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Fall flavors are back!

Posted by Robin Abel on

It’s funny how nuts we go about fall flavors this time of year.  All a retailer needs to do is slap "Pumpkin" on the front of something and it flies out the door.  We don’t want pumpkin in February, but can’t get enough of it in September. We ordered a new seasonal flavor for the store from Primal Palate the other day called Apple Pie Spice.  I have selflessly taken it upon myself to see how many things I can use with this.  I’m not sure peas will taste like apple pie if we use it but it might be worth a try. I...

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Mind blown!

Posted by Robin Abel on

You would have thought I was inflicting permanent damage and was going to scar my children for life on Wednesday.  We loaded into the car and drove a lengthly half an hour west towards a blueberry farm to pick berries for the store.  When we arrived, two of them literally fell out of the car onto the grass complaining of car sickness and whatever else was bothering them when I stopped listening.  "Hello Mr. Farmer.  These are my darling children who are super excited to pick blueberries today. Thank you for having us."  Good golly. We started picking, still complaining about the heat...

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Spice-A-licious! if that's a word

Posted by Robin Abel on

A friend said to me the other day, "You are really into those spices!"  Clearly the vast amount of facebook posts including our new spices is saying something about my cooking.  We were not a bland cooking house growing up so spices are very important to me.  When I got married, one night I asked my husband, "How do you make ground beef?"  He answers "Beef?"  Oh no, that's not it!  You have to add a bunch of other stuff to it.   We've changed up our spices in the store to include 3 different companies with different focuses.  We've been using them...

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Biscotti

Posted by Robin Abel on

My son loves biscotti.  He discovered them by accident one day, having picked one out at a bakery next to us, Two Fraus Bakery.  Pretty sure it just looked like a giant cookie to him so I told him I’d eat it if wasn’t exactly what he was thinking.  He stuck it in his mouth, gnawed on it for a while and loved it.  Over Christmas, my mother in law mentioned she liked vanilla ones.  Through the power in my kitchen, ones magically appeared a few hours later and everyone just loved them.  Biscotti are one of those things that look amazing and...

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