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Treefort 2019 Wristband Deals!

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Treefort is a marathon, and we want to help keep you in the race. Stop by the Co-op and show off your wristband for some headliner deals that are worth waiting in line for (sorry, no zipline passes at the register).

Check Out The Lineup:

In The Store:

  • $2 off a whole made-to-order sandwich or burrito
    (no chico burritos, breakfast burritos, or half sandos)

In The Wine Bar:

  • $3 Chambongs
    (limit one per person, per visit)

  • $1 off any glass of wine

  • $1 off any pint of beer

Some restrictions apply. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Limited to stock on hand.

Wellness Tuesday Tips: Sinus Relief

Feeling stuffy in the head? That’s no fun.

I have a quick and simple solution. Let’s explore peppermint and douglas fir essential oils to get you breathing freely and deeply once again. It’s my go-to blend for shrinking sinus tissue and relieving headaches by getting mucus flowing. It will give you an energy boost, too!

First up is my good friend douglas fir. It is the hefty breather of the forest- a favorite conifer for pumping out oxygen. It is a cooling decongestant, purifying with its antimicrobial activity, and is also stimulating to the immune system.

Next, we have peppermint essential oil- tried and true as a remedy for headaches and its beneficial respiratory effects. Expansive and uplifting, it clears the mind and relieves minor pain. Peppermint is an important oil for any first aid kit; I don’t travel without it.

For sinus congestion, apply 2 drops of douglas fir and 2 drops of peppermint oil to the palm of a clean hand and cup your hands around the nose and mouth to make a seal. Take a deep breath in through the nose and a long breath out the mouth, doing this as many times as is comfortable for you. Massage the remaining oil into the back of your neck. Avoid the delicate eye area with this mix as it can be irritating, causing the eyes to water.

March Cheese of The Month

FULLY LOADED.
FROM BEEHIVE CHEESE.

Save 20% on This Cheese All Month Long


Fully Loaded is fortified with rye whiskey. Bold and spicy, with hints of cinnamon, anise, and honey. The rye whiskey imparts a complex kick to Beehive’s creamy, Irish-style cow’s milk cheese.

Pairings
Enjoy Fully Loaded with salami or on a chicken avocado sandwich. Pair with a dark ale or a medium-bodied red wine.

Perfect for entertaining, choose from a 4 oz or 12 oz cut of Fully loaded will make a loaded addition to your cheese board. HINT: 12 oz cut of cheese will accommodate between 12-16 guests.

Content thanks to Beehive Cheese


Wellness Tuesday Tips: Skincare in the Dry Season

Let’s talk about skin and how to get your glow on after the season of dryness. The Co-op has the best selection of skin care in the valley. High quality ingredients go into amazing formulas that will improve the appearance of your skin, whatever its current condition. I use an exquisite blend of products that supercharge my skin.


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Dr. Hauschka Night Serum

Light and hydrating, this serum is made from Rose Apple blossoms. Full of pro-vitamin A, vitamin C and B1, B2 and B6, minerals and antioxidants, it is designed to be used at night with no other moisturizer. This enables the skin to breathe and detoxify. Do this and wake up with soft, toned and beautiful skin.

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Trilogy Rosehip Antioxidant + Oil

Gentle as it is effective in brightening, and deeply moisturizing, Rosehip oil lessens the appearance of scars, including fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamins such as beta carotene, E, C and essential fatty acids that support tissue regeneration. Apply in a circular motion to the entire face; I focus on my lips, under my chin and neck.

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Dr. Hauschka Translucent Bronzing Tint

Glow in a bottle, this is it! Simple ingredients make it exceptional, such as olive oil, beeswax and mineral pigments.


Putting it all together:

In the morning, mix together in the palm of your hand and smooth onto clean skin.

  • ½ inch Dr. Hauschka Night Serum

  • ½ dropper of Trilogy Rosehip Antioxidant Oil

  • 1 pump Dr. Hauschka Translucent Bronzing Tint

*Stay tuned for our Keto book club coming in March….





Drink Wine & Save Wildlife!

We are so excited to once again partner with A to Z Wineworks for a wine and wildlife promotion. During the entire month of March and April, every bottle of A to Z Wine that you buy will earn the Idaho Fish & wildlife Foundation $2 ($1 from A to Z and $1 from the Boise Co-op).

