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Recipe from Chef Frank Magaña
May 2, 2013
Pacific Northwest cuisine oft evades definition. However, if there’s one dish everyone can agree is quintessentially Northwest, it’s salmon. And since Washington is the sweet cherry capital of the nation, what could be more Northwest than a cherry-salmon entrée paired with Washington wine? Last year on Good Morning Northwest, Chef Frank Magaña created just such […]
A Chukar Cherries Recipe
February 14, 2013
Here’s a little secret, cake pops don’t have to be difficult as long as you’re not in a big hurry and don’t mind a little mess. So, if you’re feeling crafty, these cherry-inspired goodies made with Chukar’s Maraschino Cherries are a nummy afternoon diversion. Recommended ProductsAll Natural Maraschino CherriesWhole, stemmed cherries preserved in fruit juice […]
A Chukar Cherries Recipe
January 10, 2013
Chukar’s Cherries Jubilee Dessert Sauce is a medley of sweet and tart, whole and chopped cherries in a smooth cherry sauce. Its burgundy color makes a lovely topping for any dessert. However, with Valentine’s Day on our minds, we thought that this sauce made a particularly stunning finish to dark chocolate cheesecake topped with a […]
December 23, 2012
Recommended ProductsCherry Chipotle Grilling SauceA sweet and savory grilling sauce ideal for chicken, pork, or beef. Spread on meat in the last five minutes of cooking for classic BBQ flavor with notes of chipotle, cherry, honey, and Dijon.
What's What: Preserves vs. Dessert Sauces
December 18, 2012
In a former post we explained what makes our maraschino cherries unique and in the future we’ll dive into pie fillings and chocolate sauces (if only we meant that literally). But today is all about preserves and dessert sauces. Chukar’s sweet sauces can be divided into 4 categories: Preserves (thick, spreadable) Dessert Sauces (pourable, whole […]
From Pike Place Market
December 13, 2012
Winter brings about a lot of changes in the scenery at Pike Place Market. The rows of bouquets are transformed from cabbage roses and lilies to dried flowers, pussy willows, eucalyptus, and my personal favorite—tulips. The produce stands are filled to the brim with winter squashes, cool cabbages and lettuces, and plenty of apples and […]
About this AuthorAlyson Lenhoff is the Assistant Manager at Chukar in Pike Place Market. She is an avid chef, baker, and cherry enthusiast.
Chukar's Organic Cherries
September 20, 2012
Growers take a leap of faith when they transition their orchards from conventional to organic. Cherries are a volatile crop to begin with (they split easily and are susceptible to pests), so growing them organically takes a high level of commitment and guts. Washington State leads the nation in organic sweet cherry production; yet in […]
August 23, 2012
Make oatmeal chocolate cookies deluxe by tossing in a handful of Chukar’s dried Columbia River Tart Cherries. Recommended ProductsColumbia River Tart CherriesColumbia River Tarts are slightly sweetened making them an excellent baking cherry. Use in lieu of raisins and dried cranberries in favorite recipes.