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in.gredients 4th Anniversary Party on Aug. 6th

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Join us in celebrating four years of zero waste, local food, and community at our free family-friendly 4th Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 6 from 6-9PM.

There will be live music by The Stovetop Rangers and Devin James Fry,KTonic Kombucha snowcones, live screen printing by Fine Southern Gentlemen, face painting by Sparklefingers Body Art, a photo booth, giant jenga with Workers Defense Project and more. In collaboration withJuiceLand and Johnson’s Backyard Garden, Hops and Grain will be brewing their signature small-batch Watermelon Brown Ale, Common Denominator. Austin-based companies Zhi Tea, Cat Spring Tea, Kosmic Kombucha, Third Coast Coffee Roasting Company, Boulanger Fermentations, Delysia Chocolatier, Fortitude Provisions and Joe’s Organics will join the party with samples and stories about their history with in.gredients and their work to support the store’s mission.

A portion of the proceeds from our 4th Anniversary Party will be donated to our incredible non-profit Community Partner, Workers Defense Project, an Austin-based organization that advocates for marginalized workers.

Join in.gredients in celebrating four years of slinging local groceries and pouring local pints with the incredible community that has grown around its mission. RSVP here.

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July 25, 2016 at 1:20 pm

9th Annual Bug Eating Festival July 13th!

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Little Herds Celebrates Eating Insects and a Sustainable Future of Food at the 9th Annual Bug Eating Festival Part II on Wednesday, July 13th

For the second year in a row, in.gredients is hosting the Bug (Eating) Festival – a celebration of entomophagy and the future of food organized by Little Herds, an Austin non-profit working to promote the use of insects for food and feed as an environmentally sound and economically viable source of nutrition.

A large crowd of local bug-enthusiasts gathered at in.gredients for Part I of the 9th Annual Bug (Eating) Festival on Saturday, June 4 to sample insect-infused treats, listen to live music by Josh Buckley and learn more about the role of bugs in our food system. 

“It went great; we probably had 200 people there,” Little Herds President Robert Nathan Allen said. “We had booths for PEAS, Delysia Chocolatier, Slow Food Austin, Aketta, and Crickers Crackers. There was a kids’ activities table and a bunch of different treats like cricket rice krispie treats and cricket oatmeal cookies. Chef Rick Lopez from La Condesa did a cooking demonstration of how to make chapulines salsa.”

Due to the severe weather conditions during Part I of the 9th Annual Bug Eating Festival, Little Herds is holding a second Bug Eating Festival this year on Wednesday, July 13 from 5-9PM at in.gredients. The 9th Annual Bug Eating Festival Part II is an opportunity for insect-novices to taste bugs for the first time and for entomophagy enthusiasts like RNA to gather and share what they love about insects as a food of the future.

RNA’s initial interest in insect eating was sparked by a video on entomophagy that was sent to him as a joke, “I took it way too seriously,” he said. A year later RNA had gathered together a group of friends who were interested in eating bugs and raising awareness of the environmental and nutritional benefits of insects as an alternative protein source. Within six months, by December 2013, Little Herds had become a 501c3 non-profit committed to edible insect education.

“We should be thinking about our food before it hits our plate,” RNA said. “Little Herds’ mission is to educate our community about the benefits of eating insects – it addresses the broader questions of how we fix our broken food system. We are interested in insects as food and as livestock feed, and we are focused on our local community and global community. Austin was the perfect birthplace for Little Herds; there are a lot of cultural influences on our food scene. Austin already has a big paleo community, a big gluten-free community – there are a lot of people who want to keep it weird when it comes to what we eat here.”

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Raising insects requires significantly less resources – water, space and feed – than the production of other forms of livestock. When RNA learned of the environmental sustainability and nutrient content of edible insects, he began experimenting with cricket flour. He brought one of his first batches of cricket cookies to the 5th Annual Bug Eating Festival.

