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Treat Mom To A Garden Tea Party

Garden Tea Party

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12th, and what better way to honor mom than with a garden party? It's easy to create an enchanting backyard or patio gathering for your mom, grandma, or any other special mother figure in your life! Read on for inspiration including recipes for English Tea Sandwiches and Egg Bites featuring some of our favorite local delights like organic pasture-raised eggs from Stiebrs, fresh seasonal fruit and veggies, Henry Higgins cream cheese, and more.

Hawaiian Butter Mochi

Butter Mochi

Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with the flavors of the Pacific. Hawaiian butter mochi is a melt-in-your-mouth, gooey dessert made with mochiko rice flour, butter, sugar, and coconut milk. This delicious, gluten-free dessert strikes the perfect balance between soft & chewy and sweet & salty.

Splash Into Summer at the Royal Rosarian Milk Carton Boat Race!

The Royal Rosarian Milk Carton Boat Race

Calling all creative engineers! Build your boat out of recycled milk cartons and jugs and splash into summer at the Royal Rosarians' Milk Carton Boat Race at Westmoreland Park Casting Pond on Sunday, June 23rd! It's a splashtastic day of Rose Festival family fun, fierce competition, and paddling for a good cause. The more milk cartons used to build your boat, the bigger the donation to Sunshine Division's food pantry.

Earth Day Eco Tips

Earth Day

This Earth Day, Alpenrose Home Delivery is making sustainability a delicious breeze. Head to the link in our bio for eco-tips on how you can be more sustainable, including an Oregon in-season chart, info about our local harvest produce box, recipes for meal prepping, and crafting guides for upcycling milk cartons and egg cartons into bird feeders and seed starter.

English Tea Sandwiches

English Tea Sandwiches

Elevate your next tea party with delightful tea sandwiches! These dainty delights are more than just finger food – they're a delicious way to add a touch of sophistication and charm to your gathering. Each bite-sized sandwich offers a burst of flavor, from the refreshing coolness of cucumber and cream cheese to the richness of smoked salmon and herbs. Because they're small and easy to eat, they allow your guests to mingle and indulge in a variety of savory and delightful options. Plus, the beautiful presentation – often with crusts removed and cut into elegant shapes – adds a touch of whimsy to your brunch table.

Egg Bites

Egg Bites

Love a showstopping brunch or need healthy breakfasts for a crowd? Look no further than egg bites! Egg bites are protein powerhouses and are endlessly customizable. Plus, they're great for using up leftover odds and ends at the end of the week for weekend breakfasts. Got leftover broccoli and cheese? Simply whisk them into eggs! Not enough diced ham and peppers to use in anything else? Egg bites to the rescue! They're incredibly easy and quick to make, are perfect for meal prepping, and store beautifully in the fridge for healthy grab-and-go breakfast throughout the week.

Get Your Greens On With Asparagus & Arugula

Spring's A-Team: Asparagus & Arugula

Spring's here and it's time to cook with the season's A-Team: asparagus & arugula! Unleash their flavors with our creamy asparagus & pea risotto and a peppery arugula salad with homemade vinaigrette. Let's welcome spring to the table!

DIY Milk Carton Bird Feeder

Milk Carton Bird Feeders

Looking for a fun Earth Day activity? Try upcycling your milk cartons into adorable bird feeders!

DIY Egg Carton Planters

Eggshell Planters with Seedlings

How to reuse empty egg cartons or eggshells as biodegradable seedling planters. 

Savor the Season: How Alpenrose Delivers Freshness & Sustainability

Fresh, Local Produce

Ever wonder when Oregon's bounty truly shines? Look no further! See what the freshest seasonal produce available each month. Eating seasonally isn't just about delicious flavor, it's a powerful way to be a sustainability champion – and Alpenrose Home Delivery makes it even easier!