Posted by Chris Holen on April 17, 2017 0 Comments
It may still be raining here in the Pacific Northwest, but we can feel the Spring coming and like many folks out there it's about time to think about gardening. What will you plant this year? Just remember when it's harvest time, season your food with Chef Daddy.
Posted by Chris Holen on November 30, 2016 0 Comments
Another year is passing us by and it's holiday shopping time again. We have a few great ideas to make your shopping time easier. Fill those stockings, or offer host gifts by loading up on Chef Daddy, get a bakers dozen for only $80.00. Also, check out our smartly packaged trios or you could go for the whole enchilada with the Ultimate Chef Daddy Gift Pack. We're shipping anywhere in the continental U.S. for $5. Happy Holidays from Chef Daddy.
Posted by Chris Holen on December 01, 2015 1 Comment
The holidays are near and we want to help you out both in the kitchen and the gift giving department. Check out the deals on 8 ounce cans of Chef Daddy Seasoning salts. Great deal when you buy 6 and even better when you buy 13. Some for them and some for you.
Posted by Chris Holen on May 19, 2015 2 Comments
As we got ready to launch the new smoked salt, I send some home with Jennifer to play around with. Within an hour she sends me a message telling me about the quick dinner she whipped up. Fresh pasta from the market and kale from the garden, combined with tomatoes, avocado oil and a little Parmesan cheese. Seasoned with the new Chef Daddy Hickory Smoked Sea salt. Such a delight, even 8 year Ana was excited about the light smoked flavor. Order some up and give it a shot.
Posted by Chris Holen on March 23, 2015 0 Comments
Seeds have been started and planted. This year we're going for pumpkins, peas, cucumbers, squashes and all sorts of herbs. There's a lot of room in the beds this years, we just finished building more raised beds and can't wait to see what vegetables are successful. Happy gardening!
Posted by Chris Holen on December 09, 2014 2 Comments
I have been teaching culinary arts at a local high school since the beginning of the school year and we just started a new term. This was my first go around and went in without much of a plan, primarily to figure how the types of things that the kids wanted to learn but also to figure out the best approach to teaching them. I just started a new term and have many returning students but also a number of new ones. In the first week I introduced them to some unfamiliar items most of which are whole grains, stand by to find out the wonderful things that happened next after working with some of these foods.
Posted by Chris Holen on December 01, 2014 0 Comments
What a great gift show this past weekend in Seaside, Oregon. We had a wonderful time surrounded by serious holiday spirit and some amazing vendors. For all of you that stopped by to visit, thank you very much. For those of you that weren't able to make it, or live somewhere else don't worry we're here for you at chefdaddybrands.com. If you live in the area, you can stop by Baked Alaska and pick up your order to avoid the shipping costs. For everyone else, we're offering $5 shipping on all orders until the end of the year. Happy holidays!
Posted by Chris Holen on July 06, 2014 1 Comment
We're sampling Chef Daddy today with some beautiful golden and green zucchini. As usual, lightly roasted with a little bit of olive oil and Chef Daddy savory blend. Remember 350 degrees for about ten minutes, you don't want to over roast it. Try to keep that great crunch. Cool it down immediately. Make a salad out of it by adding some nice tomatoes and perhaps some cheese curd or something like that. Maybe spike it with a splash of balsamic. Also sampling today, our smokey blend sprinkled on fresh cooked potato chips. Hope you're enjoying the Fourth of July weekend.
Posted by Chris Holen on July 05, 2014 2 Comments
Chef Daddy savory blend and Chef Daddy smokey blend are racing around the country. They both left Astoria this morning via a first class stamp and the USPS. Savory blend is heading to Honolulu and Smokey blend is headed to Seattle. each has instructions for the receiver of the envelope. The receiver will check mark their home state post a photo to the Chef Daddy facebook page, then mail their respective Chef Daddy to someone else in another state. Each Chef Daddy will travel to all 50 states via first class stamp and when they get to the last state to be check marked on the list they will then be mailed home to Astoria. The first one home will be the champion. Please share this fun adventure with your friends, like us on facebook and cheer them on. Good luck Chef Daddys!
Posted by Chris Holen on June 19, 2014 0 Comments
According to the most recent edition of Time magazine butter is just fine! I'v been saying the same things for years, so let's go for it. Last week at the market, I purchased beautiful green beans for use in sampling our Chef Daddy savory blend sea salt. Let's talk about sauteing as the cooking method. Melt whole unsalted butter in a saute pan on your stove top over medium heat, clean your green beans and toss them in, lightly tossing them as they cook, you can totally use a spoon or a pair of tongs to move them around if need be. If it keeps them off the floor, that's probably a wise idea. As in roasting vegetables, we're looking for that bright color. When you are almost to that beautiful bright green, season with Chef Daddy, toss in a little garlic and a splash of lemon juice to deglaze the pan (basically, the liquid will pull any particles from the the cooking surface of the pan.) You're done, either eat them now, or you can cool them down for later. I like my vegetables cold, but as the butter cools we know what will happen. It will become cold butter again and could be a turn off to some people. Either way the greens beans will taste perfect, serve them how you want to.