“The festival was founded by Marjory Wildcraft. She started nine years ago with some friends and families who wanted to try bugs for the first time. They had such a blast they did it again, and more people showed up the next year, and it grew,” RNA said. “I got involved with this idea at the 5th Annual Bug Eating Festival; I brought some cricket flour cookies I baked and just fell in love with the idea. Since then I’ve helped organize the festival. Originally it was a way to get people together to try bugs, and now it’s grown as a way to see insects as a resource and to celebrate all the good work that’s happening in Austin around food and sustainability.”

Little Herds has gathered together a group of local bakers and chefs – Chef Rick Lopez from La Condesa, Aketta Cricket Flour, Crickers and Delysia Chocolatier – to bring insect-enriched treats to Part II of the 9th Annual Bug Eating Festival on Wednesday, July 13 for curious eaters to try. Taste the future of food and sustainable protein in the form of gourmet cricket cookies and chocolates, spiced mealworms and cricket salsa.

“One of the great things about edible insects is that if you don’t want to see them, you don’t have to – you can grind them up into flours,” RNA said. “It’s not a one-to-one replacement of regular flour, but you can sub in a portion of the flour in recipes, and you’ll still get that additional protein, iron and calcium that weren’t there before. Crickets have really good omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids; they have fiber. It’s just mind-blowing how healthy they are, and we’ve just been missing out on it.”

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Since Little Herd’s inception in June 2013, they have focused on educating children about entomophagy and getting kids excited to eat bugs. “We have educator kits designed to be taught at schools around Austin that can be catered to any age group,” RNA said. “If we get 1% of kids in Austin to eat insects, we can show how much water is saved and how much greenhouse gas is saved from just a small number people.” Part II of the 9th Annual Bug (Eating) Festival will feature even more activities for kids to learn about the benefits of bugs and how to eat them.

“Parents know it’s nutritious and environmentally beneficial, and kids don’t have built-in taboos,” RNA said. “Trends change throughout history. We’re trying to change the mentality that insects are gross food.”

Little Herds is part of a larger movement to repopularize eating insects as a sustainable protein alternative. Although entomophagy is practiced throughout the world in countries like Mexico, the idea is relatively new in the United States.

“It’s a cultural taboo that’s built up over time for a variety of reasons. As our ancestors moved up north from the equator and bugs got smaller, people stopped eating insects. Due to agriculture, bugs weren’t needed as a food supply,” RNA said. “There are a lot of places where eating insects is traditional, but for younger generations it’s starting to be seen as something your grandmother did. If we make eating insects part of our modern food culture it won’t have that effect. In Mexico, eating insects is still celebrated as a traditional food. There are restaurants throughout the country that serve traditional Oaxacan chapulines.”

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Little Herds has three “core principles” it recommends to anyone interested in trying insects for the first time: be safe, be kind (to other eaters, insects and the planet) and be curious.

“It’s fun to surprise people but we want to make sure people are safe; if you have a shellfish allergy you may be allergic to insects,” RNA said. “If someone doesn’t want to try, that’s okay. Everyone has a food they don’t like, and they don’t need someone bullying them about it.”

Little Herds works to promote ethical insect farming that does not disturb local ecosystems. Insects can be safely and humanely harvested through freezing, “lowering their temperature like they would hibernate in the wild.”

“Be kind to the animals; insects are living creatures and sentient beings,” RNA said. “We are not saying go in your backyard and try bugs; you don’t know where those are from. If you harvest bugs from the wild they may have parasites or your neighbor may spray pesticides. Part of being safe is knowing where your food comes from – you should want to know where your food is grown and the way it’s processed. You want to know that it’s safe for animals.”

This summer, Little Herds launched a crowdfunding campaign through Barnraiser to expand their programs in Austin and abroad. Rewards for donating include a jar of Cricket Bolognese Pasta Sauce, a grow-your-own mealworms kit (that comes equipped with a mealworm cookbook and farm) and a cricket-chocolate making class with Delysia Chocolatier – make sure to donate and claim your reward before their crowdfunding deadline of midnight Friday, July 15.

