Before embarking on a career in the film industry, Andy Krish was a kitchen manager and chef, developing his cooking skills and his love of fine foods. When he met his wife, Karen, it was clear that they shared the same passion for good food. No expense was spared and no shortcut was taken that would compromise the quality and taste of every meal. It was with that same diligence that Andy, Karen, and their children developed 8th Wonder Spice Blend. Inspired by the thought of creating the perfect all purpose rub and seasoning they measured and mixed and tasted and tweaked until they thought their recipe was perfect. Their friends thought it was pretty good too and they soon encouraged Andy to offer it for sale to other cooks who appreciate delicious food. Now 8th Wonder Spice Blend is available at specialty food stores throughout the southeast including Tidal Creek Co-op. Its unique flavor enhances and compliments the natural flavors of food, making all of your favorite dishes even better. And with less salt than other rubs and seasonings, 8th Wonder can be added according to your own taste and dietary needs. Whether grilling, blackening, sautéing or seasoning, the unique flavor of 8th Wonder Spice Blend will ignite your passion for good food as well. Look for 8th Wonder Spice Blend on sale for the entire month of June!
Chew Monster Treats are the new local dog treat at Tidal Creek Co-Op. Chew Monster, based in Raleigh, NC creates sustainable, preservative-free dog treats. These chews are made with peanut butter, honey, and spent beer grains. The team at Chew Monster uses the spent grains from the Triangle Brewing Company in Durham, NC. Chew Monster Treats come in two sizes: ½ lb bags and 1 lb bags. The bags themselves are made from plants and post-consumer, recycled materials. Look for them in the dog food section of the store and indulge your pet today!
Susie Newberry and her family have been growing blueberries along the Cape Fear River in Burgaw, NC for thirteen years. Their land consists of close to one hundred acres; fifty of which is used for farming blueberries. Along with their magnificent blueberry patch they also own chickens, two donkeys, and a horse. The blueberry bushes had been abandoned until their arrival in 1998. Their blueberries are of the Southern Highbush family which consists of three different varieties; each with their own unique taste and texture. These varieties include the Star blueberry, the Oneal blueberry, and Susie’s favorite, the Reveille blueberry, which is smaller with a firm texture and excellent flavor. The season for Southern Highbush blueberries is very short, typically lasting between ten days and two weeks. They ripen earlier than other varieties and are usually ready around the month of May. Newberry’s Blueberries have been available at Tidal Creek Cooperative for seven years now. Look for them in the produce section!
Outta the Park® BBQ Sauce
Scott and Beth Granai of Cary, NC created Outta the Park® BBQ Sauce in the spring of 2008. Scott stumbled upon the recipe while using up the remainder of produce in his refrigerator. He soon realized that what he had created was a masterpiece. The family began to share it with others in 2009. Scott is a prize-winning home chef and a fan of great-tasting food. Beth is passionate about organic and natural foods, as well as natural health and wellness. You will find only natural ingredients in their products and no synthetic additives or chemical concoctions. As they grow, they are trying to make their product completely organic and sustainable while keeping it at an affordable price. There are two flavors of their barbeque sauce available at the Co-op: original and spicy. So spice up your grilling this summer with some Outta the Park® BBQ Sauce!