El Prat is our OG wine, yo! It’s the first wine we gave
a name to, and was made by blending the only
other two wines we were producing at the time -
Malbec and Cabernet. It was a solid gold hit, and
reminds of the earlier days of the Washington wine
industry when Cab-Merlot blends were so popular
(rightfully so). Rich, dark, easy drinking and great
food wine, it’s still the original for us. El Prat means
prairie in Spanish, and that’s a great way to
describe the landscape of Eastern WA. Label
depicts some scraggly-close up plants one finds in
If you're thinking typical anchovies: STOP! These are delicious anchovies in rich extra virgin olive oil, prepared in the same way sardines are. These are firmer, richer and have an inherent smokey quality to them vs sardines. Good for you and a great value - each tin serves two. Great way to stock up your pantry, make some no-cook meals (add to salads, sandwiches, just crackers). These beauties are great with red and white wine alike!
Delicious spicy anchovies - these are great out of the jar and on bread or smashed to and added to salads or a sandwich - but they can also be treated like more traditional anchovies - chopped up and added to pasta sauces or soups. These are spicy, but not painful spicy.
ingredients: whole anchovies, olive oil, hot pepper, tomatoes, salt
Yep, the same Patagonia - they've decided to dip their toes in the conservas market. It makes sense - camping with tinned seafood is a no-brainer. Shelf stable, super healthy, and delicious - you can make a meal with the pop of a tin and a sleeve of saltines. However, we're not going lie - we were a tad skeptical. There are plenty of delicious, well established, time-honored conservas producers out there, so why bother? But then we tried it - and yes - please bother.
Acting as a broker, Patagonia is using their leverage as a well known name to help support hook and line fishing and fish preserving off the Spanish coast. Working, with small fisherman and canning facilities, they're not only helping keep these folks in business, but producing some amazing tins. This roasted garlic mackerel is yummy right out of the tin. Grab some crackers or bread and you're set. But you can also use it in lieu of canned tuna for your favorite pantry dishes - mackerel salad for sandwiches, on greens, mackerel melt, pasta dishes, over rice, etc. These tins look small, but with the olive oil and packed full they serve two for a full meal, or 4 for a snack.
From Basque Country is a delicious brand, Olasagasti, that's been producing Basque conservas with an Italian twist for decades. This is a great example of that - tender white beans, potatoes and tunny belly fillets. Easy way to elevate your camping experience, but also a really great tin to have on hand for the fastest of dinners. Delicious right out of the tin - however if you're not a fan of cold beans, you can heat the whole tin in a pot of warm water, closed, and then carefully open, or you can remove top and cover with foil and heat up in a toaster oven, or of course, you can empty into a microwave safe bowl and heat up in your microwave. Add salad and you have a dinner!
These plump, tender, olives can turn olive haters into olive lovers. And if you're already an olive lover, you'll be infatuated with these buttery, rich, sweet olives that are much more mild than some other varieties, but not any less tasty. Hard to find these beauties cost more, but once you pop open a jar, you'll understand why.
Yep, you're reading this correctly. Shrimp and bonito furikake and chocolate! Why? Because why - not?
This Singapore chocolate company strives in making single origin chocolate, along with Asian inspired flavored chocolates. This bar came about after a trip to Japan. In a nod to our favorite flavor sense - umami, this bar is loaded with it.