Warm and sunny days have arrived and so has National Barbecue Month! The month of May is a great time to get outside more and start cooking and eating al fresco. Grilling is great because it results in a specific smokey flavor and allows the opportunity to gather outdoors and enjoy the weather. We’re talking marinated and grilled chicken, grilled corn on the cob, and of course burgers too! There are so many different foods and recipes to choose from and try out when grilling. Search the web and walk the aisles of Tacoma Boys to get inspired with recipes and ingredients.
Cooking tasty Cinco de Mayo recipes is one of the best ways to celebrate the holiday! Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican victory in a battle on May 5th back in 1862 in Puebla, Mexico. It also is widely celebrated to appreciate Mexican culture and heritage for those living in their home country, in the U.S., or elsewhere. Cinco de Mayo translates in Spanish to “fifth of May” so it's easy to know when to celebrate! Parades and festivals might mark the holiday as well as gathering with food and drink.
The opportunity to cook is around every corner and healthy side dishes are one of the easiest to whip up! Side dishes can be super easy to cook because they are small and usually require just a couple ingredients. From potatoes, to salads, to flavorful grains, there are many ways to enjoy a variety of dishes with each meal. And when it comes to spring vegetables, the Pacific Northwest has plenty to choose from. This spring, try experimenting with new ideas for sides and starters to add more excitement and nutrients to your meals at every opportunity.
Spring is in the air and that means it's just about time to celebrate Easter! From holiday parades and celebrations to easter egg hunts and bunny baskets for the kids, there is plenty to look forward to. And that surely includes enjoying Easter with spring themed food throughout the day and weekend.
Dress up your home and office with spring flowers to celebrate the start of the season! From hanging baskets, to flowering plants, fresh cut stems, and more. Tacoma Boys always has a rotating selection of plants and flowers to choose from. And when the warmer seasons come around, there are even more seasonal flowers too. Annuals and perennials in many varieties are prearranged or sold separately for your convenience.
St. Patrick’s Day food including Irish recipes can be hearty, nutritious, and super savory. Think cabbage, potatoes, beef stew, and more! A couple variations of Irish food also includes shamrock salad (with plenty of green vegetables) and cheesy potato soup. Tacoma Boys offers all the ingredients to make your favorite Irish recipes. Plus, there is a variety of Irish beer to enjoy alongside your meal. Browse our blog all about Irish beer and food pairings here!
It’s National Sauce Month which means it's time to enjoy dipping sauces, hot sauces, pasta sauces, and more! There are so many different types of sauces to embellish your meals and round out pasta and meat dishes. Sauces are good because they add a lot of flavor with little preparation or extra seasonings. This flavor also makes it easier to eat nutritious foods like vegetables and lean meat and seafood.
While some people prefer organic produce, conventional produce is very similar. Neither way should be considered right or wrong as it comes down to personal preference and availability. This may cause some confusion for some people as organic food has increased in popularity. However, the nutritional value is the same and simply buying seasonal produce from quality sources is the way to go!
Homemade and store bought sweet and salty snacks are delicious and satisfying! There’s just something special about that mix of slightly sweet with a little bit of salty flavor too... The contrasting flavors happen to complement each other nicely. And it's easy to make these snacks at home or conveniently pick them up from Tacoma Boys in honor of National Snack Food Month.
It’s just about that time of year to whip up some Valentine's Day treats! Or, get inspired to make your own with baking and pantry staples from Tacoma Boys. From cake and brownie mixes, to frozen pies and individual cheesecakes, there is something for everyone with a sweet tooth. Plus, a rotating selection of fresh fruit like raspberries and strawberries are always nice to have on the side. If you’re looking for chocolate bars and small candy treats to give to your significant other, friend, or children, we have plenty of those to choose from as well!