Perhaps there is no simpler satisfaction than that of a cold glass of milk? As a child, the sound of clinking glasses followed by the stream of milk rushing to flow and fill each glass full was always a sure sign that dinner was ready. That same nurturing feeling is evoked when pouring a glass of milk nowadays for my family.
Upon closer examination, the history of this beloved beverage can be tumultuous at times, as the industry as a whole has evolved and continues to. Virtuosos of the trade have emerged paving the way for its future. When we first tasted the golden-hued milk produced by Ohio-based Origin Milk Company, we instantly had an immense amount of respect for their milk. Like any food, we find comfort in knowing where it comes from. We learned that founder Adrian Bota’s passion for nutrition and innovation led to this game-changing milk. We love it so much, that about a year ago we introduced Dorothy Lane Market A2 Guernsey Milk to our selection. So grab a cookie (or two), pour yourself a tall glass, and keep reading to learn more about what sets this milk apart, besides its gorgeous creamy color.
Adrian’s appreciation for milk goes back to his childhood as he grew up in Romania drinking milk from his family’s cows. It was when his daughter was born that he decided to embark on a humble mission to provide her with good milk, too.
This milk comes from a distinct heritage breed of dairy cows known as A2 Guernsey cows. Their genetic makeup produces what is known as the A2 milk protein, which is praised for being more digestible along with superior tasting. Most conventional cow’s milks comes from Holstein cows that produce larger volumes, but contain the A1 milk protein, which is linked to lactose intolerance. “If you just leave nature alone, leave the cows alone, and don’t try to turn a cow into a factory, you get better taste, better nutrition, and better genetics,” Adrian says. It’s milk that harkens back to its original, undisturbed form before human intervention.
Just one look and you can see that this DLM A2 Guernsey Milk is something special, boasting a golden-colored milk rich with both flavor and nutrients. It also contains 35% more vitamins A & D naturally as the antibiotic & hormone free cows graze on non GMO grass pasture. The flavor echoes its rich appearance for a satisfying gulp. So when you drink DLM A2 Guernsey Milk, know that its creator has poured into it his heart, soul, and a great respect for this product for your table.
A milk this good is not only deliciously refreshing straight from the glass, but it’s also quite enjoyable with the following applications:
• Use it as the base for a good cream sauce when cooking.
• Makes a great cream for your coffee drinks (In fact, it’s what we use at the DLM Coffee Bar).
• Swirled with chocolate, this will impress even the most enthusiastic chocolate milk drinker.
Surreal sushi starts fresh. Each day, the Sushi Station at Dorothy Lane Market starts on a clean slate for good reason. Freshness. What you see in the case was made that very same day, with no exceptions. It’s all expertly created by our skilled Sushi Chefs who are masters of their craft and take the utmost pride in this DLM Difference. Their knife skills are swift and precise, and every hand movement is intentional as they layer each roll to specification, including outstanding sushi grade fish that meets the meticulous standards of our Seafood department.
The sushi grade rice is cooked just right and made multiple times a day for the same reason—freshness. This is also why the produce is carefully selected daily, from vibrant green avocado to thinly julienned carrots and cucumber to jalapeño. The result is a rainbow of exquisitely made sushi that greets you when you peer into the case, including popular favorites like the Salmon & Tuna Rolls, Shrimp Rainbow Roll, and Nigiri. Even if you aren’t a sushi lover, it’s hard not to stop and admire. There’s so much more to this brilliant display though than the best ingredients. A few years ago, we were ready to take DLM sushi to the next level and we knew that perhaps the most important decision we could ever make when it came to elevating our sushi experience would be the talent of the Sushi Chefs themselves, and our Sushi Chefs here at DLM are the best.
Our Secret Ingredient
Sam Lim was working in Connecticut several years ago when he first learned how to make sushi from a Japanese chef. “When I first started making sushi, my teacher told me that I was born for this because I learned so fast,” Sam says. Together with Christine Lim, they take great pride in working alongside all of the Sushi Chefs here at DLM to always ensure top quality. Christine was a chocolatier prior to becoming a Sushi Chef, so precise artistic hand skills are a part of her background. It was about five years ago that she applied those skills to sushi. “He’s my teacher,” she says about Sam.
