Valentine’s Cocktail — Brandied Cherry Manhattan

Cozy up with a cocktail this Valentine’s Day.  This spin on your classic Manhattan has a splash of red for celebrating the day of love. Ingredients: 2.5 oz Whiskey (Preferably Rye) 1 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth .5 oz brandied sour cherry juice 3 brandied sour cherries, skewered on a cocktail pick Procedure Fill a … More Valentine’s Cocktail — Brandied Cherry Manhattan

Black Forest Crepes

Indulge with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day.  We stumbled across this recipe from The Golden Lining Girl and thought with the addition of natural cherry pie filling, it would be a great way to start February 14th! Ingredients Chocolate Crepes: 4 eggs 11/2 c. milk 1 c. water 2 c. flour 3 tbsp. cocoa powder … More Black Forest Crepes

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Medallions with Red Wine, Cherry, and Rosemary Sauce

We are posting some recipes we have come across online that we think might be fun to try making at home for your Valentine’s sweetie.  This one sounds delicious.  Most people recognize that bacon makes everything better…and add some Oregon Grown Dried Cherries, and we think you have a winner! adapted from Cook’s Illustrated, The … More Bacon-Wrapped Pork Medallions with Red Wine, Cherry, and Rosemary Sauce

The True Spirit of Small Business Saturday

Curious Who You Indirectly Support by Purchasing Cherry Country Products? This Saturday marks the 5th year of what we now recognize as Small Business Saturday. In the last couple of years, a national trend has started asking consumers to think “Small” on the Saturday following “Black Friday”.  Small business owners are asking their communities to … More The True Spirit of Small Business Saturday

Wine Country Thanksgiving in the Willamette Valley

Next week is Thanksgiving! If you have guests from out of town visiting, take them on a tour of the Willamette Valley. We will be opening our doors at our Orchard & Chocolate Factory in Rickreall (West of Salem) Friday and Saturday (Nov. 27th – 28th) from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. We will be offering samples … More Wine Country Thanksgiving in the Willamette Valley

The best of the Northwest – an Oregon inspired Chocolate Bark

Our Oregon Chocolate Bark is inspired by the beautiful flavors of this great Northwest state. This chocolate bark is handmade in Oregon using 100% Oregon ingredients for a chocolate worthy of this great state. This Cherry & Hazelnut Chocolate Bark combines our dried bing, royal ann & tart cherries with Freddy Guys Oregon grown hazelnuts … More The best of the Northwest – an Oregon inspired Chocolate Bark

Acorn Squash with Dried Tart Cherries & Walnuts

Happy First day of fall!  We are now officially entering into crisp weather, shorter days, scarves, gloves, and our personal favorites — tasty comfort foods made with the seasons best: squash!  Here is a delicious dish that calls for acorn squash and dried cherries.  Enjoy the flavors of fall! Ingredients 2 acorn squash 1-2 tbsp. … More Acorn Squash with Dried Tart Cherries & Walnuts