St. Patrick’s Day

This weekend is when the Irish comes out in everybody, even if you aren’t Irish. It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and in Chicago, that’s a big deal! You might kick off the celebrations this weekend and what you eat can be a big part of that!

Here are some foods to bring out the Irish in you. 

Soda Bread

Soda bread is a scone like bread. This bread is made with simple ingredients and enjoyed by people all over the world!

Corned Beef

Corned beef was used as a bacon substitute for many Irish- American immigrants looking for some comfort foods from their homeland. Corned beef had a similar taste to boiled bacon that was usually enjoyed on St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, which is why it is mainly eaten by Americans to celebrate this holiday. 

Irish Cream Cannoli 

We can’t completely stray from our Italian roots, and our Irish Cream Cannoli are an ode to this. Our March Cannoli flavor of the month is Irish Cream in honor of St. Patrick’s Day! Come pick some up in our bakery for your upcoming festivities! They will be available now through the end of March.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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What’s In Your Fruit Bowl?

March is National Nutrition Month. Focusing on your nutrition can be difficult, but one way to do this is by forming healthy habits, like eating fruits and vegetables. You can use different approaches to create healthy habits that last. One thing you need to form a habit is repetition and consistency. If you’re looking to eat better, it is good to have those good foods right in front of your face. You can do this by having a fruit bowl in your house!

Besides looking beautiful in your kitchen, dining room or office, fruit bowls keep satisfying fruit front and center. Intuitive eating is also a growing trend and a full-to-the-brim fruit bowl is well-suited to this eating pattern! 

The great thing about having a fruit bowl is that you can get creative with it! You can out whatever fruit best fits your taste. Fruits come in an array of colors which can really brighten up a room. Here are some of the fruits you can find in our kitchen fruit bowl


With different varieties that are good in each season, apples are a staple in fruit bowls. They are nutritious 


These citrus fruits are another good way to add some color into your fruit bowl and some nutrition into your everyday life. Oranges are known for their high vitamin c content as well as antioxidants, vitamins, and more!


Plums are an incredibly nutritious food. They contain antioxidants that can help prevent macular degeneration and cataracts. They are a high source of vitamins and minerals, and contain fiber. 


Kiwi is another fruit that has many health benefits. They are low-fat, high in fiber, high in vitamin C, a good source of vitamin E, and a good source of potassium amongst other benefits!


There are many varieties of pears and all are good to add into your diet for more nutrients! They are good sources of fiber and vitamin C. 

USA Pears wants to help create a supportive community that encourages healthy habits and daily fruit consumption. Share photos of your fruit bowl and your favorite ways to enjoy fruit using #WhatsInYourFruitBowl. 

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