Sally's Place eNewsletter
Father's Day
June 2012


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                      Tasting Tea

Beverly Dubrin, author of Tea Culture, compares tasting and drinking tea to tasting and drinking wine. She shares several San Francisco Bay Area tea houses with us. 




Egypt in 2013: Better Than Ever

Adam Spawton-Rice shares how popular Egypt has become as a tourist destination. With beautiful beaches and many choices for either family vacations or party nightlife for the younger crowd, Egypt has it all.



Traveling with Kids

Weekending with the Kids:

Magnificent Mile Meets Museum Mecca, Chicago, Illinois

Elaine and ten-year-old Steven Labalme enjoy a weekend getaway in the Windy City. 




Premiere Bordeaux - Epilog
Jon Rusciano looks back on memorable occasions in his lifetime and this Bordeaux trip is certainly one of them. Part of
Jon's My Bordeaux Adventures series.



If you are looking for Ethnic recipes, look no further than our Sally's Place Ethnic Recipe Section.

Ethnic Recipes

South African
South American

June Is...

National Dairy Month, Turkey Lovers Month, National Papaya Month, National Seafood Month, National Iced Tea Month,  National Beef Steak Month, National Frozen Yogurt Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, Great Outdoors Month, National Candy Month, National Soul Food Month, National Steakhouse Month, and Lemon & Mango Month. 


June 1

National Hazelnut Cake Day

June 2

National Chocolate Macaroon Day

June 3

National Rocky Road Day

June 4

National Frozen Yogurt Day

June 5

National Gingerbread Day

June 6

National Applesauce Cake Day

June 7

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

June 9

National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day


June 10

National Black Cow Day

June 11

National German Chocolate Day

June 12

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

June 13

National Lobster Day


June 14

National Strawberry Shortcake Day

June 15

National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

June 16

National Fudge Day

June 17

Father's Day

National Apple Strudel Day

June 18

National Cherry Tart Day

June 19

National Martini Day

June 20

National Vanilla Milkshake Day

June 21

National Peaches & Cream Day

June 22

National Chocolate Eclair Day

June 23

National Pecan Sandy Day

June 24

National Creamy Pralines Day

June 25

National Strawberry Parfait Day

June 26

National Chocolate Pudding Day

June 27

National Orange Blossom Day

June 28

National Tapioca Day

June 29

National Almond Butter Crunch Day

June 30

National Ice Cream Soda Day


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June 17th is a special day this month as it is the day we celebrate our Fathers.

dianas_MississippiMudPieDad might want to start the day off with a Key Lime Pie Martini or head right into brunch with  Belgium Waffles.  Whether you are cooking for him or he is cooking for family and friends, we have many enticing Dad-oriented recipes.  How about Spareribs on the grill, Bacon-Wrapped Chicken,  Chuck Steak or Paella?  And for dessert he will love the Mississippi Mud Pie pictured here.  

And be sure and check out the coupon from at the very bottom of this eNewsletter.  This is a perfect gift for Dad. 
All the best in food, wine, and travel.  


Happy June,


Sally Bernstein



Photo Credit: Diana's Desserts 

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Join Guest Chef & Author Linda Carucci for a Cruise of Culinary Delights with Oceania Cruises     

Think Athens to Rome this fall, from October 14th to 24th. Linda, author of Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks, is a chef instructor in the Culinary Arts and Culinary Management programs at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California - San Francisco. This cruise takes place on Oceania's  newest ship, Riviera, which launched this Spring. Riviera will have 21 individual hands-on cooking stations in its Cooking School at Sea, which is being overseen by Bon Appétit magazine. The Bon Appétit Festival of Food and Wine will take place aboard this cruise.  For more cruise information, click here




Dave's Gourmet


daves_ghost_pepper Dave's Gourmet has the perfect way for you to spice up Dad's life this Father's Day.  Their collection of four super-hot sauces in a wood crate now features the world famous Ghost Pepper hot sauce!   Get one today and give Dad the spice of life.   On SALE now at Dave's Gourmet.   To order, click here.





