On a Roll with Rock Shrimp


If you could peer into the cool, deep waters off the eastern coast of Florida, you’d probably spy rock shrimp (and perhaps that pair of sunglasses I lost in the waves on spring break). You'd notice that rock shrimp have a rock hard (hence the name), spiny shell that gives them the appearance of small lobsters. Their penchant for deep water dwelling makes these shrimp extremely hard to harvest, but it’s worth it. They have the incredibly sweet flavor and firm texture of lobster. 

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Shrimply Irresistible


Wine, lilies, ice cream…we have been celebrating all kinds of wonderful things this month at Central Market – and we’re not done yet. That’s right, we’re kicking off another week of festivities today!  This one’s for the seafood lovers – we have a week highlighting exciting new shrimp from around the world and the many tasty, totally irresistible ways to prepare them.

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Two Scoops of Texas-Made Treats


Show your Texas pride this summer by indulging in one of the fine, local frozen treats we’re carrying at Central Market. We have 7 ice cream, gelato, custard, and sorbet varieties for you to enjoy during our Sundae Fun Day event. So come by for a cool taste of Austin, Houston, and the DFW! (And don't forget today's ice cream social at your store!)

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Fun Alternatives to Classic Dairy Ice Cream


When we were planning this year’s Sundae Fun Day ice cream event we wanted to highlight all the different types of ice cream we had for you. And it’s quite a nice list. Can’t have dairy? No problem. Looking to go organic? Got you covered. How about a protein boost? Soy milk base? Vegan? Gelato? Goat milk? It’s all here. Even if you are traditionalist (and of course you know we have LOTS of options for you!), we think you’ll enjoy stepping out of your usual pint and trying something new. Here are just a few of the ice creams we have for you that will take you on a two scoops adventure:

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Make Easy, Homemade Organic Ice Cream


Referred to by the New York Times as one of the “most compelling” products at the Fancy Food Show in New York, Naia Home Cranked Ice Cream Mix brings simple, homemade organic ice cream right to your kitchen. 

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Calling All Food Groupies: Meet Sara Moulton


Sara Moulton is stopping by our stores, and although her Cooking School class is already sold out, the host of PBS’s Sara’s Weeknight Meals and author of the popular “KitchenWise” column will sign be signing copies of her newest cookbook, Sara Moulton's Home Cooking 101: How to Make Everything Taste Better. 

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Fat + Air = Ice Cream


Well, not exactly, of course. But the amounts of butterfat and air in ice cream are the reasons why ice cream is sometimes soft and creamy, and other times hard or icy. When you have the perfect balance of both you get a dreamy, melt-in-your-mouth creaminess. If the balance if off, the texture will be, too.  

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A Three Scoop Party with Sprinkles on Top


I’d scream for ice cream, but my mouth is full. I can’t help myself -- there are just too many awesome options here at the Sundae Fun Day ice cream event.

New flavors, bases, and toppings. Tastings and treats. Cooking classes and (drum roll) a three-day ice cream social! We’ve basically gone bonkers with the ice cream. (THAT sure is a happy sentence to write.)


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Show Off Your Lilies


Lilies are no shrinking violets. These tall flowers are floral showboats that definitely want to be noticed. So show them off! Their sturdy stems and large blooms make them easy to arrange and display. They stand up nicely and look great on their own, not needing any other flowers or greens for a finished look. Go beyond your standard vase arrangement with these fun displays: 

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5 Steps to Lovely Lilies


The lilies I brought home from Central Market have bloomed into absolutely gorgeous white flowers that fill the kitchen with happiness. They (and the dog) greet me when I open the door from work, and it's a lovely sight. Here's what I did with the stems after I got them home to make sure the lilies looked their best: 

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