Virginia’s Finest Gourmet Foods & More


The Creative Wedge not only has the most awesome handmade gift selection but we carry a lot of Virginia’s Finest gourmet goods, craft beer and wines, regional farmstead cheeses.

We carry Belmont Peanuts from Capron, Va and wonderful jams from It Started with a Fig and Pungo Blueberries.

Other items stock:

 Pennacook Pepper Porch Party Salsa’s, Pepper Jelly, and Pepper Powder

Cowboy Syd’s D’lish Sauce

The Accidental Baker crackers from North Carolina

Blue Crab Bay

Lynnhaven Coffee Roasters

Speedy’s Hot Sauce

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Recipes

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Porch Party Pulled Pork

3 TBSP Porch Party Pepper Jelly

¼ tsp Purely Pepper Powder

¼ tsp Cumin

Salt & Pepper

#4 Pork Shoulder

2 Tsp Olive Oil

½ Cup vinegar

3 TBSP Porch Party Salsa

Rub: Combine Purely Pepper Powder, Cumin, 2 tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper. Rub mixture all over pork.

Brown: Heat oil in a large pan. Brown pork on all sides. Remove pork from pan. Whisk ¾ cup H20 into pan drippings. Transfer liquid to Slow Cooker.

Juice: Add Pepper Jelly, Vinegar, Salsa, and 2 cups H20 to Slow Cooker.

Cook: Add Pork to slow cooker. Cook on low for #8 hours. Remove pork. Strain liquid into pan. Heat liquid to a boil, and reduce to ½. Roughly cut and pull pork. Add meat to bowl, cover with liquid.

Serve: On Buns. With Salsa or Salsa / Sour Cream, in Tostitos Scoops. As meat for Nachos

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Super Simple Salsa–Sauced Chicken Thighs

1/3 cup Porch Party Salsa (any variety)

Juice from ½ Lime

1 pkg Chicken Thighs 

Prep

-Heat grill as appropriate. I like a medium temp grill for chicken

Add Salsa & Lime Juice to a Tupperware container.

-Add Chicken Thighs.

-Cover tightly. -Let stand for :10 -Invert container – Let stand for :10 -Invert container – Let stand for :10

-Place Thighs on Grill and ‘flip’ every :04. Thighs are done when juice ‘runs clear’ or temperature reaches 165 F.

Serving Suggestion:

-Nice as PicNic finger food type entree.

-Chop or Shred over Salad.

-Goes good with lots of potato or pasta dishes

-Remove from bone for good sandwich meat

-Can also be done using the white meat.

-Also works well with skewered shrimp, just cut down the grilling time.

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Porch Party Meatloaf

Courtesy of: Sherrie Brown

I love using Pennacook Pepper’s Pepper Jelly for my meatloaf. You won’t be able to get enough of it. This is the recipe I used:

1 ½ lbs. Ground hamburger
1 Large Egg
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. Pennacook Pepper’s Pepper Jelly
1 ½ cups of bread crumbs.
1/8 tsp. Pennacook Pepper’s Pepper Powder
1 tsp. Minced garlic (optional)
½ Onion, chopped (optional)
3 strips of cooked and chopped bacon (optional)
1/3 cup cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 F. In a bowl whisk egg, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper jelly. Combine all ingredients in a larger bowl. Use your hands to mix it up well. Add more bread crumbs, if needed. Transfer to a loaf pan. Bake for 45-60 minutes, until meatloaf is cooked in the center.

The last 4 ingredients aren’t needed but every meal tastes better with bacon, cheese, onion, and garlic.

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The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

2 Cups Grated Cheese

(I used equal amounts of: Smoked Gouda, Manchego, Pecorino Romano, Edam & Sharp Cheddar)

1/3 Cup Porch Party Pepper Jelly

12 Slices of a Country Italian, Rustic White, or Multi-Grain Bread

Butter Olive Oil

Yield: #6 Sandwiches

Drizzle Olive Oil on griddle. Heat to 350 F.

Place #6 Slices of Bread on heated griddle.

Place 1/3 Cup of grated cheese on each slice.

Spread Porch Party Pepper Jelly on Remaining slices of Bread. Place jelly side down, atop slices on griddle.

Flip at 4 minute intervals, until bread is lightly browned on both sides.

Slice diagonally & serve.

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A Most Refreshing Summer Porch Party Beverage

Ingredients:

-1/4 tsp Purely Pepper Powder

-2L Iced Tea

-2L Fresca, Ginger Ale, or carbonated soft drink

Prep

-If making iced tea from scratch, follow package directions.

-When it’s time to add the teabags, also add ¼ tsp Purely Pepper Powder, in a tea ball, to the hot liquid.

-Let seep for 1 hour.

-Cool

-If using iced tea which is already made, add ¼ tsp Purely Pepper Powder, in a tea ball, to the liquid.

-Cool & Allow to stand overnight.

-Mix equal parts of chilled ‘Spiced Tea’ with chilled Fresca.

-As an alternative, try a diet ginger ale, in-place of the Fresca. The pepper really makes the ginger sing. We’ve also used Sun Drop in-place of Fresca, for a wonderful warm weather combination.

Serving Suggestion:

-We think our Most Refreshing Summer Beverage is wonderful all by itself, however it makes a wonderful spritzer for a red wine, or fruit drink.

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Porch Party Fudge

11.5 oz pkg Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Chips

1/3 cup Porch Party Pepper Jelly

1/8 tsp Purely Pepper Powder

1 egg

Melt Chocolate.

Add Jelly, Egg and Pepper.

Remelt as necessary to homogenize.

Spread into 8” x 8” pan.

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