Bourbon and Cheese – Jungle Jim’s Fairfield, Ohio

August 20, 2015 at 5:20 AM | Posted in cheese | Leave a comment
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Don’t forget! This Friday we are hosting our Bourbon and Cheese event!Cheese Tasting

The strong flavors of these two things were made to be paired together, so that’s exactly what our experts have done. The taste of each cheese will be perfectly complemented by Woodford Reserve bourbon, allowing you to experience a wide array of different pairings for a single beverage. These tickets will go fast, so get yours now!

Friday, August 21st, 7pm to 9pm – Oscar Event Center – Must be 21+ to attend – $35 per person – Purchase tickets by visiting, http://junglejims.com/collections/all/cheese-tastings. — with Oscar A. Nunez.

 

 

http://junglejims.com/products/bourbon-cheese

Happy National Chili Dog Day!

July 30, 2015 at 3:55 PM | Posted in cheese, chili | Leave a comment
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Today (Thu 30th Jul, 2015) is…
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A day to celebrate one of America’s favorite foods, Chili Dog Day is dedicated to the humble chili hot dog.

 

 

Today is National Chili Dog Day! July is also National Hot Dog Month! According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Americans are expected to eat 7 billion hot dogs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Blues & Brews – at Jungle Jim’s International Market Fairfield, Ohio

July 15, 2015 at 5:37 AM | Posted in cheese | Leave a comment
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Blues & Brews – Fairfield

Think you don’t like blue cheese? Think it’s too strong for you? Think again! This tasting will feature mild blues to BLUESstronger ones, and each pairing will showcase how flavor and taste are impacted by complementary food and drink. Our experts will help you fall in love with blue cheese just like we have, giving you a whole new world of cheese to explore.

When
Thursday, July 16 | 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where
the Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market Fairfield, Ohio

Tickets are non-refundable.
No Reserve Seating.
No One Under 21 Years Old.

http://www.junglejims.com/Blues-Brews-Fairfield/productinfo/CT07162015/

Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

April 1, 2015 at 5:06 PM | Posted in cheese, chili, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

 

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Started my morning with a bowl of Cheerios Honey Nut Medley Crunch, my favorite Cheerios Cereal. After my morning workout I did some light housekeeping. It’s one beautiful day in the neighborhood outside today! Still a light cool breeze bu t a high in the 60’s and sunny. Ran an errand for Mom, stopped by the bank, and the post office and back home. For dinner tonight one of my favorites, Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili.

 

 
Well I’m using my last container of the Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili I had in the freezer, time for another batch soon! I sat in the fridge overnight to thaw. To reheat it I just got the amount I wanted and put it in a small sauce pan and reheated it on medium low heat, till heated through. I love this Chili!

 

 

To make this Chili Comfort Food I needed; 2 lbs. Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round (99% Lean) which is the best tasting Ground Buffalo that I’ve found. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans, 1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans (rinsed), and 1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans (rinsed). Then I mix in 1 Red Onion (medium Chopped), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Unseeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste, 1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin (McCormick), 2 Tbs Ground Cinnamon (McCormick), 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves (McCormick), and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). Throw in a 1/2 cup of Water and put the lid on the Crock Pot and set on low and let this baby simmer for 5-6 hours. Then get ready to enjoy some serious Buffalo Chili! You can top it with Cheese or Diced Onions. Then you can serve it by itself, with Cornbread, topping a Johnny Cake, over Spaghetti, Hot Dog topping, I even use it to make a Chili and Cheese Omelets. I had tonight’s with a topping of Cheese and Oyster Crackers, Cincinnati Style! I’ve left the recipe at the end of the post. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

Ingredients:

2 lb. Ground Wild Idea Ground Buffalo,99% Lean
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste3-bean-buffalo-chili-0011
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
Shredded Cheese, I used Grated Dutch Gouda (Topping)
Oyster Crackers

Directions:
*Brown Buffalo in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread.

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round 99 free

Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round, 99% Lean

We use the Top Round and the Sirloin Tip cuts and remove all visible fat, for this super lean meat. It is rich and dark in taste and color. Substitute for any of your favorite ground dishes.

 

http://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

April 2nd for our second Cheese Tasting series!

March 30, 2015 at 9:53 AM | Posted in cheese, Festivals | Leave a comment
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April 2nd for our second Cheese Tasting series!

 

There will be a variety of cow, goat, and sheep’s milk cheeses, many of which are only around once a year! Not to mention there will be a range of beers to pair with your cheese, and our experts from the Beer Department and the Cheese Shop will be present to make sure you get to experience the best pairings.
The tasting will be from 6pm to 8pm in the Oscar Event Center. Must be 21+ to attend. $25 per a person.

 
The Seasonal TreatsCheese Tasting

This tasting will focus on lighter selections and fresh cheeses. There will be a variety of cow, goat, and sheep’s milk cheeses, many of which are only around once a year! Not to mention there will be a range of beers to pair with your cheese, and our experts from the Beer Department and the Cheese Shop will be present to make sure you get to experience the best pairings. Given the limited time that these cheeses are available, this is one tasting you won’t want to miss.

