We want our customers to live well, eat deliciously, and cook with passion! In that spirit, we’ve put together an ever-growing bunch of recipes we believe in. They’re tested by cooks and chefs who adore the kitchen, cooked and served in our own café, and gathered by foodies we know and love. All of our recipes incorporate seasonal, healthy ingredients that you can find in our store.

Featured Recipe

Parsnip Cheddar Soup

Sweet, sharp, and satisfying, this soup tastes particularly good on cold winter evenings.  Serve with a side salad of winter greens for a delicious complete meal.

1 medium onion, chopped

1 tsp salt

2 Tbsp vegetable oil

2-3 tsp caraway seeds

1 lb (about 5 medium) parsnips, peeled & cubed

1 1/4 lbs potatoes, peeled & cubed

3 cups water

1/4 tsp ground fennel seeds

3 cups medium-sharp cheddar, grated

3 cups milk

Chopped fresh parsley


In a 3 qt pot, heat the oil and sauté onion and salt until the onion softens and becomes translucent.  Add caraway seeds and parsnips.  Stir and gently cook for about 5 minutes.  Add the potatoes and water.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are soft.  Remove from heat.  Stir in the fennel and cheese.  When the cheese has melted, add the milk.  Using an immersion blender or table top blender, purée soup and carefully reheat, being sure not to boil the soup or it will curdle.