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  • Garden Center Summer Series, Part III: Stayin’ Alive

    So, it’s mid-June. Your garden is planted, the flowers are blossoming, and your vegetables are starting to grow. You’ve finally begun to notice the fruits of your labor (pun intended), and now you’re in maintenance mode. You need to water your plants, make sure they’re getting enough sun, keep those dreaded weeds at bay, and fend off the hungry neighborhood critters, such as squirrels, bunnies, and deer. That can be quite a lot of work,

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  • Ice Cream Month at Gourmet Galeria

    Ice cream. The quintessential summer treat. Beloved of children and adults alike, ice cream is a key component to summer fun! We have it at the pool, at the amusement park, and I’m personally guilty of keeping a pint (or two or three) in my fridge at all times. That’s why we decided to make June Ice Cream Month at Gourmet Galeria! Throughout the month of June, all ice cream gadgets, scoops, and molds are 10% off.

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  • Hot Sauce Feature: Golden Girls

    This week in the Hot Sauce Department we’re excited to tell you about our selection of Golden Girls Hot Sauces from the company Always Fits! These hilarious habanero and jalapeño hot sauces each feature one of the iconic Golden Girls, with comical names for each variety.

     

    The Sicilian Fire and Hot Slut hot sauces are made from Habanero pepper, carrot puree, garlic, and spices. These two Golden Girls sauces are the spicier of the four,

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  • Discoveries at the Jungle: Ginger

    Ginger is a widely used food with a rich culinary history. Its variety of uses has made it a staple food in many cultures, and it makes a great addition to sweet desserts, savory foods, salad dressings, teas, and much more. It’s also known for its multitude of health benefits, especially when it comes to digestive health. Ginger has long been used to treat upset stomachs, help with nausea, and aid in digestion. Many others have found that ginger helps with weight loss by stimulating the metabolism,

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  • Discoveries at the Jungle: Cooking with Ginger, The Real Deal

    Did you know? Ginger is actually a rhizome, not a root. A rhizome is the underground stem of the plant.

     

    Try cooking with raw ginger with this recipe for Pineapple Ginger Chicken!

    Did you know? As part of the spice trade, ginger shaped history. The spice trade, and their exclusion from it, motivated European countries to set sail for the Americas.

    Did you know? Ginger plants can grow as high as four feet!

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  • Discoveries at the Jungle: Cooking with Ginger, Flavored Marinades and Sauces

    Did you know? There are over 1,000 species of ginger.

    Did you know? The Chinese philosopher Confucius wrote about ginger and its impact on digestion.

    Did you know? Ginger is related to the spices cardamom and turmeric. Ginger and cardamom make a great dessert flavor!

    Check out our featured ginger posts this month!

    Discoveries at the Jungle: Ginger

    Discoveries at the Jungle: Cooking with Ginger,

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  • Discoveries at the Jungle: Ginger Snacks

    Did you know? It is a long-held belief that spices have a warming effect. That’s why gingerbread is popular in the winter!

    Did you know? Queen Elizabeth I is credited with inventing the gingerbread man. Allegedly, she had the cookies baked in the shapes of visiting dignitaries and served them at a banquet!

    Did you know? Crystallized ginger is made by cooking ginger in sugar until it crystallizes.

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  • Discoveries at the Jungle: Ginger Beverages

    Did you know? Ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a great post-workout snack. Drink some tea or add some to a smoothie!

    Did you know? Ginger beer has been brewed in England for at least two hundred years!

    Check out our featured ginger posts this month!

    Discoveries at the Jungle: Ginger

    Discoveries at the Jungle: Cooking with Ginger, The Real Deal

    Discoveries at the Jungle: Cooking with Ginger,

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  • Gourmet Galeria: Father’s Day Sale

    We know that dads are notoriously hard to shop for. If they want something, they usually already bought it, and when you ask what they want as a gift, the typical response is “I don’t know.” So, we get it. Finding the perfect gift can be overwhelming. You need something fun, something useful, and something that will convey the deep appreciation you hold for your father. Plus, the guy has to like whatever you choose!

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  • Don’s Pepperologist Pick June 2018

    Pepperologist Pick: Goss Hot Sauce Colon Plow

     

    Goss Sauce is Boss! (See what I did there?) Goss’s Colon Plow is my Pepperologist Pick for the month of June, and boy is this one a tasty one! Some people stop me and say, “Don, this isn’t a hot sauce, it’s more like a salsa.” But a good friend of mine always told me that if you call it a hot sauce,

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