Celia's Gourmet Foods Fall Newsletter

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Hello Visitor !!!

Welcome to the fall 2013 Celia's Gourmet Foods Newsletter! We hope you had an enjoyable summer and are ready for the fall season. Hard to believe that the holiday season is fast approaching, but it is now time to start thinking of Christmas. Who on your shopping list is going to be lucky enough to find Celia's products under the tree? 

Holiday Shopping

Celia's Gourmet Foods is stepping up for the Holiday Shopping Season. This year we are making it easier than ever to give Celia's products as gifts! How about sending a gift certificate to everyone on your list and let them make their own flavor decisions? Or maybe enroll them into our new "Balsamic Of The Month" program? We have many alternatives for your holiday giving this year! Visit our website for more information.

Holiday Shipping

We are proud to announce that Ryan will be taking over our shipping department for the Holiday Season. He will make sure all your orders are processed fast and are shipped as soon as possible. We use the USPS for all our orders/product shipping as this is the fastest and most economical source we have found. We offer either Express or Priority shipping. Priority shipping is usually 2-3 days in the United States, but during the holiday season it can take twice that amount of time. Express usually is delivered within 2 days, but is quite a bit more money. Either shipping method can be selected during your store checkout process. Be sure to order early so that all your Celia's Holiday Gifts are delivered in time!  


For all our up to date information such as free tickets to our events, our recipe of the week, and other information, visit us on Facebook and make sure to give us a "Like". We are giving a FREE 12oz bottle of your choice to the person that is our 100th like!!!

Fundraising Opportunities

Are you a member of a non-profit organization? Do you know a non-profit organization that would like to raise money? Church Groups, Scouts, Schools??? Tired of the candy sales that promote unhealthy eating? Announcing Celia's Gourmet Foods Fundraising Program. In a nut shell, the organization earns a percentage of all the sales of Celia's products as profit from our fundraising program. This is a very profitable opportunity open to non-profit organizations. Visit our website for more information! 

Special Event Private Labeling

Do you have a special event coming up? Maybe a wedding, an anniversary or a graduation?
How about giving Celia's Gourmet Foods Products with your own private label to your guests?
We can custom design labels to your specifications and apply them to the products you choose!
For more information on Private Labeling Please Contact Us 


Chipotle Pepper Hot Sauce

Our unique combination of Chipotle Peppers combine to make a fantastic and flavorful hot sauce that will surely please even the most discriminate hot sauce lovers! Although it has a rating of "hot", this one will not leave you gasping for breath unless your not a "hot lover". True to our tradition, we are about flavor and not about sending you into tears. This one can be enjoyed with all your favorite dishes that require a nice spice to take them over the edge!

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Celia's Recipe Of The Month


 Tom's Roasted Tomato Soup & Ultimate Cheese Sandwich


•4 cans (14oz) whole, peeled tomatoes (or fresh when in season)
•6 tbsp Celia's Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
•2 tbsp olive oil
•1 tbsp sugar
•1 tsp salt
•2 red onions, finely chopped
•2 garlic cloves, finely chopped                                          
•2 tsp tomato paste
•2 tbsp soy sauce
•1 tbsp sugar
•6 cups vegetable / chicken stock
•7 tbsp cream
•salt & pepper to taste
•fresh basil leaves, to serve

for the onion puree
•6 onions, peeled and roughly chopped
•750ml stock (I used beef)
•½ teaspoon salt
•2 teaspoons sugar
•2 tablespoons butter
•white pepper and salt, to taste

for the toasted cheese (makes 4)
•8 slices thick, white bread
•1 cup grated mozzarella
•2 cups grated mature cheddar



1.To make the soup, Pre-heat the oven to 400°.

2.Place the canned tomatoes and all their juices in a roasting tray and add the Balsamic, olive oil, sugar and salt. Stir to combine and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes until the tomatoes are broken down and have started caramelising slightly.

3.In a large pot, sauté the onions in some olive oil until they are translucent and fragrant. Add the garlic and fry for another minute.

4.Add the roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, soy sauce and sugar. Stir to combine all the ingredients and pour in the stock.

5.Lower the heat and cover the pot. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes.

6.Remove the pot from the heat and blend the soup.

7.Add the cream and season to taste.

8.To make the puree (I do this at the same time as roasting the tomatoes), place the onions in an oven-proof dish and pour over the stock. Add the salt and sugar then cover and allow to braise for 45 minutes to an hour until the onions are soft and fragrant.

9.Strain the onions (reserve the liquid to add flavour to sauces/stews) and blend with a hand blender.

10.Add the butter and season to taste.

11.To make the toasted cheese sandwiches, mix the mozzarella with the cheddar. Top 4 slices of bread with a tablespoon of the onion puree followed by a generous handful of the cheese.

12.Close the sandwich with another slice of bread then fry in a non-stick pan, over medium heat (add a tablespoon of olive oil or butter to the pan) until the sandwiches are golden brown and the cheese is melted and oozy.

13.Serve the toasted cheese with the tomato soup.

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Celia's Gourmet Foods

Celia's is a small-batch, hand-bottled, gourmet food company specializing in the production of barrel-aged, balsamic vinegar products. We proudly engage in all of our production here in the state of Oregon in our licensed facility in Bend Oregon. We also produce other fine Oregon made products including Marinades, BBQ-Grilling Sauces and Hot Sauces.

Celia's Gourmet Foods
Tom & Jill Stuntz
Bend, Oregon