Sally's Place eNewsletter
Go for the Gold!
August 2012


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August Is...


National Catfish Month; National Sandwich Month; National Watermelon Month; Goat Cheese Month; National Brownies at Brunch Month; National Water Quality Month; Peach Month; National Panini Month; and National Picnic Month.   



August 1
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

 August 2
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day


 August 3
  National Watermelon Day 


  August 4 
National Chocolate Chip Day

National Champagne Day

August 6 
National Root Beer Float Day


 August 7 
National Raspberries & Cream Day


  August 8
National Frozen Custard Day 


  August 9 
National Rice Pudding Day 


August 10
National S'Mores Day 


  August 11 
National Raspberry Bombe Day 


  August 12 
National Toasted Almond Bar Day 


  August 13 
National Filet Mignon Day 


  August 14 
National Creamsicle Day

August 15 
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day

  August 16 
National Rum Day


  August 17
National Vanilla Custard Day

Cup Cake Day 

 August 18 
National Ice Cream Pie Day 


 August 19 
National Soft Ice Cream Day 


  August 20 
National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

National Lemonade Day

  August 21 
National Spumoni Day 


 August 22 
National Pecan Torte Day

 August 23
National Spongecake Day  


 August 24 
National Waffle Day

National Peach Pie Day

  August 25
National Banana Split Day


 August 26
National Cherry Popsicle Day

 August 27
National Pots du Creme Day


 August 28 
National Cherry Turnover Day 


  August 29
National Whisky Sour Day

More Herbs Less Salt Day

National Lemon Juice Day


August 30 
National Marshmallow Toasting Day 


 August 31
National Trail Mix Day

Eat Outside Day


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August is filled with the Summer Olympics and the End of Summer.

olympic_party_platterRejoice and cheer on Team USA by hosting a "Go for the Gold Party." You might celebrate your favorite event or the closing ceremonies on August 12th.  Decorate in red, white and blue. A few olympic theme decorations are small flags from the different participating countries, torches, rings flags and three colors of medals: gold, silver and bronze. Go international with your menu.  To help you get started we have listed some of our favorite recipes on the left.  

Let the games continue!

Enjoy the ending days of summer and be sure and check out the coupon from at the very bottom of this eNewsletter.
All the best in food, wine, and travel.  


Happy August,


Sally Bernstein



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Stephanie Zonis covers many of the DC food trucks, cupcakes, farmers' markets, restaurants, patisseries and accommodations.


Traveling with Kids

Elaine & Steven Labalme


Kid-Friendly Zones: The Florida Keys    

Elaine and ten-year-old Steven tried nearly a dozen different key lime pies. Read the article to discover the winner.  


Elaine and Steven visit the two golden strands on either side of the Sunshine State that warrant consideration from family travelers.





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The London NYC Celebrates the London 2012 Summer Olympics


london_nyc_cocktail The London Bar in New York City is offering specialty cocktails while Gordon Ramsay at The London NYC hotel is preparing food options fit for an Olympic athlete.  The Summer Olympic Games will be cause for parties and celebrations across London.  Save yourself the time, expense, and hassle of traveling across the pond, and instead, join The London Bar until August 12th at The London NYC to celebrate the games close to home.  After all, who knows how to celebrate better than New York?  You'll be treated to new Specialty Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Room Service and MAZE Breakfast (MAZE by Gordon Ramsay offers a less formal and lively surrounding from which to enjoy the sophisticated cuisine from this accomplished culinary team) and Fitness Breakfast Special. For information, click here.



Samba Tea Vacuum Jug 


samba_tea Make hot tea blended with fruit, berries or flower petals in the colorful Samba Jug. Its classy round tea shape, the six fresh color shades of red, orange, light green, dark brown and black and a handy aroma strainer make it a real "feel good" vacuum jug. This jug comes complete with its own built-in aroma strainer integrated inside the pot for brewing loose-leaf tea the quick and easy way. Unlike many other strainers, it reaches right down to the bottom of the vacuum jug, to allow the aroma to unfold. The chubby, 100 per cent airtight pot will keep your beverage hot for several hours. For information, click here.  




Dave's Gourmet


daves_presidential The Presidential election is upon us and Dave's Gourmet wants to see if a hot sauce can predict the outcome.  They are selling two sauces: the Barack Obama Adjustable Origin Hot Sauce and the Mitt Romney Adjustable Opinion Hot Sauce (profits go to Cancer research).  Every bottle sold is a vote for that candidate and there is a tracking poll on Dave's Gourmet's website at




Chocolate Tea Store


cacao_tea Two of my passions are chocolate and tea. If you feel the same, you might want to check out this website called the Chocolate Tea Store. They sell many brands of chocolate tea, electric kettles, gourmet tea gifts, and gourmet chocolate gifts. They also have an "I Love Chocolate Blog." For information, click here.   



Zoku Quick Pop Maker


zoku_margarita_pops Proving that ice pops are not just for kids, these refreshing Cucumber Mint Margarita Pops flavored with zesty lime can be made in minutes - with or without tequila - with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker which freezes pops in as little as seven minutes, without electricity. More recipes on the Zoku Blog.  





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