Duck a la Eden

Duck a la Eden

Featuring New World Distillery’s Cherry Blossom Liqueur

It is a longstanding joke between my husband and me about Maine Duck!  My husband LOVES duck.  On a trip to Maine, we encountered an intimate and amazing little restaurant that happened to have a special on the menu.  It was duck with blueberries!  The server said we don’t have Duck a l’orange we have Maine DUCK…In that quintessential Maine accent with a bit of attitude and humor!  Being that we probably had a bit too many pre-dinner cocktails, we were in hysterics and obviously, my husband opted for the Maine Duck with blueberries!  It was DIVINE and a lifelong joke.

About 15 years later, my husband and I finally had the opportunity to cook our own duck breast!  Hoping to recapture a bit of our nostalgic Maine experience, but putting a local twist to things, I decided to try my hand at Duck a la Eden, using our locally crafted New World Distillery’s own Wasatch Blossom Cherry Liqueur!  Knowing that I was supporting local growers and local business, I was excited to throw some of our favorite accompaniments together and create my own Duck a la Eden! At the end of our meal, my husband was wow’d and we were both completely smitten with the final dish, with New World Distillery’s Wasatch Blossom Cherry Liqueur and our favorite ingredients!  We did purchase our duck breasts online, but this would be a fantastic dish with a pork tenderloin, as well!  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

 

 Duck a la Eden

Featuring

New World Distillery

Wasatch Blossom Cherry Liqueur

(recipe by Athena Steadman of Simply Eden)

 

2 duck breasts

½ pound crimini mushrooms, Sliced

4 Shallots, finely chopped

6 Strips Thick Sliced Bacon, sliced into ¼ inch pieces

¾ cup New World Distillery Wasatch Blossom Cherry Liqueor

1 Tbs Rosemary, Chopped

 

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  In an oven-proof pan, brown bacon on medium heat.  Once browned, strain bacon and set aside, leaving bacon fat in pan.  Add shallots and mushrooms to bacon fat.  Sautee until caramelized on med to medium high heat, adding half the rosemary. Salt and Pepper to taste at end of caramelizing.  Add New World Distillery Wasatch Blossom Cherry Liqueur and reduce by half.  Add to bacon and scrape pan.  The longer you reduce, the thicker the sauce.

Slice duck breasts on a crisscross pattern through fat, but not through meat.  Salt and Pepper.  On medium-low heat, add duck breasts skin-side down to pan.  Cook low and slow for 8-12 minutes, skin-side down.  Flip breasts and add Bacon, Shallot, Mushroom and Wasatch Blossom Cherry Liqueur mixture.  Cook low and slow for another 2 minutes.

Put entire pan into oven for another 6 minutes to finish cooking and reduce.  Let duck breasts site for another few minutes and then slice for serving.  Top with New World Distillery Wasatch Blossom Cherry Liqueur, bacon, mushroom and shallot mixture and serve with vegetable of your choice.

Blog and recipe written by Athena Steadman of Simply Eden.

 

Breast cancer accounts for nearly 1 in 3 cancer diagnoses in American women

Breast cancer accounts for nearly 1 in 3 cancer diagnoses in American women.

You’ve seen the pink ribbons, but do you really know the facts about breast cancer? Hopefully, you and your loved ones will never have to face this disease, but it’s good to have a better understanding of breast cancer and the millions of lives it affects every day.

Know the risk factors

  • Women 40 and older account for 95% of new invasive breast cancer cases each year.
  • Having one first-degree relative (mother, sister or daughter) with breast cancer approximately doubles a woman’s risk.
  •  Smoking, drinking alcohol and being overweight may increase the risk of breast cancer.

Early detection is key

  • The American Cancer Society recommends yearly mammograms starting at age 40.
  •  Early detection by mammography leads to a greater range of treatment options, including less extensive surgery and the use of chemotherapy with fewer serious side effects.

From 1989 to 2012, breast cancer death rates decreased by 36%.

It helps to be prepared…

Voluntary benefits can help provide financial protection in the event of a cancer diagnosis:

  • Cancer insurance helps offset the covered out-of-pocket medical and indirect, non-medical expenses related to cancer that most plans don’t cover.
  • Critical illness insurance with optional cancer coverage supplements your major medical coverage by providing a lump-sum benefit that you can use to pay the direct and indirect costs related to a covered critical illness.
  • Health screening benefits, which are available with many policies, may help you pay for annual preventive tests, including mammograms.

For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.

Cancer Insurance is available through Colonial Life, to help offset the out-of-pocket medical and indirect, non-medical expenses related to cancer that most plans don’t cover.  If you would like additional information or quotes for your business reach out to your local agent Jori Torman.   She can be reached at joriwithcolonial@gmail.com or call 801.814.1352.

Jori Torman

– Serving Colonial Life clients since 2013 –

Phone: 801-814-1352

1 American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2015-20162 American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer: Detailed Guide, 2015

3 American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer, cancer.org, March 11, 2015

Insurance products are underwritten by Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company. ©2016 Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company. All rights reserved. Colonial Life is a registered trademark and marketing brand of Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company.

