Dressing & Going Vetch this Time
Geppetto’s makes most things in house. Its dressings included.
Our Ranch is delicious. Our Bleu Cheese is a favorite of some. I, personally, would like more chunks but for most it is perfect. Our Thousand Island is made in smaller batches. I’m not a super thousand Island fan… but the flavor is spot on. Makes me wish we sold Reuben sandwiches!
Our Creamy Garlic is in a class by itself. It sells by the quart and is coveted by many. The seventh floor, Neuro Trama Care nurses at Salem Hospital probably consumed more in 2021 than any other group. We treasure the moments providing nourishment for those who serve on the front lines. They can have all the Creamy Garlic they want!
All of that is fine and good… but the dressing I really want to tell you about today is our Honey Mustard. It is extra special because the honey we use is sourced locally. As much as I tire of grocery outages… I was happy to see honey on the list… because I knew that meant a trip to Flying Bee Ranch.
“We are all out of the Alfalfa you purchased last time.” Delsey said. “But let’s do some tasting and see what we can find that will be right for what you need.”
If you have ever had a question about bees and how they operate… Jeremy Mitchell and Delsey Maus at Flying Bee have the answers. Their wealth of bee knowledge runs deep.
Roger and I now know what a Pollen patty looks like. We also know that bees are smart and driven to do what they are here to do. They live and die for their work. It’s all or nothing for a bee. It blew my mind to hear they are smart enough to avoid stepping into a windstorm and will discard their own without apology if not well. They are pretty much and all or nothing kind of insect. “Three feet or three miles.” Don’t ask me… ask Jeremy or Delsey @ Flying Bee. They will answer far better than I.
We tasted several varieties and decided to go Vetch this time. My taste buds tell me… it will give our Honey Mustard the honey flavor it needs to bring out the best in our menu. I am reminded… the flavor of honey comes from the bees themselves and where they land to pick up pollen. Simply fascinating.
Speaking of Thousand Island… Roger and I set out for nourishment after church this morning. We landed at ACME Cafe. Inspired by the second paragraph of this post I went for the Reuben. It was delicious! And… there will be plenty for dinner later tonight. If not… lunch tomorrow. Tom Voegtle and Jesse are doing a great job. They are navigating the scene as fiercely as the rest of us. Not only staying alive but feeding folks well in the process.
Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce GREETERS, Salem Shops Chef… Alonzo Santana… Thank You!