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Summer Contest 2018

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Summer 2018 Recipe and Photo Contest! Submit your photos by August 18, 2018. Voting August 19-26, 2018.

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Summer Contest 2018

Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

Summer 2018 Recipe and Photo Contest! Submit your photos by August 18, 2018. Voting August 19-26, 2018.

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Football Party Foods!

Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

We're pretty excited here in the Philadelphia area. Only one football game left for the season, and it's the BIG ONE! To celebrate, we came up with a few quick and easy snack recipes that will be great for a football watching party (or any time you need a snack or appetizer)!


Beer Spread and Mustard Sausages

  • 2 packages smoked sausages
  • 1 jar Small Batch Kitchen Beer Spread (any flavor works!)
  • 4 Tablespoons mustard (try our Roasted Garlic Whole Grain Mustard)

Drain sausages and put into oven safe dish. Spoon Beer Spread and Mustard over top. Bake in oven according to package directions, stirring once about half way through to coat all the sausages with the glaze. This Beer Spread/Mustard glaze is also great on ham or soft pretzels!

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Football Party Foods!

Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

We're pretty excited here in the Philadelphia area. Only one football game left for the season, and it's the BIG ONE! To celebrate, we came up with a few quick and easy snack recipes that will be great for a football watching party (or any time you need a snack or appetizer)!


Beer Spread and Mustard Sausages

  • 2 packages smoked sausages
  • 1 jar Small Batch Kitchen Beer Spread (any flavor works!)
  • 4 Tablespoons mustard (try our Roasted Garlic Whole Grain Mustard)

Drain sausages and put into oven safe dish. Spoon Beer Spread and Mustard over top. Bake in oven according to package directions, stirring once about half way through to coat all the sausages with the glaze. This Beer Spread/Mustard glaze is also great on ham or soft pretzels!

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

We have been really busy with production the past few weeks, and we are getting ready to go into our even busier season, so I wanted to take a moment and thank my kitchen assistant, Richelle, for all her hard work.

For lunch today, I cooked us up a batch of fried green tomatoes, from my CSA (Living Hope Farm). I served them up with a fresh chevre and a spoonful of our Hot Pepper Spread. Let's just say - lunch was delicious, and I need to share the recipe with you!

Fried Green Tomatoes with Chevre and Hot Pepper Spread 

Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

4 large, firm green tomatoes, sliced into 1/2" slices

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 cup finely ground cornmeal

1 teaspoon paprika

2 eggs

4 tablespoons milk

Oil, for frying

Chevre (about 8 oz)

Hot Pepper Spread 

 

Preparation

1. Sprinkle sliced tomatoes with salt & pepper, set aside.

2. Combine cornmeal and paprika in one bowl. Beat eggs and milk in a second bowl.

3. Coat the tomatoes with egg mixture, then dredge in cornmeal. 

4. Cover the bottom of a skillet with oil, place over medium high heat. 

5. When oil is shimmering, add tomatoes to the pan. Fit as many as you can without the tomatoes touching. Fry until nicely browned (about 2 minutes each side).

6. Transfer to paper towel lined plate. Repeat step 5 until all tomatoes are cooked.

7. Put tomatoes on a serving plate, top with goat cheese and Small Batch Kitchen Hot Pepper Spread. 

Enjoy!

 

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

We have been really busy with production the past few weeks, and we are getting ready to go into our even busier season, so I wanted to take a moment and thank my kitchen assistant, Richelle, for all her hard work.

For lunch today, I cooked us up a batch of fried green tomatoes, from my CSA (Living Hope Farm). I served them up with a fresh chevre and a spoonful of our Hot Pepper Spread. Let's just say - lunch was delicious, and I need to share the recipe with you!

Fried Green Tomatoes with Chevre and Hot Pepper Spread 

Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

4 large, firm green tomatoes, sliced into 1/2" slices

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 cup finely ground cornmeal

1 teaspoon paprika

2 eggs

4 tablespoons milk

Oil, for frying

Chevre (about 8 oz)

Hot Pepper Spread 

 

Preparation

1. Sprinkle sliced tomatoes with salt & pepper, set aside.

2. Combine cornmeal and paprika in one bowl. Beat eggs and milk in a second bowl.

3. Coat the tomatoes with egg mixture, then dredge in cornmeal. 

4. Cover the bottom of a skillet with oil, place over medium high heat. 

5. When oil is shimmering, add tomatoes to the pan. Fit as many as you can without the tomatoes touching. Fry until nicely browned (about 2 minutes each side).

6. Transfer to paper towel lined plate. Repeat step 5 until all tomatoes are cooked.

7. Put tomatoes on a serving plate, top with goat cheese and Small Batch Kitchen Hot Pepper Spread. 

Enjoy!

 

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Now Selling: Pickle Fermenting Kits

Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

I taught several pickling classes over the summer and we had some pretty great feedback from those who attended. I loved getting the pictures from people who went home and successfully fermented or canned pickles.

As a part of the class, we gave out a basic fermenting kit to each student. Due to the positive feedback we've been getting about the pickling class and the kits - as well as the success I've had at home pickling with this equipment - I thought I'd offer the products for sale on our website to those who are interested in learning more about pickling, but couldn't attend our classes this year.

We are offering 4 different options.

