One of our newest Signature items if lemon curd. This delicious, fruity concoction is a versatile performer in the kitchen, so you're going to want to familiarize yourself with the basics:
What is lemon curd?
Lemon curd is a soft, smooth, intensely flavored spread made from cooked egg yolks, sugar and lemon juice. Butter is usually added at the end of cooking to add a silky texture, sheen and richness.
Is curd the same as custard?
Curds are typically smoother and creamier than pie fillings or custards and contain a higher proportion of juice and zest.
How is it used?
Lemon curd is a popular substitute for jam as a spread for bread, muffins, scones, toast, bagels, waffles and pancakes. It also makes a great filling or topping for cakes and cupcakes, especially white and yellow cake, angel food cake, pound cake, cake a yeast doughnuts, and cheesecake.
Lemon curd can be used in all manner of pie and tart shells, puff pastry and fillo shells as well as Pavlova-style meringue shells (such as Bistro Meringues Dessert Cups) with fresh berries or other fruit.
What else can I do with it?
It's also wonderful swirled into yogurt. try blending some with whipped cream for a fast and easy lemon mousse!
Kowalski's Signature Coffee is roasted locally in the Twin Cities and delivered weekly to our markets for the freshest coffee around. Our coffee is also Fair Trade and Organic. Jim Kowalski traveled to Brazil to meet local farmers and inspect the beans that would one day become Kowalski's Signature Coffee Roasts. That's why our customers can always shop with confidence, knowing we've already hand-selected only the best! Find a variety of ground and whole bean options in the Grocery Department.
Our Signature Grade A Maple Syrup is locally produced by a third-generation family owned and operated business that has been producing quality maple syrup for over 80 years. It is continually graded for flavor, color and density to ensure that our product maintains the highest quality standard.
Available in 16 oz. packages of dark, milk or white chocolate, you'll find this chocolate easy to use for dipping fresh strawberries, cookies or anything else that suits your fancy. It sets up quickly to form a hard shell and even makes a great last-minute fondue.
Have you ever noticed that when you crack open a can of peanuts, people tend to flock en masse towards the salty-sweet goodness? We certainly have, and since we’re all about gathering people to enjoy great tasting food, we thought it was only right that we introduce our very own line of nuts. We’ve brought you varieties that not only cross taste boundaries, but add a bit of flare to any social setting. Look for Lightly Salted Classic Peanuts, Classic Peanuts, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Zesty Jalapeño Peanuts, Sweet Hotties, Chocolate-Dipped Peanuts and Sea Salt & Pepper Peanuts in the Grocery Department.
Whether you need them for a recipe, a party, a snack or a martini, we've got you covered with our new olive line. Look for Kowalski's Queen Pitted Olives, Queen Stuffed Olives, Kalamata Olives, Garlic Stuffed Olives and Martini Olives with Vermouth in the Grocery Department.
100% handmade, all natural and organic, Kowalski's Granola makes a great breakfast cereal or topping for yogurt, fruit or ice cream. Look for Vanilla Almond Crunch, Blueberry Vanilla, Chewy Cranberry, Nuts & Honey and Honey Cashew in the Grocery Department.
Selection and availability may vary by market.
Unpopped popcorn is the best for making the freshest, healthiest microwaved popcorn snack. Make it in a parchment cooking bag (from the Grocery Department): add 1/2 cup kernels to a bag, close and fold down 3-4 times to seal. Place bag in the microwave, folded side up, and cook about 2 1/2 minutes until popping stops for 2 seconds; season to taste. Find our Organic Unpopped Popcorn in the Grocery Department.
Breakfast is easy and delicious with our new, locally made pancake mixes, available in Premium Blueberry, Buttermilk and Flax Multigrain flavors. Try your favorite with our locally produced Signature Grade-A Maple Syrup. Find them in the Grocery Department.