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Picnics, Grilling & Summer Fun!
June 2010














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June is the month to have fun! 

Summer is finally here and what better way to enjoy it than a picnic. Picnics, by Rosemary Furfaro, offers a dozen articles from Beach Picnics to Different Flavors for a Barbecue-Picnic to A Traveling Picnic. In fact, Rosemary has suggestions for picnics in different seasons of the year.  If you what to learn how to pack the perfect picnic basket, make plan ahead recipes and keep foods at the proper temperatures, these are just a few of the topics Rosemary covers.
In Tips on Packing Your Cooler Sofia Romano shares cooler tips for a day on the beach, the park, a sporting event or your favorite picnic.
And to your left you'll see "Sally's Place Top 10 Simple Picnic Salads."

All the best in food, wine, and travel.

Happy June!
Sally Bernstein
Editor in Chief

Special Offers

Wagon Depot
wagon_depotTake a wagon to the beach, see your kids enjoy a new bicycle, go kart, or water toys.  Wagon Depot has these items and MANY more ride on toys! Also water toys for the swimming pool, strollers, rocking toys and mini license plates. Click here to order.

Keep Your Cooler
keep_your_coolerKeep Your Cooler has a special coupon for Sally's Place visitors:  10% discount on all orders above $50.00. Offer expires June 20th, 2010. Simply type in cool10 at checkout for an instant discount. You'll love their selection of cooler bags for shopping, lunch, picnics and so much more! Click here to order.

Fun Grill Facts

Survey Results show that Hamburger is atop the Grilling Food Chain
According to a survey conducted by experts at Napoleon Fireplace and Grills (, hamburgers are the most commonly grilled foods, followed by steak, hot dogs and chicken.  Ribs came in sixth, despite being a "taste favorite" to eat off the grill.  "As people begin to grill and eat more meals at home, they're also experimenting with different grilling styles such as planking and smoking." The survey results also showed that 82 per cent of people own a grill or smoker, while 24 per cent have two grills; the second being either a charcoal grill or at a seasonal cottage or cabin. 

New Articles

Jon Rusciano pens Spring "Release" - Chapter 1 as he visits Martin Estate Winery and Cliff Lede Vineyards on this spring trip.
by Monty & Sara Preiser...

Petit Verdot: the James Dean of Wine. Kind of dark. Brooding. Powerful without being overpowering. Perhaps not for everyone's taste. Are we talking wine here?
Swanson is Sweet, Benessere Brings New Boss, Central Coast Wine Classic Continues Charity.

Traveling with Kids by Elaine Labalme

Weekending with the Kids at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. This Allegheny Mountain resort offers mineral-infused pools, afternoon tea, the Washington Library, gorge tours, archery, spas, great food and more says Elaine.

Elaine shares her Weekending with the Kids: Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Think National Historic Landmark that underwent a $120 million restoration and reopened its doors in 2007. Also think golf, fishing, afternoon tea, The Springs Eternal Spa, and more.

Sally Recommends Great Gifts for Father's Day (June 20th)

Grill Mill from William Bounds
grill_millGet grilling this season with the stylish new Grill Mill from William Bounds. This mill, which can be used for sea salt or peppercorns, is made of durable stainless steel. The straight-sided design, with textured surface in the middle, makes for easy grabbing while grilling and cooking, allowing you to grip and twist without slipping. Available in two sizes to meet multiple needs. The small, measuring five inches tall, is perfectly sized for use at the table or buffet, or for carrying in a picnic basket. The large mill is the choice for use at a grill. Perfect for a Father's Day gift; $30 for the 5-inch and $50 for the 7-inch.

garric cellarsGarric Cellars is a producer of high quality Cabernet Sauvignon from world-class vineyards in the Napa Valley. Owners Ricardo Cajulis and Gary Ochwat are offering Sally's Place visitors a discounted price off of their 2006 vintage. The price is $595 for a case of 12 bottles, $325 for 6 bottles and $59 per bottle (these prices include tax and shipping). Email Ricardo at: for more information.