“The first day we received an anonymous matching donation for up to $4000 if we reached our first goal by the following Saturday. The community rallied, and we hit our goal by Friday,” RNA said. “We have some really great stretch goals that are going to be impactful for the local Austin community.”

Little Herds is still working to meet their third fundraising goal of reaching $25,000, which will allow them to host the second ever “Eating Insects” conference in the U.S. next year in Austin. RNA attended “Eating Insects Detroit,” the first conference in the U.S. devoted to insects for food and feed, and came back inspired to do the same in Austin.

“The conference gave me a huge injection of energy and ideas,” RNA said. “Over 150 international business founders joined the conference along with insect farmers and experts leading research looking at the psychology and marketing of eating insects. There were film screenings, a pop-up insect dinner and a food truck-serving insects. The conference was a snapshot of what people are doing all around the world, and how this can apply to Austin. We were just blown away by how this conference went for its first year; bringing it to Austin next year just makes so much sense. We can make it coincide with the 10th Annual Bug Eating Festival.”

Similar to Part I of the 9th Annual Bug (Eating) Festival, Part II will have an Ento Raffle benefitting Little Herds Barnraiser campaign with insect cookbooks, edible insect t-shirts and tote bags, and baking ingredients like cricket flour and Delysia chocolate. The event is open to the public and entrance costs a suggested donation of $10 to Little Herds (kids are free!) – purchase tickets in advance online or at the door.

First time trying insects? Little Herds encourages people to check out their website for resources on how to eat insects safely.

Enter our Austin’s Greatest Dad Competition!

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Unsure of what to get dad for Father’s Day THIS Sunday, 6/19? Get him the official title of Austin’s Greatest Dad! Tag a photo or drawing of your dad with the hashtags ‪#‎AustinsGreatestDad‬ and ‪#‎ingredientsATX‬ and a caption about why you love your pa by Friday, 6/17. Win your dad the title of Austin’s Greatest Dad and prizes for you to share (like matching t-shirts, an in.gredients growler or money to spend in.store), and make your pa proud for once.

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June 15, 2016 at 5:39 pm

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Summer Veggie Spectacular!

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With the return of school less than a week away, the end of summer is just around the corner. We’re ready for the onset of Autumn, which promises lots of exciting plans and events.  In the meantime, find some of our favorite summer veggies on sale this week, with a great ratatouille recipe below to help you put them to work.

Do you have a favorite summer veggie dish of your own? Post it on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and tag us with #ingredientsATX.  Maybe it’ll be our next featured recipe!  Or just send us an email.

This Week’s Deals

JBG Summer Squash Medley
20% OFF
Sue’s Farm Black Beauty Eggplant
$2.75/lb (Save $0.75/lb)
Organic Valley Ricotta
$7.39 (Save $1.00)
in.garden Fresh Basil
$1.50 (Save $0.50)

Special Events

Creative Mornings w/ Brenton Johnson

Fri, Aug 21st, 7:30-9am
We’re honored to host this month’s ATX Creative Mornings w/ Brenton Johnson of JBG.  Join the waitlist!

First Friday Block Party and Square Dance

Fri, Sept 4th, 6-9pm
It’s never too early to start getting excited for our next block party, especially when it includes a square dance! Featuring live music by Cider and easy-to-follow calling for every dance.

Weekly Recipe

Ratatouille
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Serves 4

  • 1 large eggplant, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large zucchini (or summer squash of choice), sliced into ¼-inch-thick rounds
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more
  • ¾ cup olive oil, divided
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • 1 large onion, halved, sliced ½ inch thick
  • 1 bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, divided
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup torn basil leaves


in.structions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Toss eggplant, zucchini, and 2 tsp. salt in a colander. Let sit 30 minutes, then pat dry with paper towels. 
  2. Heat ¼ cup oil in a large Dutch oven or other heavy ovenproof pot over medium-high. Add half of eggplant and zucchini and cook, stirring constantly, until vegetables begin to take on color, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Repeat with ¼ cup oil and remaining eggplant and zucchini.
  3. Tie thyme sprigs together with kitchen twine. Heat remaining ¼ cup oil in same pot and cook onion, bell pepper, garlic, and thyme, stirring occasionally, until onion is beginning to brown and is softened, 8–10 minutes. Add half of tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until just beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini and eggplant, then top with remaining 1 pint tomatoes (do not stir); season with salt and pepper. Transfer pot to oven and roast until all vegetables are softened and tomatoes have begun to burst, 15–20 minutes.
  4. Remove thyme bundle. Transfer to a serving platter and top with basil.

