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Recipe: Stone Fruit Chutney

The Chipotle Rubbed Pork Chop, one of the stars of our Fall menu, is a hearty dish featuring greens straight from our organic garden, creamy semolina, stone fruit chutney, braised kale, fried garlic, and dehydrated apples.

A Rose By Any Other Name

Rosé wine has long been misunderstood in the United States. Due to the wildly successful production and marketing of White Zinfandel in this country, a lot of people assumed that all pink wines (even bad quality ones) are similar or the same as rosé.

Italy comes to AZ!

Experience Chef Simona and Chef Brian’s exploration of Sonoran products with this photo blog!

Organic & Biodynamic Wines

Many guests come to Maynards Market’s wine shelves looking for specific wines, and lately we have seen an increased interest in organic, biodynamic and natural wines.  Many questions come up that make it clear that there is confusion about what these terms mean when applied to wine. 

Romaine & Grilled Radicchio Salad

You’ve read up on The Penedes, now try this Spanish-inspired dish at home with Chef Brian’s recipe! Romaine & Grilled Radicchio Salad with melon, sherry vinaigrette, iberico ham and pine nuts Ingredients 2 ea. medium sized romaine heads (cut into 1 inch pieces) 1/2 ea. radicchio head (cut in half, root end intact) reserve other… Read more »

The Penedes

The History & Future Of A Region Told Through Wine And Food The Penedes wine region is in Catalonia, Spain. With the capital of Barcelona, this area is the home to great Spanish art, gastronomy, finance, and culture. Winemaking has been happening here since the time of the Phoenicians, some seven centuries before Christ. Cava… Read more »

Peach Basil Agua Fresca Recipe

We’ve planted new fresh herbs, including flat leaf parsley, cilantro, and basil in the Maynards Organic Garden & Grove! We are finding new, creative ways to use the herbs from our garden, like our daily agua frescas! Every day, we have a different agua fresca available in the market. Stop by and take a look… Read more »

Sunflower Seed Harvest Tutorial

As the sunflowers in our Maynards Organic Garden & Grove reached the end of their lifecycle, we turned to Gardener Robert Vincent for a sunflower seed harvesting tutorial. If you have sunflowers in your garden, use these steps to harvest and roast your own sunflower seeds! Sunflower seed harvesting Prepare for drying process. Your sunflower is… Read more »

Beyond Napa and Sonoma

California, which produces over 90% of the wine made in the United States is such an enormous state, that I thought it might be fun to talk about the lesser known wine producing areas,  that are called The Central Coast. While everyone has heard of Napa and Sonoma, the Cental Coast is less well known…. Read more »

Barrio Bruschetta Recipe

Did you hear that we have expanded our Happy Hour at Maynards Market? Join us every day from 4-8pm for Tucson’s most sophisticated Happy Hour! One of the highlights of our menu is the seasonally inspired Barrio Bruschetta. This dish celebrates summer ingredients and showcases the award-winning bread from our local partner, Don Guerra of Barrio… Read more »