Maker's Mark Bourbon Chocolates
bourbon_chocolatesA bottle of bourbon certainly is a more traditional gift for Father's Day, but why not surprise Dad with Maker's Mark bourbon chocolates? The decadent sweets have a dark chocolate outside, rich nougat center laced with Maker's Mark and are crowned with a single toasted pecan. Click here to order.

lobster_gramDo Something Spectacular for Dad this Father's Day! Lobster Gram has everything you need to give Dad the Gift of Gourmet Memories that last a lifetime!  Show Dad exactly how you feel about him with the Marvelous Lobster Feast with Maine Tails or send him your love and thanks with the Luxurious Lobster Feast featuring Live Lobsters! No matter the gift you choose, rest easy knowing you are giving the unique experience of gourmet indulgence that will stay with Dad for years to come!  Click here to order.

Gourmet Sardinia
sweet myrtleOur cookbook "Sweet Myrtle & Bitter Honey", by Efisio Farris, is an award winning Italian cookbook that is perfect for men. It walks guys through easy recipes that highlight fish,wild game, and meat that are great for grilling and entertaining. It's a story of a Sardinian islander who enjoys cooking with fresh ingredients in a non fuss simple rustic way. Men love reading Efisio's monologue and trying the recipes first hand. Click here to order.

La Molina Chocolates from Tuscany
gustiamo_la_molinaInventive flavors and century old methods of production characterize La Molina hand-crafted chocolates from Tuscany. Elegantly packaged, La Molina offers a taste for everyone: a combination of milk or dark chocolate and hazelnuts from Piemonte, candied orange, fresh Tuscan mint, Sicilian almonds, or simply pure high percentage cocoa bars for the connoisseur. Click here to order.

Vinturi White Wine Aerator
vinturi white wine aeratorIt's a longstanding myth that white wine does not need aeration. Actually, white wine displays the same improvements with aeration. Vinturi White Wine Aerator uses a different ratio of air to liquid in its "aeration engine." This aerator is designed exclusively for white wine. The package includes the Vinturi, a no-drip stand, and carrying pouch.
Vinturi Red Wine Aerator also available. Click here to order.

Does Dad need clothes for Father's Day?  Think Macy's for clothes, men's accessories, jewelry and fun electronic gadgets as well as home purchases. Click here to order.

Is Dad a Cook?
CDN TouchScreenTimerGive him the new CDN Touch Screen Timer & Clock. This appealing combination timer and clock operates at the touch of the screen and features a new, compact design. This dual-function unit features a large digital readout that makes it easy to read when near or far. The timer digits appear on the top, with the clock digits on the bottom. Each function is easily set with the touch of the screen. Click here to order.

Amazon Offers
apple iPadApple iPad MB292LL/A Tablet (16GB, Wifi) by Apple Buy new: $608.56 Used available also.
Technical Details: 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology. 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi). 16GB flash drive with 1Ghz Apple A4 custom-designed system on a chip. Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology Box Contents:iPad Dock Connector to USB Cable 10W USB Power Adapter Documentation. Click here to order.

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June Is

Dairy Month; Great Outdoors Month; National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month; National Iced Tea Month; Turkey Lovers Month; National Candy Month; and National Papaya Month.
June 2: National Rocky Road Day
June 3: Egg Day
June 4: Cheese Day; Applesauce Cake Day; National Doughnut Day
June 5: National Gingerbread Day
June 6: National Applesauce Cake Day
June 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 10: Iced Tea Day
June 11: Corn on the Cob Day
June 13: Kitchen Klutzes of America Day
June 16: National Fudge Day; Fresh Veggies Day
June 17: Eat Your Vegetables Day; Stewart's Root Beer Day
June 18: International Picnic Day
June 20: Father's Day; National Ice Cream Soda Day
June 21: First Day of Summer
June 22:National Chocolate Éclair Day
June 23: National Pecan Sandies Day
June 25: National Catfish Day
June 26: National Chocolate Pudding Day
June 29: Waffle Iron Day