Tortured Orchard Golden Sauce
This mouthwatering sauce takes its inspiration from Carolina barbecue—think tangy apple cider vinegar mixed with spicy mustard and flecks of red pepper. Brush it on grilled chicken or try it as a dressing on a summer salad.
To buy: $7 for 12 ounces, at torturedorchard.com.
“Hit this sauce: Tortured Orchard— whose very name speaks against the sorry state of our environment—concocts condiments without additives or preservatives that top dishes both sugary and savory. The chutney-like Spiced Pineapple Zinger recalls a tropical Indian isle with a hint of curry and the slightest tongue tingle; Garlic Balsamic Drizzle is sweet and syrupy thanks to mellow, roasted garlic; Sweet Apple Blush recalls a Berkshire orchard come October, the best ice cream topper of the bunch. And the company, launched last summer by longtime vegetarian Sandra Walley, doesn’t discriminate: “Vegan,” the label proclaims. “Tested on humans.” Oh, and happily so.”
By Rachel Travers, Boston Globe
GARLIC BALSAMIC DRIZZLE, North Egremont
One size fits all. But that’s just one of many good reasons to give edibles as gifts. Food gets shared, which is always festive. And the fact that it is ephemeral is a nothing but a plus—who among us has room for another tchotchke? Besides, a gift of food supports all the wonderful farmers, bakers, chocolatiers, and chefs who contribute so mightily to the quality of life around here. (Including) […] locally-made goodies in jars, such as the Tortured Orchard Spreads made in North Egremont by the mother-daughter team Sandra and Amanda Walley—perfect for assembling into your own gift basket.
It’s all about being selective in your enhancements.
So you’ll be happy to know that it takes just a spoonful (or two) of an all-natural Tortured Orchard sauce to bedazzle a simple sandwich or plain turkey burger.
The mother/daughter duo (the second of whom is a Culinary Institute of America grad) behind the North Egremont company set out to create condiments that are tasty and legitimately healthy. The result? Dressings that are fat and cholesterol free and have no additives or preservatives.
Sweet apple blush is packed with chunky bits of cranberry, apple, and apricot. Garlic balsamic drizzle has sweet Vidalia onions, garlic, and jalapenos.
For that little something extra.
This dressing from North Egremont, MA is perfect for parties and making good impressions. Read more…
I’m going to give my friend a nonchalant hint to please, please, by all means send me some more of not only this particular sauce, as I have a feeling it’s going to go fast, but to also send me a jar of each of the other flavors!
Want something a little different as far as a sauce that is versatile and can be used a myriad of ways? Something that is completely natural and organically made? Then I highly recommend getting the Tortured Orchard label of sauces; if the jar of Garlic Balsamic Drizzle is any indicator, all the sauces from this company are simply a must try.