Tasty accompaniments for inspired pairings
If you find yourself in a food rut (or a “jam,” so to speak)–don’t worry. It just takes one hint of new flavor to transform an everyday dish or elevate an old favorite. We’re breaking down a few of our must-have pantry staples for when you need a bite that inspires.
Speaking of jams, first up is the Sidehill Farm jam selection, a tried and true line of unbelievably delicious homemade preserves. Handmade in Vermont, these jars of insanely snackable fruit blends are a necessity–if you don’t have at least one in your fridge, grab one now (they’re that good). With a whole host of sweet flavors, including Blackberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Raspberry, and Wild Blueberry, we have a soft spot for their classic Strawberry Jam. Perfect on cheddar with crackers or even on a PB & J, this timeless accompaniment can be added to smoothies, ice cream, or even cocktails for a quick hit of fresh flavor.
When it comes to snackable staples, there’s one cracker that we can’t get enough of: Effie’s Homemade Oatcakes. They’re addictively delicious on their own, but add a smear of cheese or a drizzle of something sweet and you’re in for a mouthwatering treat. Personally, we love these flaky, buttery crisps with a dollop of creamy blue cheese, but they work like a gourmet grocery store cracker in a pinch–pile on the peanut butter and create a mini snack sandwich, or crumble them up over your yogurt or dessert for a blast of texture that is guaranteed to elevate just about anything.
Looking for a cracker substitute that’s a little more wild? We’ve got you covered–Dardimans Fruit Crisps are the healthy chip alternative you’ve been searching for. Bright, juicy, and versatile, these dried fruit slivers are both a vehicle for tasty toppings and an aesthetically pleasing addition to any cheese board or food platter. Dip them in chocolate for an instant dessert or dunk them in a cocktail for a splash of fruity flavor; we also like just enjoying these as a guilt-free solo snack with a drizzle of honey.
And if your go-to honey isn’t satisfying the way it used to, try spicing things up–Mike’s Hot Honey is a top tier crowd-pleaser for a reason. Infused with chili pepper, this Brooklyn-born condiment is so good you’ll want to keep it on you at all times in case of pizza at the office or snacks on the go. Want to add a hint of heat to a homemade cocktail? Mike’s does the trick. We also love it in a marinade, salad dressing, and just about everything else.
Want more condiment inspiration? Head over to murrayscheese.com to check out our fully stocked pantry!