Monday, October 26, 2015

Grilled Tuna Kabobs with Mango Peach Salsa

My favorite Mango Peach Salsa is a tantalizing blend of sweetness. It's my family's favorite and it’s sure to become a family favorite for you too. Delicious served as a topping for seafood, chicken, pork, or just with chips. You'll find everything you need for this delicious recipe for Grilled Tuna Kabobs at Harter House and Harter House World Flavors.

Grilled Tuna Kabobs with Sabra Mango Peach Salsa
Serves 4

1 (12-ounce) package frozen tuna steaks, thawed and cut into chunks*
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 lemons
1 cup Sabra Mango Peach Salsa, divided
1 large yellow onion, peeled and cut into chunks
2 bell peppers, red or green, cut into chunks
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup (1/2 box) couscous, plain or whole wheat

If using wood or bamboo skewers, put in water to soak. Preheat an oiled grill to medium high. Cut one lemon in half and slice into thick half moons. Squeeze the other lemon and combine with oil and 2 tablespoons salsa in a small bowl. Alternate fish, vegetables and lemon slices on soaked skewers. Brush with salsa/lemon mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place skewers on hot grill and cook 3–5 minutes, basting often with mixture, turning once. Prepare couscous according to package directions for 4 servings. Serve kabobs over couscous with remaining salsa for dipping.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

A World Flavors Jazz Event

At Harter House, we're always looking for new and innovative ways to "WOW" our customers.

Your invited to our next Jazz Event- Thursday,   Nov 4, 2015 - 5:30 till 7:30 PM.

Harter House World Flavors - 1500 E. Republic Road, Springfield, MO

One of our favorite events are our Hater House World Flavors Jazz Events! How often do you visit your local grocery store to find a jazz band playing while you shop? But we've held several and by now, many of our regular customer are looking forward to the next event. We will sample many varieties of wines and, as with most parties, lots of appetizers. We hope you will be inspired by our tastings to help you plan for your next party. At the very least, you'll meet new friends and hopefully enjoy a fun, music filled evening.
I'm so proud of is our World Flavors Sections of Harter House at 1500 E. Republic Road.
The area features our wine and spirits section, a cheese island featuring specialty cheeses from around the world, also ethnic cooking ingredients and a sampling station, where we have occasional samplings. Sign up to receive our email newsletter for the most up to date samplings planned. Email me at

The decor ideas were conceived from traveling with other Grocers to tour high end and specialty markets in larger cities through out the country. Read the story about the inception of Harter House World Flavors on our website.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Autumn Apple Salad & Autumn Apple Pie

This time of year I begin dreaming of apples. Granny Smith, Pink Lady and Gala are among my favorites. On fall weekends, my family is thrilled to wake to the scent of apple waffles or cider muffins. Homemade applesauce usually finds its way into our refrigerator. And afternoons might find me experimenting with apple pie recipes or other baked apple treats.

An abundance of apples, whether from an apple-picking venture on a local farm or from your local neighborhood Harter House Supermarket, calls for extreme fits of baking.

We have a GREAT selection of Red Delicious, Sweet Gala, Honey Crisp, and Jonathon Apples on sale this week at Harter House
Also, Fresh Apple Cider!

I found this tasty Autumn Apple Salad. It’s a simple, easy-to-make, totally delicious Waldorf-esque concoction flavored by yogurt, tart apples, toasted almonds, cranberries, and cherries instead of heavy cream and/or mayonnaise.

Autumn Apple Salad

Makes about 4.5 cups of salad, or 6 servings of ¾ cups each
Adapted from All Recipes.

4 tart green apples
1/4 cup toasted blanched slivered almonds
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped dried cherries
1 (8 ounce) container light vanilla yogurt

1) In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir until thoroughly mixed and apples are coated.

And here is a wonderful Apple Pie recipe your family will devour.

Autumn Apple Pie & Double Pastry Crust

5 to 7 medium sized tart cooking apples
3/4 to 1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice, optional
Wash For Crust

Directions: Preheat oven to 450°F.

Wash apples; core and peel apples and slice thin. In small bowl, combine sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon. Combine sugar mixture and apple slices, tossing lightly to combine.

Turn into pastry-lined 9-inch deep-dish pie plate, mounding apples high in center; dot with butter. (If apples aren’t tart, drizzle lemon juice over the apples.)

Place on the top crust making several cuts or a design in center, for steam vents; adjust over filling and trim. Fold edge of top crust under bottom crust; press together with fingertips. Crimp edge decoratively. Lightly brush top crust with milk and sprinkle lightly with sugar.

Bake in a hot oven for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F and bake for about 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden-brown.


2 cups pastry flour or all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
⅔ cup shortening
5 to 6 tablespoons cold water

In medium bowl, sift together flour and salt. Add shortening; cut in with pastry blender or fork until the pieces are the size of small peas.

Add cold water by teaspoonfuls, toss with a fork until all the flour is barely dampened. Turn mixture into a square piece of waxed paper or pastry cloth. Press the mixture until a complete ball is formed. Divide in half for bottom and top crusts. Wrap crust in waxed paper and chill ½ hour for easier handling.

You'll find all the apples you need at your neighborhood Harter House Supermarket!