Southwest Sparerib Rub with Spice Classics

Spareribs are a favorite traditionally done with a heavy sugar basting sauce and served with more of the same.  For a lighter taste, easier on the sugar, but with more of a ‘kick’, try this method.  We prepared two slabs, about 5 pounds each, with this formula.

3 tbs black peppercorns by Spice Classics
3 tbs mustard seed by Spice Classics
1-1/2 tbs garlic powder by Spice Classics
1-1/2 tbs chili powder by Spice Classics
1-1/2 tbs salt
3 tbs brown sugar
3 tbs olive oil
3 tbs cider vinegar

Place peppercorns and mustard seed in a small food processor (we used a blade type coffee grinder) and grind for 5-10 seconds while shaking for even grind. Add garlic powder, chili powder, and salt and grind for another 5 seconds to mix. (add more or less chili powder for taste but be careful because it could get a little ‘hot’). Combine this mixture in small bowl with brown sugar, olive oil, and cider vinegar. Brush onto both sides of the slabs. Place the ribs in some kind of container that seals and will keep in the ‘fridge for at least 4 hours, better done overnight. We placed ours in a ceramic smoker for the next 6 hours at about 250º in the dome. Use a gas grill with a drip pan under the ribs on the cool side of the grill (burner off) while the other burner keeps the grill about 250º. Consult your grill instructions for the ‘indirect’ cooking method and remember ‘low and slow’ for best results. Pork should reach an internal temperature of 160º.

These flavors and over 70 more types Spice Classics can be found in the food and candy department at our 502 Main Street store.  All at the low everyday price of 99¢ each.

Periwinkle Fairies

We returned from market early this month and the fabric is arriving almost daily.  This group was the first to win the hearts and eyes of our most recent customers.  The designs by Michael Miller Fabrics include a panel and ten more beautiful coordinates.  You may find this pattern on line at www.michaelmillerfabrics.com or at our store at 417 Main Street.  We ordered plenty but hurry in for a full selection or a kit because, as always, they won’t last long.

Kid’s Craft Clubb

Our Kid’s Craft Clubb debuted last Saturday with Picture Magnets.  The clear glass gemstones make a stunning magnet with the shape of the glass magnifying the picture behind.  Choose the photos of friends, family, favorite images put them up anywhere a magnet will work.  Our extra strong neodymium magnets keep the glass secured to the surface of even a briskly closed refrigerator door.  Stop by for free instructions and all your supplies.  Check in at the 502 Main Street Variety Store to see what’s up for the next Kid’s Craft Clubb this coming Saturday.

Picture Frame Filet and Enhancer Sale

With photos, gifts, and certificates from Easter, Mother’s Day, Graduation, it’s time for a SALE.  When you order a frame from our collection of Larson Juhl wood mouldings, save 50% on a added filet or enhancer.

Filets are ‘frames within the frame’ used to give extra style and emphasis to the design.  A frame enhancer can be used with nearly any design, giving the art it’s own special place in your home.

Hurry in because this sale ends June 25.  The frame must be valued at $100 or more before the filet or enhancer is added.

Farmer John’s Marketplace

Organic Town Project by Bella Nona Design Studio using Paintbrush Studio fabrics.

Like they just came out of the garden or off the tree, the fruits and vegetables from this collection look fresh and delicious.  On high count quality 100% cotton, use these for quilts, bags, table linens, or even scrubs.  These prints are available  now in our quilting print department.  The project sheet is available for $4.99 or free with the purchase of the fabric for the project.  Hurry in because like all good prints, they won’t be around forever.

Hexbugs Have Arrived

Hexbug Trio

We received our first shipment of Hexbug robots on Thursday, May 13.  These are real robotic toys with various actions and reactions to external stimuli created by Innovation First, a leading robotics consulting and research firm.  You can check out hexbug.com for more info.  Meanwhile, come to Clubb’s Variety and see these amazing robots in action.

Fudge

Vanilla Chocolate Swirl NEW!
Vanilla
Vanilla Walnut
Chewy Praline
Maple Walnut
Cookies ‘n Cream FRESH TODAY!
Heath® English Toffee
Fudge w/Butterfinger
Raspberry Chocolate
Butter Pecan
Mochaccino
Peanut Butter Nut
Amaretto Chocolate Swirl
Mint Chocolate Swirl
Peanut Butter Chocolate
Chocolate
Chocolate Walnut
Rocky Road
Caramel Peanut
Coconut Creme
Fudge with M&M’s
Orange Creamsicle
Choc. Caramel Peanut