A Rose is a Rose is a Rose

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Wow how the summer has flown by and now we enter into August. The last month before school starts and everyone’s summer becomes a memory. The flower gardens still look very nice and soon the fall mums will be coloring our front porches. With all the summer and fall colors that brighten our world we still look at roses to be a special flower. Yes some of us are able to grow them in our short MN growing season but our greenhouse growers still do a great job providing us with them year round.

During the month of August we have a rose special of a dozen roses for only $7.99, which is a savings of $7.00. This gives our guests a great opportunity to have fresh flowers in their homes and offices. It’s a great time to give someone a gift of roses. They can be a friend, neighbor, family member or the love of your life. There is a saying that certain colored roses mean different things, but that isn’t as important as choosing the color that strikes your eye. Some people just love orange or yellow or pink, and because they’ve been told that red is for love, that’s the color they go with. Well people, it’s time to pick your colors and enjoy roses for their beauty.  The colors have been grown in so many different shades and colors and bi-colors that anything goes.

Even though I’ve attached the meaning of the roses on the bottom does not mean I agree or disagree with the meanings, it’s just that everyone needs to choose by personal preference. Personally I like to mix it up a little bit and get different colors by the mood I’m in, or by what mood my husband is in.

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Dar
Coborn’s Floral Manager, Sauk Rapids, MN

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4 Man Cave Cocktails

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You’ve got the dartboard, big screen TV, and neon signs hanging on the wall, but what is your Man Cave missing? What’s missing is a stocked bar with some hearty drinks to serve your buddies. If you are like me, a Makers Mark Cask Strength Neat is all you need, but if you really want to be the master of your cave, here are a few drinks I would suggest serving.

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Makers Mark Margarita

Makers Mark Margarita
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Oz. Makers Mark
  • ¼ Oz. Cointreau
  • ¼ Oz. Fresh OJ
  • ¼ Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¼ Oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • ¼ Oz. Agave Nector
  • Top with ¼ Oz Grand Marnier
  • Lime Wedge Garnish
Instructions
  1. Pour all in to chilled shaker.
  2. Shake and strain into a salt-rimmed glass.
  3. Top with float of ¼ oz Grand Marnier.
  4. Lime wedge garnish.

Haymaker

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Haymaker
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ Oz. Makers Mark
  • ¾ Oz. Dekuyper Triple Sec
  • ¾ Oz. Dry Vermouth
  • ¾ Oz. Lime Juice
Instructions
  1. Fill old-fashion glass ¾ with ice.
  2. Pour ingredients in to chilled shaker.
  3. Shake and strain into glass and serve.

 

Summer Envy

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Summer Envy
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Ingredients
  • 1 ½ Oz. Angel’s Envy Bourbon
  • ½ Oz. Peach Liqueur
  • ¼ Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¼ Oz. Simple Syrup
  • 2 Sashes Angostura Bitters
  • Club Soda
  • Peach, Mint or Luxardo Maraschino Cherry Garnish
Instructions
  1. Pour first five ingredients into a highball or old fashion glass.
  2. Top with club soda.
  3. Garnish with a peach, mint or Luxardo maraschino cherry.

 

Dog Days

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Dog Days
 
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ Oz. Knob Creek Rye Whiskey
  • ½ tsp. Absinthe
  • 1 ¾ Oz. Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1 ¾ Oz. Simple Syrup* (see notes)
  • 2 Oz. Ginger Beer
Instructions
  1. In a shaker add spirits, juice and syrup.
  2. Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice and top with ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wheel and mint sprig.
Notes
*Simple Syrup Recipe
Combine equal parts sugar and water in a sauce pan
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until sugar is fully dissolved
Allow to cool before using in cocktail

Until next time, cheers!
Harley
Coborn’s, Inc. Liquor Category Manager
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Weekly Ad Recipe – Summer Spinach Salad

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The season for peaches has finally arrived and I can hardly wait.  I love this time of year.  Fresh peaches can be used for so many things and here is a recipe you just have to try.  Just a quick tip to keep the sliced peaches from turning brown, toss in a separate bowl with 3 tablespoons of the dressing, then add to the salad. Enjoy….I did!

– Jayne
Coborn’s, Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Summer Spinach Salad
Serves: 10
 
Ingredients
  • 2 pkgs. Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 6 Small Fresh Peaches, thinly sliced
  • ½ Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Cup Pecans, chopped
  • 1 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 8 oz. Bottle Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients
  2. Serve immediately
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing: McManis Pinot Grigio

 

10 Healthy Ways to Enjoy Georgia Peaches this Summer

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Make summer even sweeter with Georgia Peaches. Peaches are a perfect snack, and they’re much more than a delicious filling for cobblers, crisps and crumbles. Peaches are great for pizzas, salads, salsas, soups and even beverages. Their sweet mild flavor also complements main dishes like poultry, pork and seafood.

Here are 10 crowd-pleasing ways to put sweet Georgia Peaches on the menu:

Peach Salsa

Peaches make a delicious salsa that goes well with baked tortilla chips, fish tacos, on top of burgers, or with grilled pork or fish.

Summery Sips

You can incorporate them into many beverages like smoothies, sangria, bellinis and refreshing iced tea and lemonade.

Peach Preserves

Savor summer all year long by making peach jam when fruit is in-season.

Peach Pizza

Put some pizzazz into your pizzas with peaches. Cut two fresh peaches into 1⁄2-inch wedges and grill peach wedges, flipping, until caramelized, about 2 minutes per side. They’re a perfect addition to pizza made with ham, mozzarella and basil.

Peach Pancakes and More

Add fresh peaches to muffins, quick breads, pancakes or waffles that are made with whole grains for an unexpected sweet surprise inside.

Peachy Popsicles

Fresh peaches partner well with other in-season fruit, like strawberries. Add them to fruit juices to create wholesome popsicles that children love.

Peach Salad Topper

Fresh or grilled, peaches can liven up summertime salads. They add succulent sweetness to beet salads, with arugula, spinach, field greens, and cheese.

Grilled Peach Dessert

Toss peach halves with a little bit of lemon juice, brown sugar, and vanilla extract and put them in foil and on a grill until they become tender and carmelized. Serve warm with Greek yogurt or frozen yogurt.

Summer Chilled Soup

Like tomatoes, fresh peaches can become a wonderful cold soup that’s enjoyed as a starter or even a dessert.

Peach Caprese Salad

Create a twist to the Italian classic by using fresh peaches instead of tomatoes.

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Peach Caprese Salad
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Dressing
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1 T. Champagne or white wine vinegar
  • 1 T. Water
  • 1 T. Honey
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 T. Fresh Mint, chopped
  • Salad
  • 2 (4-ounce) Balls Fresh, Water-Packed Mozzarella
  • 4 Ripe Peaches, unpeeled, each cut into 8 wedges
  • ½ Cup Fresh Basil Leaves
Instructions
  1. To prepare dressing, combine lime juice, zest, vinegar, water, honey, and salt.
  2. Slowly whisk in olive oil and set aside.
  3. Cut cheese into 1-inch pieces and gently toss with peaches and basil leaves.
  4. Whisk mint into dressing and toss about 2 tablespoons (or more to taste) with salad. Season with freshly cracked pepper and serve.