Nudo's Aglio, Olio, Pepperoncino Gift Set

nudo This Father's Day, celebrate Dad over a delicious homemade Italian feast made with the new Aglio, Olio, Pepperoncino Gift Set from Nudo, the company best known for its Adopt-An-Olive-Tree Program. This special Father's Day gift set includes everything you or your father will need to prepare the classic Italian dish, spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino (spaghetti with garlic, olive oil and chili peppers). The conveniently packaged set with artisanal Italian products is perfect for foodie Fathers who are happiest spending time in the kitchen. Or, let Dad sit back, relax and enjoy a classic Italian meal cooked especially for him. $22 For information, click here.   




An Oil Painting of Your Pet is Forever


becker_spaniel The most treasured and unique Father's Day gift of all:  A lasting tribute to his cherished pet companion (birthdays, holidays and all occasions, too).  Intimate and intense animal portraiture of dogs, cats, horses, and pets of all kinds. Becker's paintings are vibrant interpretations designed to touch the heart.  Her portraits are windows into the furriest souls, tangible, yet magical salutes to the animal-human emotional connection. Portraits begin at $150. Artist works from your favorite photo(s). Contact: Susan Becker in Golden, Colorado at 303.526.1288. See complete information at






Heart and Hands Wine  


HeartHands_Riesling The perfect Father's Day pairing for Dad - Heart and Hands Wine Company Pinot Noir and Riesling.  These cool climate, food friendly wines are produced in the Finger Lakes region of New York and will match beautifully with what Dad has cooking on the grill this summer.  Gift Dad grilling friendly wines all year long with a Claddagh Club Wine Membership.  For information, click here.   



Peter Lehmann Art Series     


art_series Peter Lehmann created one of Australia's most respected and popular brands by often defying the accepted wisdom of the day, courting near misses by taking chances and avoiding scrapes while never, ever shirking the opportunity to challenge the norm. This range of wines celebrates his life. These colorfully labeled wines include: 2011 Moscato2010 Chardonnay, 2011 Pinot Grigio2010 Shiraz Grenache  and 2010 Shiraz Cabernet. $12.99 For information, click here.      




Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2008


NIPOZZANO-RISERVA-2009 If you need a perfect gift for Dad, that special man in your life, here is a wine from the Frescobaldi family, one of Italy's oldest wine making families, with 700 years of history.  Among their award winning wines is the lovely Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG made from Sangiovese. This wonderfully complex deep purplish red  wine retails for $22 and is currently Wine Enthusiast's wine of the year. Barbecued meats, beef stews and aged cheeses are several serving suggestions.  For information, click here





Artezin Zinfandel   


Artezin_Zin Artezin Zinfandel is a bold choice for Father's Day, and not just because Zinfandel is a uniquely American favorite for backyard barbecuing.  Artezin offers a Mendocino wine that is a wonderful balance of zesty, peppery flavors and aromas of dark cherries, raspberries and licorice.  It's a manly wine that Mom can appreciate for a bit of restraint on the ripe fruit that sometimes causes Zins to be overly alcoholic.  Pair this one with roasted meats and steaks on the grill.  What Father's Day choice could be easier? $18 For information, click here       


Lucente 2009


2009_Lucente For Dad, the Luce della Vite vineyard in Italy has the perfect gift. Lucente 2009 is appropriate for celebrations or a casual BBQ. This Tuscan gem is a beautiful balance of Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon with dark, warm and silky notes.In appearance Lucente 2009 presents a purplish red with violet highlights, clear and concentrated. The nose opens with aromas of red-skinned fruits, amarasca (deep red) cherry, wild strawberries, black pepper and milk chocolate; followed by pure nuances of licorice and mineral notes of graphite that are also found in Luce.  Pairing flawlessly with roasted meats and cheeses, Lucente makes for a refined wine for Dad, without a rarefied price tag. $29 For information, click here.    


New Backpack with Removable Cooler 


romano_cooler This new product has a top section for dry goods and the bottom section (which unzips from the top) is an insulated cooler. One bag - many uses!  The top section is for chips, snack bars, etc. or for your shoes, wallet, books and so on. The top section has a front pocket that can hold extras. A sturdy rubber handle on top and there are padded backpack straps and a padded back - making this very comfy to carry on your back. There is an inside pocket to hold your valuables or whatever else too. Now the bottom section - the bottom section is a cooler (insulated). It attaches to the top section with a zipper. From Keep Your Cooler - Online Ice Cooler Store! For information, click here




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