appetizers

Easter #urbantips: Deviled Eggs

You know those left over dyed Easter eggs you have lying around that may not make it to Easter? Don’t throw ‘em out! Make our favorite Deviled Eggs with them!

All you need is some mayo, our Habanero Dills, and some spices (bonus if you’ve made our pickled celery because it’s bomb in these too). Let’s do it!

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Deviled Eggs

Ingredients

• one dozen hardboiled eggs left over from Easter dyeing
• mayo
• chopped Habanero Dills
• chopped pickled celery
• turmeric
• salt
• pepper
• dill leaves

1. Peel your eggs and cut them in half.

2. Scoop out all of the yolks into a bowl and add all ingredients to your tastes.

3. Mash and mix with a spoon and scoop into a pastry bag or ziplock (cut the corner). Squeeze the filling equally into each egg and top with a dill leaf! Enjoy!

Enjoy! Have a happy Easter!


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Spicy Parmesan Mustard Dip

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When I dip, you dip, we SPICY MUSTARD dip! We breakfast boarded last week, so we’re on to slightly healthier adventures this week; a colorful veggie board with our Spicy Parmesan Mustard Dip. Cue the drool emoji because this 3 ingredient dip will have you coming back for more. Do you like Spicy Stout Mustard? Parmesan Cheese? Mayo? Good, then you’re gonna love this. Just mix it all together and voila, you’re done!

Spicy Parmesan Mustard Dip is obviously delicious with veggies (come on, do you not want to eat this whole board above?), but it’s also super good with just about anything. Try it with potato chips, pretzels or pita chips. Spread it on a sandwich or dip some chicken in it! You could also put it in a small baking dish with spinach and artichokes and bake at 350 for 30 minutes for a warm dip!

If that doesn’t make you reach for your jar of Spicy Stout mustard, we don’t know what will! Oh, and bonus, if you’re out of mustard, it’s the perfect week to stock up. We have 3 for $25 happening online now through Friday (3/29)!

Spicy Parmesan Mustard Dip

Recipe makes 1 1/2 cups

• 1/2 cup mayonnaise
• 1/2 cup Spicy Stout mustard
• 1/2 cup parmesan

Mix all ingredients together in a food processor or blender.

What are your favorite foods to eat with a dip?


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Cheese Please: Berries + Thyme Jam and Cheese

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We’ve JUST launched our first blueberry pre-order of the season, Berries + Thyme, and we are so excited about it! We’re taking the last strawberries of Florida strawberry season, and the first berries of Florida blueberry season and making a sweet, herbal jam you can use on anything….especially cheese.

Ok, now for the cheese! Because Berries + Thyme is a sweet jam with a savory component, truly any cheese pairs deliciously. We chose 3 of our favorite types of cheeses to share with you. Any of these types of cheese paired with nut crackers and our limited batch jam will take your wine night to the next level!

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While so many cheeses will be delicious with Berries + Thyme, we fall hard for:

• Triple Cream Cheeses (like a Brie)

• Stilton Cheeses (like a Blue)

• Toscano Cheese (a nice hard cheese, usually a Pecorino. Ours is crusted in herbs!)

If you haven’t pre-ordered your Berries + Thyme, hurry! You only have until next Monday to order, and once it’s out for the public, it won’t be around long! You can pre-order it here.

Spiced Apple Cocktail

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The evenings are starting to cool down and remind us of sweet sweet fall weather. So we had to make a cocktail that would warm you up and fit the season! We combined our season jam Spiced Apple, apple cider, and bourbon to make this cozy cocktail perfect for Thanksgiving or any holiday party!

Spiced Apple Cocktail

Makes one 9 oz drink

Ingredients
1 oz bourbon
• 2TB Spiced Apple jam
• 3oz apple cider
• 3oz sparkling water

1. Shake bourbon, Spiced Apple jam, and apple cider with ice in a mason jar with a lid.

2. Add ice to you cup, pour in cocktail, and top with sparkling water.

3. Garnish your drink with apple and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!


If you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco. To see a list of our markets and events head over to our Market's + Events page or Shop Online! Cheers!