Like Sam and Christine, each of our Sushi Chefs and their sous chefs have their own story for how they learned this incredible skill. No matter which store you visit, you’ll notice a consistency with many of the featured menu items. On top of that, you’ll also see some variance depending on the chefs’ choice. As you enjoy DLM Sushi, rest assured that it was made fresh that day with great skill and care.
Rolling with the Best
“Our sushi is not just regular market sushi. Our variety is even better than some restaurants. Everyone here tries their best every day,” Christine says, beaming with pride. “People walk over to the case and say ‘wow, this is art.'”
So as we all welcome the new year, be sure to fuel your appetite with our DLM Sushi experience. If you are a seasoned sushi eater, you are in great company. If you are new and unsure of where to start, that’s ok, too. Just let us know and we’ll gladly guide you. Enjoy!
Great Sushi Expectations
Looking to introduce your household to sushi or to make a date night at home? Come see what’s in our case today. Or, talk to us about a sushi tray that brings together a flavorful array of different sushi rolls to give you a variety to taste.
We are all ready for a refresh as we start a new year, and there’s no better way to make your own sunshine than with fresh, vibrant, and health-packed citrus! So shine on and squeeze the day!
Check out some of our favorite citrus fruits below!
CALIFORNIA NAVEL ORANGES
These are the sweetest you can find, providing ample amounts of vitamin C for a bonus.
CARA CARA ORANGES
Among some of the prettiest citrus, these have a pink flesh and extremely sweet taste.
Originating in Sicily and Spain with nine times the antioxidants compared to Navel Oranges, these have an unmistakable deep red flesh and sweet taste. Check out some of our recipes that showcase this stunning fruit, including Citrus Oven-Poached Salmon and Sicilian Citrus Salad.
SWEET SCARLETTS TEXAS RED GRAPEFRUIT
The most colorful of all ruby grapefruits, these are grown in Texas where the hot sunny days and cool nights help these Texas reds become as sweet as can be.
This is a very large citrus that’s similar to grapefruit. It’s a Vietnamese staple and used in many dishes. Health benefits include boosting immunity (thanks to that vitamin C), improving digestion, and lowering blood pressure.
These are the sweetest you can find! Seedless and easy to peel, these are a popular favorite.
First developed in Japan, these are now grown on family farms in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Loaded with vitamin C, this is a citrus star thanks to its easy peel and low acid levels. Because of its low acid level, it’s a great option for those with a sensitive stomach.
There’s no better way to start your morning than with fresh juice—it’s simply a must. When you visit our Produce department and see the brightly colored DLM Orange, Grapefruit, or Blood Orange Juices, know that they are freshly squeezed! They are squeezed so fresh, sometimes I can smell that zest just standing in the store. Now that’s fresh! So cheers to your health. Choose from pints, half gallons, and gallons and feel enlivened when you sip this unpasteurized 100% fresh juice.
Drink up this refreshing selection of fresh squeezed juice!
1. DLM FRESHLY SQUEEZED GRAPEFRUIT JUICE
This beautifully pink juice is freshly squeezed using either Ruby Red or Pink Grapefruits. It’s not quite as sweet as orange juice, but has a refreshing sweet and slightly sour flavor. Added bonus, grapefruit juice is heart healthy, great for weight management, and supports a healthy immune system.
2. DLM FRESHLY SQUEEZED ORANGE JUICE
Freshly squeezed from the juiciest Valencia oranges, drink up all-natural sweetness and vitamin C! Orange juice is a mineral powerhouse with a quart containing more than 100 milligrams of magnesium! That’s a significant portion of the amount of magnesium you should be getting every day.
3. DLM FRESHLY SQUEEZED BLOOD ORANGE JUICE
Not only are Blood Oranges entrancingly beautiful with their crimson color within, but their flavor has great depth! When juiced, they unleash the sweetness of an orange with berry notes. Drink up or use this juice as a mixer.
Cooking with citrus is like cooking with sunshine—it just makes me happy and adds a fresh burst of flavor. A common question that I often get at the DLM Culinary Center is when to use citrus zest vs. juice. When juice (especially lemon) is used, it adds flavor and sourness (aka acid), plus the liquid volume. Meanwhile, zest will bolster up the citrus flavor without increasing the liquid volume. Plus, it has a pure citrus flavor from the oil stored in the outside pores of the fruit. I use zest liberally in a lot of my cooking to help add a punch of flavor.
