We had a wonderful time hosting the local Strong Women exercise group. These ladies take their health seriously and it was a joy to host their annual gathering at Arome. Check out our recipes below. I made a Cranberry-Pear White Balsamic Shrub, we did a massaged kale salad demo and I made some cocoa date and nut balls to share, they brought appetizers, some drinks and it was a party.
Cranberry Pear White Balsamic Shrub
1 cup Cranberry Pear White Balsamic Vinegar
1 orange thinly sliced
½ cup frozen whole cranberries
1 – 2 Liter bottle of seltzer water
Directions. In a one liter mason jar or container add the orange slices. Pour the cranberry-pear balsamic over the and refrigerate for 1-4 hours. Strain and keep refrigerated and tightly covered for up to two months. To serve, add 1-2 tablespoons of shrub to 8 oz. of chilled sparkling water and frozen cranberries. You can also make one big batch in a large pitcher for a party.
Massaged Kale Salad
1/3 cup Lemon Olive Oil
1/3 cup Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar
1/3 tsp. Dijon Mustard
Sea salt to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Shaved Red Onion
Pomegrante Seeds or Dried Cranberries
Roasted Butternut Squash
Cocoa Date and Nut Balls
1 cup Medjool dates, pits removed and chopped
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup raw honey
½ cup cocoa powder
¼ cup butter or ghee
1 Tbl Vermont Maple Balsamic
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups chopped toasted nuts, walnuts almonds and hazelnuts work well
1 cup coconut flakes
Serious foodies wanted for a store management position at Arome (www.aromehoodriver.com), the Hood River spice, tea, olive oil and vinegar shop. We are looking for a self-starter who understands retail. A passion for and experience with cooking and teas is a huge plus.
Arome, LLC is purveyor of fine spices, teas, olive oils and vinegar, located in downtown Hood River. We provide bulk and pre-packaged product options and have a small café space to brew and serve tea.
• Merchandising store and creating appealing window displays
• Providing excellent customer service
• Scheduling employee hours
• Restocking and ordering merchandise
• Answering phones
• Keeping store organized and displays looking neat
• Must be able to work independently and stay on task
How to Apply:
Please respond to this requisition by responding to our Facebook job posting or by stopping into the store. You can get a general sense of our inventory at www.aromehoodriver.com or by stopping in to see our products at 105 Oak Street in Hood River.
The first annual and First Friday pie contest was a hit and there's no time like the present to mark your calendars for round two on October 4th, 2019! Hosting community events like this is one of the reasons I love my job and the people of the gorge made a strong showing last night. Pie is near and dear to my heart and I've been making pies before my age hit double digits with recipes my parents and grandparent's handed down. I actually ditched the wedding cake for my wedding and went straight for family made pies that my parent's, sister and brother were nice enough to make for me.
Last night we had 14 pies to judge, which is a tough job, but someone had to do it, so we recruited the Major, Paul Blackburn, City Councilor, Kate McBride and Hood River Chamber Board President Janet Davis. The pies entered ranged from a gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free sweet potato pie to a crack pie (basically butter and sugar, yum!) and your more traditional apple, pear, peach, pecan and berry pies.
A big thank you to all who participated!
2018 Top 5 Pie Ranking
1 - Oak Street Hotel with a Bluberry, Raspberry and Blackberry Pie
2 - Windermere with a Apple Crumb Pie
3 - Tammy's Floral with a Triple Berry Pie
4 - Gorge Group RE with a Peach Pie
5 - Sportsman's Barbershop with a Plum Crisp
It was on my family farm in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley where I developed a love for cooking and the value of good food. Home grown, fresh, vibrant, good food. As an adult I spent my early years as a civil engineer, but came back to my creative side through encouragement from my husband, family and friends and opened Arome in the spring of 2017. The road goes on forever and the party never ends.
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