Monday, April 30, 2012

New Cookbooks at the Gilded Lily

Tomatoes Garlic Basil: The Simple Pleasures of Growing and Cooking Your Garden's Most Versatile Veggies, $18.95

130 New Winemaking Recipes: Make Delicious Wine at Home Using Fruits, Grains, and Herbs, $12.95

Sweet Macarons: Delectable French Confections for Every Day, $14.95

Salad for Dinner: Simple Recipes for Salads that Make a Meal, $19.95

The Mongo Mango Cookbook: Everything you ever wanted to know about mangos. History, lore, and tips on how to cook with them. $12.95.

"Harvest to Heat: Cooking with America's Best Chefs, Farmers, and Artisans" includes recipes for starters, salads, soups, main courses, sides and desserts. Beautifully photographed, this farm-to-kitchen cookbook will find a home on your coffee table as well as on your kitchen bookshelf. Great for guesthouses, lake houses, and as a hostess gift, too. $40.

"Dinner for Busy Moms: Easy Strategies for Getting Your Family to the Table" is a strategy book more than a cookbook. It features tips on feeding your family without becoming a short order cook; organizing your pantry and making meals from it; advice on feeding yourself first; and several recipes for quick nourishing meals. $16.95.

Shop for these and our other gourmet food cookbooks at the Gilded Lily on Wenatchee Avenue!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Getting Ready for Your Cinco de Mayo Party

Salsas of the World, by Mark Miller, $19.99

Throwing a Cinco de Mayo party? Visit us to stock up on gourmet food, Caspari paper plates and napkins, tablewares and home decor to enhance your feast.

Brickstone Fine Foods Red Hot Jalapeno Jelly, $9

Cooking with Lemons & Limes, $14.95

Stonewall Kitchen Salsas

From Stonewall Kitchen: Peach salsa, Mango Lime salsa, Raspberry salsa, and Pineapple Chipotle salsa, $6.95 each. Also from Stonewall Kitchen: Black Bean Dip and White Bean Dip, $6.50 each.

In addition, find books on cocktails and margaritas, salsa recipes and Mexican cookbooks in our Gourmet Food section.

Shop at the Gilded Lily in downtown Wenatchee for gourmet food, party and entertaining supplies!

Friday, April 27, 2012

New Gourmet Barbecue Sauces from DennyMike's

We're getting ready for the summer BBQ season. Introducing our new gourmet food line, DennyMike's. Located in Maine, DennyMike brings the taste of Texas Barbecue to New England and now to your home in Wenatchee!

Hot'N'Nasty features habanero peppers. Use it sparingly!

Mesquit-O Madness sauce has a smoky flavor. Great for all meats, but also try it in your homemade barbecue beans.

Sweet-N-Spicy Sauce is DennyMike's signature sauce. Recommended for ribs, fish, chicken, beef, and BBQ shrimp.

Sublime Swine is a rub for pork. Great for slow cooker meals.

Use Pixie Dust as a rub for any type of meat. You can also use it to spice up chili, beans, and homemade stews.

Fintastic is a rub for fish and seafood, obviously. Try it on shrimp!

Cook with Cow Bell Hell when you need to flavor wild game, beef, or sausage. Also recommended for burgers and meatloaf.

Chick Magnet is a rub for poultry, but also enhances the flavor of beef, pork and even veggies.

Each DennyMike's product is just $7.95.

Shop for these and our other gourmet spices, rubs and flavorings at the Gilded Lily store in downtown Wenatchee.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Tableware and Serving Pieces from Michael Aram

New this week in our Home Decor section: Michael Aram's new "Sleepy Hollow" line of tablewares.

Michael Aram describes his new collection: "The Sleepy Hollow Collection was inspired by the wonderfully chilling ghost stories of our childhood, which quickened our pulse and simultaneously filled us with dread and excitement. The otherwise delicate sculpt is infused with eerie yet romantic images - whispers heard in rustling leaves, the wind whistling dark secrets."

Sleepy Hollow Serving Set, $79

Sleepy Hollow Serving Bowl (Small), $199

Sleepy Hollow Pie Plate, $189

Sleepy Hollow Casserole Server, $79

Also new from Michael Aram this week:

New Molten Serving Set, $95

Back in stock:

Fig Leaf Meat Fork, $29

Apple Plate, $79

Find these and our other Michael Aram serving pieces at the Gilded Lily in downtown Wenatchee.

New Gourmet Italian Foods from Italian Harvest

New this week in our Gourmet Food section:

Use our new San Marzano whole peeled tomatoes in your next baked Italian dish, soup, or homemade pasta sauce. They're from the Agro Sarnese Nocerino area near Naples. $11.95.