Not familiar with A to Z Wines? They’ll be at both grocery stores sampling their awesome wines on Wednesday, March 6 and all their wines are 15% that day! Tastings take place from 4-6 pm at the Village and North End grocery stores. 21+ only and free to attend.

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Wellness Tuesday Tips: Keto

Ratio of food intake to get into and maintain ketosis is 70-80% fat, 10-15% protein, 5-10% carbs

Ratio of food intake to get into and maintain ketosis is 70-80% fat, 10-15% protein, 5-10% carbs

In lieu of making a New Year’s resolution, I decided to choose an intention for 2019. It just feels better, cultivating what I wish to manifest in my life, rather than imposing restrictions. Who needs more of those? Create is my word to explore, tend and grow, with a sense of wonder. 

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”

-Ruth Reichl

Curious about the Ketogenic lifestyle, yet resistant to conforming to a particular protocol, it was set on the back burner. After connecting with someone who simplified the science behind Keto, I dove in. It’s incredibly helpful to have a guide along the way.

What you are asking your body to do is burn fat as fuel instead of glucose, providing a stable source of energy. Our brains are made of fat, as well as the myelin sheath that is a fatty insulating layer protecting our nerves. I’ve already noticed improved sleep, weight loss, increased mental focus and zero sugar crashes. That is after getting through the Keto flu.

  • Include healthy fats, coconut oil, avocado, nuts and seeds

  • Limit carb consumption bread, pasta, crackers, and beans, fruit

  • Get regular exercise

  • Utilize electrolytes ~ pink salt

  • Stay hydrated

In March I will be hosting a keto book club at Uncorked, your personal  guide along the keto trek. Demystifying the hype, sharing the science and navigating the pitfalls. Together we will explore all the ways to make it simple, satisfying and yes, fun.

February Cheese of the Month

HAND RUBBED MAYAN COCOA COFFEE FONTINA

Save 20% on This Cheese All Month Long


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An earthy and exotic blend of sweet and spicy Mayan spices, cocoa and coffee. Mayan Cocoa Coffee fontina is the perfect cheese for melting, snacking and sandwiches. 

Content thanks to Yellow Door Creamery

Wellness Tuesday Tips: Flower Power

Come January I am even more dedicated to self-pampering and treating myself with flowers. Buying a bouquet every week, I delight in filling vases of all sizes and placing them here and there, in anticipation of spring. My latest obsession is succulents, a feast for the eyes!

 What does that have to do with Wellness you ask? Bringing nature indoors reduces mental fatigue, being greeted with beauty reduces stress and is a creative outlet.

 Also, flower oils are exceptionally effective for dry winter skin. I have discovered that simple ingredients like rosehip seed oil, calendula, lavender and neroli leave my skin and senses feeling super luxurious.

 Rosehip seed oil is unmatched for fading scars and brightening skin, due to high concentrations of vitamins A, C and E. It reduces the impact of environmental stressors, along with supporting firmness and improving skin texture.

 Calendula oil is made from marigold flowers soaked in olive oil; useful for healing red, cracked and itchy skin. Gentle enough to apply to delicate skin, perfectly safe for babies.

 Neroli is the waxy flower of the orange tree, is both uplifting and calming to the nervous system. I think it smells divine, mixing it with vetiver will add a grounding component.

 Lavender, of course, is the classic cell regenerator. Lovely mixed with rosehip seed oil as a night time moisturizer.

 If you have not explored our essential oil area, please do! There is an endless array of products to explore in our compact area— it is one of my happy places.

 

Earth laughs in flowers.

           Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wellness Tuesday Tips: Golden Milk

Feeling a little low down with the grey days? When the sunshine is stuck behind the clouds we start looking for bring it in other ways.

Boy, do I have a treat for you!

Daily I make a frothy cup of Golden Milk; I adore hot drinks in the winter. Turmeric, the main ingredient, will help your body reduce inflammation, while new studies suggest it greatly benefits brain health.

A nourishing way to prep for sleep, it helps to melt away muscle tension from being out in the cold.

Occasionally, it is my morning drink with cacao, maca and matcha tea powder. An alternative to coffee, it’s a powerful jumpstart to your day with a fraction of the caffine.

You can find Golden Milk in the Wellness dept. on aisle 6. I use either Garden of Life or Gaia brands or if you prefer the bulk turmeric in aisle 2 is also an option.

