Food Finds

6 Sweets You Should Definitely Ship to Your Long-Distance Sweetie

Spending the day of love away from your sweetie is hard. I’m dealing with a long-distance relationship that’s approximately 783 miles long, which makes being together on Valentine’s Day nearly impossible. Luckily, thanks to the brilliance of technology and the good people at FedEx, you can ship virtually anything to your long-lost lover to remind them how much you appreciate them. […]

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Good Food: Ames Farm Raw Basswood Honey

By Kate Malin When the Basswood trees in Minnesota bloom in early July, Brian Fredericksen’s bees are there, their hives nestled in the forest, industriously collecting pollen and making honey. When the weather conditions are right, hot and sunny but not too wet, the bees can make enough honey from the Basswood blossoms to make up a third of his […]

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We Tasted It: Tribe Ranch Hummus

In what might be considered a move to shake up the entire chip-and-dip world as we know it, Tribe introduced Ranch Hummus. Fans of Tribe’s original hummus will be happy to know it still retains its über creamy texture, but now ranch fans (and possibly the hummus averse folks amongst us) will have something to cheer. This isn’t super-duper fake ranch. It’s […]

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FirstLeaf: The Right Way to Wine

The wines you want, delivered to your door, when you want them—that’s the custom control FirstLeaf guarantees. Not your typical wine club, FirstLeaf takes something of a Netflix approach by tailoring its service to each member’s taste. The process is too easy: The club’s algorithm compiles a six-pack of small-production wines from grade-A vineyards and wineries around the world, which […]

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Dang! These Coconut Chips Are Good!

So. Dang. Good. Yeah, the name of this witty company rings loud and true. Also, to say that I am obsessed with these chips is an understatement. Seriously, they are amazing. Out of the four flavors I tried including Lightly Salted, Caramel Sea Salt, Chile Lime and Original Recipe, the Original Recipe won my heart over. While all four are delicious […]

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Good Food: Blackberry Farm Finocchiona Salume

By Kate Malin In the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains sits Blackberry Farm: 4,200 acres of rich land that sustains a working farm, two restaurants, a spa, and luxurious accommodations for visitors. Focusing on sustainable harvesting and foraging, their chefs, butchers, cheese makers, and preservationists steward the land that has provided for inhabitants for generations. The bountiful Tennessee soil […]

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We Tried It: Kettle Uprooted Vegetable Chips

Kettle Brand recently released two varieties of real vegetable chips: Kettle Uprooted Sweet Potatoes and Kettle Uprooted Sweet Potatoes, Beets and Parsnips. These deliciously crunchy chips are only made of three ingredients. Yes, you heard me—THREE! Sliced root vegetables, oil, and salt. Perfectly sweet and salty, these snacks received rave reviews from staffers and are waiting to be snagged from the shelves of […]

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Good Food: The Bruery Mischief Golden Ale

by Kate Malin Sometimes great things are born out of procrastination. Such is the case with The Bruery, which came about as founder Patrick Rue avoided studying for the California Bar exam. As his home brewing hobby became a full-blown obsession, he drew up a business plan and, much to the relief of his frustrated wife, launched The Bruery and […]

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Make Shichimi Your New Rave

  When you find a spice blend with the transformative, headturning power of, say, Gebhardt chili powder or Mexican achiote paste, you add it to your arsenal immediately. Japanese shichimi is just such a secret weapon. A mix of seven spices—including black and white sesame seeds, dried orange peel, Japanese peppers, dried ginger, and seaweed—it’s spicy, but not hot; floral, […]

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We Tasted It: Van’s New Banana Nut Granola Clusters

Banana flavored foods typically receive a giant thumbs down from the Cooking Light taste test crew, so if it’s any indication how delicious Van’s new Banana Nut granola clusters are, I’ve had to fight off several folks from taking my single remaining bag. I need the bag for photography purposes, but once the photo is snapped, I expect a hungry […]

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