Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The REAL NASFT Interview!

Hello Cyber-Audience!

It's kind of been a little while since I posted anything...  Oops...  It's been crazy busy here on this end!!! 

Do you all remember something like 2 months ago when I wrote from the 2010 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco?  If you don't, you need to go back into the archives and catch up!  It's good stuff!  That's beside the point though. 

Anyway, I spoke of an interview they were doing with our National Sales Manager, Kimberly.  It was all exciting and it was going to be a part of their live stream and I added a link and everything!!! Well, I can't tell you how much I myself watched that livestream hoping to see it (I was busy blogging on the side of the convention while they filmed, so I had no idea what happened in the interview) and I watched numerous other interviews and never once got to see ours! 

Later on, I find out, along with everyone else at the company, that I never saw it because it never made it up!  Apparently there was some weird glitch and our, and apparently some other companies, were cut out by accident... :(  But we got the opportunity to refilm!!!  Which is the point of today's blog:  Debuting the actual interview! 

Awesome possum! 

P.s.  The temperature is heating up, isn't it time you started grilling again?  Just something to consider... :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March is Caribbean Month!

The weather is starting to warm up again, or at least for a few days, and it's time to get back outside and start grilling!  Summer will be here before we know it and to get us all in the mood, we here at Scott's Food Products have designated March to be Caribbean Month!  So what exactly does this mean for you?  Allow me to explain :)

For the rest of March, we will be featuring - drumroll please!- no, no, not a drumstick, drumroll!  oy...

And the nominees are:

Lemon Pepper
Teriyaki Sesame
Jezebel Spice
Strictly Pepper

The deal is you can get $0.50 off your purchase when you buy 2 of the above mentioned items!  Woo hoo!! 

And now, to entice you just a wee bit more, here are some wonderful Caribbean inspired ideas to go along with these items.  I'm not a huge fan of recipes, but I am a fan of suggestions!  So please, take my suggestions, and make them your own!

How about trying out Lyrica's Jambalaya with Jezebel spice?  She is our Sales Executive here, and she is an excellent cook!  By seasoning your chicken or shrimp with Jezebel Spice before making your Jambalaya, you will add an extra little kick and a lot of flavor to this great meal!

Or what about some Sweet Teriyaki Fish with our Teriyaki Sesame and your choice of fish! And speaking of fish, maybe try a little Lemon Pepper red snapper? 

Alright, my last suggestion for the day would be Pepper Shrimp with Strictly Pepper.  Really, it is the best pepper blend in the world!  What better to make a pepper shrimp recipe with than Strictly Pepper?  You won't necessarily have to use as much pepper, since ours packs a punch!  However, you may discover how much more you like pepper because of it, and then you may use just as much because it is just sooo good!

I really wish I was sitting on the beach drinking something with a cute little umbrella in it and eating one of these little ideas I just wrote about!  It sounds like a perfect day to me!  Soon Cristina, soon... At least, that is what I am going to tell myself!!!  If you make it to a tropical island before me, and honestly, you probably will, send me a vacation picture to make me jealous!  Ooh, even better, make one of these dishes with the items you buy during this promotion and send me a picture of that dish in paradise!  It will be like the Travelocity gnome, except it will be the traveling jar of Scott's Food Products! 

Aaaah, paradise!

Expires 5/31/10

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Want a free jar of Santa Maria?!?!?!

Big news people!!!!!  Tomorrow is the official first day of an incredible promotion at Pacific Ranch Market in Orange. 

Get this: for every Kobe Tri Tip purchased in the next month, you will receive one free jar of our Santa Maria!!!! 

I can't tell you all how excited we are about this!  It is going to be huge!  Really, how can you pass up one whole 7 oz jar, free!!!  You get an excellent tri tip, and you get an excellent seasoning!  So everyone in Orange County, at the very least, needs to rustle up a coupon and get on over to Pacific Ranch Market!  Get some great meat, and while you are at it, get some amazing fresh produce and other goodies to make a wonderful meal!

Ooh!  And while you are at it, don't forget to congratulate Dave behind the meat counter on his new baby!!!!!

Expires 12/31/10

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb

Speaking of lamb, have you tried our Mediterranean Garlic Marinade yet?  I think this is a great time to introduce you to this amazing marinade, because it goes great on lamb, among other things, and it is green, for St. Patricks Day, which is right around the corner, and it goes incredibly well on fish!  Seeing as how it is still lent, I think it is appropriate to give Mediterranean Garlic a little time in the spotlight! 

Quite possibly our most versatile product (Santa Maria lovers may be rolling in their metaphorical graves), Mediterranean Garlic is also a wonderful accompaniment to chicken, shrimp, veggie kabobs, and even as a dip for bread!

Ok, here is the deal with the bread dipping.  Do not, I repeat, DO NOT dip bread straight into the jar!  It really won't taste that amazing straight out of the jar because there is vinegar in all of our marinades to help them penetrate the meat and infuse it with flavor!  All of you Hitchhiker's fans should know: Don't panic! There is a simple solution to make it taste the way it is supposed to.  Once a piece of marinated meat has been cooked, the vinegar has been cooked off and the true flavor profile of the marinade will emerge.  This means, if you want to use Mediterranean Garlic as a dipping sauce for bread, all you have to do is cook off the vinegar by heating some of the marinade in a skillet.  In no time at all, you can pour it in to some kind of a container and you can dip away in delicious mediterranean garlicky goodness!  I would say that is a step up from regular olive oil, wouldn't you? 

Another idea: garlic bread.  Take a delicious loaf of french bread, freshly baked from your local market, and cut it in half langth wise.  Brush some Mediterranean Garlic on each half, sprinkle it with parmesan cheese, and bake.  Voila!  The oven cooks off the vinegar and you are left with the best garlic bread ever! 

Green is the theme for St. Patrick's Day, but I wouldn't recommend wearing the marinade to keep from getting pinched...  While you will succeed in not getting pinched, it won't be because you are wearing green.  It will mostly be because you reek of garlic.  And really folks, we marinate meat, not ourselves.  Enough said.  Maybe carry a jar around in your pocket, just make sure it stands upright.  You may flash the jar at pinchers when needed.

Since Lent is still upon us, another great addition to the fish fry is, obviously, Mediterranean Garlic.  It is wonderful for all kinds of seafood, including shrimp.  I don't know if shrimp counts for Lent, but I had to inform you anyways.  Continuing on Lena's post from a little while ago, give your fish fry goers some variety by offering Mediterranean Garlic fish as well as Lemon Pepper fish!  You won't disappoint. 

Lastly, since Easter is around the corner, try some Mediterranean Garlic for your Easter Lamb Crown Roast!  Check out this lovely recipe below! 

How is that for some great ideas?  Thinking about going Mediterranean for dinner tonight?  Well, you know what to do!  Check out the website, get even more great ideas, and we will get you your Mediterranean Garlic as soon as we see your order!  Really, our turn around time is phenomenal, if I do say so myself.  Give it a try!  Order something today, and you tell me if you don't get your order processed by the next day at the latest!  Overall, our company cares about you and the deliciousness of the food you eat!  Therefore, your orders are a priority for us.  We get those things processed ASAP!  If you find things to be different, leave me a comment, and I will take care of it!  You can trust me, I'm the owner's daughter...  :)