June 23, 2023

Summer 2023 – Let’s Get Cooking ☀️☀️

Summertime is finally here!  We’re just as excited for the solstice as you, and now we can enjoy our reason to celebrate the season. 

Summertime means hot weather, beach days, and plenty of outdoor activities with friends & family.  That also means whipping up some delicious recipes to beat the heat and share with loved ones.  But don’t worry- we’ve got you covered.  We’ll take you from breakfast to dinner with these fire recipes 🔥😎

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Breakfast Bagels 🥯

A weekend morning during the Summer?  You deserve to relax, so breakfast should be simple, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious.  Our New York Bagels are full of flavor, so they already get you halfway there.  A crisp outside and tender inside are the perfect foundation for any bagel sandwich or toasted slice.  You’ve got the NY classic: baconeggandcheese (yes, it’s one word). There’s the tried and true lox and cream cheese.  Or you can try something new, like this bagel stacked high with veggies and cream cheese.  No matter what you pick, these bagels give you the foundations for a quick & easy breakfast.

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BBQ Brioche Brunch 🍔

When the sun is high and the air is warm, the fun times with friends & family feel like a personal vacation.  And when you’re on vacation: you’ve got to have brunch at least once!  Whoever’s in charge of the grill better get ready because you’re taking a trip down South with this Mexico-inspired burger recipe.  A burger piled high with savory and salty flavors needs a good base, and that’s where our sweet, buttery brioche comes in.  These brioche burger buns are thick and toast great on the grill, leading to a sturdy yet soft base for your burger toppings.  We might be a bit biased, but you need to try this burger during the summer- you’ll dazzle your guests with a sweet & savory combo they’ve never had before!

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Grand Lunch with Gran Reserva 🥖

An early afternoon on the beach means lunchtime, so bring out that cooler.  Sandwiches are always a go-to, but you need bread that can stay solid while covered in ice packs.  Our Gran Reserva Country Loaf is a rustic sourdough bread with a hearty crust and soft yet sturdy inside.  Pile on those cold cuts, and be extra generous with the sauce- this bread can stand up to it all.

This roast beef sandwich is stacked with cheddar cheese, crispy onions, and arugula for a light yet filling meal.  You can learn to make your own toppings here; natural is always better, just like our 100% Natural Gran Reserva loaf.

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Cristal Tapas at Sunset 🥪

The sun slowly begins to set, and the view is breathtaking.  As the warm summer air blows and the orange glow covers the backyard, enjoy a variety of smaller bites with that perfect ‘Cristal’ crunch.  Tapas are a Spanish staple: small plates which are typically served with drinks and are always best shared with friends.  Our Cristal bread is a Spanish sourdough without the harsh sour flavor.  What does that mean?  It means you get a soft and light interior with a crisp exterior that makes every bite even better than the last.  Enjoy these Iberian flavors as is, or serve them with some fruity summer cocktails.

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There are plenty of summer traditions but remember:  it’s your summer.  Seize it the way you want, and make the most of it.  Whether it’s backyard days with family or indoor nights with friends, it’s sure to be a good time.  And if you end up cooking, make sure you don’t forget the bread~