Food Finds

5 on Friday: 5 Great Finds Under $25

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Local Finds: Rachel’s Ginger Beer

About a year ago, we featured Rachel’s Ginger Beer in our 2,000 Calories/10,000 Steps in Seattle story. But the majority of us didn’t get the opportunity to even try the ginger beers. So naturally, we’ve been clamoring to get our hands on some for since then. RGB is known for being fresh, not too sweet, and unashamedly zingy. They partner with local Seattle […]

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Local Finds: Fat Toad Farm

Goat’s milk is the key ingredient in the velvety caramel sauces made at Vermont’s family-run Fat Toad Farm. A take on Mexican cajeta, they’re like caramel without the cloying sweetness. Instead, a tangy soupçon of goat’s milk and a slight aftertaste of Vermont’s green grasses linger on the tongue. Pairing the sauce with sweets is obvious, but try enlivening savory […]

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Our Favorite Gluten-Free Holiday Indulgence

Whether you’re in need of a treat to serve to gluten-intolerant guests, or simply hoping to indulge in a gluten-free dessert yourself, we’ve found one that we think will do the trick. Our staff raved about these Gooey Chocolate Merry Mint Brownies from Glutino, which no one suspected were gluten-free. One staffer said “Tastes like a Thin Mint!” while another added “Yum! Love the fudgy […]

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4 Great Gifts for Coffee Lovers

We recently tested 10 of the newest coffee machines on the market. These four really stood out for their quality and capabilities, so if you have a coffee fanatic on your gift list, one of these just might be the perfect present. For the In-a-Hurry Connoisseur Bonavita’s new 8 Cup Coffee Brewer with Stainless Steel Lined Thermal Carafe streamlines perfect coffee down to one […]

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Taste Test: Best Graham Crackers

We tested 6 brands, first eliminating any crackers that contain trans fats. BEST FOR SNACKING Back to Nature Golden Honey Oat Graham Crackers $4.39 (10-ounce box) The first ingredient in these dense, crunchy graham crackers is graham flour, so one serving delivers 20 grams of whole grains. The hearty texture makes them better suited for a snack than a crust, […]

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Brisket Candle. Really.

Of all the items sent to my desk for consideration this year, the 4 Rivers Smokehouse brisket-scented candle is easily my favorite. I realize that a candle wafting hickory-smoked beef scents around the room might not be for everyone. I can tell you that the smell is subtler than you might think, if that makes any difference. But I can […]

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Sliced Bread 2.0: My New Favorite Brand

When you go on a vacation, you will likely fall in love with scenery, quaint coffee shops, adorable B&Bs. You might also find a new love for red wines, dark chocolates, or flaky sea salts. It’s rare, I suspect, that vacationers fall in love with sliced bread, but fall in love I have. During a recent west coast jaunt, I […]

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Worth Another Sip: Counter Culture Coffee Redesign

This October, one of my personal favorite coffee roasters, Counter Culture Coffee went through a makeover, and we love it. From the packaging to the names of each product, the company is moving forward with a look that embodies the bold character of their brand. Sourced directly from farmers, Counter Culture Coffee is uniquely roasted to celebrate the beans and the great […]

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Global Ingredient: Dukkah

Punch up the veggies in your life with this Egyptian nut and spice blend. Traditionally, dukkah mixes sesame seeds, coriander, cumin, nuts, and a pinch of salt for a crunchy, herby seasoning hit. We’re obsessed with the hazelnut and pistachio blends from Gary & Kit’s. Sprinkling it on roasted, sautéed, or even raw vegetables makes them irresistible. Also great with crostini […]

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