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Monday, January 25, 2010

CLOSED ~ Tillen Farms Review and Giveaway


When I saw blog reviews for Tillen Farms goodies, I knew this was something I wanted to try. I love reviewing food products and was excited when I found out I was going to be able to review Tillen Farm products. Tillen Farms was created by Tim and Helen Metzger following a delicious tradition first begun by the Hogue family over forty years ago in the fertile, volcanic soil of Yakima Valley of Washington State. As the website says: From this rich soil, irrigated by pure river water running down the Cascade Mountains, comes some of America's finest vegetables and fruits.
So the Metzgers have created a special line of "pickled" products that are hand packed at the peak of freshness. The use a special hot brine of vinegar, herbs and spices. The packing keeps them fresh and crispy and I can attest to that. These products are delicious.

These are also healthy. Since I am dieting, these have been a great addition to the Nutrisystem program I am on. They have given some of the foods on the program a needed flavor lift! The products are naturally fat free, cholesterol and gluten-free and they are low in calories and carbs. You can eat them as is. I did this with the asparagus. Yummy. Or you can add them to different dishes.

Here is the pack I received. It included:
Asparagus-Spicy
Asparagus
Crunchy Carrots
Dilly Beans
Hot and Spicy Beans
Merry Maraschino Cherries

I tried the Crispy Carrots first. I was making some soft tacos and decided to add a little crunch to them and I added the carrots as filler. They were delicious. They were sweet and tasty. I really liked them. The next product I tasted was the Asparagus. These were so tasty that I ate them out of the jar. The Spicy Asparagus was a perfect treat when I added them to my salad. I chopped them roughly and tossed them in and it made for a nice little bite. They are spicy but I like spicy. I cooked some chicken breasts the other day and I took some Dilly Beans with the juice and added them to the pan and ladled them on top of the breasts. Delish!! I am really enjoying these as snacks and as a ingredient to a dish. I am also using the products I have left to make up veggie platter for a Superbowl party. I think these would be great along with cheese and olives.

I really want to try the rest of the products especially the White Asparagus and the Sweet Bell Peppers. I still have to try the Maraschino Cherries but I am saving those for a special occasion. I would love to use them as a cake topper. And I saw the coolest idea on the Tillen Farms site. They were using the Dilly Beans as a Martini Stirrer. That would be so good because the pickled flavor would go nicely with a dry martini, shaken not stirred!

I totally recommend these veggies if you like pickled items. They are really good. I have thought about pickling the veggies I grow in my garden but why do I want to do all that work when I can buy them already pickled. Right? These would also make great gifts. You can buy a single jar or buy a gift pack that includes a variety of Tillen Farms products.

I got to try these tasty treats and one of my lucky readers will also be tasting them. The wonderful peeps at Tillen Farms have offered a VIP pack that includes their products so I can giveaway to one of you! Thank you!! You know the drill, my friends! Good Luck!!

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Disclosure: As part of my review, I received the products I discussed in this review. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. My opinions have not been influenced by the product given.

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  1. I have never had pickled asparagus and would love to try thePickled Crispy Asparagus.

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  3. love to try this as a side to chicken breast! Crispy Asparagus - White

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  4. the asparagus sounds very unique i have had them just about every way but not pickled thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

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  5. I would like to try the Crispy Snappers (Snap Peas)in a stir fry

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  10. I'd get the merry maraschino cherries and use them in a cherry and walnut muffin recipe. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  11. I'd like to try the spicy asparagus & the hot & spice beans.

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  12. I'd like to try the v-packed green beans! yum.

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  19. No questions ... I'd love to try the dilly beans because this recipe (from their website) sounds delish! Toss warm, blanched red potatoes with a good wine vinegar and let cool. Then mix Dilly Beans, Tillen Farms Sweet Bells, extra virgin olive oil, salt & pepper, and minced fresh dill for a wonderful cold potato & green bean salad.

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  23. The Dilly Beans sound tasty. Well, who am I kidding, they all sound pretty tasty.

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  24. I want to try the spicey green beans
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  32. Definitely the cherries, on ice cream & cheesecake, if they last that long-my daughters love to eat them straight out if the jar;):)

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  33. OMg- these all look so good! I'm jealous! I'd try the Sunnyside Tomatoes first. They'd be excellent in a pasta salad I bet! Thanks!

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  36. I'd like to try the cherries and make some black forest cherry cake!

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  37. I would love to try the hot & spicy asparagus! Yummy!

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  40. I would love to try white asparagus in an omelette!


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  42. I'd love to try their white asparagus, see what it was like warmed and served with ham and mashed potatoes!

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  43. I would like to have the Asparagus on top of a nice green salad!
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  47. I would love to try the Sweet Bell Peppers. I would use them in salads.
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  48. I would like to try the Hot ‘N Spicy Beans in a Bloody Mary. yyeres(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  49. I would like to try the Hot ‘N Spicy Beans in a Bloody Mary. yyeres(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  50. I would like to try the Hot ‘N Spicy Beans in a Bloody Mary. yyeres(at)gmail(Dot)Com

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  51. I love Dilly Beans so that is what I'd like to try the most. I either eat them raw or throw them on some lettuce and call it a salad.

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  57. I'd like to try the Crispy Snappers (Snap Peas)in a cold pasta salad

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  61. I like the Vertical Pack Green Beans.

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  63. I would love to try the Crispy Asparagus - White in a salad!

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  72. I'd like to try the sweet bell peppers; I'd use them in a salad that has Italian bread, pickled squash, olives, baby lettuce, tomatoes and sharp provolone cheese. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  79. Ohh every thing looks yummy--I would first try the hot & spicy asparagus--My husband would die for these--asparagus is his favorite thing--how would I eat them--quickly before my husband steals them all.
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  86. I would love to try these - Crispy Beans - Hot and Spicy.
    I would add them to a relish tray.
    Hmmm good!

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  140. i'd like to try the sweet bell peppers alone as a snack

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  149. I would use Merry Maraschino Cherries in Ambrosia salad
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  158. I'd like to try the asparagus. With a roast beef dinner.

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  161. I would love to try the Maraschino Cherries and The asparagus.

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