American Cancer Society, Learn about Cancer, cancer.org, October 10, 2014

American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2015-2016

Holiday Sales

Diamond Peak

Shop Small Saturday…
10% Any New 2017/2018 New Pant, Jacket, Gloves or Beanies by donating
slightly used Jacket, Pant, Gloves or Beanie. Can be used on Sale items.
These donations will benefit Utah homeless and needy this winter!

Clearance 30-60% off all last years winter clothing.


Red Bicycle Country Store & Flowers

Red Bicycle Country Store & Flowers is now taking Pre-orders for poinsettias. Order by December 1st and receive 20% off. Check out our Facebook page @redbicyclecountrystore.flowers

Small Business Saturday…Red Bicycle Country Store & Flowers will offer 15% off the Lazy Ones…check out our Facebook page @redbicyclecountrystore.flowers


New World Distillery

On both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, New World Distillery will offer a 20% discount on all New World Distillery branded merchandise (alcohol excluded, by law).


Simply Eden

www.SimplyEden.com
https://www.facebook.com/SimplyEdenSoap/
https://www.instagram.com/simplyedensoap/

Black Friday, November 24, 2017
All orders over $25 receive a FREE lip balm!
All orders over $50 receive a FREE Foot Stick and FREE trifecta box of artisan Chocolot
All orders over $100 receive all of the above AND a FREE bath bomb!
FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50!

Small Business Saturday, November 25
The first 20 in-store purchases over $40 will receive a FREE Simply Eden Gift Certificate for $10.
PLUS
All orders over $25 receive a FREE lip balm!
All orders over $50 receive a FREE Foot Stick and FREE trifecta box of artisan Chocolot
All orders over $100 receive all of the above AND a FREE bath bomb!
PLUS
FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50!

Cyber Monday, November 27
Orders Over $50 receive a FREE foot stick!
Orders over $75 receive 15% off using code cyber15
and with FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50, you save even more!


Powder Mountain Getaways

Come stay with us at Powder Mountain Getaways and experience the Valley at it’s finest! Right now you can book 2 nights and receive the 3rd night FREE during the Fall and Early Winter Season of 2017. Offer valid over Thanksgiving weekend for Moose Hollow condominiums!

Ogden Valley Businesses Care about Sustainability

AMD Architecture is a women owned small business specializing in sustainable design. Their projects range from off-grid straw bale homes to LEED Platinum certified commercial buildings. They are founded on the notion that green design is synonymous with good design and they strive to incorporate healthy, efficient and environmentally responsible choices in all of their designs. They focus on creating custom solutions based on climate so that they take advantage of passive strategies such as passive solar and cooling to minimize energy use and create the most comfortable spaces in the process. They have experience with alternative, efficient and healthy building methods such as: straw bale, ICF, SIP, containers, among others. They utilize renewable energy, such as active solar (PV) and ground source heat pumps in many projects. In addition to the sustainable efforts reflected in their projects, Angela Dean authored the book “Green by Design, Creating a home for Sustainable Living” which assists those thinking about creating spaces that facilitate sustainable living.

When the team at Huntsville Square rebuilt The Old Fire Station, they wanted to be mindful of sustainable building practices. “We built much of the new structure using reclaimed materials from the old station. For instance, the wainscoting in the new structure is material from the original corrugated metal roof; the peaks inside the new building consist of the old station’s original siding; and the trim inside the building is made of rough-cut timbers, which were studs and joists in the original building” said Dakota Hyde, partner with Huntsville Square. The Hydes also used other sustainable materials in the new station. The interior walls are constructed of sustainable, beetle-kill ponderosa pine, harvested from dead trees in a forest near Missoula Montana.

Recently, The Mad Moose Cafe in Eden transitioned to biodegradable envirofriendly corrugated “to go” containers in place of previously used styrofoam. Also, wide use of electronic media over print media to advertise and promote Moose products diminishes the strain on pulp production, and they also recycle all recyclables such as deep fryer oil which is turned into a variety of energy commodities. Owners, Mike and Jayhee Seguin continue to lobby Waste Management and Weber County to install a glass recycling collection point and other recycled material collection bins in the Valley. Most recently, the burlap used to package the cafe’s newly launched, locally roasted “Rough Rider Coffee,” is made from 100% biodegradable and recycled burlap material right down to the paper cup you depart the Mad Moose with.

Ashley Cross of New World Distillery

Ashley Cross of New World Distillery

New World Distillery in Eden is the first commercial property to sign up for the Rocky Mountain Solar Subscriber Program. 100% of the distillery’s high-tech, efficient, electrical equipment is powered by solar energy. They recirculate 100% of their cooling water and use a waste water evaporator to turn any solid waste into an organic dust. Additionally, they practice “pack-it-in; pack-it-out” methods of reducing waste by using the same cardboard cases in which bottles are delivered for follow on distribution. They are also recipients of a “Good Neighbor Award” which recognizes that their exterior lighting is International Dark-Sky Association compliant and that all internal lighting is LED.

