Last week I attended New York City’s Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center. It was a very rainy and muggy day, but I decided to walk there from the East Side anyway. Naturally the place was packed with vendors and attendees which was exciting to see. I walked through isle after isle looking at and sampling many food items, but to be honest much of it was the same old jarred salsa, jams and ice cream. I probably spent a good 2 1/2 hours looking at everything and was getting ready to leave when I realized I had missed a “new products” isle. I forced myself to give the isle a quick run through even though I had a long walk back in the rain. I have to say that I was truly happy that I did because I ran into a new product called Mitchmallows. Typically, I am not a huge fan of marshmallows, but the bow-tie wearing guy behind the booth (Mitch) was super nice and invited me to try the different flavors that he had out for sampling. I couldn’t believe how good these marshmallows were and tried several different flavors just to make sure. There were trays of colorful marshmallows like Watermelon, Creamsicle, Pretzels & Beer, Ginger Wasabi, Banana Split, Pink Lemonade, Churros and Maple Syrup Pancake. My favorites were the Watermelon and Churros flavors.
Most of you know that I don’t write a review of a restaurant or a product unless I really like it. I am extremely happy that I ran into Mitch and his Mitchmallows. What a great idea and what a unique food product. If you’re a fan of marshmallows or even if you’re not into marshmallows you just may want to give these puppies a try. This was by far the best thing that I found at the Fancy Food Show and the added bonus was meeting the owner who was completely flip over his product. I’m not sure if Mitchmallows are sold in stores yet, but you can order them from the website. I saw the packaging and they come in cute little tins. Go to the website and check it out at http://www.mitchmallows.com/ and tell them that Tiny New York Kitchen sent ya.
Select blueberries that are plump and juicy. You will want to make sure that they have NO trace of mold or discoloration. Look for firm and uniformly sized blueberries that are deep in color.
Store your blueberries in the refrigerator in a moisture-proof container for up to 3 days. If you will be eating your blueberries within 24 hours of picking then store them at room temperature. If you would like to use them at a later date then just pop them in the freezer. Make sure NOT to wash them before freezing.
Prepare your berries by washing just before using them.
Uses for blueberries are virtually endless. They can be eaten out of hand, in pies, pancakes, salads, salsa, jams, jellies and cakes. Be creative and create your own blueberry dishes!