Cranberry Whiskey, Almond + Mint Goat Cheese Balls

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You loved our Everything Bagel Goat Cheese Balls, so we just had to give you a holiday version just in time for Thanksgiving! And dare we say we might even like these more?! We mixed goat cheese and our Cranberry Whiskey Jam, rolled them into golfball sized balls and rolled them in almonds, cranberries, and mint. Easy and decadent!

Read below for the full recipe!

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Cranberry Whiskey, Almond + Mint Goat Cheese Balls

Ingredients
• Large goat cheese log, softened on counter
Cranberry Whiskey Jam
• Sliced Almonds
• Dried Cranberries
• Fresh mint leaves, diced
• Crackers

1. Allow goat cheese to soften on counter. In a bowl, mix half a jar of Cranberry Whiskey Jam into the goat cheese. Stir until completely mixed.

2. Refrigerate mixture for 15 minutes or until the cheese is firm enough to mold the cheese balls.

3. Roll cheese balls to about 1.5 - 2 inches big. Then roll each ball in the almonds, cranberries, and diced mint. (Pro tip: We did not do this, but realized that it would have been easier to dice up the almonds and cranberries as well, so the toppings would stick better!)

4. Place goat cheese balls on the platter you plan to serve on, and refrigerate until ready to serve! Enjoy!


What are your favorite go-to appetizers? We’d love to hear. And as always, if you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco.

Cheese Please: Brie with Cranberry Whiskey Jam, Pecans, and Bacon

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We couldn’t kick off launching Cranberry Whiskey jam without including a recipe involving cheese. For us, Cranberry Whiskey jam fully ushers in the good feelings about the holidays, family, and delicious cozy food. This appetizer or evening nosh with wine is the perfect way to start off your November right this weekend.

We topped a wheel of Brie with jam, fried up some bacon and crumbled it over the top, and added some rosemary and pecans. YUM it was like fall and winter in one bite! Did we mention it’s super easy and fast to make?

As most of you know, Cranberry Whiskey is our beloved holiday jam featuring cranberries, whiskey, and spicy cloves. So that means it has the perfect balance of tart, sweet, and spiced goodness. Cranberry Whiskey jam pairs well basically everything holiday oriented! We’re talking turkey, ham, biscuits, cheese logs, leftover turkey sandwiches, cocktails, and the list goes on! You can still pre-order Cranberry Whiskey jam until Sunday, OR catch us at the Saturday Morning Market and Indie Street Market on Saturday in Saint Pete!

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Brie with Cranberry Whiskey Jam, Pecans, and Bacon

Serves 6

Ingredients
• wheel of Brie cheese

Cranberry Whiskey jam

• a few strips of bacon

• pecans

• fresh rosemary separated from the stem

• crackers

1. Heat up your cast iron skillet and fry up your bacon to the crunchy level you desire.

2. Place the wheel of brie on whatever serving platter you will use, and place a few heaping spoonfuls of Cranberry Whiskey on top.

3. Next, crumble the bacon into bits and sprinkle onto the jam.

4. Top it off with pecans and fresh rosemary.

5. Add some crackers and a cheese knife and enjoy!


If you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco. To see a list of our markets and events head over to our Market's + Events page or Shop Online! Cheers!

Easy Appetizer: Everything Bagel Goat Cheese Balls

We’re all about EASY appetizers over here, especially since the holidays are quickly approaching! Nothing says appetizer more than cheese and pickles, right?! You know we’re big fans of Everything Bagel seasoning (we shared our own recipe for it here). One thing we haven’t tried it on is cheese. So we whipped up these goat cheese balls rolled in Everything Bagel seasoning. Seriously, whipped them up. It took about 5 minutes.

