Joe Barnes

Spud Power! Five Delicious and Unique Potato Recipes

It happens all too often during your routine grocery shopping. You grab a bag of potatoes with big plans. You’re not sure what those plans are, but you’re going to Google them when you get home and turn those potatoes into magic. A week later, you realize that you still have the potatoes, and you’d better cook them before they go bad. So, you quickly dice, season, bake and serve, once again abandoning your quest for true greatness.

Four California Red Wines You Should Try Immediately

August 28th is National Red Wine Day, which begs the question “What does that actually mean for those of us who don’t know anything about wine?” At Pete’s Market, we’re big supporters of any “holiday” that celebrates food and drink… so our advice is to open a bottle of red wine with dinner and let your social network know you’ve popped the cork on #NationalRedWineDay.

Pro Tips for Produce: In-Store and At-Home

When it comes to picking out fruits and veggies at the grocery store, most people know the basics: slightly greener bananas will ripen slowly at home, ripe avocados should be semi-firm (with a little give when pressed), and so on. As a general rule, shoppers look for colorful, fragrant, bruise-free produce. While Pete’s Market meets and exceeds this standard for our customers, we like offering more than you expect.

What Does The “New Normal” Taste Like?

Since the beginning of our country’s unprecedented COVID-19 lockdown, many Americans have been forced to re-evaluate how they tackle everyday meals. Some who previously relied on carry-out as their go-to method suddenly found themselves putting more of their pan into the pandemic. Out of an abundance of caution, cooking at home has seen a big comeback – leaving us all wondering if whipping up the majority of our own meals is now “the new normal.”