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Trader Joe’s: It’s safe to drink Bloody Mary mix, again!

22 May

I’ve been a Bloody Mary mix fan for a long time. But one in-flight look at the ingredients made me put the mix down and step away from that drink option. Until now.

What I found in the most common Mary mix was high fructose corn syrup. Yes, I can make my own mix which is the best way to get your favorite flavor and leave out the offending ingredients. And I thought, for those reasons, that would be my only option, until discovering Trader Joe’s version.

No high fructose corn syrup in this spicy Mary mix.

Trader Joe’s keeps it real

My recipe:

A glass of ice, add three olives, the juice of half a lime and fill with Bloody Mary mix. If you’re so inclined, make it an adult drink with some gin or vodka.

A glass of Bloody Mary mix made to order

A merry Mary

And enjoy!

Tapenizza: A new taste sensation

1 Apr

Last winter, I brought Trader Joe’s killer tapenade to a party. The jar was emptied in about 15 minutes. It was that delicious.

Dazed in an appetizer stupor, little minced olives danced in my head until somehow they found their way tapping across a field of dough and an idea was born. What if you had a whole pizza topped with tapenade?

How would it taste? Unbelievably delicious.

What would you call it? Tapenizza.

And a few months later, topped with a little Parmesan, voila …

An experiment gone right.

A Tapenizza is born: Warm and ready to devour.

It was just like I imagined, after combining the key ingredients:

Parmesan cheese, a jar of tapenade and pizza dough

Tapenizza’s tasty trio.

Thank you for fulfilling my dream, Trader Joe’s.

And thank you for visiting Things I Love at Trader Joe’s!

We’d love to hear your thoughts. Have you tried the tapenade? What did you think?

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Related Links:

How to pronounce tapenade

Kalamata olive recipe (AllRecipes)

Tapenade with figs recipe (Saveur)

What’s Greek to me: Kalamata olives

16 Jan

Of pits and poetry:

“And peace proclaims olives of endless age.” -Shakespeare

Peace at Trader Joe's

Potent peacemaker

Thank you, Trader Joe’s.

And thank you for visiting Things I Love at Trader Joe’s!

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Related links:

Quinoa salad with avocado and Kalamata olives

About Kalamata olives

 

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