Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
It's just about here! Gelato in Coral Springs! That's right everyone, beginning some time next week, you can purchase gelato by the scoop! We will be offering 12 flavors:
- Nocciola (Hazelnut)
- Triple Dark Chocolate
- Cookies & Cream
- Mint Chocolate Chip
- White Raspberry
- Cappuccino Chocolate
All purchases for gelato must be made at the counter before consumption. We plan to add espresso & cappuccino in the near future. Initial availability will be strictly cups and then we can offer quarts once you help make our gelato counter more popular. Keep checking the blog for the announcement next week! We look forward to seeing you!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Manhatan Special Drinks are a hard-to-find item that brings a bit of nostalgia along with the unique taste it is known for. Whenever a customer comes in and discovers them again in our stores, they almost always begin with lines like ,"I can't believe you have Manhattan Specials! Oh man, they take me back...". In addition to it's long lasting reputation of having a quality product, we carry Manhattan Specials also because it is a "definition" product. It is part of the canvas of one's life when they were young and allows them to go "back in time" when things were less complicated. As we all move on in life, it is essential to remember where we all came from and the nostalgic details only make those memories more memorable.
Manhattan Special Coffee Sodas come in two sizes; 10oz & 28oz. bottles. There are three varieties to choose from; Original, Diet, & Diet Decaf. Come in to any of our locations and buy a time travelling ticket in the form of a Manhattan Special Coffee Soda.
To order Manhattan Special online from Doris, click HERE.
For more information about Manhattan Special Coffee Sodas, check out their website: www.manhattanspecial.com
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Do you have an espresso pot that has been in the family for years? Is it not making coffee quite like it should because of leaks or poor filtration? Well if you do and you don't want to part with the item, there probbaly is not a reason to replace it. Most of the time, the pot just needs a new gasket.
Well look no further; Doris Italian Market & Bakery has always had these gaskets. Available in multiple sizes, these gaskets are very inexpensive, and for less than $2 your espresso pot can work as good as new. While our gaskets are made specifically for Bialetti Coffee Pots, these gaskets have effectively fit older pots with success.
If you are not sure if the gasket is the answer or if one of our gaskets will fit, bring your pot in to one of our locations. We will be happy to see if changing the gasket will save your pot. If your pot has seen better days, we sell new espresso pots as well. We have pots that make from 3 cups to 12 cups of espresso.
Just visit us at one of our locations or if you prefer to purchase a gasket or new espresso pot online from us, click here.
With the fall coming, there are many reasons to entertain. There is College Footbal, Sunday football, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and just about any reason you can think of to bring people together. Entertaining guests is something than many take for granted, but I assure you, people always comment on the ability of a host whether it is good or bad. The information we are providing you right now can definitely help ensure that people will be impressed with your ability to pair foods in addition to your ability to coordinate a successful social gathering.
The days of opening up a bag of chips or pretzels and having soda on the table are long gone. The act of entertaining is becoming the "art" of entertaining. So to begin, click HERE.
At this site, you choose your cheese and the program automatically suggests wines and beers to go with the cheese. The program also provides other foods that pair well with your cheese of choice.
However, the choice is ultimately yours. Do not be afraid to experiment different combinations. Having a cheese party can be a lot of fun and really isn't that difficult to coordinate.
If you are going to have a party with a cheese display, here are some tips.
Choose 4-6 cheeses with varying flavors, textures, ages and colors. Allow up to 2oz. of each cheese per person.
Preparing: Store the cheeses in their original wrappers until party time. If you are serving wines, make sure that they are at the appropriate serving temperatures at party time.
Display: We eat with our eyes, so be sure that your table is displayed in an inviting way that will create a stir with your guests.
Color: Compliment your beverages with cheeses of different hues.
Shapes: Make the cuts interesting. Use larger pieces to show off unique textures and even slice some cheeses.
Texture: Mix up the display with smooth & crumbly textures.
Serving Pieces: Use cutting boards, cutting strips, marble, mirrors or pretty trays & platters for displaying. Use doilies for added décor and provide practical utensils (tongs, toothpicks, salad plates & napkins)
Theme: Add to the experience by revolving around a specific theme and decorate accordingly.
Simple Signs: With so many cheeses out there, guests may be unfamiliar with your choices, so provide simple signs to identify your cheeses so your guests can shop for them later.
Order: Be sure to arrange the cheeses so that they are tasted from the mildest to the strongest.
Use the link provided to choose your wines and/or beers to pair with.
Some items to accent your display:
- Water crackers - With their bland flavor and crisp texture, they are a safe, good choice.
- Wheat crackers - These are very good with Swiss and related cheeses, such as Gruyere.
- Crusty Breads - Baguette and Italian Bread slices are perfect platforms for soft French-style Blues and Italian-style Gorgonzolas.
- Specialty Breads - Walnut bread and Blue Cheese are a classic pairing. Olive Bread and Mediterranean styles of bread with Asiago, are a stunning couple.
- Cookie Crackers - Sweet crackers, such as vanilla wafers, form a heavenly duo with Mascarpone.
- Dried Fruits - Apricots, cherries, apples, & figs add a sweet flavor to complement the saltiness of a cheese. Not to mention the nice appearance.
- Nuts - Walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts - all have an appealing texture and taste in contrast to cheese.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Even siblings didn't bicker as much. We all shared something in common at that moment.... eachother. Sundays were and should still be raw. Stripped of all society's labels and expectations, the family unit should shine on Sundays. Reliant upon itself, which is made up of its members. For my family, it was a time to enjoy a peaceful time with those that will forever be with us and in retrospect, I feel it was a time for my parents to enjoy what they have worked for.
For my parents, it was a moment to observe another week passed and another to begin. It was a moment to remind themselves that up to that point it has been worth it and that realization gave them the motivation to keep doing what they are doing.
But I digress, Sundays have been and should always be a fun day for everyone to relax, laugh, play , & eat together. The day revolved around the meal. I would so often wake up to the smell of the sauce cooking on the stove. Sunday mornings were laid back but they were never late mornings. Everyone had to be up and about by a decent time. After all, dinner was no later than 2p.m.
That's right, all the preparations were for an early dinner. And if anyone was not seated at the table at that time, well let's just say it was a punishable infraction. And for guests to show up late, well there would be second thoughts on inviting latecomers to Sunday Dinner.
It was weird but normal. Dinner in the daylight. And then at 6p.m. or so, we would just reheat the food and eat some more. Then came the fruit, then the cake & pastries accompanied by espresso & coffee. And if guests were present, like aunts & uncles, well then came the card games. These are practices that we still maintain. The roles have changed, but the script remains the same.
For someone like myself, when the daily grind has got me worn, I can always look forward to a Sunday gathering for an early dinner full of laughs, food, and family. May your Sundays be filled with the same goodness that graces my family's tables.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I have posted both Italian & English versions of "Ti Amo". Enjoy.