HOW TO ZEST
• The best tool out there for zesting and one gadget I think everyone needs in their kitchen is the award-winning Microplane Zester, available at the DLM Culinary Center. It zests beautifully every single time. As a bonus, it does wonders for hard cheeses as well, like Parmigiano-Reggiano. We also love the Zyliss Zester, available in stores.
• Before zesting, make sure to wash and dry the fruit first. It is simply not fun to try and zest already cut fruit. Always cut and juice after you zest.
• Avoid the white pith of citrus fruits—that’s the stuff separating the colorful zest from the actual fruit. It’s too bitter and shouldn’t be used.
IDEAS FOR HOW TO USE ZEST
• Try adding to a simple vinaigrette to brighten things up.
• Add a new dimension by zesting a little bit of lemon, lime, or orange zest into your favorite muffin, sweet bread, scone, or biscuit recipe.
• Make anything fried taste “lighter” and brighter by adding right into the batter before frying, from donuts to fish.
• Put it in pasta to add a zip at the end that’ll help make flavors pop.
• Make a better pan sauce by enriching the pan drippings with a hit of both juice and some zest.
• The final step to any dish is the last taste to adjust the seasoning. Besides salt, citrus zest or juice helps brings out the flavors of other ingredients. It will make your dishes shine with flavor!
At DLM, we aren’t just your pantry. We’re also an extension of your Kitchen when you need us to be. You’ve likely heard us say the words “Made Right Here” or seen them stickered on a DLM package. These are words that mean something to us and guide us in a number of departments. Take for instance our Gourmet Takeaway selection, brimming with ready-made possibilities. When you peer into this case, you’re greeted with an entire visual menu of chef-driven recipes that are ready to heat and eat. From sides like Twice-Baked Potatoes that are stunningly swirled on top, to entrées like Roasted Beef Tenderloin, featuring USDA Prime DLM Natural Beef, your eyes will dance with delight looking over these delightful meal ideas. As you stand there, you’ll also see a state-of-the-art Kitchen on the other side of the counter that’s bustling with amazing people who are chopping, poaching, baking, searing, and sautéing real food (our Oakwood Kitchen is the only one not visible from the retail floor).
We use ingredients we are not only proud of but that taste good—this is what we call a Flavor First food mentality. “We use the foods we sell in our stores,” says Chef Carrie Walters, DLM Culinary Director, citing that when local tomatoes are available, you’ll see those intertwined. Her counterpart, DLM Food Service Director Jason Belcher, elaborates on the proteins. “DLM Air-Chilled Chicken, USDA Prime DLM Natural Beef, and sustainably caught salmon or farm-raised the right way” are all at play when you view the selection of ready-made entrées in our Gourmet Takeaway, like best-seller Asiago Encrusted Chicken. “It’s Made Right Here by our Kitchen staff every day,” he says with confidence and pride.
GETTING TO KNOW “AUNT DOROTHY”
We often use the words “Aunt Dorothy” when talking about the home-cooked foods streaming from our Kitchens. But who is Aunt Dorothy? DLM Springboro’s Kitchen Manager Jessica Prior says it best. “Aunt Dorothy is all of us,” referring to her cooking professional comrades at all of the Kitchens. “We take a lot of pride in cooking it, so we make it look beautiful, too,” Prior says, noting that the “wow” first impression is what they strive for when a customer steps up to admire the selection.
Each store’s Kitchen works closely with the Deli managers so that they can keep the selection as fresh as possible each day, and making more as needed. As you go from one store to another, you’ll likely notice not only consistency in the selection but also in the taste and recipes behind it all. That is where Chef Carrie comes in.
To know Chef Carrie is a cool thing. She isn’t the type of chef who relishes in always repeating familiar favorites. She is on trend and is constantly experimenting to take us to that next great food find here at DLM. In her free time, she enjoys jetting across the globe to experience new foods, cultures, and top restaurants. When she’s not traveling, you’ll find her pouring over food magazines, staying connected with local restauranteurs, and popping up on the local food scene’s industry events like this past year’s TedxDaytonSalon focused on conversations about food. She channels all that inspiration into the vast selection of prepared foods here at DLM, as well as sharing her recipes and expertise with you either through cooking classes at the DLM Culinary Center or on the pages of Table! For her, the thrill is in the discovery. “It’s exciting for me to see new things in the case and watch our customers fall in love with something new that they try,” says Chef Carrie.
