Earth Day 2017

Happy Earth Day! In our business, every day is earth day. Without a healthy planet, there are no healthy crops. Every day we strive to practice and promote ecologically-friendly agriculture to ensure that we are able to grow and source the highest quality produce and specialty foods for years to come.

Here are just a few of the ways in which we are doing our part to protect our planet.

 
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Bee's Knees

 

Tomorrow, April 22nd, is Earth Day, and to get in the spirit, we're starting off the weekend with this honey-sweetened cocktail.

Earth Day is about celebrating and bringing awareness to our planet as a whole, not just the air and the water, but also the birds and the bees.

Did you know that honeybees are responsible for pollinating an estimated 70% of the world's highest yield food crops? That accounts for 90% of the world's nutrition.

However, over the past 10 years, beekeepers have reported an annual hive loss of 30% or higher. This unsustainable rate of loss would be detrimental to the world's food supply and global nutrition.

Save the bees and save the planet by bringing awareness to the cause and supporting ecological agriculture.

At Sid Wainer & Son, we care about our environment and are committed to environmentally friendly practices. We do everything in our power to protect the environment and support the community in which we operate.

To learn more about our commitment to sustainability, check back tomorrow for our Earth Day post!

 
 

Bee's Knees

 

ingredients


For Tangerine-Thyme Gastrique:

1 C Jansal Valley® Tangerine Honey

1 C Domaine de Provence® Sherry Vinegar

¼ oz Fresh Thyme / leaves picked

 

For Cocktail:

2 oz Gin of Choice / we prefer a more floral gin with this cocktail

¾ oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

½ oz Tangerine-Thyme Gastrique / recipe included

Lemon Wheel / as garnish

 

method


To make the Tangerine-Thyme Gastrique, in a small sauce pot combine honey, sherry vinegar, and thyme. Bring the mixture to a light simmer, then remove from heat, allowing the thyme to steep for 30 minutes. Strain the mixture and store in an air tight container.

To make the cocktail, in a cocktail shaker combine gin, lemon juice, and gastrique. Add ice to fill the shaker, shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
 

 
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Apricot & Ginger Glazed Tuscan Ham

 

Cooking a holiday meal may seem intimidating at first, but this quick & easy 5-ingredient recipe will make entertaining a breeze. Just add roasted root vegetables, mashed potatoes & a salad for a complete meal.

 

Apricot & Ginger Glazed Tuscan Ham

 

ingredients


5 lb Jansal Valley® Tuscan Roasted Ham

2 jars Kilchurn Estate® Apricot Preserve

2 T Jansal Valley® Ginger Honey

1 C Vegetable or Chicken Stock

 

method


Preheat oven to 375° F.

Place the ham on a lined sheet pan, cover lightly in foil, and roast for 20-25 minutes.

Combine the apricot preserve, ginger honey, and stock in a mixing bowl. Reserve half of the glaze and brush the ham with one half of the glaze mixture and place back in the oven to roast for 10 minutes.

Glaze the ham a second time and roast for an additional 15 minutes, or until heated through.

Serve with root vegetables, mashed potatoes, and salad for a complete meal.

 
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