In a recent cost comparison study Monterey Farms took a major brand of jarred artichoke hearts and compared them to ArtiHearts. While the jarred product was $1 less than Monterey Farms ArtiHearts, our product is 100% useable, ready to eat. The jarred product was filled with oil and brine and when that was removed there were 9 peices with hearts and leaves, some too tough to eat, compared to 20 peices of all-edible heart meat in the ArtiHearts. Monterey Farms ArtiHearts are truly the better value.
We are happy to announce the winner of Monterey Farms recipe contest. Lee Ann of Louisiana submitted a healthy and easy to make Creamy Grilled ArtiHeart and Shitake Mushroom Soup recipe. See our website for the recipe
When guests arrive this coming week offer Buffalo ArtiHearts with Hummus dip. A little spicy, very tasty and super healthy. It’s got it all!
ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLES WITH NATURAL ARTIHEARTS
serves 8 to 10
A wonderful fall dinner accompaniment for meat, fowl, fish or as a main course. The Monterey Farms ArtiHearts add a meatiness that makes for a delicious meal.
3 pounds root vegetables: Turnips, parsnips, new potatoes, celery root, parsley root, carrots, golden beets, sweet potatoes, leeks, butternut squash…Whatever is available in the farmer’s market or your favorite grocery store.
1 cup pearl onions peeled (frozen works great)
2 Tbs. olive oil
4 sage leaves or fresh thyme leaves
2 packages Monterey Farms Natural ArtiHearts
Large grain sea salt
Fresh ground pepper
Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
Peel the root vegetables and rough chop into 1 to 2 inch cubes. Place them in a large baking dish and add the olive oil, pearl onions and sage or thyme leaves. Toss in the olive oil so all the pieces are coated. Cover with aluminum foil and roast for 30 to 40 minutes until all the vegetables are tender. Remove from the oven and mix in the ArtiHearts. Season with the sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Serve warm.
Wrap some Monterey Farms Buffalo Style ArtiHearts in bacon and secure with a toothpick. Bake in a 350°F oven 10 minutes and serve with your favorite blue cheese dipping sauce. A perfect Halloween treat while waiting for the ghouls and goblins to knock.
As the holidays approach think about sending a taste of California to your family and friends. Monterey Farms’ ArtiHearts make a great gift!
On April 10th, 2013 artichokes were proclaimed to be California’s Official Vegetable by Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom. Although artichokes had been voted by KGO Morning News listeners to be the official FOOD, Mr. Newsom, in a political about face and in order to pacify the losing commodities, made a unilateral decision to name Artichokes as the official vegetable, thereby opening the door for an official fruit, grain, nut, and what have you.