1. Intro Kit

This is the kit we gave out as part of the pickling class. It's enough if you want to experiment with one batch at a time, to see if you like fermenting foods before diving into a more expensive setup. It includes one wide-mouth quart jar, 1 pickle pipe, and 1 pickle weight.

2 & 3. Set of 4 Pickle Pipes or Pickle Weights

If you already have the jars, and know you want to dive into making more than one batch, these two options are the way to go. You add the wide-mouth jars, buy these two products, and you'll be able to have 4 different ferments going at one time.

4. Gift Set

This set is perfect for gift giving. Set of 4 Pickle Pipes and Pickle Weights, an acacia wood vegetable tamper (perfect for assisting with fermenting krauts), and an introduction/recipe booklet.

You can find all of the above options on our store page - just scroll down to the DIY & Gift section. We'll be adding products to that section of the store periodically to share with you DIY Equipment, eco-friendly home items, or beautiful handmade gift items.

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Now Selling: Pickle Fermenting Kits

Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

I taught several pickling classes over the summer and we had some pretty great feedback from those who attended. I loved getting the pictures from people who went home and successfully fermented or canned pickles.

As a part of the class, we gave out a basic fermenting kit to each student. Due to the positive feedback we've been getting about the pickling class and the kits - as well as the success I've had at home pickling with this equipment - I thought I'd offer the products for sale on our website to those who are interested in learning more about pickling, but couldn't attend our classes this year.

We are offering 4 different options.

1. Intro Kit

This is the kit we gave out as part of the pickling class. It's enough if you want to experiment with one batch at a time, to see if you like fermenting foods before diving into a more expensive setup. It includes one wide-mouth quart jar, 1 pickle pipe, and 1 pickle weight.

2 & 3. Set of 4 Pickle Pipes or Pickle Weights

If you already have the jars, and know you want to dive into making more than one batch, these two options are the way to go. You add the wide-mouth jars, buy these two products, and you'll be able to have 4 different ferments going at one time.

4. Gift Set

This set is perfect for gift giving. Set of 4 Pickle Pipes and Pickle Weights, an acacia wood vegetable tamper (perfect for assisting with fermenting krauts), and an introduction/recipe booklet.

You can find all of the above options on our store page - just scroll down to the DIY & Gift section. We'll be adding products to that section of the store periodically to share with you DIY Equipment, eco-friendly home items, or beautiful handmade gift items.

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Happy Birthday, SBK!

Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

July 2014 - A busy first month for us three years ago. Inspected and licensed on July 7th, cooking up product, and setting up at our first farmer's market on July 19.

 

A lot has changed in 3 years - we have expanded to many more farmer's markets, you can find our products at nearly 30 stores in 4 states, and we are on the menu at a few bars and restaurants!

 

And a few things haven't changed. Our dedication to sourcing local produce, our all-natural, low-sugar recipes, and our love for creating delicious products.

 

As a "Thank You" for all of your support during our first three years, we are offering a special deal for the next month. From now through August 12th, with every purchase at a farmer's market, you'll be entered to win a free jar of your choice. Every market will have a winner!

 

Here's a summary of our schedule for the next month, be sure to stop by, try a few samples, and enter to win!

 

July 22: Lansdale Farmer's Market
July 22: Indian Valley Farmer's Market

 

July 23: Coopersburg Farmer's Market

 

July 29: Lansdale Farmer's Market

July 29: Perkasie Farmer's Market

 

August 5: Lansdale Farmer's Market
August 5: Phoenixville Farmer's Market

August 5: Indian Valley Farmer's Market

 

August 12: Lansdale Farmer's Market

August 12: Perkasie Farmer's Market

 

We'll draw all 5 winners on August 13th. Winners will be emailed for their jar selection and will be able to pickup their jar at the next scheduled market.

Thanks again for all your support these first three years. Happy Birthday, Small Batch Kitchen. Here's to many more!

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Happy Birthday, SBK!

Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

July 2014 - A busy first month for us three years ago. Inspected and licensed on July 7th, cooking up product, and setting up at our first farmer's market on July 19.

 

A lot has changed in 3 years - we have expanded to many more farmer's markets, you can find our products at nearly 30 stores in 4 states, and we are on the menu at a few bars and restaurants!

 

And a few things haven't changed. Our dedication to sourcing local produce, our all-natural, low-sugar recipes, and our love for creating delicious products.

 

As a "Thank You" for all of your support during our first three years, we are offering a special deal for the next month. From now through August 12th, with every purchase at a farmer's market, you'll be entered to win a free jar of your choice. Every market will have a winner!

 

Here's a summary of our schedule for the next month, be sure to stop by, try a few samples, and enter to win!

 

July 22: Lansdale Farmer's Market
July 22: Indian Valley Farmer's Market

 

July 23: Coopersburg Farmer's Market

 

July 29: Lansdale Farmer's Market

July 29: Perkasie Farmer's Market

 

August 5: Lansdale Farmer's Market
August 5: Phoenixville Farmer's Market

August 5: Indian Valley Farmer's Market

 

August 12: Lansdale Farmer's Market

August 12: Perkasie Farmer's Market

 

We'll draw all 5 winners on August 13th. Winners will be emailed for their jar selection and will be able to pickup their jar at the next scheduled market.

Thanks again for all your support these first three years. Happy Birthday, Small Batch Kitchen. Here's to many more!

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