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July 2011

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This July eNewsletter is devoted to helping you find quality food products.  We have researched and tested many products to bring you these items. From olive oils, teas, coffee beans, candy, cookies, fruit and grain bars, salts, peppers, hot sauces, crackers, sugars, and spices---we have it all. 


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All the best in food, wine, and travel.

Happy July!
Sally Bernstein

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The Olive Press 

olive_pressThe Olive Press is dedicated to anything and everything having to do with olives and olive oil. Visiting one of the tasting rooms in Sonoma and Napa is an experience. These award winning California extra virgin olive oils are offered for tasting, along with a variety of vinegars for unusual, creative and sometimes explosive pairings.  In the artisan & gourmet gift shop you'll find many unique and distinctive items and a variety of culinary delights for the chef and novice alike. The complete line of The Olive Press products are available in their stores, catalog and online. Ask about their Press Club too. To order, click here.     


Dave's Gourmet     


Dave's Gourmet will heat up your summer like nothing else with an entire line of hot sauces.  From sauces that are Insanely hot, to sauces so mild you can serve them as a dessert sauce on ice cream, we're sure to have just the heat to spice up your summer. To order, click here.




Zhi Tea 


zhi_teaZhi is dedicated to the total experience from click to cup.   Zhi hand-selects and blends the finest organic loose-leaf teas direct from Asia. All Zhi teas are hand picked and processed in small batches - fresh and flavorful. They specialize in oolong tea, and also carry organic green, white, black, chamomile and red tea. Zhi also creates top-quality tea gift baskets and other fine gifts. Ask about their Organic Tea of the Month Club. To order, click here.





Capresso Grand Aroma Coffee Beans 


capresso_beansThis unique blend of premium beans, Swiss precision-roasted for a rich, smooth aroma with a velvety flavor that leaves nothing out is now available in Three Roasts: Regular, Decaf and Espresso. Each bag of Capresso Grand Aroma contains 8.8 oz. (250 g) of whole coffee beans. Grand Aroma Coffee Beans are now available in a set of 2 bags, 6 bags or 12 bags. To order, click here.





Silverado Vineyards Soda Creek Ranch Olive Oil  


silverado_olive_pilConsistently a wonderful blend of olives from Silverado Vineyards Soda Creek Ranch, the 2008 olive oil, certified Extra Virgin, was again a Gold Medal winner.  This estate olive oil includes the following olive varieties:  Picholine, Santagetese, Manzanillo, and Mission. These trees were originally planted in 1883 and brought back into production in 1992.  The olives have been harvested every autumn to produce a fresh, fruity, spicy oil.  $20 To order, click  here.   







William Bounds Sugar and Spices 


bounds_sugarMost people think of William Bounds for Salt & Pepper Mills and the gourmet salts and specialty peppercorns that accompany the mills.  But another facet of their business has to do with Sugar and Spices.  Try their Heritage Palm Sugar, available plain, with ginger, Korintje cinnamon, alor vanilla or tumeric.  Also rainbow sugar and different color sugars. Some of their innovative spices include California Garlic Sea Salt, French Pepper Rose Peppercorns and Muntok White Peppercorns. They also sell bulk spices.  To order, click here. 





100% Natural LiptonĀ® Iced Tea 



lipton_iced_teaRaised in the south, I am a big fan of iced tea and drink it almost every day.  When I can't drink freshly brewed tea, I enjoy opening a bottle of 100% Natural Iced Tea with Lemon.  It's the closest thing I've found to drinking fresh iced tea. You might also enjoy some of their other new flavors, both regular and diet, such as 100% Natural Green Tea with Citrus; 100% Natural Iced Tea with Pomegranate Blueberry; 100% Natural Green Tea with Passionfruit Mango; Diet Green Tea with Citrus; Diet Green Tea with Watermelon;  Diet Green Tea with Mixed Berry;  Diet Sparkling Green Tea with Strawberry Kiwi;  Half & Half Tea Lemonade;  Sweet Iced Tea; White Tea with Raspberry;  and Diet White Tea with Raspberry. Nutrition experts agree that calorie-free tea is an excellent beverage for hydration. Available in One-Half Liter bottles.  







kashi_peanutty-chocolateKashi products are natural, nutritious foods to help us nourish a balanced life.  They have an extensive product line, including cold cereals, hot cereals, snack bars, crackers, entrees, pizza, cookies, pilaf and waffles.  In other words, they are passionate about good, all-natural foods and have developed breakfasts, satisfying snacks, and mouth-watering dinners. Their new Peanutty Dark Chocolate Granola Bar is pictured here. To order, click here.