So as you peer into the Gourmet Takeaway case, know that at some point there was a very elaborate tasting and exploration process behind what you see, likely headed up by Chef Carrie. Take that Asiago Encrusted Chicken for example. We tested several different iterations before we landed on one. After a recipe is selected, the ingredients are mainly sourced from the same foods we sell to you and our cooking professionals use classic cooking methods every day to bring those recipes to life. Now that’s Made Right Here the right way.
5 MEAL IDEAS FROM GOURMET TAKEAWAY
With all of the good food that is already prepared here at DLM, why not look at them as sources for not only meal ideas but as components of dinner? These Made Right Here dishes are made with high quality ingredients and can save you so much time in the kitchen!
We encourage you to stand in front of our Gourmet Takeaway case and come up with your own dinner plans. Here are a couple of our favorite meal ideas.
1. MADRAS CHICKEN CURRY
Marinated & Grilled Italian Chicken Breast, sliced (Gourmet Takeaway)
Fresh Grilled Vegetables, pick your favorites and slice (Gourmet Takeaway)
Bollywood Cauliflower Rice (Gourmet Takeaway)
Maya Kaimal Madras Curry Indian Simmer Sauce (Grocery)
Preheat oven to 350ºF. On a foil-lined sheet pan, place chicken, veggies, and cauliflower rice in rows. Heat until hot, about 10-12 minutes. Meanwhile, heat sauce in a pot over low heat. Place chicken, veggies, and cauliflower rice on a plate and top with curry sauce.
Total time: 20 minutes
Total time when made from scratch: 3 hours Time saved: 2 hours and 40 minutes
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place chicken on a foil-lined sheet pan. Place in oven and cook until hot, about 10-12 minutes. In a bowl, toss the arugula with the vinaigrette and tomatoes, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Top chicken with salad right before serving and place a wedge of lemon for seasoning on plate.
Total time: 20 minutes
Total time when made from scratch: 40 minutes Time saved: 20 minutes
4. SALMON NIÇOISE
Green Beans Amandine (Gourmet Takeaway)
Grape tomatoes (Produce)
Hard boiled eggs (Deli)
Grilled Salmon (Gourmet Takeaway)
Roasted Red Skin Potatoes with Rosemary (Gourmet Takeaway)
DLM Dijon Vinaigrette (Deli)
Cut the green beans, tomatoes, and eggs into smaller pieces. Plate salmon in center of plate and scatter the beans, tomatoes, potatoes, olives, and eggs around it. Drizzle with dressing and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Total time: 15 minutes
Total time when made from scratch: 1 hour and 15 minutes Time saved: 1 hour
Heat rice in microwave until hot. Sauté Carne Asada strips briefly in a little oil until hot. Plate the rice and steak. Serve with the Elote-Style Corn Salad, DLM Pico de Gallo, and some tostadas.
Total time: 20 minutes
Total time when made from scratch: 1 hour and 30 minutes Time saved: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Head to our Gourmet Takeaway case to discover more meal ideas!
A new year calls for some new food finds! Come with us on this month’s food journey as we explore some of the tastiest products available. From the traditional flavors of Maine to New York-style pizza to an exquisite olive oil, we’re excited to share with you our selection of top 10 food finds for the month of January!
