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Celebrate July 4th with Food in Red, White & Blue

By Sara White June 26, 2017

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This July 4th weekend, get patriotic all the way down to the food on your plate with our fun, delicious and colorful food and drink ideas.

Start by decorating your table with a red and white gingham table cloth. Tie your white napkins in red and blue ribbons, and don’t forget flowers to match.

Enjoy our favorite tastes of red, white and blue with these preparations for every part of your party:

 

Festive at the first bite: Get everyone in the mood for fireworks with easy-to-make bruschetta with tomatoes and blue cheese. Take a crusty French baguette home from our bakery. Chop up fresh tomatoes for the topping and season with salt and pepper, plus a touch of olive oil. Sprinkle blue cheese crumbles on top for the finish.

Fill your chip and dip plate with blue corn tortilla chips, or mix them with white. Serve with bowls of fresh salsa and sour cream.

Start your soiree with mini bowls of spicy gazpacho. Blend chopped onions, cucumbers, peppers, celery, canned tomatoes and seasonings, and top with crushed blue chips and a dollop of sour cream.

 

Your patriotic dinner is served: Turn burgers into fireworks of red, white and blue. Top them with a roasted red pepper, a slice of grilled, white Vidalia onion and a round of blue cheese. Or keep it simple – and spicy – with a swirl of buffalo sauce and cool ranch dressing.

Give grilled chicken a boost with freshly made strawberry-blueberry salsa on top. Chop the berries, along with fresh ginger, garlic, and onions. This salsa also goes well with white fish, such as cod or haddock.

 

Three cheers for spectacular side dishes: The patriotic red, white and blue potato mix in our produce department is ideal for this holiday. Roast them in the oven with salt, pepper, olive oil and fresh herbs. Stir in some sliced red peppers before roasting to make them even brighter.

Mix cherries, blueberries, pecans and scallions into red and white quinoa or wild rice. Serve warm or cold as a BBQ side.

 

A sweet independence: Offer stars-and-stripes yogurt parfaits as part of your Independence Day dessert. Find parfaits in our kitchen or make your own, layered in stripes with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Add a star fruit slice on the side before serving!

For another beautiful way to serve stripes, make berry kabobs. Serve with fresh whipped cream for dipping.

As always, our bakery is prepared for your celebration with flag cakes, red, white and blue trifles and more.

 

A glass of something festive: Fruity cocktails with fizz bring sparkle to your celebration. Try Prosecco or champagne with raspberries and blueberries in the glass. Or make a pitcher of white wine spritzers with seltzer, berries and a slice of star fruit on the side of the glass. Find your choice of wine at Roche Bros. in Norton, Sudbury, Westwood, Marshfield, Wellesley and Downtown Crossing.

For something non-alcoholic, try our recipe for red, white and blue layered mocktails and striped ice cubes. Or replace the wine in the spritzer with white grape juice! For a fun addition, add raspberries and blueberries with the water in your ice cube trays. Use the cubes in regular or sparkling water.

 

Happy 4th from all of us at Roche Bros!

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Totally Tacos!

By Sara White June 23, 2017

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For next Taco Tuesday or any night of the week, leave the cooking to Our Kitchen with our new ready to go, heat & eat taco offerings.

Our chefs make it quick and easy to serve up tacos at your table in minutes – and satisfy even the pickiest eaters with their preferences for fillings.

For the primary filling, choose from beef, chicken, or battered fish. If you’re hosting a party, bring home some of each so everyone can select their favorite.

Add on our handmade guacamole – made with a blend fresh avocados, minced onions, lime, cilantro, salt and pepper. Spice up your Mexican spread with a flight of three salsas: Cuban black bean, pico de gallo, and mango & tomatillo salsa.

The rest of the store is full of options for your make-your-own taco bar. From shredded cheese and sour cream to fresh jalapenos and fiery hot sauce, complete dinner for your family or a big crowd quickly and easily.

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Brunch For Dad

By Sara White June 16, 2017

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Kick off your Father’s Day celebration with brunch for dad at home. The wide selection of Stonewall Kitchen pancake mixes and syrups in out grocery aisle make it easy to cook up tart and tangy cranberry-orange pancakes, rich and decadent double chocolate pancakes and more. Top your light and fluffy breakfast with complementary syrups, from Maine Maple to Cinnamon Apple. And serve with smoky Roche Bros. Bacon on the side.

 

Layer up a local hand-boiled, hand-seeded and hand-flipped Finagle a Bagel with Ducktrap Smoked Salmon fit for a king — sourced through their own farms and then brined and smoked – plus whipped cream cheese, slices of avocado and crisp romaine lettuce. Complete your menu with new soups from Our Kitchen: sweet blueberry, zesty roasted red pepper and gouda and Maryland crab.

