Loved by chefs all over the world, Staub Cookware’s enamel coating makes it indestructible, highly chip resistant, and keeps it from discoloring. Unlike other enamel cast iron companies, Staub interior surfaces are black so they’re not prone to stain, scratch, or discolor.
The cast iron retains heat, keeping the dish warm long after it’s been taken out of the oven or off the stove. It cooks food evenly, making the end result more consistent in texture and taste. The special ceramic bottom also makes it possible for use on all types of heating surfaces. We like it because you can take it straight from the oven or cooktop to the table.
Being a favorite of novice chefs and skilled professionals, it makes a great additional to any kitchen. We like to think of Staub as heirloom cookware that can be handed down for future generations of good cooks.
The Vera & Calvin Mayne Good Neighbor Award recognizes a DLM associate who goes above and beyond to better serve the DLM family or the community at large. We are proud to announce that George Punter, Wine & Beer Manager at DLM Washington Square, is this year’s recipient for his involvement with Camp Emanuel.
Camp Emanuel hosts day and resident fun-filled camps aimed at integrating kids with and without disabilities through a number of activities, from arts and crafts to horseback riding, archery, and fishing. George first became involved with Camp Emanuel in 1996 as a board member upon his wife’s encouragement. She worked for 45 years as a special education teacher, but saw a connection to George since the camp’s chief fundraising efforts are done through wine silent auctions, often featuring collectors’ finds. After three years on the board, George learned that Camp Emanuel was in need of counselors, so he gave it a shot and has been doing it for nearly 20 years. “It was a life-changing experience for me,” says George.
In addition to assisting with the summer camp program, George is also instrumental in helping plan Camp Emanuel’s annual fundraiser in the spring. It’s a live wine auction that typically raises $35,000 within three hours and fuels Camp Emanuel’s mission to promote decision making, team building, positive self-esteem, and encourages understanding and acceptance between children.
We look forward to this event all year! Bring your kids to DLM and let them roll up their sleeves and get creative as they decorate a cake for mom with brightly colored icing and sprinkles. We’ll have the cakes and all the supplies, so all you have to do is show up and enjoy. All ages are encouraged! No reservations necessary. $6 per cake.
Saturday, May 12
10 a.m. – noon • Oakwood & Springboro
1- 3 p.m. • Washington Square
2. So Much Fleur to Adore
We love this time of year as splashy blooms fill our stores and are timed perfectly for Mother’s Day. Fresh flowers, Italian Heather, hanging baskets, succulents, and more! These beauties aren’t just pleasing to the eye, but they are top-notch quality, too. Stop in for floral bouquets that are pre-wrapped and assembled for your convenience.
A cooking class at the DLM Culinary Center is the perfect way to spend time with mom. Soak in a new technique for icing a cake, make pasta, or learn the art of sushi making. The best part for mom (besides the delicious food) will be getting to spend quality time with you. Pick the perfect class from our extensive summer schedule.
5. Strawberry Dipped Deliciousness
Let mom know just how sweet she is with this treat! We’re setting up shop at the front of each store dipping luscious strawberries in decadent white and dark chocolate and then rolling them in a variety of toppings. Join us 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, May 12.
Cinco de Mayo is a salsa party at DLM. Here’s why—back for the season are two of my favorites that we make right here, Salsa Verde and Salsa Roja. If you haven’t tried them, stop by this week and get a taste.
The Salsa Verde is made with fresh tomatillos that we roast over high heat. We add lots of organic lime juice to ramp up the bright, citrusy flavor of this salsa. Although it is pretty darn good with tortilla chips, I love it as sauce that I put over things like grilled fish (think Mahi Mahi or tilapia) or a simple grilled DLM Natural Chicken Breast garnished with a couple slices of ripe avocado. Try it over some soft scrambled eggs this weekend, you won’t’ regret it!
The Salsa Roja has a slightly sweet, smoky flavor because we roast the fresh Roma tomatoes, onions, and Poblano peppers together over high heat until they get blistered and charred. Then we pulse them all together in a food processor until slightly puréed. So of course it’s great with the regular line up chips, quesadillas, and tacos. Personally, I like this one spooned over a grilled DLM Natural Beef Skirt Steak with some warmed tortillas on the side.
Of course you can’t forget the guacamole! You can always pick up a tub of DLM Guacamole from Produce, or if you make it yourself, be sure to check out a couple of our nifty tools to help. The Ultimate 3-in-1 Tool Kit from Cookut helps you make perfect guacamole in 3 minutes, plus helps you prepare, serve, and store all in one kit! You can also help keep your guacamole fresher longer with the Guac-Lock that seals without losing flavor or color by creating an airtight seal. Olé!