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Johnson’s Backyard Garden has helped us provide the community with local, organic produce since day one.  From their humble East Austin beginnings, they’ve grown into one of the largest organic CSAs in Texas.  All the while, they’ve remained strong partners, from providing watermelons for the annual Watermelon Brown Ale featured at our Anniversary Party, to generous raffle donations and discounts.  We love their commitment to the environment and the community. Learn more about JBG here.
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Recurring Events

Storytime at in.gredients

Free Zumba

Every Saturday at 10:30am

Sat, Aug 29th:
Frankenbike!
Thurs, Sept 3rd:
Trivia returns
Fri, Sept 4th:
1st Friday Block Party
Sat, Sept 5th:
Big Bend Conservation Alliance Fundraiser
w/ Dana Falconberry

Promotions

Summer Happy Hour

M-F 4pm-close
$1 off pints and glasses
$2 off pitchers and bombers

Coffee of the Month

Third Coast Coffee
¡Frios Mio!

Wine of the Week

Infinite Monkey Theorem
2014 Cabernet Franc

Wunder Monday

Kombucha Happy Hour
$1 Off Every Monday

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Monday – Wednesday
9 am – 10 pm

Thursday – Saturday
9 am – 11 pm

Sunday
10 am – 10 pm


Happy Hour(s):
Monday-Friday 4pm – close

Contact Us:
2610 Manor Road, Austin TX 78722
512-275-6357

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August 19, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Weekly Update and Specials :: Feb 3rd – 10th

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This Friday is our first Block Party of 2015 and we’ve got quite the event lined up.  Tiny Pies and Wunder-Pilz will both be on site sampling out their superb products, Fifth Dimensions will be in the yard with their mobile book truck, and some of our favorite musicians – Ethan and Jeff, and Brand New Key – will be providing live musical entertainment.  Come enjoy all of this in the company of your favorite neighborhood friends to support the Literacy Coalition, our current community partner.  

Weekly Specials

This week we brought in a new artisanal pasta from the Houston area.  The folks at Tavola Pasta take great pride in their handmade process, which starts with organic semolina flour grown in North Dakota, and natural spring water.  Then they add local produce and extrude through bronze dies (rather than Teflon) before slowly air drying.  The result is a rich and flavorful pasta that will shine on its own or tossed with some Kitchen Pride “Baby Bellas” sautéed in a little bit of butter.  Get great deals on all of the above this week.  Bon appétit! 

Tavola Pasta, 1lb box: $5.89 ea (Save: $1.40 ea)

Tavola Pasta, bulk: $4.69/lb (Save: $1.00/lb)

Kitchen Pride Mushrooms: $2.99/lb (Save $1.00/lb)

This Week’s Produce

All non-local items are Certified Organic.
Local items come from farms with a commitment to sustainable practices.

Valentine’s Preview

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re making sure you know how to please your locavore lover this year.  Here’s a preview of just a few items we’ll be stocking this week and next.  Don’t forget our Game Night and Single’s Mixer on the 14th, too!

Events

Geeks Who Drink Trivia

Thursday, Feburary 5th at 7pm

After a brief holiday hiatus, trivia is back!  Come compete with your friends and neighbors for some coveted prizes (including $25 and $10 store credit for first and second place, respectively).  This is a free and open event but please note that the content is not intended for children.   

