Sun Basket Review

I had the opportunity to receive and review three meals from Sun Basket during the week of December 18th 2017. Sun Basket is a weekly delivery service that brings healthy meal kits created from organic, sustainable, and seasonal ingredients from the country’s best farms.

As someone who never ever likes to waste food and who loves to try new recipes, I really enjoyed and appreciated this experience very much. The meal kits are ideal for many us, including those work long hours and who may not have time to fumble around the grocery stores, those who enjoy delicious and healthy food with no hassle and little prep/cook time, and for those who may not enjoy cooking. I recently read a letter in Specialty Food Magazine quoting an article in the Harvard Business Review by Eddie Yoon who reports that only 10% of consumers love to cook. This research found that consumers fell into one of three groups: people who love to cook, and cook often; people who hate to cook; and people who sometimes like to cook.

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PB & J Caterpillars

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Are you looking for a new and innovative way to create the perfect lunch for your child? These delicious and colorful PB and J Caterpillars are a perfect way to brighten your child’s day. It is simple, easy, and loads of fun to make at home. As the holiday break comes to a close, parents begin to think of creative lunch ideas for their children to bring to school. Our family especially loves PB and J sandwiches. It has been my and my husband’s favorite sandwich our entire lives. I remember watching a preschool video that taught me how to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I would then make the sandwiches for everyone in my family as I was so proud of the skills I learned.  View Post

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Drink It Tuesday: Hug L’Originale Sparkling Wine

Oh, can’t it be summer yet? With these well below freezing temperatures blanketing the Northeast for almost a week, I cannot help but think of much warmer days while lounging out by my pool with a glass of wine. Hug L’Originale Sparkling Wine Cocktail brought this much needed feeling back for me. Hug L’Originale is a ready to pour sparkling wine cocktail, reminiscent of ‘summer in a bottle.’ How does Hug stand out from the rest? Made in Italy, it is a unique balance of premium quality Italian Glera and Pinot Grigio grapes, expertly infused with charming aromas of elderflower, mint extracts, and pure lemon juice.

My husband and I enjoyed Hug L’Originale over brunch as an alternative to our traditional mimosas. Garnished with mint over ice, it is perfectly refreshing, adding a little sparkle to your morning! We felt it paired well with fresh fruit and yogurt, French toast with just a drizzle of low sugar fruit syrup, and poached eggs on an English muffin. It is also the ideal drink for a range of occasions including happy hour, birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries. Hug is also an innovative aperitif and a distinctive base for heavier cocktails. View Post

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Specialty Food Friday: 10 Best Things I Ate in 2017

After navigating this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show in Manhattan to scouting the newsletters from the specialty food trade and researching trends, I learned of several great new brands that I now enjoy on a regular basis. I was also introduced to many high quality snack brands that my daughter now brings to school as part of her lunch. I narrowed my discoveries down to ten, not an easy task.

Below are my top ten in Specialty Food for 2017.

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10 Best Things I Ate in 2017

2017 was very generous when it came to how many sensational, memorable plates I enjoyed. It was quite tough to narrow it down to just ten but there is no doubt you will enjoy these as well. From a wood fired pizza I came back for at least five times to a homemade autumn-inspired lasagna, here are my ten Best Things I Ate in 2017.

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