Saturday, August 1st – National Mustard Day celebrates the “King of the Condiments”.

Mustard is a must have for hot dogs, sausages, and a wide range of sandwiches. Its an important ingredient in many recipes, too.
When it comes to condiments, Mustard is among the most popular. When it comes to longevity, mustard is unrivaled. It has literally been in use to spice up meals for thousands of years. To retain it’s status, mustard has not stood still. Rather, it has diversified. It’s not just yellow anymore. There’s a growing selection, including Honey Mustard, Bold and Spicy, Sharp and Creamy, Dijon Mustard, and of course AJ’s Walla Walla Sweet Onion Mustard. Take a trip to your refrigerator, and you will probably find two or three different types of mustard. A trip to the grocery store, will reveal even more selections.

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Summer Time is Picnic Time

and what goes better at a picnic then Fried Chicken?
We’ve put a little twist on this all-time favorite by using our Original Walla Walla
Sweet Onion Mustard as part of the coating. How can it get better than this, you ask?
Well, use YOUR favorite flavor of our mustard and enjoy the mouth watering goodness.

AJ’s MUSTARD FRIED CHICKEN
Chicken, skinned, washed and drained.
½ Cup AJ’s Walla Walla Sweet Onion Mustard – any flavor
3 Tablespoon Water
Salt
Pepper
Flour
Mix mustard and water in bowl, set aside. Pat chicken dry with paper towel, salt and pepper to taste. Coat chicken with flour, liberally
dip chicken pieces in mustard, coat again with flour and fry about 30 minutes (until done) in oil.
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Tis the Season for Salad!

Try an “AJ’s” twist on a summer favorite, Southwestern Chicken Salad using our Southwest Ranch Dressing Mix.

Southwest Chicken Salad

Dressing:
1 pkg AJ’s Southwest Ranch Dressing Mix
1 cup Sour Cream
1 cup Mayonnaise

Whisk until well blended. Refrigerate until ready to use. For thinner mix, add a small amount of buttermilk or regular milk after chilling.

Salad:
½ cup Olives, sliced
1 cup Red Bell Pepper, diced (optional)
1 pkg Romaine Lettuce, torn
1 cup Black Beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup Whole Kernel Corn, drained
2 cups Cooked Chicken, diced
1 Avocado, peeled, seeded and diced (optional)
1 Tomato, diced (optional)

In large serving bowl combine lettuce, olives, bell pepper, beans, corn, tomato and chicken. Pour dressing over salad and toss gently to coat. If desired, top with avocado.

Serve immediately.

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Happy 4th of July!

 

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God Bless and have a Safe & Happy 4th of July from all of us at AJ’s Edible Arts.

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Happy Memorial Day

 

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As we remember our Brave Hearts with great pride this weekend,
we’re wishing you peace and happiness.

Happy Memorial Day from All Of Us at AJ’s Edible Arts.

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As you may be aware…the Walla Walla Sweet Onion is Washington State’s official vegetable. It was voted and approved unanimously by the Washington State Onion Commission that AJ’s Edible Arts, Inc. carry the official onion seal of The Washington State Onion Commission, which you will find on every jar of our onion mustard.

Proudly, we are now listed by MSN – Travel in “America’s 50 Best Souvenirs by State” on page 47 representing Washington State. Check us out at:  http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/article/americas-50-best-souvenirs-by-state/ss-AAaEy6b#image=47.

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Spring Is Here…

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and so is the Custer’s 16th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show at the TRAC in Pasco. The show features over 150 of the finest Artists and Crafters from across the U.S. filling the TRAC with unique hand crafted items! All artists represent their own work! Join us in this holiday shopping tradition! We at AJ’s Edible Arts hope to see you there!

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Signs of Spring – the Custer’s Spring Arts & Crafts Show

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Custer’s 38th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show features 300 professional artists and crafters from across the United States covering 78,000 square feet of exhibit space, making this the largest show of it’s kind in the Inland Northwest!

Whimsical bird houses, clay fountains, metal sculpture, hand painted furniture, quilted wall hangings, dried florals, one of a kind jewelry pieces, functional pottery, nature photography, unique clothing and much, much more!

Specialty and gourmet foods including fudge, truffles, jams, vinegars, AJ’s Walla Walla Sweet Onion mustards, smoked salmon, and dry soup mixes. Many of these items will be available to sample!

A festive spring atmosphere with exhibitors decorating their displays and selling items for gifts and home decor.

Spokane Fair & Expo Center
Spokane, WA

Date & Hours:
Friday, March 6th 10-8
Saturday, March 7th 10-8
Sunday, March 8th 10-4

Admission:
Adults $7.00 (Cash Only) Good All Weekend!
Kids 12 and under Free!
Acres of Free Parking!

 

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Hungry for something a little different?

How about Asian Grilled Shrimp Kabobs made with AJ’s Walla Walla Sweet Onion Mustard Original flavor paired with a little fresh Asparagus!

 

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Asian Grilled Shrimp Kabobs

1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
1/2 Cup Apricot Preserves
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
2+ Tablespoons AJ’s Walla Walla Sweet Onion Mustard – Original
1 Clove Garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground Ginger
8 Uncooked prepared Shrimp Kabobs

-Preheat Grill.
-In a bowl, combine first 6 ingredients; reserve 1/3 cup. Brush kabobs with remaining sauce.
-Grill kabobs until shrimp turn pink.
-Serve with reserved sauce. Makes 4 servings

Variations: Use orange marmalade or mango chutney instead of apricot preserves. Use chicken instead of shrimp kabobs and grill until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

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Mouth Watering Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Even though the Super Bowl is over, it’s still a great time of year to enjoy a get together with family and friends. For your next gathering give these mouth watering Crab Stuffed Mushrooms made with AJ’s Walla Walla Sweet Onion Mustard with Red Bell Peppers a try.

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

20 Large White Mushrooms (2 ½ inch diameter)
Poaching Liquid:
2 Cups White Wine
2 Cups Water
1 Clove Garlic
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
1 Bay Leaf

Crab Mixture:
1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil
1 Shallot, Peeled, Minced
1 Clove Garlic, Peeled, Minced
1 Pound Cooked Lump Crab Meat
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons AJ’s Walla Walla Sweet Onion Mustard with
Red Bell Peppers
½ Cup Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
½ Cup Plain Bread Crumbs
¼ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper – optional if want some spiciness

Remove the stems from the mushrooms and finely chop the stems. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In large pot, bring all the poaching liquid ingredients to a boil. Add the mushroom caps. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer 5-7 minutes. Remove mushrooms from poaching liquid and place on paper towel to drain. Once drained, season with salt and pepper and place bottom side up on baking sheet.

In medium skillet heat vegetable oil and sauté the chopped mushroom stems, shallots and garlic until light golden brown. Set aside and let cool. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and mix in crab, egg, mustard, mayonnaise, lemon juice, bread crumbs and if using – cayenne pepper.

Evenly divide the mixture among the poached mushroom caps. Bake 10-15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

Remove from the oven and serve warm or room temperature with a little dab of AJ’s Walla Walla Sweet Onion Mustard with Red Bell Peppers.

 

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