First Friday Block Party

Friday, Feburary 6th at 5pm

Saturday Afternoon
Porch Session

w/ Rebecca Patek

Saturday, Feburary 7th at 1pm

Rebecca Patek is no stranger to our porch, but it has been a few months since we’ve had the honor of hosting this fiddle and guitar-playing country songstress.  Her unassuming stage presence belies her deep talent and passion for the music.
Upcoming Events
Every Thurs, 7pm: Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz
Fri, Feb 13th, 6pm: Live Music on the porch w/ Anthony Carson
Sat, Feb 14th, 1pm: Live Music on the Porch w/ Rebecca Patek
Sat, Feb 14th, 7-10pm: Singles Mixer and Game Night
Feb 18-22nd: OUTsider Festival 

Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event here – we’re a great spot to host your next happy hour, meeting, or birthday party.  

Cashew Milk Recipe

It’s pretty amazing what one cup of cashews can do! We’ve all heard of soy milk and almond milk, but have you ever heard of cashew milk? Here’s a super simple recipe that just might change your perspective on all nut milks.

Use this as a base in Thai food, soups, or even reduced to make a cream sauce.  Or just drink it straight! 

We love this recipe because it’s easy to make, easy to keep, and tastes deliciousWhen we say it’s easy, it’s kind of an understatement. Here’s your list of in.gredients:

1 cup Organic Raw Cashwes
2 oz of simple syrup (1:1 cane sugar & hot water)
3 cups filtered water
 

in.structions

  1. Soak 1 cup of cashews in 3 cups of filtered water for about an hour (20 mins with hot water if you want to speed it up)
  2. Put cashews & water in a blender and blend on high until the chunks of cashews are finely ground (about 5 mins)
  3. Strain the liquid through a nut milk bag, cheese cloth or muslin bag (nut milk bag works best)
  4. Sweeten as desired (or leave unsweet if you want to cook with it)

If you prefer a thinner milk, add a little more water during the blending process. If a heavier milk is desired, reduce the water by about a 1/2 cup.

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Happy Hour(s)
$1 off pints/cans of beer and glasses of wine
$2 off pitchers and bombers

Mon-Fri 4-7pm

Mulled Wine Monday & Tea Pot Tuesday!

Get $1 OFF our in.house mulled wine and pots of tea every Monday and Tuesday, respectively, and start your week off right.  

Wine of the Week: Duchman Winery 2012 Dolcetto

Native to the Piedmont region of Italy, Duchman’s Dolcetto is grown in the deep soil on the Texas High Plains. The Dolcetto grape is thick skinned and naturally tannic. Through very careful handling and neutral oak aging, Duchman Dolcetto is a pure expression of the grape and the vintage. Dark fruit and red plum notes along with well balanced acidity are hallmarks of this wine.

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Monday – Wednesday 9 am – 10 pm
Thursday – Saturday 9 am – 11 pm
Sunday 10 am – 10 pm

Happy Hour(s):
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February 3, 2015 at 7:08 pm

Weekly Update and Specials :: Jan 6th – 13th

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It’s that time of year in Central Texas when one day you’re out in a t-shirt soaking up the sun (i.e. today) and the next you’re bundled up in everything you own to stay warm and dry (i.e. tomorrow night).  Our thoughts are with our intrepid farmers, who brave this volatility with courage and row cover.  Fingers crossed some of our favorite Texas veggies make it through this next cold snap.  Remember to water and cover your own sensitive outdoor plants (i.e. succulents, young trees, vegetables), and get yourself into the kitchen to stay warm!

CLOSING EARLY THIS WEDNESDAY!

 On Wed, Jan 7th we will be closing at 6pm for our Staff (Post) Holiday Party.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but we have a stellar team of employees to thank for a great year.  

Weekly Specials

Everyone knows cold weather is a great excuse to fire up the oven and do some baking.  Give the kitchen an extra kick of warmth and lighten everyone’s mood with something warm and tasty.  With all this cold and wet weather in the forecast, we’re putting a few of our favorite baking ingredients on sale, including Maple Valley’s impeccable organic maple syrup and Equal Exchange Fair Trade Organic chocolate chips and baking cocoa.  Happy baking! 

