Super Substitute…. “Saffron” Yellow Basmati Rice

Many of us have a recipe or two that calls for saffron and experienced sticker shock when we looked at the price tag. Saffron is a spice derived from the crocus sativus flower (or the Saffron crocus). As Saffron crocus grows and flowers, its vibrantly colored stigmas (or threads) are harvested, by hand, and dried toContinue reading “Super Substitute…. “Saffron” Yellow Basmati Rice”

New at a la Maison… Napa Valley Naturals Organic Toasted Sesame Oil

Another great oil added to the shelves of `a la Maison is Napa Valley Naturals Organic Expeller Pressed Toasted Sesame Oil. It is made from sesame seeds that have been roasted at a low temperature for a rich and smooth sesame flavor. It’s unique flavor is the perfect choice for Asian inspired dressings, sauces andContinue reading “New at a la Maison… Napa Valley Naturals Organic Toasted Sesame Oil”

Cooking Healthfully with Napa Valley Naturals Grapeseed Oil

Napa Valley Naturals Grapeseed Oil is made from the seeds of grapes that have been crushed to make wine. This product supports environmental sustainability as it requires no new farmland, water or other natural resources to produce. Chef’s Choice: Not only ecologically responsible, Grapeseed Oil is also a very healthy choice and the ultimate everydayContinue reading “Cooking Healthfully with Napa Valley Naturals Grapeseed Oil”