Mafalde pasta features a frilly edge. Named after Princess Mafalda, this pasta's shape is also known as "Reginelle," meaning "little queens." $7.50 per bag.

Capricci "Capricious" pasta has an extremely unusual shape, invented at the Marella factory. The shape helps the pasta hold onto even more sauce, adding extra flavor to your pasta dish. $6.50 for a 1.1 pound bag.

Calabrian blue fin tuna is packaged in olive oil and comes in a 5.65 ounce tin can, $7.

Filets of Calabrian yellow fin tuna come in a 7.06 ounce glass jar, $16.99.

Shop at the Gilded Lily to purchase these and our other gourmet Italian pastas and sauces.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Gilded Lily's Newest Handbags

Recently arrived at the Gilded Lily - new purses, hobos and handbags from Imoshion and Primrose Collections.

Bronze Mesh Purse, by Primrose Collections, $122

Brown Faux Croc Handbag, from Primrose Collections, $126

"Catalona" Hobo by Imoshion, in Pink, Gold, Jade, or Bone, $68

Imoshion's "Irene" Handbag in Jade, Bone, or Black, $82

Imoshion's "Flint" Bag, in Red/White, Navy/White, Black/White, or Clay Brown/White, $99

Find these and our other handbags, purses and leather goods at the Gilded Lily in downtown Wenatchee.

New Summery Hats from Something Special

Just arrived - new hats for spring and summer from Something Special. Come on in and try some on! Find the perfect hat to complement your summery outfits.

Straw Flower Hat in Natural, $35.95

Straw Flower Hat in White, $35.95

Straw Flower Hat in Red, $35.95

Straw Flower Hat in Black, $35.95

Linen Hat with Polka Dot Trim Band, $14.95

Black Sinamay Hat with Feather Flower, $59.95

Beige Sinamay Hat with Animal Trim, $56.95

Sinamay Hat with Horsehair, in Black, $42

Sinamay Hat in Navy and White, $71.50

Straw Hat with Animal Print Flower Bow, $29.95

Satin Band Sinamay Hat, in Yellow, $49.95

Shop for these and our other hats and accessories at downtown Wenatchee's premier gift shop, the Gilded Lily.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rainbow Pasta Salad for Spring

Serve our colorful spring pasta salad at your next luncheon, brunch or as a side with your family dinner. Easy to make, and keeps in the refrigerator for 3 days.


Rainbow Bow Tie Pasta ("Farfalle Arcobaleno"), 8 Ounce Package, $12

  • One bag of our Italian Harvest Rainbow Bow Ties pasta

  • 1 ounce (1 package) of fresh basil, chopped, reserving a few ribbons for garnish

  • 1 package grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes (preferably yellow and orange if available)

  • Good olive oil, or use our Brickstone Fine Foods "Garden Greens & Strawberry Oil" or "Oven Roasted Garlic Oil."

  • White balsamic vinegar (regular balsamic vinegar will work, but will discolor the pasta).

  • 1 package (6 ounces) frozen peas

  • 1/2 cup (or more, to your taste) grated mixed asiago, fontina and parmesan cheese (available at Top Foods or Fred Meyer)

  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a large pasta pot, boil lightly salted water to a gentle boil. Carefully add the entire bag of pasta. Bow tie pasta is delicate, so boil gently - no rolling boil. Follow package directions for boiling time, but for pasta salad I recommend boiling for one minute less so the pasta is firmer.

Immediately remove the pan from the heat and drain pasta. Run a bit of cold water over pasta to stop cooking, and gently fluff the pasta with your hands so it doesn't stick together. Set pasta aside to cool for twenty minutes or so.

While the pasta cools, cook frozen peas to their package's directions.

Slice cherry or grape tomatoes in half.

Chop basil or slice in ribbons as you prefer.

When pasta is cool, toss peas, basil, cheese and tomatoes into the pasta. Drizzle olive oil and white balsamic vinegar over the pasta til it's moist but not drenched. Toss through the pasta. (You can also make the vinaigrette ahead of time and stir it through).

Serve in a pretty bowl, then top with a sprinkling of cheese and basil ribbons as garnish.

Serve cold and enjoy!

Other delicious items you can add to your Spring Pasta Salad:

  • Sliced hearts of palm

  • Sliced green olives

  • Asparagus, blanched for 2-3 minutes first

  • Artichoke hearts

  • Thinly sliced radishes

  • Perlini mozzarella balls

Our other colorful pastas also work beautifully in a Spring Pasta Salad

Orecchiete "Little Ears" Pasta, $7

Capricci Mix Multicolor Pasta, $7.50

Shop at the Gilded Lily for these and our other gourmet foods for elegant spring entertaining!