Titus Vineyards Olive Oil 



titus_olive_oilTitus Vineyards Napa Valley produces a Tuscan Blend of Extra Virgin Olive Oil that is Cold Pressed. Their California style oil is a blend of Mission, Sevillano and Manzanilla olives from their Ehlers Lane and Silverado Trail properties in St. Helena, California. The Titus family acquired this vineyard estate in 1969, the olives were planted in the mid 1990's and they have 111 trees. The Titus Family harvests thirty gallons of olive oil "hands on" every year.  This mild, buttery oil with a hint of fruitiness is a natural for using in pastas, sautés, salads or dipping with bread. To order, click here






ROASTe Gourmet Coffee 


roaste_coffeeHow much do you love your flavored coffee? You should check out ROASTe, a top source for gourmet coffee online. They have many delicious flavored coffee varieties, from nutty to fruity, from spicy to chocolaty. Discover your favorite flavor, and get it freshly roasted and delivered right to your door. Enjoy the gourmet coffee experience - an amazing variety of flavored coffees await you at ROASTe. To order, click here.





Lifeblue Web Design 


lifeblue_logoAlthough not a food product, this company can help make your company profitable.  Lifeblue is a top-level Dallas custom web design and development firm that also provides clients web marketing services that includes search engine optimization, brand engagement, social marketing and paid search management. They are an innovative force for their clients, providing them with a dynamic online presence that sets them apart from their competitors and connects them with their audience in unique and creative ways. For information, click here.





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New Articles





Artisan Chocolate Truffles & the Spices That Love Them:  

Fennel Seed by Chef Eric Cayton of Derry Church Bakery.  


Cake Walk--Classic Chocolate Cake is the subject here.      Stephanie Zonis gives us Microwave Mini Wacky Cakes for her Recipe and Naturally Nora All-Natural Baking Mixes for her Chocolate Recommendations.




Traveling with Kids 


Elaine Labalme and her nine-year-old son Steven share The Beaches of Southern Delaware including Lewes, known as "the oldest town in the oldest state," Rehoboth Beach, the largest of the area's ocean-facing communities, and Dewey Beach, a surfer community where the party never ends.





Jon Rusciano:  


Enjoy a new series by Jon called My Bordeaux Adventures, as Jon travels "across the pond" to visit Bordeaux wineries. You'll like his Premiere Bordeaux--Forward to upcoming articles as well as a beautiful Bordeaux photo.   


Premiere Bordeaux--J'arrive--Jon begins his Bordeaux trip with a visit to Smith-Haut-Lafitte, owned by Daniel and Florence Cathiard.  




Sara and Monty Preiser:   


A New Day, by Monty & Sara Preiser, discusses how the wine industry has the opportunity to take back their destiny now that Robert Parker has retired.


About Us This Time - Hope It's OK brings us up to date on the involvement in the wine and food industry of Monty & Sara Preiser.   





America's Most Beautiful Road: The Beartooth Highway. Barbara Gibbs Ostmann talks about being prepared for all kinds of weather when visiting the Beartooth Highway in Montana and Wyoming. 75th anniversary celebrations are planned June 10-12 in the three gateway communities of the All-American Road: Red Lodge and Cooke City, Montana, and Cody, Wyoming.





July Is

National Baked Bean Month; National Blueberry Month; National Hot Dog Month; National Ice Cream Month; National Pickle Month; National Picnic Month; Eggplant and Lettuce Month; Melon and Mango Month; National Horseradish Month; Nectarine and Garlic Month; and National Grilling Month.


July 1: Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day; International Chicken Wing Day
July 2: International Cherry Pit Spitting Day    

July 3: Eat Beans Day 

July 4: Independence Day; Sidewalk Egg Frying Day 

July 5: National Graham Cracker Day 

July 6: National Fried Chicken Day 

July 7: National Chocolate Day; National Strawberry Day 

July 8: National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day 

July 9: National Sugar Cookie Day 

July 10 Pina Colada Day  

July 12: Pecan Pie Day
July 13: National French Fries Day  

July 14: Bastille Day 

July 15: Tapioca Pudding Day 

July 16: Hot Dog Night 

July 17: National Ice Cream Day; Peach Ice Cream Day 

July 18: National Caviar Day
July 19: National Raspberry Cake Day
July 20: Ice Cream Soda Day
July 21: National Junk Food Day
July 22: National Penuche Fudge Day
July 23: National Hot Dog Day; Vanilla Ice Cream Day
July 24: National Drive-Thru Day 

July 25: Culinarians Day 

July 28: National Milk Chocolate Day: National Chili Dog Day  

July 29: National Lasagna Day
July 30: National Cheesecake Day 





krasner_vermontLooking for a Culinary Vacation? Join IACP Award Winning Cookbook Author Deborah Krasner in Vermont. She has three vacations soon, in August, September and October. Deborah is offering Sally's Place visitors a $100 discount so mention Sally when you contact her. 




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