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Fire Cider in the Kitchen: Mustard Vinaigrette for a classic Chef's Salad

Posted by Najwa on Dec 26, 2018 7:06:00 AM


 If there's one thing we can count on during the holidays, it's leftovers. And if there's one thing leftovers are really good at doing (besides getting forgotten in the fridge), it's turning a meh salad into a magnificent meal. A chef's salad - with its brilliant balance of crisp, protein-packed, and satisfying - is our favorite way to use leftover ham, turkey, and chicken. Simultaneously! Whatever combination of ingredients you choose, this simple mustard vinaigrette will really compliment the rich flavors.

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Topics: recipes, Salads

Notes from HQ: Our Top 5 activities for de-stressing around the holidays

Posted by Najwa on Dec 24, 2018 6:45:00 AM


The holidays can be a massive source of stress. Sure, deep down we know that it should be a time of peace, reflection, and comfort, but somehow many of us get knotted up with worry about things being just right. Maybe it’s the pressure to have our homes and holiday table looking just-so, or to provide for others in meaningful but largely material ways. When our focus is pulled towards what what things should look like, it’s easy to lose sight of they should feel like. And it’s hard to manifest those glow-y holiday emotions when you’re wound up and stressed out.

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Topics: Tips/Advice, Self Care

How to set healthy boundaries, at holiday times and at all times!

Posted by Najwa on Dec 17, 2018 11:55:00 AM

You’re practicing mindfulness. You’re meditating. You’re doing yoga. Or you’re at least planning on going to yoga class. Every step you take towards listening to yourself and acknowledging your right and responsibility to articulate your own needs is significant. And as you proceed, it is important to remember something:

You don’t have to have everything figured out at this very moment to set healthy boundaries for yourself.

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Topics: Tips/Advice, Self Care

Retailer Spotlight: Guido’s Fresh Marketplace

Posted by Najwa on Dec 14, 2018 1:43:00 PM


As we’re about to turn the page to a new year, we’d like to shine a spotlight on a wonderful story here in the Berkshires of Western MA, one that truly captures the spirit of our region. It began in 1979, when two brothers combined their experience in culinary arts and produce retailing to start a modest roadside stand on Route 7, just south of Lenox MA. They outgrew their little produce market in only two years, and with a move just a few steps down the road in 1981, 
Guido’s Fresh Marketplace was born. 

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Topics: Our Community

Fire Cider in the Kitchen: Easy Sweet and Sticky Skillet Chicken Thighs

Posted by Najwa on Dec 11, 2018 6:35:00 AM


In our opinion, chicken thighs get a really bad rap. Not only are they juicy, tender and flavorful, but they’re often on sale. Really, you can’t go wrong when you bring home a package of chicken thighs for dinner.

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Topics: Main Dishes, recipes