This note on sustainable business practices in Ogden Valley is brought to you by New World Distillery, open Tuesday – Saturday, 11-6.

Mega Water Slide

Ogden Valley Mega Water Slide at Nordic Valley Ski Resort

static1.squarespace-1Nordic Valley Ski Resort will be opening June 18, 2016 for Summer Operations and go through August. Nordic Valley is excited to continue affordable family fun.

Starting July 2, 2016, Nordic Valley will open The Mega Water Slide. Bring your swimsuits and towels and come cool off from the summer heat at Nordic Valley.  Enjoy 420 vertical feet of water slide fun on the slopes.  This inflatable slide will surely be a big hit for the whole family, so come and enjoy some fun in the sun.  Day passes are just $10.00.

Take a break from the heat with The Mega Water Slide!

Want to sit and relax? Enjoy Nordics Finest BBQ on the patio with your choice of BBQ Ribs, burgers or hot dogs, with a variety of sides to choose from, made to order right on the Patio Bar-B-Que. The kitchen is open from 11am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

They also have season passes available to buy for the 2016/2017 Summer and winter season.

If the Mega Slide is not for you, you can also come enjoy some of the other summer activities going on, on the mountain. Choose from Mountain Biking, the all new 18-Hole Disc Golf Course, Hiking, the Hot Saturday Night Concerts Events from 6pm to 8pm, or bring up the kids and enjoy all the other activities Nordic offers such as Volley Ball, Corn-Hole, Yardzee, Twister, Tic-Tac-Toe, and the toddler sandbox.  They have a little something for everyone.

18-Hole Disc Golf Course

Ogden Valley Disc Golf Course at Nordic Valley Ski Resort

static1.squarespace-2Nordic Valley Ski Resort will be opening June 18, 2016 for Summer Operations and go through August.

Nordic Valley is excited to continue the family fun with their all new 18-hole Disc Golf Course, that the whole family can enjoy.  With over 5 acres and 975 vertical feet, this course will test your skills. Come test your precision and accuracy. Whether you are experienced or a first timer, be the first to try out this awesome new course at Nordic Valley. This new course starts at the top of the mountain where you will ride up the Apollo lift and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Ogden Valley. At the top of the lift, the course starts on Scout Run and will traverse through the slopes to 18 challenging holes down the mountain side.

Enjoy the new 18-hole Disc Golf Course with the whole Family

Want to rest? Enjoy Nordics Finest BBQ on the patio with your choice of BBQ Ribs, burgers or hot dogs, with a variety of sides to choose from, made to order right on the Patio Bar-B-Que. The kitchen is open from 11am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

Day passes are $10.00 per person. They have rentals available for $10.00 that includes a bag with 3 discs, water bottle, score card and pencil, or bring your own equipment to test out the course.

They also have season passes available to buy for the 2016/2017 Summer and winter season.

If Disc Golf is not for you, you can also come enjoy some of the other summer activities going on, on the mountain. Choose from Mountain Biking, the Mega Water Slide, Hiking, the Hot Saturday Night Concert Events from 6pm to 8pm, or bring up the kids and enjoy all the other activities Nordic offers such as Volley Ball, Corn-Hole, Yardzee, Twister, Tic-Tac-Toe and the toddler sandbox.  They have a little something for everyone.

Mountain Biking

Ogden Valley Mountain biking at Nordic Valley Resort

static1.squarespaceNordic Valley is excited to continue affordable family fun. Nordic Valley Ski Resort will be opening June 18, 2016 for Summer Operations through August.

Come and enjoy the day mountain biking on the beautiful trails at Nordic Valley. They have over 300 acres to the South of the slopes overlooking the beautiful Ogden Valley.  You and your bike will ride the Apollo Lift to the top of the mountain where they have over 1200 vertical feet of trails, with 5 main trails to choose from. Anywhere from intermediate to experienced, they  have trails for the whole family to enjoy.

Bring your own bike to enjoy the trails or they have rentals available.  

The mountain is open from 10am to 8pm Saturday with lifts closing at 5pm and Sundays from 10am to 5pm.  Day passes are $ 10.00 per person.  They also have season passes available to buy for the 2016/2017 Summer and Winter season.   

Want to take a break? Come enjoy Nordics Finest BBQ with the kitchen open from 11am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Enjoy the views on the patio with your choice of BBQ Ribs, burgers or hot dogs with a variety of sides to choose from, made to order right on the Patio Bar-B-Que.

If mountain biking is not your style, you can also come enjoy some of their other summer activities going on, on the mountain. Choose from our 18-Hole Disc Golf Course, our Mega Water Slide, Hiking, our Hot Saturday Night Concerts Events from 6pm to 8pm, or bring up the kids and enjoy all the other activities Nordic Valley offers such as Volley Ball, Corn-Hole, Yardzee, Twister, Tic-Tac-Toe, and the toddler sandbox.  They have a little something for everyone.