chocolate Award.

All of this is done from a 700 square foot space with one oven for roasting and two stone grinders. Each work day, Castronovo’s focus is on one type of bar at a time. Amazonas 72%, Honduras Dark Milk 60% with Fleur de Sel, Sierra Nevada Colombia Dark 72%, and Sierra Nevada Colombia Dark Milk offer hints of the geography of which they were born. And then there’s the Savory Pantry staff’s favorite white chocolate bar ever . . . Castronovo’s White Chocolate with Lemon Oil & Sea Salt . . . silky white chocolate punctuated by zesty lemon and just the right crunch of salt. Every bar honors the unique taste of the beans from which it came.

Denise Castronovo’s deep and nuanced understanding of the connection of origin and flavor have lead her company’s sustainability mission. Having gone to college for environmental studies, earned a masters in economics, started a PhD program in ecology, and spent years working in the field of geographic information, Denise has a firm grasp on the complexities of offering an alternative to a broken system of the commercial chocolate industry.