Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Just for fun and to bring back fun memories of Brooke's stalking years...


Tuesday, November 9, 2010


On Sunday, PJ and I went to the Chocolate Expo in White Plains. We had never been to an expo/festival where the main ingredient was sweet! We're used to garlic, chili, more garlic etc! There was a lot more here than chocolate though.
Just Buns had some delicious buns! Very fresh and light! http://swirlybuns.com/
There were lots of cookie vendors, some good, some bad. These weren't too good!
The different chocolate vendors had some beautiful chocolates! Very creative! It's a shame that most to the vendors that had REAL chocolate, didn't offer samples. The ones that had sugar free, organic etc, they had lots of samples but they also tasted disgusting! I say... if you're going to eat chocolate, don't try to change it. Eat the real deal!
These were beautiful... from Odyssey Chocolates

The expo was very crowded with people. It was hard to maneuver but we made sure that if there was a sample, we were going to get it!
This vendor, www.thechocolateboxnyc.com, had beautiful boxes made out of chocolate and then filled with treats!

Beechwood House Sauces www.beechwoodhouse.com has a delicious Garlic BBQ sauce and also their Bourbon Sauce was delicious!
This Garlic Sunday Sauce from www.GrandpaPete.com was really good but too expensive for sauce. One jar wouldn't be enough for one meal in my house! But it was very good!
And here's the star of the show... JD GOURMET. http://www.jdgourmet.com/about.html
They have the best Barrel Aged Balsamic Vinegar that we've ever had! Some bread, EVOO, balsamic and a bottle of wine and you're all set! Their other vinegars and oils are also delicious but that one is our very, very favorite!
We had a really nice time. It was so nice to meet Dee, even though it was a quick chat.
Now that the cold weather is coming, I guess we have to wait until next year to go to more festivals!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Yesterday, Alyssa and I made Emeril's Sweet & Spicy Pickles. We had a great time! I've added the recipe and more pictures to my cooking blog... mamazukecooks.blogspot.com