Joel's Outrageous Cookie Dough

I discovered a fun, all natural gourmet cookie dough at this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show that should be on the top of everyone’s gift list this autumn and upcoming holiday season. Joel’s Outrageous Cookie Dough graciously sent me their Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk and Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough to bake at home and enjoy amongst family and friends. The cookies were so much fun and very simple to bake. After storing in the freezer, we thawed the cookie dough for a half hour, broke away each of the twelve square pieces and baked them in the oven on 325 degrees for exactly 14 minutes.
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Autumn has finally arrived on the East End! Tall, lush trees with watercolors of burgundy, tawny, and amber cascade down the quiet village streets, blanket scarves and piping hot cups of chai lattes in hand, and tall, velvet boots and loafers to keep our toes cozy. To celebrate the fall season, I share my four new, favorite specialty food finds from a unique batch of pancakes to a ‘sweet,’ new take on peanut butter.

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Health Warrior

Before we knew it, the back-to-school wave has already hit shore. Since my daughter will be of preschool age before I know it, I am beginning to think about which snacks I would prefer her to have during and after school. I curated a list of specialty food snacks below that are perfect for everyone of all ages, whether for a fueling up for an after school sports match or carrying you through your back-to-back university classes (like I did!). I am glad to note that some of these snacks are already a hit with Sarah, including Health Warrior Chia Bars and the variety of Fruit Me Up squeeze pooches.

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Grindstone Coffee and Donuts

Grindstone Coffee & Donuts has satisfied Sag Harbor‘s long-term doughnut craving. After opening just over a month ago, Grindstone has spoiled the quaint, commuter village with a top quality sweet treat paired with exceptionally smooth San Francisco-based coffee. The business is thriving, with 1,300 doughnuts being churned out daily during the weekdays and over 2,200 purchased on Saturdays and Sundays.

The popularity of doughnuts created by owner, Kyle Shanahan, comes from a 48-hour-proof brioche-style dough that has a complex, yeasty flavor. Cage free eggs from upstate New York, Hudson valley five acres farms milk, unbromated and unbleached King Arthur are used to create the sweet and savory doughnuts.   View Post

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Organic Gemini

About a month ago at an event in Southampton, I discovered a company called Organic Gemini. Based in Brooklyn, Organic Gemini sells a variety of paleo raw snacks, smoothie mixes, flour, oil, and Horchata made from TigerNuts. What is a TigerNut?

TigerNuts are not nuts, but actually tubers, small root vegetables, which comprised up to 80% of our Paleo ancestors’ diet around 2 million years ago. This ancient superfood originates from Northern Africa and the Mediterranean and has impressive health benefits. TigerNuts are the #1 whole food source of prebiotic fiber that resists digestion and helps our bodies to naturally develop probiotic bacteria.  One ounce of TigerNuts has 40% of our daily-recommended fiber and TigerNuts contain as much potassium as coconut water, hydrating our bodies even more than water does while simultaneously reducing our food cravings due to their high level of nutrients. TigerNuts also have as much iron as red meat and spinach.

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