Easter Greetings

We wish you a Happy Easter! The egg, an ancient and pagan symbol of new life, has become one of the most beloved traditions of Easter. Dyed, painted, carved or chocolate, eggs of all kinds have a place in the spring celebration. Our eggs aren’t decorated, but they are edible … and they come from…

Easter Eggs: 5 Recipes for Holiday Meals

Forget those chocolate eggs! These are Easter eggs for grown ups. Tiny quail eggs, bacon and eggs, salads topped with eggs, and eggs on eggs – there’s something here for everyone. Whether you are serving Easter dinner or brunch, you will find an egg recipe here to fit your needs. 1. Shirred Eggs with Bacon &…

7 Super Side Dishes for Easter Dinner

You’ve got your Easter main dish all planned, but what’s going to be on the table with it?Traditional recipes are usually especially rich, as Easter marks the end of the Lenten fast and all its privations. Cheesy, creamy, and meat-filled dishes are the order of the day.And that’s something we can support wholeheartedly. To that end,…

Happy Passover! Chag Sameach!

Today is the first full day of Passover, which began last night with the first seder, or ceremonial meal. Tonight there will be second seder, and then a holiday week will follow. We wish all our friends who are celebrating a very Happy Passover. Every spring, Jewish families around the world come together to tell…

Your Easter Brunch Plan Made Easy

Serving Easter brunch? Small bites and finger foods give guests a variety of delectable delights. Serve a sit-down style brunch, or set up a brunch buffet, which is easy for the host, and gives guests the opportunity to browse and select their favorites. It’s a flexible, casual way to enjoy the Easter meal. Here are six…

Easter Dinner: Leg of Lamb

Lamb is a traditional choice for Easter dinner, and leg of lamb is well-suited to the occasion. A leg of lamb will serve a table full of hungry guests. Our grass-fed lamb is raised humanely using traditional methods in the range lands of Australia. In keeping with our principles, the lambs are free from antibiotics…

Easter Entrees: 6 Recipes for the Holiday

Special-occasion meals, such as Easter dinner, give you the opportunity to make something impressive. When you are serving a house full of guests, a whole glazed ham or a roasted leg of lamb are perfect choices. But if you have a more intimate Easter meal in mind, there are great options below. Read on for…

New Arrivals: 5 Lamb Cuts

Just in time for Easter, there are five new cuts of tender and mild lamb at dartagnan.com. Whether you are carving a whole roasted leg of lamb or serving individual lamb porterhouse chops, our lamb is perfect for any occasion. Our domestic lambs are raised on high-altitude pasture in the Rocky Mountains for between six…

How to Cook Your Easter Ham

Looking for tips on making your Easter ham? Read on for ham recipes and simple tips to achieve a glorious holiday ham. Heritage-Breed Smoked Ham Our fully-cooked and ready-to-heat ham is handcrafted from antibiotic-free, heritage-breed pork, smoked over real applewood and seasoned with just the right touch of brown sugar and salt. Since it’s already…

Best Ever Easter Ham

What’s for Easter dinner? If you’re planning on ham, then have a look at our Applewood Smoked Heritage Ham. We take our ham seriously. It begins with the heritage-breed pork we select, from hogs raised on pasture, without the use of antibiotics. The old breeds are renowned for great taste and tenderness, which is perfect when…

Happy Spring! Let’s Eat

Yesterday – as of 6:28 AM – was the first official day of spring. Each year, we get so excited to see the first ramps, fiddlehead ferns and morel mushrooms arrive in the warehouse. These green and fragrant products are definite signs that spring is here. This week, the few cases to arrive have all…

Even the French are Irish Today

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! They say everyone is Irish today – even the French, although they would say Irlandais. In America it’s almost true, because about 33.3 million people report Irish ancestry. So let’s all wear the green today, and celebrate all things Irish. We have a few Irish recipes to inspire you, and an Irish toast: Every food…