Wake dad up for the big day with Green Mountain Coffee, iced or hot. This coffee is about the personal relationships with its farmers. The coffee is tasted and evaluated up to seven times before it reaches your cup. Their green coffee beans are carefully stored in burlap or jute bags to preserve their flavor, dryness and integrity. And they test the beans to help ensure their quality before they are roasted.

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Celebrating Dad on Father’s Day

By Sara White June 06, 2017

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Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday and it’s time to celebrate with all of his favorite things.

This year, thank dad with some of these fun pairings:

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Bacon and Brunch

The only thing better than a big, hearty brunch is when it’s served with bacon! Pair bacon with eggs any style, or mix crumbled bacon into Egg and Veggie Muffins, baked in the oven. Wrap gorgonzola stuffed dates in bacon, or stuff bacon in your French Toast.

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Steak and Seafood

Father’s Day calls for a special dinner, complete with surf and turf!  Start with an extra-thick Big Daddy Porterhouse Steak or a Tomahawk Rib Steak with a dramatic, extra-long rib bone. And pair it with a Chef-Ready Lobster Tail, oysters on the half shell or jumbo shrimp cocktail. On the side, roast asparagus or Brussels sprouts and potatoes with fresh rosemary. Or make a sauce of sautéed mushrooms, minced shallots, red wine and fresh thyme. Serve with dad’s favorite wine! 

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Coffee and Cake

Make Dad’s special day sweeter with some treats from our bakery, paired with a cup of joe. Choose from cakes decorated for Father’s Day, cakes covered in whipped cream and more. For his coffee, in the morning or after dinner, make him a homemade cold brew or bring home iced coffee, ready to serve!

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Balloons and Beer

Surprise dad with festive balloons in all colors, including “Happy Father’s Day” mylars, available in the floral department. And toast with a sampling of local beers from our Beer and Wine Departments at Roche Bros. in Norton, Sudbury, Westwood, Marshfield, Wellesley and Downtown Crossing stores.

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Top 5 Things Dad Wants to Eat on Father’s Day

By Sara White June 03, 2017

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It’s Father’s Day this Sunday, and that means it’s time to thank dad for everything he does for you all year round!

Here are our top five ways to treat dad with food (and drink):

 

1) Special cuts of meat

This Father’s Day, we are offering the finest Certified Angus Beef® brand Angus beef available in special thick cuts. This beef is a cut above USDA Prime, Choice and Select beef, boasting incredible flavor, tenderness and juiciness in every bite.

For something different, serve top-of-the-line Kobe beef burgers or our exclusive Berkshire Black Premium Sausages, made with only premium pork from 100% Berkshire.

 

2) Oysters, lobster and more seafood

Fresh, succulent seafood will wow dad with every bite. Display a beautiful selection of oysters from all over New England.

This shellfish is a special element of any meal, no matter how you serve them. Dad will love them raw, with lemon, shallot vinegar, cocktail sauce or hot sauce.

Or fry up a few oysters to serve on top of steak. For other Surf and Turf pairings, consider a Chef-Ready Lobster Tail or large, grilled shrimp.

 

3) Potatoes, any way you slice them

Serve dad’s favorite potatoes on the side. After all, meat and potatoes are a classic match. Mash them, fry them or turn them into homemade chips.

Add some color and a bit more veggie to the plate. Show dad your skills on the grill by grilling up asparagus, zucchini and other summer produce!

 

4) A hearty breakfast

Let dad sleep in a bit while you make breakfast! Fry up some eggs, and serve with avocado and salsa. Make them sunny-side up, with hash browns and bacon. Take home pancake mix from Stonewall Kitchen and make golden pancakes with maple syrup, or enjoy a quiche, straight from our kitchen.

 

5) A cold drink

Start the day off with iced coffee and finish it by offering dad a glass of red wine to go with his steak or a local New England beer.

(Stop by Roche Bros. in Norton, Sudbury, Westwood, Marshfield and Wellesley for your beer and wine selections.)

 

We wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day from all of us at Roche Bros.!

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Kids Week!

By Sara White June 01, 2017

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This month, we’re hosting a week long celebration of food, fun, and most importantly – kids! Stop by your local store during from June 9th-15th for tasty food samples from your favorite vendors, in-store events, giveaways, and activities – all for kids!

Enter into our coloring contest, where Kids 10 and under are invited to color a fun coloring sheet and return it to the store for a chance to win prizes! One grand prize winner will be given a family 4 pack for a Summer of Fun with 4 tickets to Water Wiz, Six Flags, The New England Aquarium, and The Red Sox!

We’ll also be holding kid friendly in-store events! From cookie decorating to plenty of free samples – there’s a lot happening in our stores that you won’t want to miss out on! All events are FREE, so make sure to take a look at the schedule below and mark your calendars!

While you’re in the stores, keep your eyes peeled for a giveaway sponsored by Polar Beverages! Fill out an entry form and you could win 1 of 10 stuffed Polar Bears!

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