Composed of premium teas and botanicals imported from gardens around the world, Rishi Tea & Botanicals tea is a true sipping experience. These teas are free of pesticides and fertilizers, making them healthier for the environment, farmers, and tea drinkers alike. Take your taste buds on a flavorful journey as you enjoy the wide array of Rishi Teas. Boost your immunity in a delicious way with Rishi Organic Elderberry Healer Botanical Blend. Filled with plenty of elderberry, ginger root, licorice root, and grapefruit essential oil, this tea has an elegant tannin structure and a luxurious flavor. The limited edition, seasonal Quince Eucalyptus Organic Tea is a lively blend of sweet quince, refreshing eucalyptus, spicy ginger, black pepper, and vibrant yuzu. If you enjoy robust teas, you’ll love the Mushroom Hero Tea. A hearty blend of reishi and maitake mushrooms, rich cocoa nibs, and detoxifying roots, gives this tea a coffee-like appearance and taste. Unwind and reset with a soothing cup of Rishi Valerian Dream Organic Tea, filled with calming botanical and aromatic flowers. Add some zest to your day with Rishi Turmeric Ginger Tea. A fragrant combination of turmeric, ginger, and citrus, this tea is not only wonderful on its own, but shines when used in a variety of recipes. We also love Spicy Masala Chai, a full-bodied black tea blended with traditional Indian masala spices; Dandelion Detox, the perfect after dinner tea; and the traditional British tea, Earl Grey.
A desire to enjoy healthier versions of those childhood favorite cereals drove Krishna, founder of Catalina Crunch, to create this cereal selection. Made with premium, all-natural ingredients, Catalina Crunch Keto Cereal contains a blend of plant proteins and fibers aimed to keep you full longer and promote gut health. This cereal is made ultra-crunchy for a few key reasons, including higher protein and fiber content, it’s more pleasurable to eat, prevents overeating, and boosts your energy through increasing the blood flow to your jaws. As you munch on flavors such as Dark Chocolate, Cinnamon Toast, and Maple Waffle, you can rest assured that these cereals are gluten and grain free, vegan, and Keto friendly.
L’Epicurien focuses on the intricate yet artisanal process of taking fresh, top-of-the-line ingredients, combining them with complementary flavors, and creating the ideal textures for jams and preserves. Their impeccable attention to detail and careful product creation shines in each jar. Now you can enjoy a trio of flavors in this perfectly packed set! The L’Épicurien Mini Preserves Trio includes a selection of exquisite preserves that will add a gourmet touch to your breakfast, snack, or dessert. Inside you’ll find Very Strawberry Preserves, bursting with strawberry deliciousness that’s a wonderful addition to cottage cheese and trifles, Apricot, made with peach, apple, pear, and apricot, and Black Fig Preserves, rich with perfectly ripe figs this is delicious addition to your charcuterie board. We also love the L’Epicurien Mini Cheese Confit Set! A true cheese-lover’s dream, this set comes with Fig and Walnuts Confit, which goes perfectly with goat cheese, Red Pepper with Raspberry and Cayenne Pepper Confit, great with blue cheese or spread on sandwiches, and Black Cherry Confit that’s delicious slathered on a toasted baguette.
Enjoying Antonio Mattei Biscotti is like enjoying a piece of history. Thought of as the standard of all biscotti throughout Tuscany, this Tuscan treat is the real deal. It’s still made today with simple ingredients and then hand-shaped in the same historic bakery where it all began. Once the dough is baked in the oven, it’s sliced giving it the classic biscotti shape, then put back in the oven to achieve that perfectly crunchy texture. You can find these cookies packed in their iconic blue paper bags tied with their traditional string (the same way they’ve been packaging biscotti for over 100 years). Savor these treats at the end of the meal with a glass of dessert wine, like Tuscan Vin Santo, crumbled over gelato, or dipped in chocolate fondue.
Savor the classic flavors of Maine with Bar Harbor Soups. Each hand-crafted batch is made with simple, real ingredients, including sustainably caught seafood, and contains no artificial preservatives or MSG. You’re sure to love Bar Harbor New England Clam Chowder. Loaded with tender potatoes and juicy clams, this soup will transport you to the shores of Maine. If you love salmon, Bar Harbor New England Style Salmon Chowder is a must! It’s a delightful and hearty blend of wild-caught seafood and potatoes, making it a meal in itself. (But we like to serve it with DLM Artisan Bread so that we can sop up every tasty drop.) We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the Bar Harbor New England Style Corn Chowder. This comforting soup is chockful of delicious corn and perfect for these cold winter days. Don’t forget about the Lobster Bisque and Crab Bisque! These decadent soups are creamy and luxurious, filled with wild seafood caught right off the docks of Maine. Each bite is like a warm hug. Whether you choose to enjoy these soups with a chunk of DLM Artisan Bread, a handful of oyster crackers, or simply on their own, we’re sure they’ll become a staple in your pantry.