Maple Valley Coop Maple Syrup: $8.95/lb (Save $2.00/lb)

Equal Exchange Baking Cocoa: $9.09/lb (Save $0.86/lb)

If You Care Baking Cups: $1.89 (Save $0.60)

If You Care Parchment Paper: $5.79 (Save $0.40)

Equal Exchange Chocolate Chips: $5.99/lb (Save $2.95/lb)

Organic Unbleached White Flour: $1.59/lb (Save $0.20/lb)

Organic Whole Wheat Flour: $1.59/lb (Save $0.20/lb)

Events

This month’s Block Party is on the second Friday of the month (because who wants to party the day after New Years?) with lots of great food and drinks lined up: Rahr & Sons Brewing Co will be visiting from Forth Worth to sample out their tasty brewsEIEIO Organic Farm in Wimberley will be here with their fantastic homemade mayo, pesto and other spreads, and MALK Artisan Almond & Pecan Milks will have their sweet dairy alternatives for all to try. Meanwhile, listen to the sweet live tunes of Alicia Adkins and maybe have a seat for a chair massage from Devon of One Love Healing Center.  All this to support and benefit our Community Partner, Literacy Coalition!  Find Out More.

New Sweden Coffee Sampling

Saturday, January 10th at 10am

New Sweden will be out on the porch sampling some of their great roasts this Saturday morning. As one of the newer roasters to town, they deserve a warm Manor Road welcome.  And if you like what you taste, head inside and find their beans on sale this month! Details here.

Saturday Night Porch Session w/ Bo DePena

Saturday, January 10th at 7-9pm

Mr. Bo DePena is back on the porch for a month-long residency and he kicks it off this Saturday. Join us for a night of fun, down home music from this talented young man. Every Saturday in January from 7-9pm.  Details here.
Upcoming Events

Thurs, Jan 15th: Geeks Who Drink Trivia RETURNS!
Sat, Jan 17th, 6-8p: Live Music on the Porch w/ Bo DePena
Fri, Jan 23rd, 6-8p: Live Music on the Porch w/ David Rucci
Sat, Jan 24th, 10a-1p: New Sweden Coffee Sampling 

Sat, Jan 24th, 6-8p: Live Music on the Porch w/ Bo DePena
 

Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event here – we’re a great spot to host your next happy hour, meeting, or birthday party.  

Promotions and News

Mulled Wine Monday & Tea Pot Tuesday!

Come in and warm up with a glass of homemade mulled wine or a pot of one of our many teas.  Get $1 OFF every Monday and Tuesday, respectively and start your week off right.  #MWM #TPT

Happy Hour(s)
$1 off pints/cans of beer and glasses of wine
$2 off pitchers and bombers

Mon-Fri 4-7pm

“Wine” of the Week: Texas Keeper 2013 Gold Rush Cider

Texas Keeper says 2013 “created an apple like no other.” Its lemon-lime zing popped when they were tasting the apples as they came through the press and it stayed a zesty lemon-lime grapefruit right through fermentation. They kept the sugar slightly higher to balance out the GoldRush’s natural acidity to create a crisp and refreshing cider.   Enjoy on a sunny TX afternoon!

Coffee of the Month: New Sweden Coffee Ethiopia Duromina

With the new year comes a new roaster for our coffee of the month!  A sweet and fruited cup with peach/nectarine jammy flavors, berry notes, fruit juice acidity, and a raw sugar sweetness layered on a thick mouthfeel.  Excellent as a brewed coffee or single origin espresso.  

Featured Recipe

Sinful Dark Chocolate Brownies

We borrowd this decadent recipe from our friends at Equal Exchange.  Prepare thyselves!

Preheat oven to 325F. Grease an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with oil and lightly dust with flour.

In a saucepan heat the oil and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly until fully melted. Remove from heat. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Pour batter into pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool before cutting.

Makes 9 brownies.

Are you in.?