 

When
Thursday, April 2 | 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where
The Oscar Event Center Pub – Fairfield.

 

To purchase tickets visit, http://www.junglejims.com/Cheese-Tastings/products/199/.

Kitchen Hints of the Day!

March 20, 2015 at 5:13 AM | Posted in cheese, Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Something Cheesy……

 
* Use sharp cheeses in your cooking; you can use less and still retain flavor or use low-fat or fat-free cheeses.

* Some cheeses simply will not melt, and that’s because they’re not supposed to. Cheeses such as fresh mozzarella, ricotta, cottage cheese, and feta won’t fully melt no matter how much you heat them.

* When preparing dishes using cheese, add the cheese at the end of the preparation, especially in sauces, classic risotto, and soups. In casseroles and baked dishes, sprinkle the grated/shredded cheese over the dish the last ten minutes of baking.

* Dishes prepared with cheese and cooked in a microwave oven should be cooked at lower power settings, to prevent the cheese from separating.

Join us on Saturday for our first Cheese Tasting series! – Jungle Jim’s International Market

March 19, 2015 at 11:55 AM | Posted in cheese, Festivals | Leave a comment
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Join us on Saturday for our first Cheese Tasting series! – Jungle Jim’s International Market
Attendees from our Big Cheese Festival were asked to vote on their favorite cheeses in a variety of categories. This is your opportunity to taste all of the winners! We’ll have various styles of beer to pair with the wide range of cheeses.
The tasting will be from 1pm to 3pm in the Oscar Event Center Pub.

The Cream of the CropCream of the Crop

At Jungle Jim’s Big Cheese Festival, attendees were asked to vote on their favorite cheeses in a variety of categories. This is your opportunity to taste all of the winners! We’ll have various styles of beer to pair with the wide range of cheeses; there will be everything from blue to cheddar. Our knowledgeable staff from the Cheese Shop and the Beer and Wine Departments will be there to guide you through the tasting, making sure you get to experience the flavors to their full extent.

When
Saturday, March 21 | 1:00 – 3:00pm

Where
The Oscar Event Center Pub – Fairfield.

Tickets are non-refundable.
No Reserve Seating.
No One Under 21 Years Old.

 

http://www.junglejims.com/prodinfo.asp?number=CT03212015

Grilled Cheese and Baked Fries

March 3, 2015 at 5:56 PM | Posted in cheese, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Cheese and Baked Fries

 

We got lucky the early morning freezing rain went way North of us. Got to love this Ohio Weather though. It goes from; 18 degrees, to in the 50’s, rain, dropping back to 25, snow, and forecast of 1 degree. All in a span of 36 hours. Went to Kroger for Mom and picked up a few items and a Prescription for Dad and back home. Did some laundry and a few things around the house. For dinner tonight an easy prepared comfort food dinner! I prepared Grilled Cheese and Baked Fries.

 

A light comfort food sounded good, real easy to prepare and delicious too! I used 2 slices of Grilled Cheese and Fries 007Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar. I normally use Sargento Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar but I wanted a little thicker Cheese for my Sandwich. Then for my Bread I used Klosterman Wheat Bread, 70 calories and 13 net carbs for 2 slices. Then to prepare it I got out the Flat Griddle Pan, heated it up on medium heat and coated it with a pat of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. When the Butter was melted I added my sandwich. Grilled it on both sides until it was golden brown and the Cheese melted. Nothing like a good and toasty Grilled Cheese!

 
Then for a side for my Grilled Cheese I baked some Ore Ida Steak Fries, served these with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Steak Fries

Ore Ida Steak Fries

Big meals, meet your match.
Thick and flavorful, but still crispy and fluffy. With their home-style russet potato

SERVING SIZE 84 g
CALORIES 110
FAT 3 g
SODIUM 290 mg
CARBS 19 g

 
https://www.oreida.com/Products/S/Steak

Jungle Jim’s Big Cheese Festival – February 7 – 8

February 6, 2015 at 6:39 AM | Posted in cheese, Festivals | 1 Comment
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Experience the World of Cheese at Jungle Jim’s Big Cheese Festival!

 

 

 

Big Cheese Fest

Join us at the Oscar Event Center for an unparallelled selection of cheeses and more! No passport required as you travel to different regions and sample some of the finest cheeses we have to offer. In addition to a wide array of cheeses, there will also be meats, olives and other appetizers, as well as a fantastic range of beer and wine to complement it all. So come on out and join us for a fun event dedicated to cheese!

 

The Festival

The Entrance to Jungle Jim's

The Entrance to Jungle Jim’s

Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 11:00 – 4:00pm

Sunday, February 8, 2015 | 11:00 – 4:00pm

The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market
5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, OH 45014, 513-674-6055
http://www.junglejims.com/bigcheesefest/details/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 17, 2015 at 6:23 AM | Posted in cheese, Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Save time cleaning…….
Coat your cheese grater with nonstick spray for delightfully clean, easy shredding.

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