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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.
August 16, 2012
Originally when Ma Chukar started experimenting with drying cherries, she thought she could put to use split cherries that had been damaged during unpropitious seasonal rains. Soon Ma Chukar found out that split cherries spoil when dried. The key to good dried cherries is the quality of the fruit at the time of preservation. The […]
July 16, 2012
Chukar’s sweet and sour cherry fillings aren’t just for pies. These versatile sauces make homemade cherry cobbler a cinch. Recommended ProductsChukar Sweet Cherry Pie FillingNorthwest sweet cherries in a gourmet filling for pies, cobblers, and crisps.Chukar Sour Cherry Pie FillingRed sour cherries […]
June 19, 2012
If you’ve never paired cherries with steak, you’re in for a true Northwest treat. We’ve partnered with our neighbors at the Double R Ranch Co. to develop a recipe for cherry steak sauce that combines Columbia River Tart Cherries, Columbia Valley wine, and Pacific Northwest steaks for a culinary tour de Northwest. Recommended ProductsColumbia River Tart CherriesColumbia River Tarts […]