Weekly profiles of some of our favorite regulars

Louie the Loquat

Describe yourself in 3 words:  Young, green and sweet.

What’s your favorite part about the neighborhood?  The crisp air and friendly people.

How did you hear about in.gredients?   I grew up around here.

Why do you come back?  I just don’t see a reason to leave.

What are you favorite things about in.gredients?  The soil is so rich! It must be the hugelkultur beds nearby in the garden.  

If you were to describe in.gredients in one word, what would it be?  Rooted

Last but not least, if you were a fruit or vegetable, what would you be and why?
Don’t you mean, “If I were a human, what kind would I be?”

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Thursday – Saturday 9 am – 11 pm
Sunday 10 am – 10 pm

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January 7, 2015 at 10:35 am

New Year’s Specials and Recipes

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We won’t bore you with another best of recap of 2014 but suffice to say we’re grateful for all the good times and good deeds we’ve shared as a community.  Here’s to doing even more good (while having even more fun) in 2015!  

Weekly Specials

Stock up for that New Year’s Eve party or New Year’s Day brunch with local goods and brews!  We’ll give you 10% off any purchase of $25 or more (excluding alcohol) and $2 off any growler fill of one of our superb craft beers.  We’ll raise our glasses to that!

10% Off Any Purchase of $25 or More: Stock up!

$2 off Growler Fills of Beer: $10 for Craft & $13 for Premium

New Years Good Luck

In honor of the new year, we thought we’d highlight a few of the food traditions that might bring you good luck in 2015 because let’s be honest, who couldn’t use a little luck every now and again.  Consider welcoming the new year with one of these foods and see if a little superstition might pay off.  

GREENS

Greens are symbolic of wealth and money so if you’re looking for a financial break this year, chomp on some tasty (hyper-local!) lettuce by Farmer Sue, make a homemade saurkraut with one of three styles of cabbage, or sauté up some kale for a savory snack or side.  
Broccoli Greens: $1.99 per bunch
Buttercrunch Lettuce: $0.50/oz
Savory Cabbage: $2.99/lb
Curly Green Kale: $1.99 per bunch

BEANS
Beans, like greens, can mean money (think coins).  Why not try making the traditional New Years black eyed peas (perhaps with some kale?) and you could be ringing in the new year with health and wealth.
Black Eyed Peas: $2.79
Kidney Beans: $2.19/lb
Pinto Beans: $2.19/lb
Black Beans: $2.42/lb

NOODLES & GRAINS

They say eating a bowl of noodles is good for longevity. The stretched grain is supposed to be representative of the years of your life stretching out ahead of you. So, kick off 2015 in honor of a long and meaningful life, and get that water boiling.
Soba Pasta: $3.74
Organic Spaghetti: $3.49

Whole Wheat Spaghetti:$3.49

FRUIT

In Mexico, one of the traditions is to eat a piece of fruit on each ring of the strike of midnight. Each bell represents one month of the coming year.  Land a sour bite one strike? Watch out for that month of 2015!
Granny Smith Apples: $2.59/lb
Oranges: $1.99/lb
Tangerines: $2.49/lb
Grapefruit: $1.29/lb
Lemon: $1.33/lb

Recipes for New Years

Need some specifics to pull that New Years dish together? Here are two recipes from our friends at Bon Appetit to give you a little direction and inspiration.  

Shoyu Cabbage Soup

in.gredients

Servings: 4
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 carrots, peeled, thinly sliced
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 head cabbage, chopped
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
2 tablespoons (or more) shoyu (Japanese soy sauce)
2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
2 cups cooked ramen or soba noodles
Hot chili paste (or your favorite Austin hot sauce) and fresh cilantro leaves (for serving)
in.structions
Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring, until softened, 10–12 minutes. Add cabbage, broth, shoyu, vinegar, and sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover partially with a lid, and simmer until vegetables are very tender, 15–20 minutes; season to taste with more shoyu if desired. Serve over noodles topped with hot chili paste and cilantro.

