Yesterday, Food Jules celebrated our one month anniversary. So, now that many of you have sampled some of our muffins, jams, granola and baked goodies, we’d like to know which is your favorite?
Our Jams include Triple Berry, Apple Pie, Blueberry and Strawberry-Blackberry.
Our Muffins featured so far include Apple Pie, Blueberry Lemon, Corn, Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate and Morning Glory.
Our Breads include Banana Blueberry, Banana Nut and Zucchini.
Other Special baked items include Chicken Empanadas, Turkey Empanadas, Spinach and Cheese Pastry Shells, Risotto Balls, Brie & Jam Phyllo and Vegetarian Chili Pockets.
Whichever get the most votes will be featured at next week’s market so cast your vote today!
Food Jules will have the usual at the market today, including our Organic Triple Berry Jam, Apple Pie Jam, Blueberry Jam and Strawberry-Blackberry Jam AND our Organic Hot Fudge Sauce and Granola.
Our assortment of muffins today include Morning Glory, Corn and Double Chocolate Chip. As well as our famous Banana Blueberry Bread, Banana Nut Bread and Zucchini Bread.
As our special appetizers for today, we will have Turkey Empanadas (healthier version of Beef), Arancini di Riso (Risotto Balls) and Organic Vegetarian Chili Pockets. These chili pockets are NEW to Food Jules but they are not new to the Cerrato household. This vegetarian chili (courtesy of Racheal Ray) is one of our favorite meals in this house. So delicious and so very good for you. Our pockets are topped with cheese!
Stop by the Monroe Farmers Market today from 3-6pm on the Monroe Town Green. See you there!
Well, it turns out that I have Lyme Disease… now it makes sense why I have been feeling so run down and not myself lately. Well, besides doing a million things with the kids, running a business, conducting a cooking class, planning for our vacation and going through all of my emotional battles lately.
I’m not worried. I’ve survived worse, I can certainly survive a little fatigue and aches and pains. The hits just keep coming!
Kids are simple. Kids are honest. Kids are real. Kids are truly amazing and I am lucky enough to have my own kids at home with me and being blessed with their sincerity, compassion and never-ending love.
Today, I was honored to be surrounded by many other wonderful children at our first Food Jules kids cooking class. All the kids were great and I enjoyed teaching them about something that I truly enjoy, cooking.
Today, the kids learned some fun facts about Spain. They learned a little about Spanish culture, language and cuisine. First, we ate crackers with Membrillo (Quince Jam) and Manchego Cheese, all from Spain. Then, the kids worked together in teams to make Chicken Empanadas. That’s right, these little kids, ages 5-11, made empanadas from scratch and they did a great job! Honestly, I didn’t help them all that much. Then, after all of their hard work, they got to eat their own delicious empanadas, followed by a special treat… they ate some homemade, Arroz con Leche (rice pudding). The kids devoured everything! There isn’t a better compliment to a chef, then to hear kids asking for seconds, thirds and more and having them finish all of the food that we brought to the class. It was truly an amazing experience.
Now that they all have the official recipe, maybe they’ll make them for their parents!
I just want to send a sincere THANK YOU to all the kids for all of their hard work at today’s class, a Thank you to the Children’s Librarians for making this all happen and a very special thanks to my sweet Lilliana and sweet niece, Mia, for being my special helpers.
We’re all looking forward to next week’s class, where we’ll be learning about India.
I’d like for all of you that have tried any of our Food Jules products, to please feel free to send me an email with any of your comments…. I’d love your feedback, positive or negative, as I’m always looking for new ideas or ways to make things taste even better!
Lots of delicious food today at the Monroe Farmers Market! Food Jules will be featuring Organic CHICKEN EMPANADAS, SPINACH & CHEESE PASTRY SHELLS and ARANCINI DI RISO (Risotto Balls)…. all homemade and made with organic and all-natural ingredients!
The Risotto Balls are a NEW item to Food Jules…. they are filled with homemade risotto and fontina cheese and breaded with all natural bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. They are DELISH!
Arancini di Riso
We have also baked Organic Double Chocolate Muffins, Blueberry Lemon Muffins and Morning Glory Muffins. As well, as our Banana Nut Bread and Zucchini Bread and of course, all of our Organic Jams, Hot Fudge Sauce and Granola.
Banana Nut Bread & Zucchini Bread
Stop by the market today from 3-6pm to pick up dinner for tonight and some yummy breakfast items too. Come early as all of our appetizers sell out very quickly!
As we were looking for a place to eat dinner yesterday, in a different town, near the beach… we came across Elizabeth’s Cafe and as we looked closely at the place right next to it, we just couldn’t believe our eyes… there he was again, Julian’s Interiors. That’s right. I know it may not make sense to all of you, but to me, to us, it felt good. In Lilliana’s words, “mommy, he’s right next to you”. That’s exactly how it felt, for the very first time, it felt different.
Usually, I would have been so angry about it. Angry at God for reminding me again that he was gone. But, this time it felt like he was everywhere. He is everywhere. Everywhere I turn, whether it’s a store with his name on it, or a new frozen food product on the shelf of Whole Foods, or if it’s in the eyes of the man that lost his wife or in the little babies that smile at me…. he’s there. My Julian is all around me. It doesn’t help reduce the pain that I feel in my heart and it doesn’t make the crying stop but it feels good to think that maybe he’s with me, somehow. Lilliana believes it. She has been telling me that from the very first day. “He’s right next to us mommy.” Maybe she’s right. I hope so. I really hope so.