We think these goat cheese balls pair deliciously with ANY of our pickles. For an appetizer, we would create a simple board with some Habanero Dills, Sriracha Okra, Chili Brussels, and a pile of Ginger Beets. Add your cheese balls, and a variety of crackers, and you’re set. Could it be simpler or tastier?

The best part is, everyone can take their own cheese ball instead of having to dig into one big one. So cute!

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Everything Bagel Goat Cheese Balls

We think it’s pretty self explanatory here, but take a large log of goat cheese that is very cold and makes cheese balls about 1 to 1.5 inches big. Pour some Everything Bagel seasoning on a plate and roll each ball so that it is completely coated in seasoning. Refrigerate until ready to serve!


What are your favorite go-to appetizers? We’d love to hear. And as always, if you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco.

Everything Bagel Fried Pickles

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This is a no-brainer, right? We found this recipe by Joy the Baker scrolling on Instagram last week, and we knew our Habanero Dills + Fried + Everything Bagel Seasoning + Ranch was MEANT TO BE! And we'll just tell you, they're potentially too good and we ate them all as soon as we snapped the last picture.

We love a food blogger that has the same appreciation for pickled cucumbers (and fried food) that we do. So we're excited to share this with you! We've adapted Joy the Baker's recipe by using our Habanero Dills for a punch of garlic and heat. We're also giving you our homemade recipe for Everything Bagel seasoning that we perfected last year (remember Everything Bagel Beer Mustard?). Lastly, we feature and give you a ranch recipe, that our owner/founder Illene lives for. Hint: It's got Duke's mayo in it. 

Let's get started!

Everything Bagel Fried Pickles

  • 1 jar of Habanero Dills cut in 1 to 2 inch wedges
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 tsp smoky paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt from Florida Pure Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked pepper
  • 1/2 TB sugar
  • 3/4 cup of whole milk
  • 1/2 TB hot sauce
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning (see recipe below)
  • vegetable oil

Illene's Favorite Homemade Ranch

  • 1 cup Duke's Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 TB fresh dill
  • 1 TB fresh chives
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne powder

Recipe adapted from Joy the Baker

Instructions:

  1. Start by prepping your fry station and a few pans. Place vegetable oil in a medium pan about 2-inches deep. Place a fry thermometer on the edge of the pan. Place the pan over medium heat and start to bring it to 350 degrees F. Grab a tray and line with parchment paper. We used a cutting board.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cornmeal, paprika, salt, pepper, and sugar. Set aside.
  3. In another medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk and hot sauce. Add the pickle wedges to the milk mixture and stir to coat.
  4. Working in small batches, transfer a few pickle wedges from the buttermilk to the dry ingredient mixture. Use your fingers and toss to thoroughly coat. Transfer the coated pickles to the tray and continue until all the pickles are coated.
  5. We recommend double coating the pickles in the dry mix for a crispier crunch.
  6. Again working in batches, add dredged pickle wedges to the hot oil. Use a fry spider or slotted spoon to gently and carefully toss the pickles around the oil until golden brown - about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the hot oil, place on the paper towel lined tray (if you have a baking sheet with a cooling rack on top, even better). Immediately sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning.
  7. Keep checking your temperature, you want it to be at a solid 350 degrees. You may have to increase the heat between batches to get the temperature back up.
  8. To make the ranch dressing, toss all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth and creamy
  9. Serve the ranch alongside the fried pickles and enjoy the same day they're fried!

These fried bites are salty, spicy, goodness. Football season is coming and these guys can't wait to show off at your next party.

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Everything Bagel Seasoning

• 1/4 cup sesame seeds
• 1/4 cup poppy seeds
• 3 TB onion flakes
• 3 TB dried garlic
• 2 TB sea salt

Add to jar, lid and shake!


 

 

 

 

 

 


If you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco. To see a list of our markets and events head over to our Market's + Events page or Shop Online! Cheers!