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We are old pros at this cooking demo, it’s almost becoming routine. We prepped all week, filling tiny sampler bottles, checking stock and polishing the Fustis. Chef Joe had planned a menu befitting the holiday – Cinco de Mayo. His selections included fruit quesadillas made with Alfoos Mango white balsamic, fish tacos cooked in Cilantro & Roasted Onion olive oil and Jalapeño white balsamic, pulled pork burritos cooked in Chipotle olive oil and finished with Blueberry dark balsamic, and bowl full of Mango balsamic salsa. The recipes are available here.


Mango Balsamic Salsa


Pulled Pork with Blueberry balsamic for Burritos


Fresh Fruit Quesadillas and Fish Tacos

The morning was sunny for a change, though not terribly warm. Peterborough was hosting “Greenerborough Day” which brought the crowds walking through town right to our doors. Suddenly the little store was buzzing; family, old friends, new faces. Joe’s food was sparking new friendships and the bottles were flying off the shelves.

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Now to start planning for “Dads and Grads” in June, I’m thinking a bar-b-que if the weather cooperates!

9 comments on “Cinco de Mayo

  1. Touring NH says:

    I know I enjoyed Chef Joe’s offerings! Glad you had a great day!


    1. So good to see you as always. Now that the weather is better we have to plan some tours!!


  2. elainecanham says:

    That mango salsa looks brilliant. What’s a fustis?


    1. Hi Elaine, thanks for stopping by. The stainless steel tanks we keep the oils and vinegars in are called Fusti. (I’m not sure how to make that plural) They protect the product from the light and heat. When they are all polished up, the space really shines!


      1. elainecanham says:

        I bet it does. 🙂


  3. Bottles flying off shelves sounds like a dream come true.


    1. Indeed, I am loving this low-tech world!


  4. mariekeates says:

    I thought of you when I saw the little oil store in WestQuay on my birthdays. I wish they did cooking demos there and I must go back soon to check the oils out properly. The tours sound like fun 🙂


    1. How cool that someone is offering oils! I wonder if they carry real balsamic vinegars too? The cooking demos are lots of fun and everyone walks away with new cooking inspirations.


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