Author Archive | Kristen Desmond

2017 Thanksgiving Menu!

It’s that time! Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  We have a delicious à la carte menu that will allow you to spend more time at the table. Order forms are available online and at our counter. Please visit or call today to place your order by November 19th! (805) 617-4568.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Kristen Desmond

Monday, October 16, 2017 By Roger Durling When asked what quality she likes most in people, Kristen Desmond, the owner of Flagstone Pantry, answers, “Sincerity. What you see is what you get. No hidden agendas.” She might as well be talking about her business. Flagstone is the open kitchen and deli counter at the Santa […]

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Pumpkin, well, everything!

This time of year brings out the pumpkin lover in all of us. We’re having fun with it and want you enjoy the seasonal pumpkin madness as well. If you’re feeling inspired, try making one of these dishes at home! Shake up your breakfast parfait with our Pumpkin Parfarro Stir up some Pumpkin-Peanut Soup Prepare a Spiced Pumpkin, […]

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Apple Oven Cake

This recipe makes for a delightful breakfast or brunch item. I almost always adapt recipes to include healthful ingredients I regularly use. For example, in this recipe, I substitute whole wheat pastry flour for all-purpose flour and use maple syrup in place of brown sugar. I also use plain Greek yogurt regularly in place of sour cream and in this case, as a quick alternative to Crème Fraîche (for which there is no substitute!). Enjoy it.

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Soup!

There is something meditative about making soup. Nourishing bone broths. Building layers of flavor. Simmering pots. Have you tried it lately? Make a big batch and freeze some for later. You’ll be glad you did! Here are a few recipes from our archives. Enjoy!

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Power Salads

It’s January. We’re making all of our favorite salads. Of course, there’s our Green Power Salad featuring kale, French green lentils, cucumber, green apple, and almonds. Our new Vegan Power Salad is loaded with Brussels sprouts, quinoa, butternut squash, fresh apple, and walnuts. We’ve also paired our Turkey Hummus and Mediterranean Wraps with fresh greens. […]

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Eat the rainbow!

Oh, January. It gets such a bad rap. Resolutions almost always feel like punishment for not having acted on/gotten to/asked about/prioritized someone or something in the past year. Often, it’s our diet that takes a lashing. January makes it feel punitive to eat healthy, drink more water and get active, when actually – it feels […]

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Gifts for Giving

We have all kinds of gifts for giving and stuffing in stockings! Our gift certificates are available in any denomination, $10 and over. Our banana nut and pumpkin chocolate chip muffin mixes are made with gluten-free flours. Our beer nuts, well, they speak for themselves. Take it all home in a Flagstone Pantry logo bag […]

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Rosemary Mashed Sweet Potatoes

We brought back an addition to our Thanksgiving menu this year – Rosemary Mashed Sweet Potatoes! This recipe just goes to show that potato dishes need not be laden with butter, brown sugar and cream to be super yummy. Caramelized shallots and fresh rosemary let the sweet potatoes shine in this dish. So good – and […]

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