Tip Sheet for Flagstone Pantry Products

Refrigerating

  • Please refrigerate any product purchased from our cold case that is not eaten immediately. Made fresh daily, our products are best enjoyed within 2-3 days of purchase, although the shelf life may be longer. Our “best by” dates are guidelines for optimum freshness.

Freezing

  • The safest way to freeze our broths, soups, stews and entrees is to transfer them to a freezer-safe container. Leave room for liquid contents to expand when frozen.
  • Thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator, overnight.
  • Not all items freeze well. For example, soups and stews made with potatoes and cheese do not freeze well. Eat them now!

Re-heating

  • On the stovetop: place entrée items in a saucepan or skillet, covered, with their juices or a bit of broth or water. Gently steam over medium-low heat until the food is heated through. Sometimes soups thicken when refrigerated and then thin out a bit re-heated. You can always add water or broth to soup to achieve the desired thickness.
  • In the oven: transfer items to an ovenproof container and cover it with foil. Place it in a pre-heated 325° oven for 30 – 40 minutes or until heated through.
  • In the microwave: transfer item to a microwave-safe container. Microwaves vary, so use your best judgment.

Baked Goods / Ready to Bake Cookies and Scones

  • Our baked goods contain no preservatives.  We recommend eating them within 2 days of purchase, although they may have a longer shelf life given our high-quality ingredients.
  • Store baked goods tightly wrapped, at room temperature.   They may be warmed or re-heated in the oven at 325° for 5 – 10 minutes, depending on the item.
  • If you purchased your baked good(s) from the refrigerated case, we recommend refrigerating any portion not eaten immediately. Enjoy it within 2-3 days of purchase.
  • If you purchased ready to bake frozen cookies, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake them from frozen in a 350° oven for 13-15 minutes, or until puffed and golden. For scones, follow the same procedure and bake them in a 350° oven for 18-19 minutes, or until puffed and golden. We bake our cookies and scones at 325° in a convection oven for 14 and 18 minutes respectively. Cooking times will vary based on your oven!

Dry Goods and Whole Grains

  • Flours and whole grains are best stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
  • Extend the shelf life of flours and whole grains by storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer (stored this way they will last up to 6 months beyond the sell by date printed on the package).

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