Fill Your Basket!
Easter Baskets aren’t just for little chickies anymore! Newport Avenue Market can create a custom Easter basket for your mom, grandparent, dear friend, neighbor, or anyone else you could think of. Just give us a call and tell us a little about the person you’re giving the basket to and our experts will gather the perfect items, within your budget, to make the most impressive gift basket you (or the giftee) have ever seen!
You can include favorite foods or kitchen items or build a basket based on a theme. Some theme ideas include:
- Taco Tuesday: Everything needed to create a festive taco dinner
- The Dough Puncher: Tools, gadgets, and the best baking ingredients available for the baker in your life
- The Chocoholic: Our OMG Brownie, Chocolate candies, Milk, and more!
- Hoppy Easter: Bursting with delicious beers!
Other items and ideas include:
- The famous Ocean Roll or delicious Banana Bread from Sparrow Bakery
- Metolius Artisan Tea
- Colorful tea towels
- Juice, wine or Champagne
- Bunny crackers
- Fresh berries
- A beautiful candle
- Backporch Coffee in our bright and beautiful purple bag
- Festively adorable Easter napkins
- A special gift from our Easter endcap
Egg-celent hors d’oeuvres
Easter would not be complete without deviled eggs and lucky for you we’ve singled out the best recipes!
Our team challenged each other to an egg throwdown and we determined the best deviled eggs from our in-store competition. The winner was selected by Donna Britt, from Central Oregon Daily’s “Taste This,” look for it on-air!
Winning recipe from our in-store employee deviled egg contest:
Randy Yochum took top prize at this year’s throwdown! Donna Britt selected this recipe for the creative twist and yummy flavor combinations for the Easter Sunday brunch or dinner favorite.
Crystal Gayle’s “Buffalo, don’t it make my brown eye’s Blue” Deviled Eggs
1 tsp mayonnaise
1 tsp Fred Hot Sauce
½ tsp finely diced celery
½ tsp finely diced carrots
½ tsp finely diced white onion
2 tsp blue cheese crumbles, additional for sprinkling on top of each egg
Jeff, in our cheese department, recommends Salemville Blue Cheese Crumbles
Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and cover with enough water so there’s 1-inch of water above the eggs. Heat on high until water begins to boil, and then cover, turn the heat to low, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and leave covered for 14 minutes, then rinse under cold water continuously for 1 minute.
Crack egg shells and carefully peel under cool running water. Gently dry with paper towels. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise, removing yolks to a medium bowl, and placing the whites on a serving platter. Mash the yolks into a fine crumble using a fork. Add mayonnaise, hot sauce, celery, carrots, onion, blue cheese, and mix well.
Evenly disperse heaping teaspoons of the yolk mixture into the egg whites. Sprinkle with extra blue cheese crumbles.
Makes 12 halves.
Coming in at a strong second from our in-store employee deviled egg contest:
Dill-icously Deviled Eggs
Second place was a more traditional recipe, which included dill, made by Taedra who works in our floral department.
makes 12 eggs or 24 halves
yolks of 12 hardboiled eggs
1/4 cup dill pickle juice
6 baby dill pickles chopped fine
1-1/2 tsp mayo
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp fresh finely chopped dill
Place 12 eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and cover with 1-inch of cold water. Heat on high until water begins to boil, and then cover, turn the heat to low, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and leave covered for 15 minutes, and then rinse under cold water continuously for 1 minute.
Crack egg shells and carefully peel under cool running water. Gently dry with paper towels. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise, removing yolks to a medium bowl, and placing the whites on a serving platter. Mash the yolks into a fine crumble using a fork. Add dill juice, pickles, mayo, salt, pepper, and dill, and mix well.
Evenly disperse yolk mixture into the egg whites with a spoon or piping bag. Dress with extra dill sprinkled on the top of each egg.
Make it Berry Special!
Spring Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
The freshest berries dipped in delicious pastel colored chocolate. These are a real crowd pleaser. We bet you can’t stop at one 😉
Bring the Flower Power!
Complete the look with a gorgeous floral arrangement
If you need a stunning centerpiece, stop by our floral department and pick up some Roselilies. These flowers don’t have the heavily spicy scent of some lilies and they don’t produce pollen! Roselilies are the perfect combination of all we love about the rose and the lily. These popular flowers can’t be found anywhere else in town and they go fast! Stop in today.