Thursday, April 28, 2016

Three Tasty Ways to Serve Our Italian Harvest Foglie d' Oliva Pasta

One of our very favorite pastas from Italian Harvest is Foglie D' Oliva. We love the olive leaf shape, and you have to taste this pasta to understand how very delicious it is!

This gourmet organic pasta is quite unusual, so we think it makes an excellent gift. Stock a bag or two in your vacation home as a nice surprise for guests, too.

Look at the beautiful olive leaf shapes! We find sauce tends to cling, wonderfully, to the pasta, making it extra delicious. Speaking of sauce, what is the best sauce to serve with this pasta? We have three suggestions for you!

This pasta is best when cooked slightly al dente. The package recommends a nine minute cooking time in boiling salted water, stirring every two minutes. Be sure to stir gently - the leaf shapes, especially towards the end of the cooking time, are a bit fragile.

Alfredo Sauce

Here's Foglie d' Oliva pasta with a nice creamy Alfredo sauce. It supports, but doesn't obscure, the natural flavor of the pasta. As you can see, it's not the best sauce for presentation - it looks a bit "gloppy" in the bowl. Perhaps some basil for garnish would help. I might serve this Alfredo pasta from a giant tureen my guests could serve themselves from, but I probably wouldn't "plate" the pasta ahead and bring out bowls to serve in front of guests.

Use your favorite supermarket Alfredo sauce, or make your own at home.


Look how gorgeous Foglie d' Oliva looks with a nice green pesto sauce stirred in! I garnished it with a little freshly grated Parmesan, but thought basil leaves would be an unnecessary extra bit of green. Serve with your favorite grocery store pesto, or make your own classic pesto at home.

Basil Marinara

This is my personal hands down favorite flavor combination! I like the contrasting colors, as well. Garnish with grated Parmesan and several snips of fresh basil from your herb garden.

Make easy homemade marinara sauce or serve with your favorite grocery store jarred sauce.

Shop for Foglie d' Olivo and our other gourmet pastas from Italian Harvest at the Gilded Lily in downtown Wenatchee. Or pick up a package via our website!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Two Lovely New Fragrances from Lafco NY for Summer

We have a problem here at the Gilded Lily in Wenatchee! Our staff cannot agree on a favorite new candle from Lafco, because we love them both so much!

Like our other Lafco House & Home candles, these are made with a soy and paraffin wax blend. They're optimised to burn for 90 hours, if you keep their wicks properly trimmed. After the candle has burned down, re-use the hand blown glass vessel again by dropping in a votive.

The "Great Room" candle is fragranced with Honey Blossom. What a lovely way to scent your home for Spring!

The new "Cabana" candle is scented with White Grapefruit, Musk and Fern.

Stop by the Gilded Lily in Wenatchee to smell these in person, or shop online via our website!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Cute New Toddler Shoes for Spring and Summer from Wee Squeak

Just in - darling new shoes for toddlers for Spring. We carry Wee Squeak in baby/toddler sizes 4, 5, 6, and 7 generally.

Let's take a look at some of our new favorites:

Jenny Sandal in Hot Pink

Punched Flower Shoe in Pink

Punched Flower Shoe in Purple

Stella Sandal in Hot Pink

Stella Sandal in Light Pink

Peyton Baby Shoe in White

Shop for these and our other baby shoes at the Gilded Lily in downtown Wenatchee! Other baby shoe brands we carry include Baby Deer, Jack and Lily, Robeez, Attipas, First Steps, and K&K.

You can also shop for baby shoes on our website!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

New Silk Slippers and Jewelry Cases from Goody Goody

We're introducing three new styles of silk slippers and jewelry accessories for Spring 2016: Fairyality and Lattice! We recommend them especially as Mother's Day gifts.

Fairyality: A lovely muted blue/silver silk, with green vines, pink and beige blossoms, gold and brown beadwork.

Fairyality Silk Slippers

Fairyality Jellyroll Jewelry Case

Fairyality Silk Jewel Case

Lattice: A black and white trellis pattern, with vivid coral and teal flowers.

Lattice Cosmo

Lattice Silk Jellyroll Jewelry Case

Lattice Jewel Case

Lattice Silk Slippers

Petunia: Also new for spring. So colorful!

Petunia Slippers

Back in Stock: Lola Cosmo

Lola Silk Cosmo Cosmetics Case

Shop for these and our other Goody Goody silk accessories at the Gilded Lily in Wenatchee or via our website!

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