Jun 13 2011

beer, pretzel, & chocolate

Truffle Truffle has taken chocolate to a whole new level with their beer & pretzel inspired collection of handmade truffles, caramels, marshmallows, and brittle. The sweet and saltiness of pretzels combined with the intense flavor provided by a reduction of Rogue Chocolate Stout beer…need we say more?

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Jun 12 2011

hickory syrup

“Want a taste?” Joyce and Travis Miller tempted passersby with a promise to try something completely new. Their Wildwood’s Hickory Syrup delivers: filling my mouth with comforting wisps of smoky sweetness. One velvety sip left me looking for the nearest cozy chair and a spare spoon.

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Jun 4 2011

IL CONTE olive oil

Italy is full of wonderful olive oil, so what made IL CONTE olio so special? Our response would simply be that we have never tasted olive oil with so much flavor! We also fell in love with the father and son IL CONTE team we met at the SOL trade show in Verona, Italy five years ago. However, the clincher was seeing the olive groves and getting to know the whole family, including their horse, and understanding the history of this wonderful little FRANTOIO.
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Jan 22 2011

easy lunch boxes.com

Last year I worked on a series called “Lunchbox Love”. I reviewed lunch boxes, provided healthy school lunch ideas, and even consulted a nutritionist who contributed a great article about nutritional must-haves for school lunches. Shortly after the series posted I received an Easy Lunch Box in the mail for reviewing purposes.

I have been using the Easy Lunch Box for about 4 months and have been impressed. They are in fact easy to pack, easy to carry, easy to clean, easy to store, easy to seal, and most importantly…easy on the wallet! You get a set of 4 separate lunch containers for only $13.95.

Kelly has been such a delight to work with that I have created an easy lunch box sandwich and have named it Kelly’s Breezy Apple Crunch Surprise. Kelly’s sandwich recipe will be posting soon along with details on how you can win an Easy Lunch Box system.

KELLY LESTER is the owner, creator, and mom behind Easylunchboxes.com and the host of the new musical web series “Let’s Do Lunch!” Though she is a singer and actress who can also turn a mean cartwheel, juggling is not one of her skills — except, of course, when it comes to her personal life. During the last two decades she has also been an entrepreneur, wife, and mother of three. A graduate of UCLA’s theatre department, Kelly has appeared in dozens of plays and musicals in the Los Angeles area.