Bon Appetit

Collard Green and Radish Slaw with Crispy Shallots

in.gredients

Servings: 4
2 small shallots, sliced into rings
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
Kosher salt
1 bunch collard or broccoli greens (stems removed, thinly sliced)
6 small radishes, trimmed, sliced
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper

in.structions

Total Time: 20 mins
-Cook shallots and oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until shallots are golden, 8–10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer shallots to a paper towel–lined plate; season with salt. Transfer oil to a small bowl and let cool.
-Combine collard greens, radishes, and vinegar in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with shallot oil and toss to coat. Top with crispy shallots.
-Do Ahead: Crispy shallots can be made 2 hours ahead. Store shallots and oil separately at room temperature.

Bon Appetit

Events

This month’s Block Party is on the second Friday of the month (because who wants to party the day after New Years?) with lots of great food and drinks lined up: Rahr & Sons Brewing Co will be visiting from Forth Worth to sample out their tasty brews, EIEIO Organic Farm in Wimberley will be here with their fantastic homemade mayo, pesto and other spreads, and MALK Artisan Almond & Pecan Milks will have their sweet dairy alternatives for all to try. Meanwhile, listen to the sweet live tunes of Alicia Adkins and maybe have a seat for a chair massage from Devon of One Love Healing Center.  All this to support and benefit our Community Partner, Literacy Coalition! 

Upcoming Events
Thurs, Jan 1st, CLOSED
Fri, Jan 9th, 5p-9p Second Friday Block Party
Sat, Jan 10th, 10a: New Sweden Coffee Roasters Sampling 
Sat, Jan 10th, 7p-9p: Live Music on the Porch with Bo DePeña
Thurs, Jan 15th: Weekly Geeks Who Drink Trivia resumes

Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event here – we’re a great spot to host your next happy hour, meeting, or birthday party.  

Promotions and News

Holiday Hours

REDUCED HOURS

10am-7pm
Sat, Dec 27th – Wed, Dec 31st
CLOSED
Thurs, Jan 1st
CLOSING EARLY FOR OUR STAFF HOLIDAY PARTY
Wed, Jan 7th at 6pm

Mulled Wine Monday & Tea Pot Tuesday!

Come in and warm up with a glass of homemade mulled wine or a pot of one of our many teas.  Get $1 OFF every Monday and Tuesday, respectively and start your week off right.  #MWM #TPT

Happy Hour(s)
$1 off pints/cans of beer and glasses of wine
$2 off pitchers and bombers

Mon-Fri 4-7pm

Wine of the Week: Argus Cidery 2013 Perennial

The 2013 Perennial by Argus Cidery is the first edition of what will become an annual release including the early season harvest of last year’s growing season. Aged in french and american oak, this cider highlights the fruit profiles from the different Texas terrains. Enjoy this dry blend of Panhandle and Bandera county apple varietals including gala, blaze, jonathan, cameo, and jonagold. On sale all week and available by the glass.

Coffee of the Month: New Sweden Coffee Ethiopia Duromina

With the new year comes a new roaster for our coffee of the month!  A sweet and fruited cup with peach/nectarine jammy flavors, berry notes, fruit juice acidity, and a raw sugar sweetness layered on a thick mouthfeel.  Excellent as a brewed coffee or single origin espresso.  

Are you in.?

Weekly profiles of some of our favorite regulars

Cash The Cat

Describe yourself in 3 words:  Cool, friendly & lovable

What’s your favorite part about the neighborhood?  All the households that love and feed me!  

How did you hear about in.gredients?  I just strolled up one day…

Why do you come back?  Sometimes they give me a little food, but mostly for the loving attention from all the customers and staff. Besides, it’s where all the cool cats go.

What are you favorite things about in.gredients?  So many wonderful humans!

If you were to describe in.gredients in one word, what would it be?  Meow

Last but not least, if you were a fruit or vegetable, what would you be and why?  Liquorish. Because of the color and because I can be an acquired taste. 

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Written by Josh Blaine

December 30, 2014 at 5:32 pm

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