Something else about this very special monthly subscription box hit me this morning when I was looking through my gorgeous collection of Taste Club Box recipe cards. I was sorting through them looking for what is now one of my absolute favorite aioli recipes: Tangy Horseradish Mustard Aioli. I happened to think – this particular gourmet food subscription box can actually make good cooks great and great cooks even better.
How? In a word – VARIETY. All truly outstanding cooks cook meals that you you won’t find down the street or across town. They have “tricks up their sleeve” also known as special, unique, and game-changing ingredients. I’ve always been a huge believer in experimenting with different ingredients, herbs, seasonings, types of salt, various peppercorns, etc. There is absolutely NO better way to do this than with the Eat. Feed. Love. Taste Club.
- Eat. Feed. Love. only sends out the best ingredients and foods. If they have affiliated themselves with a company, you can rest assured it is above reproach.
- What’s the point of having a brand new ingredient or food to experiment with if you don’t have a little direction? Each month’s box includes recipe cards (have I mentioned that they are gorgeous???) with easy to fix, original, and freaking delicious recipes using your new ingredients.
- When you find an ingredient – more like ingredients – you love and want to use again and again, simply go to the Eat. Feed. Love. Store and purchase it – with your money, again, finding its way into people’s lives who need it.
A LOT of the recipes featured on the cards (over the past three months) have already become personal favorite recipes:
- Tangy Horseradish Mustard Aioli
- Grilled Artichoke with Garlic Butter
- Deviled Eggs with Bacon
- Lavender Lemonade
- Spring Pasta Salad (with gluten free pasta)
- Fried Egg with Bacon Mayo
- Irish Slaw
- Mustard Gravy
You can find a lot of highly creative recipes on their website – each recipe will tell you the special ingredient(s) you’ll need.
Now, on to the review of the newest Taste Club Box – a total beauty.
May’s Eat. Feed. Love. Taste Club Box Review: Tea and Flowers
As you may, or may not know, in addition to being a food blogger here on Get Cooking, I am also the Crazy Tea Chick. As you’d expect from someone who calls themselves a crazy tea chick and has their own tea blog, I am obsessed with tea. It’s one of my greatest passions. As it so happens, so are flowers and gardening. So, when I saw that this month’s box was all about “Tea and Flowers,” I pranced around the kitchen a few times.
Anything to amuse the cat.
- Nielsen Massey Rose Water – Nielsen Massey is my “go to” brand for all extracts, so when I saw their name on the label, I knew this was going to be something out of this world. The bottle, itself, is a beauty. So much so that I leave it on the counter rather than hidden away in the spice cabinet. Rose water is great in tea and lemonade and adds personality to rice pudding and ice cream desserts.
- Flowery Lavender Caramel – Yum! This is another beauty that smells like Heaven. Unfortunately, since it isn’t certified Gluten Free, I can’t (personally) taste it, but my family members tell me it’s delicious on ice cream and even as a dip for sugar cookies.
- Vanilla Rose Ceylon Tea – I can, and have, been enjoying this tea for all it’s worth! You can read my Vanilla Rose Ceylon Tea Review on my tea blog, Crazy Tea Chick. This is a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful tea. Beautiful.
- Meyer Lemon Cookies – These beautiful, fragrant little lovelies are another item I couldn’t personally test but, as luck would have it, I have plenty of willing family members. Words I kept hearing again and again were: Lemony!, Delicious, and I wish they had these at the store.
- Christina Maser Nectarine and Rosemary Jam – When I took my first taste of this jam (gluten free, yay!), my first thought was, “This tastes 100 times better than I expected.” By the time I took my third taste (try not to judge me please), I decided that it tasted 1,000 times better than expected OR than it had a right to taste. This is one outrageously delicious jam and I now want to try every single thing made by Christina Maser.
- Lavender Infused Simple Syrup – Holy cats, this is outrageously wonderful! First of all, I am obsessed with the scent of lavender. Ironically, I just bought three lavender candles this morning… obsessed. This syrup smells even better than my beloved candles and is delicious. It’s beautiful in tea or water. I have been adding a few drops in bottled water as extra incentive to drink more water. It’s doing the trick! One of the recipe cards in this box was “Lavender Lemonade” which provides the perfect opportunity to use the lavender syrup.
- Recipe Cards – As is the case with each month’s taste club box, there were beautiful cards featuring great recipes to use each of the fun new ingredients with.
Get 20% Off Items in the Box by Using the Coupon Code: MAYPANTRY
Whether you’re treating yourself or buying a gift that’ll keep giving all year long, check out the Eat. Feed. Love. Taste Club Box – this is something you will quickly become infatuated with. It’ll be something you look forward to with great enthusiasm each month.
Heck, you may even prance a time or two.