Let’s Talk about Friendsgiving!

Thanksgiving may be fast approaching, but don't forget about Friendsgiving! It's the perfect excuse to get together with your closest friends and start new traditions during the holidays! It's also a brilliant way to have that dinner party trial run before the actual Thanksgiving day. You can make it as fancy or as casual as…

KITCHEN TIP | BLIND BAKING A PIE SHELL

Pies with especially wet fillings like quiches and custard pies as well as pies to be filled with pre-cooked fillings (such as chocolate cream pie) require the pie shell to be baked prior to filling. You'll often see this referred to as "blind baking". The process is pretty straightforward and simple and only requires some advanced…

BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO WORK, BACK TO REALITY….

Soon we will all return to our familiar routines of school and work as this glorious Pacific Northwest summer draws to a close. Be sure that your kitchen is well provisioned for the busy weeks ahead. Shop Locavore Boxes for simple weeknight dinners as well as other kits for breakfast, lunches and snacks. You'll also want to stock…

RECIPE | ROASTED HEIRLOOM TOMATO SAUCE

ROASTED HEIRLOOM TOMATO SAUCE Preheat oven to 425F.Halve and 3-4lbs of tomatoes. Cut large tomatoes into wedges. You can leave smaller ones in halves. Separate 2 or 4 garlic cloves from a head of garlic. (I used 4, use less if you are garlic averse)Place the tomatoes and unpeeled garlic cloves on parchment lined baking sheets. Drizzle with a generous…

ACME + PIE SPOT = HAPPY TEACHERS!

This June, based on our Portland customer’s nominations we’re delivering over 300 Pie Spot pies to local teachers and school staff as an end-of-the-year thank you for their hard work this past school year.   Deliveries to Oliver Elementary! Earlier this year Pie Spot experienced an electrical fire and are working to rebuild. Thankfully, they’ve found a…

HEALTHY FOOD, HAPPY KIDS SPRING FUNDRAISER

ACME Farms + Kitchen Partners with Non-Profit, Common Threads Farm for Fundraiser Orders placed for special fundraising kits April 7th – May 1st to benefit food educational programs! ACME Farms + Kitchen is proud to partner with local non-profit Common Threads Farms again this year to raise funds for their Healthy Food, Happy Kids Spring Fundraiser. Common Threads will…

SET YOUR HOLIDAY TABLE THE LOCAL WAY

Set your holiday table the local way – from food to flowers and even linens. For Easter Dinner, serve your guests a classic meal of Smoked Ham, Roasted Asparagus, New Potatoes + Herbed Butter (available this week as the Mini Ready Made). Don’t forget a Spring Bouquet of tulips and anemones to brighten your table!If brunch is…

RECIPE | Cara’s Mom’s Irish Soda Bread

This recipe is far from traditional but it is tradition in my family. The resulting bread is a tad sweet with a flaky, tender crumb reminiscent of a scone. The caraway seeds are optional but, to me, it doesn't taste right without them! IRISH SODA BREADmakes 1 loaf3 tbsp cider vinegar3/4 cup milk + more for brushing the…