Recipe #1

I tsp Golden Milk

8-10 oz milk, cow or alternative, make sure it’s creamy

1 dash of cinnamon

1 dash of nutmeg – sleep inducer

1 dash clove or ginger

1 dash stevia, honey or coconut sugar

Heat of the stovetop, using a whisk to get it foamy

Pour into your favorite mug adding another dash of spice or whipped cream and relax in front of the twinkling lights.

Enjoy the cozy!


January Cheese of the Month

Truffle Tremor

Save 20% on this cheese all month long!


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A flavor powerhouse of ripened goat cheese.

You’ll enjoy the heavy floral, herbaceous, and mushroom notes in this earth-shaking masterpiece. If you love Humboldt Fog and can’t get enough of truffles, this is the cheese for you. Like other soft-ripened cheeses, Truffle Tremor® has a bloomy rind that allows the cheese to ripen from the outside in. As Truffle Tremor® continues to ripen and mature, the creamline develops and the flavor intensifies — an ooey-gooey, ripe Truffle Tremor is not for the faint of heart.


Content thanks to Cypress Grove

Holiday Hours 2018

Boise Co-op North End & Village

December 24th, Christmas Eve: 7am to 6pm

December 25th, Christmas: Closed

December 31st, New Year's Eve: 7am to 8pm

January 1, New Year's Day: 9am to 8pm


Boise Co-op Wine Shop

December 24th, Christmas Eve: 8am to 6pm (open early!)

December 25th, Christmas: Closed

December 31st, New Year's Eve: 10am to 8pm (normal hours)

January 1, New Year's Day: 10am to 8pm (normal hours)


Uncorked! Wine Bar

December 24th, Christmas Eve: 12pm to 6pm (open early!)

December 25th, Christmas: Closed

December 31st, New Year's Eve: 12pm to 8pm (open early!)

January 1, New Year's Day: 3pm to 8pm


Boise Co-op Pet Shop

December 24th, Christmas Eve: 9am to 6pm

December 25th, Christmas: Closed

December 31st, New Year's Eve: 9am to 8pm (normal hours)

January 1, New Year's Day: 9am to 8pm (normal hours)

December Cheese of the Month

Deer Creek: The Doe

Save 20% on this cheese all month long!

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The Doe is a gracefully creamy handcrafted bandaged-wrapped Cheddar marbled with intoxicatingly aromatic pure Madagascar Bourbon vanilla bean. This special cheese begins with wholesome rBST-free milk from Wisconsin. During the cheese-making process, we add freshly ground whole vanilla bean and then age the cheese to allow the flavors to mellow and penetrate throughout. The result is a uniquely perfumed velvety Cheddar that is savory with a sweetly woody finish.

Our Favorite Pairings:

  • Beverages: Coffee, Bourbon, Cognac, Hard Cider

  • Wines: Champagne, Chardonnay

  • Nibblies: Cashews, Chocolate, Shortbread, Dried Fruit, Apple Pie, Cherries, Baked Ham

Content thanks to Deer Creek

Wellness Tuesday Tips

Four tips to stay happy, healthy and relaxed as you juggle travel or hosting guests with the unexpected moments of chaos that often accompany holiday festivities.  

  1. Get some sunshine! Carve out time for a walk in nature. Our bodies utilize vitamin D3 to strengthen bones, improve mood and support the immune system. No time? Add a vitamin D3 supplement to your daily vitamin.

  2. Don’t skip meals. We naturally want to eat more this time of year for extra insulation from chilly winds and pesky bugs. Stabilize blood sugar by keeping regular meal times.

  3. Sweat it out. Release toxins and tension at the gym or with yoga.  Or simply run around the block three times. Exercise reduces the stress hormone cortisol and revs up metabolism, leaving room for a second slice of pie.

  4. Massage.  A warming, full body self-massage with sesame oil protects skin, calms the nerves, and makes you feel good all over. Aim for 5-10 minutes three times a week after showering or before bed. Turn down the brain volume with this essential oils blend:

Peace Out Blend

  • 2 oz bottle of sesame oil or Argan oil                   

  • 6 drops ylang ylang                              

  • 3 drops cedarwood                              

  • 2 drops cardamom     

What are your favorite ways to  stay balanced through the holiday busyness?