Thursday, March 5, 2009

Low Country Produce

Have you tried our exclusive Lowcountry Produce products? If not you are missing out on some good stuff! Lowcountry Produce is a purveyor of regional Southern delicacies from the coastal areas of South Carolina and Georgia. All of their products are handmade and handpacked using only all-natural ingredients. About five years ago, Lowcountry Produce decided to collect their own regional and family recipes and produce those special foods to let people have a continuing connection to the way things used to be. Their efforts have been well received, and our customers have been glad to leave the canning and preserving process to them and reap the benefits of their labor by serving foods that are pretty close to what Grandma used to make.

As an authentic Southern artisan company the owners of LCP are true believers in their small-batch, hand-packed products. They support local farmers and they make each product at the time when the key ingredients are at their peak. Their recipes represent the best food traditions of the lowcountry. Located in Lobeco, South Carolina, we believe that Lowcountry Produce brings you the best of these unique flavors.

The LCP Green Tomato Pickles are outrageous, they were even written up in the "foodie section" of the New York Times. You should try these babies on a hamburger or turkey sandwich! One of our favorite customers said "after all the time I took to can green tomatoes this past summer, and these are even better than mine!". The Dilly Beans are wonderful, these tart, pickled string beans add just the right amount of crunch to a salad or even to stick in a Bloody Mary. An old lowcountry favorite are the Artichoke Pickles they are made with Jerusalem artichokes and are both sweet and crunchy.

Do you like chutney? Haven't really tried it? We call the LCP Peach Chutney the 'beginner chutney'. For people not familiar with chutneys, this is a great one to start with! It is a beautiful color, not too clovey with a just a little spice. The perfect compliment to pork or game. There is so much you can do with the Pear Chutney! The pears and ginger make it the perfect side to any special meal, but is also a delicious addition to your panini sandwich. Great as an hors d'oeuvre when poured over cream cheese or warm brie. Not too spicy at all, but just a hint of cayenne pepper here and there. It is a really elegant chutney! Ginger and pears are such a delicious combination. The Ginger Pear Preserve is really versatile. A nice addition to your breakfast toast or wonderful as another quick hors d'oeuvre idea when poured over brie. For the ultimate bagel schmear, combine the Ginger Pear Preserves with softened cream cheese and spread, spread, spread! The preserves and chutneys are great to keep in the pantry not only to "gourmet" up a meal but to be able to whip up a "nice and easy" treat when company drops in!
Our Rebecca LOVES the Jalapeno and garlic that gives the Lowcountry Black Bean Dip lots of flavor. Great for making a layered dip or fill those Tostito brand “Scoops” with a teaspoon of the Black Bean Dip. Then top with a dot of sour cream and garnish with a thin slice of scallion they look beautiful on a platter. Oh and the easy four step soup recipe below is fantastic.

We have more great recipes that we will share in the future! In the meantime stop in and try some of these delicious products. We will be doing some tastings this weekend. (That is if Rebecca doesn't eat all of them before you get there!!!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I helped Rebecca with the "tasting" of the Bean Dip today...she shared