Tag Archives: Peru

Hola from Guatemala!

26 Dec

Hola from Guatemala! I’m traveling for the next week, and while I’ll be Trader Joeless, I will be meeting spectacular people, experiencing Guatemalan culture first hand and drinking delicious coffee!

Care to join me?

TJ’s offers a taste of Guatemala in its Organic Fair Trade Five Country Espresso Blend.

Fair trade coffee

Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru and Sumatra combine forces in the name of espresso.

Salud!

Gracias, Trader Jose’s!

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

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Wake up and smell the fairness

27 Aug

Another great TJ’s coffee discovery (thanks to the coffee tasting bar): Fair Trade Five Country Espresso.

Organic Fair Trade Five Country Espresso blend

I like many of the coffees I taste at Trader Joe’s, but I’m always looking for French Roast’s rivals. For me, this is a close cousin – maybe French Roast’s aunt’s kid on her mother’s side. That close.

Sipping a cup of “5C” is a great way to start the day, or end an evening…made even better when paired with a brownie bite or two, perhaps?

Have a great day and the start of a great week, everyone!

Thank you, Trader Joe’s.

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Related Links:

Video review from Yahoo! Voices

Wake up call! From starkinsider.com

Espresso rants

Trader Joe’s Chimichurri Rice

25 Jul

Chimichurri is one of the all-time best sauces of the world. So, when I saw Chimichurri Rice in the freezer section at Trader Joe’s there was no way I was leaving the store without it.

Trader Joe’s Chimichurri Rice

Chimichurri is a pesto-like sauce originally from Argentina, but other South American countries have their own versions, apparently. As you can see, Trader Joe’s mixture hales from Peru and is spicier than the Chimichurri I’d eaten before.

My first taste (and third, fourth, fifth, etc…) of Chimichurri was at a hole-in-the-wall Argentinian restaurant called Muni’s on Venice Boulevard in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles, just down the alley from my former apartment. It still ranks as the best sauce I have ever eaten. The kind you consider drinking.

TJ’s offers up a delicious serving with this dish. Just like Trader Joe’s Quinoa Duo, you can dress up this side dish as a main course by adding chicken, fish or tofu – or a lot more veggies.

Again, here’s a meal you can make in the microwave without heating up the kitchen.

Thank you, Trader Joe’s.

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Related Links:

About Chimichurri sauce

Argentinian Chimichurri sauce

Summer squash tacos with avocado Chimichurri (includes Mark Bittman recipe)

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