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How To Use Fig Spread? Let Us Count The Ways.

Posted on March 01, 2018 by Ashley Thompson | 0 comments

We started making our balsamic fig mostarda spread in 2013...and it quickly became a best seller.  In 2017 it won the NYC Silver sofi award for best condiment in it's class.  It's a combination of sweet figs and fresh hand cut pears in a balsamic reduction sauce and finished with a touch of hot mustard oil.   We absolutely love this fig spread and when our customers taste it, they find it a lovely surprise that it's a cross between a sweet balsamic fig jam and a savory spicy mustard.  Traditionally, they always think to pair it with a cheese plate but we want to reach out and show you that cheese is by far not your only option.  

Let's go back to 1988 for a minute.

Most people think of fig spread or fig jam as what is in the middle of a fig newton...basically dried figs and sugar...excuse me while i yawn...but our fig spread takes on a modern approach and the combination of sweet figs with a nice balance of balsamic acidity and mustard heat lends itself to a whole lot of dishes far beyond a simple cheese plate.  So with that being said here we go. 

10 Ways to Use Fig Spread (you can use any fig spread but we of course...uhhhmmmm...cough....recommend ours :) 

1.  Crostini with Balsamic Fig Spread

Looking to entertain in like 5 minutes?  Spread our Balsamic Fig Mostarda Spread on toasted crostini with goats cheese and drizzle with honey. 

2.  Shredded Roast Beef Dip Sandwiches with Balsamic Fig Sauce

Slow cooker beef with a balsamic fig sauce, shredded and added to crusty bread rolls and dipped in balsamic fig gravy?  Yes please....

3.  Fig Spread as a Pizza Base and Flatbread Base

Slather fig spread over a pizza crust or flatbread crust and top with goats cheese or blue cheese, prosciutto, arugula, walnuts, rosemary, etc.  Try 2 of our favorite pizzas:  Grilled Peach with Balsamic Fig, Brie and Basil or our Balsamic Fig with Blue Cheese, Walnuts and Prosciutto 

Balsamic Fig Pizza with Grilled Peaches and Basil

4. Mini Phyllo Tarts with Fig Spread

Add a spoonful of fig spread to mini tarts and top with goats cheese, blue cheese or brie and add just a snip of fresh thyme or rosemary.  Bake for 10 minutes and voila!  Balsamic Fig and Brie Mini Tarts Recipe

Mini Tarts with Fig Spread | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

5.  Fig Spread on a Grilled Cheese Panini

Add our fig spread to a variety of grilled cheese panini combinations.  Try turkey, brie and fig spread on a baguette or cheddar and fig on brioche.  Ham, provolone, fig spread and arugula is a favorite combo.

6.  Easter Ham with Warm Fig Mostarda Sauce

Simply warm up our balsamic fig spread on the stove top and serve with Easter ham.  Keep it simple, yet savvy.  (and the mustard kick is awesome with ham)

7.  Balsamic Fig Baked Chicken

Mix our balsamic fig spread with a bit of balsamic vinegar pour over chicken and bake with cherry tomatoes on top.  Done and it's pretty darn good for a typical Tuesday night.  Balsamic Fig Chicken Recipe here.

Balsamic Fig Chicken | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

8. Fig and Cheese Plate

We already know this one.  No advice needed.  You can add our Balsamic Fig Spread to any cheese plate and it's absolutely fantastic.  Serve it on the side of blue cheese, goats cheese or atop brie and serve with crackers, fruit and charcuterie.

Balsamic Fig Mostarda Spread | Cheese Plate Pairing | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

9.  Roasted Vegetables and Fig Spread

From brussells sprouts to green beans, you can toss veggies in our balsamic fig spread and roast in the oven or sautee in a pan.  Check out our balsamic fig roasted brussels sprouts here. 

10.  Balsamic Fig Salad Dressing

Add our balsamic fig mostarda spread to a little extra balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper. Drizzle over a baby spinach, cranberry and candied walnut salad with goats cheese.  

11.  Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Fig Mostarda Sauce

Rub a pork tenderloin with an herb oil blend (olive oil, fresh rosemary, sage, salt , pepper) bake in oven and serve our Balsamic Fig Mostarda Spread on the side.

There you have it!  Now your jar of fig spread is empty and you need more. :)

 

Balsamic Fig Mostarda | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 Wozz! Balsamic Fig Mostarda Spread ~ $10  

 

 

 

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The BEST Stir Fry Sauce for ANY Stir Fry Recipe!

Posted on February 01, 2018 by Ashley Thompson | 0 comments
The Best Stir Fry Sauce for ANY Stir Fry Recipe

After years of making this sauce, it being hands down one of our best sellers and it winning the NYC Fancy Food Show Sofi GOLD Award, we can almost guarantee that our Ginger Soy Infusion Sauce will be the BEST stir fry sauce you have ever bought.  Now maybe you can make something that you think is better at home, but we put a lot of craft and care into making this sauce.  It starts with an authentic kombu dashi seaweed stock, made by yours truly and infused with fresh chopped garlic, fresh ginger, toasted sesame, a little saki and sweetened organic tamari (yes this is gluten free as well).  It's not only a traditional style ginger soy stir fry sauce but it's a perfect balance of sweet and savory and it's not too heavy.  It's still light and full of intense Japanese flavor. 

