If the last couple of years have taught us anything, it’s that we love to eat. For comfort, joy, sadness, boredom… and I’m okay with that. With hot, sunny days on our minds, we’re sliding into summer with some ideas to keep food simple: like shopping for local produce, supporting local farmers, new seasonings and sauces to enjoy on the barbecue, beautiful new dishes for our patio parties and a new way to keep leftovers fresher longer.

In our Late Spring Issue we talk about Sticky Fixx Barbecue Sauce by Motley Que, Pesci Colorati Collection available at Lemonceillo Home & Gift, all the asparagus from Edgar Farms and the Zwilling Fresh & Save Food Storage Starter Set.

Eats of Asia

Eats of Asia’s Umami Spice Mix is a magical mushroom concoction that tastes amazing on, well, everything. This Japanese-inspired blend created by owner and Chef Jay del Corro boasts a load of umami flavour with a hint of tingle from the Sichuan peppercorns. It’s an all-natural blend featuring umami-rich ingredients like kelp, nutritional yeast, tamari, mushrooms and peppercorns. A little goes a long way and it can elevate any dish by adding the fifth taste. Since umami occurs naturally in mushrooms, there are no additives in this jar of tasty goodness. We’ve sprinkled it on our avocado toast, popcorn, burgers, blended it into dressings and even finished roasted or grilled vegetables with it. Visit them in the Crossroads Market.

Umami Mix | Eats of Asia | $13 | eatsofasiashop.square.site