Headed to the Farmer’s Market this weekend? Smashed Lemon Thyme Potatoes, the Perfect Recipe for those Organic Baby Potatoes you’re going to get…

Recipe for Lemon Thyme Smashed Potatoes and Dressing

I originally got this recipe from Giada De Laurentis on the Food Channel, but tweaked it just a bit, so if you’d like to see the original recipe check it out here

I love lemon, probably as much as anything out there, and that’s what caught my eye (or ear in this case), when I came across this recipe.  I had missed the first part of the recipe, but the lemon/thyme dressing caught my attention.  It sounded so amazing I had to try it.  Unfortunately, I missed the part about having to boil the potatoes first.  All I saw was Giada De Laurentis placing the potatoes on a plate and flattening them with her hands, and pretty easily too, I might add.

But when I tried flattening my freshly washed baby potatoes, it wasn’t quite as easy.  As a matter of fact, it was almost impossible.  I literally has to smash them down with a heavy glass.  I did manage to get them flattened, but many of them had broken apart and looked nothing like I had seen on the recipe.  Nonetheless, I persevered and, although the frying part took longer than I thought, I managed to get them cooked.  But the dressing that went on top…. ooohhhh that dressing… now that just…. made the dish!!!

Short story long… (he, he) I decided to track down the recipe online, and it didn’t take me long to realize where I had gone wrong…  BOIL THE POTATOES FIRST!  Moral of the story is if you’re catching a recipe mid-way through, always check the beginning before trying it yourself!  You could save yourself a lot of work and frustration!

Anyways farmer’s markets are packed now and there are plenty of fresh Organic and Local vegetables out there including potatoes and thyme.  So, here’s the recipe for Smashed Lemon Thyme Baby Potatoes

Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements

Fresh Unlimited Flavors of Summer Giveaway Begins!

Our Flavors of Summer giveaway is now underway!  Summer is in full swing and we’re beginning to see  the garden fresh fruit and vegetables popping up at local stands and farmer’s markets.   We’ve included in our Giveaway, all the essentials that will help bring out all of those amazing flavors.  Our featured item is a bottle of Organic Icepressed Rallis Olive Oil, and also includes Organic New Zealand Sea Salt, an Artisan Pepper Collection, a bottle of O Champagne Vinegar and a Pink Himalayan Salt Sushi Plate.  Perfect for summer entertaining.

One of our goals is to bring attention to both the low quality of ingredients that have been made available to us and the impact these can have on our health as well as to provide access to high quality ingredients, exotic ingredients and superfoods that not only have a superior flavor but also contain actual nutrients that are bodies are craving.   As any great chef will tell you, the flavor of an culinary creation depends on the quality of the ingredients used.  At Fresh Unlimited, we believe that GMO-free ingredients, that are also free of synthetic chemical pesticide and herbicide residues, and that have been grown in mineral rich soils should always be the starting point.

We’ve been warned about our poor state of our soils since the 1930’s when Document 264 was presented to the Senate.  The document had been requested by the  Senate to look into the state of minerals in our foods and provided evidence of the mineral deficient state of the soils in America.  In more recent years, the official report of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit showed that  over the last 100 years, average mineral levels in agricultural soils had fallen worldwide by 72% in Europe,
76% in Asia and 85% in North America.  As a result the large majority of us are extremely deficient in a number of key nutrients that are critical to our wellbeing.

Luckily, there there are some producers out there who have a passion for what they do and will not in anyway compromise their beliefs.  The result is authentic, high quality ingredients that provide the full flavor we seek along with the nutrients we so desperately lack.  Our featured product, Organic Icepressed Rallis Olive Oil exemplifies all of these high standards resulting in a truly authentic Olive Oil bursting with flavor and nutrients.  It is these type of high quality ingredients we want to make available to our customers.

Real Flavor + Real Nutrients = Real Food

The Giveaway Includes:

  • 1 Organic Ice Pressed Rallis Olive Oil (375 ml) ( made using olives from a family owned century old olive grove in Greece and pressed within 12 hours of hand harvesting using a new technique that uses Zero heat – near flawless acidity level of .14% )
  • 1 Organic New Zealand Sea Salt (100 gms) (containing a rich assortment of minerals from the sea)
  • 1 Artisanal Pepper Collection (sustainably sourced, free from additives includes ground muntok, ground long, ground comet’s tail, ground lampung, long peppercorns, and comet’s tail peppercorns)
  • 1 O Champagne Vinegar (200 ml) (GMO-free, handcrafted using old world techniques of natural aging in wood barrels to provide a light complex flavor)
  • 1 Pink Himalayan Salt Sushi Plate (4 x 8 x 1 1/4)  (sustainably sourced, mineral rich, perfect for entertaining, will hold sushi, sushimi, hors d’oeuvres, fruit, vegetables, cheese etc… to absorb some of the rich mineral salt).

To enter:  Simply visit Fresh Unlimited’s Facebook Page, click on the Giveaway Offer Tab, and if you haven’t already done so, click the “Like” button.  Then, just leave a comment about your favorite way to enjoy Olive Oil.  (All recipes and pictures are welcome).  The winner will be selected in a random draw on August 5th, 2012.  (Open to anyone with a Canada or USA address).

For more information on Icepressed Rallis Olive Oil, see our video here.