Is it really winter outside? Seems a bit warm. Come to the Market and stock up on some awesome Holiday flavors from NessAlla. We have Pomegranate Cardamom and Blueberry Shizandra. Yep, still have some of those flavors because we don’t think people are heading to the indoor market! Why? “Because it’s cold and I don’t wanna!!!” I get it. I barely want to leave the house for anything. I like to just hiss at the cold from the warm inside. I’m like a cat in winter. I just want a warm lap to curl up in and sleep all day. Like these two…..awwwww. They are friends…. You should still go to the market though, because you can pick up these flavors that very few others have. Then your other NessAlla drinking friends will be like, “hey! where did you get THAT?!” and you can be like, “I got myself to the East Side Madison Market at the Wil-Mar and got some. I also picked up some super awesome pickled stuff, some tea, local cheese, and baked stuff!” Then you guys can like, eat and drink and hang out. Then you plan for that person to pick up stuff next week
It’s already December guys. For real. Eeesh! Well, to hop on the ‘ol buy local train, NessAlla encourages you to BUY LOCAL this Holiday season. Which means, yes! Buy some NessAlla to bring to your next gathering or give to your Kombucha addicted friend. We have some very special flavors that can only be found at the East Side Farmers Market, Tuesdays at the Wil-Mar center in Madison, wi from 4pm-7pm. This week we have Blueberry Shisandra and Pomegranate Cardamom. Sooooooo good! BOTH of them. Seriously. These flavors are great to mix into cocktails and to have with holiday meals or just by themselves! Here are some recipes to play with! Schizandra Collins by Patrick Langley at A-OK Sunshine & Spirits In a cocktail tin add: .75 oz of Deaths Door Gin .75 oz of Luxardo Maraschino .75 oz Green Chartreuse .75 oz Lime Juice shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice in a 10oz Collins glass. Finish with NessAlla Schizandra Blue Kombucha Next, we have a delightful cocktail by Jeanette Dainty Dies Natalis Invicti Solis In a cocktail tin: 1.5 oz of Korbel Brandy .25oz Cointreau .25 oz lemon juice 1 Egg White shake in a circular motion
Hey folks! This week at the East Side Farmers Market we will have delicious Cardamom Ginger and Blueberry Schisandra. UGH!!! it’s times like these that I want to blabber about all the known health benefits of cardamom and schisandra. I want to tell you how people in China have been using these herbs for CENTURIES to treat common ailments! Of course we don’t want to say that this is what a certain herb will do for your body FOR SURE. We haven’t done the research, and oh yeah, guess what, they don’t like to fund those studies necessarily because there is not much money in it. All I can do is tell you how delicious these brews are and how they are perfect for your holiday gatherings. They are a great beverage all on their own as well as mixed up into a delightful cocktail! Cardamom has a sweet flavor similar to those of grapefruit and ginger. This spice also includes floral and soapy flavors, along with green notes and a cool menthol undertone. Mixed with ginger, this flavor is boosted and spiced up for a warming concoction. Schisandra is very interesting. Its Chinese name comes from the fact that
Yeah. You heard me. Watermelon! You need to thank Alla for it even being sold this year. We’ve been making it every summer for years and hoarding it all for ourselves and close friends. I said, “noooooooooooooo! It’s all for us! If they don’t even know about it, they won’t want it!’ Alla says, “we have to share the love, Vanessa.” and I said “Why?” while sobbing and clutching the vat of delicious watermelon infused nectar of the Gods. “Because we are good people and should share with our community.” she replied “FINE! But I’m taking my own case of it!” as I stomped away. So You guys get to have some Watermelon Kombucha. ONLY if you make it to the next couple of markets though, because it will be sold at the West Side Community Market from 7am-1pm this Saturday in the DMV parking lot on the West Side. ( I know it sounds shady….”uuugggh, I got some booch for ye in the back of this spray painted Subaru”) It’s a totally legit market. Look! There’s even a website… Also, if we don’t sell out over there we will have it at the East Side one next week Tuesday.
Hi! How was your Monday? Mine was filled with managing willful children, sitting on hold for roughly 2 hours tossed around from operator to operator, errands and the dentist! So I’m f*^&ing great! You know what’s great about Mondays though? Tomorrow is Tuesday, and that is East Side market day. Which means a new fresh, kick-ass, in-season NessAlla flavor that you can only find at two markets. This week, you can ONLY find it at the EAST Side Farmers Market on Jenny St. from 4pm-7 in the Wil-Mar parking lot…..not gonna be at the West Side community market, sorry… I know what your thinking…..”Why do they only sell these super special flavors at these tiny markets?” You know what I have to say to that? Stop your whining and go support some local farmers! Tiny markets are the BEST! Wanna know why? You can get all of the things you need from a big market in 1/4 of the time and have to deal with about 1/10 the amount of people. If you have kids, they can play on the jungle gym or shoot some hoops while you shop instead of whining at you to hurry up when you want