You can use our Ginger Soy Sauce in a variety of stir fry's from Chinese chicken stir fry to shrimp lo mein.  It's perfect for tofu and veggie stir fry, general tso's chicken and delicious with simple fried rice.  Here are our top stir fry favorite recipes and Asian inspired dishes using our Ginger Soy Infusion Sauce.  Try it, you won't be disappointed.  

Best Stir Fry Sauce | Ginger Soy Sauce | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

Our Favorite Stir Fry Recipes Using our Best Selling Ginger Soy Infusion Sauce

Chinese Chicken Chop Suey Stir Fry with Wozz! Ginger Soy Sauce

Soft melt in your mouth velvety chicken stir fried with shiitake mushrooms, Chinese cabbage, carrots and cashews and tossed in our sweet and savory Ginger Soy Stir Fry Sauce.  This is just like Chinese Chop Suey take-out with half the calories, salt and oil. 

RECIPE: Chinese Chicken Chop Suey Stir Fry

Chinese Chop Suey Stir Fry with Ginger Soy Sauce | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

The Best Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry with Wozz! Ginger Soy Sauce

This beef and broccoli stir fry is hands down my favorite stir fry recipe.  Flank steak is thinly sliced and sauteed with crisp broccoli in our Ginger Soy Infusion sauce and thickened with a little cornstarch for rich saucy deliciousness.  It's the perfect weeknight dinner for quick and easy comfort food.

RECIPE:  Best Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry 

Best Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry with Ginger Soy Sauce

Ginger Soy Chicken Teriyaki with Rice

Our Ginger Soy Infusion is used as both a marinade and a sweet finishing sauce for this chicken teriyaki recipe.  What's great about our Ginger Soy Sauce is we use no preservatives, artificial ingredients or colors and it's msg free, so you can enjoy delicious Asian teriyaki without all the added rubbish that's in a lot of store bought sauces.

RECIPE: Ginger Soy Chicken Teriyaki with Rice Recipe

Ginger Soy Chicken Teriyaki | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

Shrimp Lo Mein Stir Fry with Wozz! Ginger Soy Sauce

Sauteed shrimp stir fried with red bell pepper, fresh basil, green onions, tossed in our Ginger Soy Sauce and finished with crushed peanuts.  

RECIPE: Shrimp Lo Mein  Stir Fry with Wozz! Ginger Soy 

Shrimp Lo Mein with Ginger Soy Sauce | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 Asian Chicken Wings with Wozz! Ginger Soy Sauce

Along with that stir fry for dinner, why not start with an appetizer of Asian chicken wings tossed in our Ginger Soy Sauce?  YASS!

RECIPE:  Best Asian Chicken Wings with Ginger Soy Sauce

Best Asian Chicken Wings with Ginger Soy Sauce

Love you some stir fry and want to mix it up with a variety of sauces?

Check out our latest collection of Best Selling Stir Fry Sauces - a set of 4 handcrafted small batch Asian inspired stir fry sauces. Rich aromatic and well balanced, each of these sauces can also be used to marinate, dress or dip.  Our Best Stir Fry Sauces Set includes Ginger Soy Infusion Sauce, Sweet Chili Orange Sesame Sauce, Vietnamese Green Tea Mint Nuoc Cham Sauce and our award winning Cambodian Coconut Peanut Sauce

Wozz! Best Stir Fry Sauces Set 

Best Selling Stir Fry Sauces | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 

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Spiced Beet Vinegar is a 2018 GOOD FOOD AWARDS WINNER!

Posted on January 31, 2018 by Ashley Thompson | 0 comments

We are thrilled to announce that our Spiced Beet Vinegar is a 2018 Good Food Awards Winner!  We are very very proud of this award as the Good Food Awards Foundation celebrates craft food made from makers that are the real deal that support local agriculture and their communities.  To give you a little bit more information on the Good Food Awards, I have taken this excerpt from their website: 

The Good Food Foundation celebrates exceptional food and drink crafters who are pushing the envelope in both craftsmanship and sustainability. For a long time, certifications for responsible food production and awards for superior taste have remained distinct—one honors social and environmental and social responsibility, while the other celebrates flavor. The Good Food Awards recognize that truly good food—the kind that brings people together and builds strong, healthy communities—contains all of these ingredients. The Good Food Awards honor the people who make food that is delicious, respectful of the environment, and connected to communities and cultural traditions.

In collaboration with Meadowstone Farm, a local vegetable farm and goat dairy located just 3 miles from our home, we source all of our beets.  Picked so fresh, the resulting color of our spiced beet vinegar is a vibrant purple and packed with healthy nutrients.  Added to our beet vinegar is USA sourced organic apple cider vinegar and a medley of aromatic spices including bay leaf and fresh orange peel.  Slowly infused for up to 12 weeks, we let all these amazing flavors infuse and then we bottle!

Our Spiced Beet Vinegar is delicious drizzled over a variety of salads from hearty winter salads with roasted root vegetables and crumbled feta to summer favorites such as mozzarella, tomato and basil caprese.  Try over this summer panzanella salad for a delicious lunch or make a quick pan sauce by reducing our spiced beet vinegar on the stove top and drizzling over a steak filet.

Spiced Beet Vinegar | Good Food Awards | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 

 

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