Located amongst the rolling hills in upper Lake Garda, Italy, OlioCRU strives to produce olive oil that’s a true reflection of its terroir. One of their carefully created varieties is the Garda DOP Trentino Extra Virgin Olive Oil that has a delicate and elegant flavor. It is recognized for harmony and for the light, balanced aromas of fresh grass, aromatic herbs, hay, and artichoke along with the typical almond aftertaste. The olives intended for production of extra virgin olive oil with “Garda” Protected Origin Denomination come from the elevated territories of the provinces of Brescia, Verona, Mantua and Trento.
Part of Culinary Collective, a small company focused on supporting the preservation of local food systems worldwide, Matiz España represents some of the traditional and unique flavors of Spain. Caught in the Atlantic waters off the shores of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco, Matiz España Wild Octopus in Spanish Olive Oil is tender and flavorful. Enjoy it straight from the can or sautéed with Spanish paprika, salt, and a squeeze of lemon. The sardine varieties from Matiz España are a must-try for any sardine fan. Whether you choose the standard Wild Sardines, Wild Sardines with Natural Essense, Small Sardines with Sweet Piquillo Peppers, or the Wild Spicy Sardines with Piripiri Chili Peppers in Olive Oil, you’re sure to enjoy the plump, tender texture and rich flavor of each hand-packed tin. Fished using traditional line and hook methods (dolphin free) and cleaned by hand, Matiz España Bonito del Norte tuna is packed in high quality Spanish amplifying its hearty and rich flavor. The Wild Cockles come from the Atlantic coast of Spain, Portugal, and France, and are pack Spanish-style with nothing more than a touch of sea salt. They’re plump, tender, and flavorful. Savor them from the tin with a squeeze of lemon and chopped parsley, or serve with pasta sauce and bread. Simmered and marinated in organic extra-virgin olive oil, Matiz España Organic Mussels in Oil and Vinegar are plump, tender, and excellent sprinkled with Spanish paprika, sautéed with onions and roasted peppers, or served with pasta sauce and bread. Matiz España D.O. Piquillo Peppers carry the exclusive seal of authenticity (Denominacion de Origen) granted only to those peppers that are hand-picked in the Ribera del Ebro region of Northern Spain. They’re slow roasted over open wood fires giving them a unique and complex flavor. Serve roasted, sautéed, tossed in salad, or stuffed.
With our high standards for all of our products, including those in our Meat department, providing a quality bone broth just seemed like a natural next step. Rich in flavor and filled with an abundance of nutrients, bone broth is great for your health and can be enjoyed in a number of ways. Add Sriracha for a little heat; ground ginger and turmeric for a stomach-soothing remedy; or add garlic to combat the common cold. Available in varieties such as Grass-Fed Beef Bone Broth, Free-Range Turkey Bone Broth, Organic Chicken Bone Broth, and a Field & Sky combination. Interested in trying all four? We now have a DLM Sipping Bone Broth Sampler available online only through shop.dorothylane.com!
10. Table 87 Coal Oven Pizza
Pizza fans know that there’s something undeniably delicious about that thin, chewy, and foldable crust that New York-style pizza is known for. Now you can satisfy that craving without having to make the trek to the Empire State thanks to New York-based Table 87. Known as “The Home of the Coal Oven Slice,” Table 87 has been slicing and serving up pies since 2012. Along with running three brick and mortar pizza shops in Brooklyn, they’ve figured out a way to share their delicious pizza with those near and far. Each pie begins with a flavorful crust that’s covered with homemade tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and a variety of toppings. The pizza is then baked in their coal oven and promptly frozen to ensure freshness. Look for these pizzas in our Frozen department!
Although this year may look a little different, the bacon must go on! We’re raising the curtain to highlight the star of the frying pan— BACON! We’re talking about DLM Uncured Bacon that contains no nitrates or nitrites, and is lifetime antibiotic free. During BaconFest, look for featured bacon-licious products, including our Made Right Here creations! From Bourbon Salted Chocolate Bacon to Bacon & Cheddar Stuffed Portobello, you’ll find bacon-centric products all around our stores.