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Savory Beet&Onion Jam Stuffed Mushrooms

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Blog, Recipes | 0 comments

Savory Beet&Onion Jam Stuffed Mushrooms

Savory jams are a staple here in the hollow. Whether it’s the feisty bite of our Pineapple Mango Habanero or the smoky allure of our Smoked Plum, these jams blend well with diverse meals for a sweet treat, adding complexities of flavor to many dishes. We’ve been experimenting with beet and onion recipes for a bit now, but only recently did we think to combine the two. The result was a velvety spread of rich onion crunch with a strong beety¬†expression. I can picture it spread over...

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Hansa Coffee Roasters of Libertyville

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Blog, Local Business | 0 comments

Hansa Coffee Roasters of Libertyville

Holcomb Hollow has been lucky enough to team up with the latest and greatest coffee shop in Lake County, possibly the world. Hansa Coffee Roasters, founded by Tom Maegdlin, who was born in Lake Forest, and Kevin Kane, a longtime resident of Libertyville, is a beacon of life for anyone looking for a chill atmosphere that features extra-high-brow brews at casual pricing (I love the Fire Ginseng tea). What’s more, their hyper-local attitude is helping bring awareness to the possibilities¬†of...

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Mooncakes!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Blog, Recipes | 0 comments

Mooncakes!

Thursday, September 19, 2013 will mark the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival in China. Near the equinox, this holiday always falls on the night of a full moon, causing it to sometimes be referred to as the Moon Festival or even the Mooncake Festival. Similar to Thanksgiving in the Western-world (affectionately dubbed “Turkey-Day “by some), the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates the harvest, family togetherness, and delicious mooncakes. The mooncake is a fairly simple baked...

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