INNA JAM: Hayward Kiwi

Posted on Apr 11, 2015

INNA JAM: Hayward Kiwi

Sourced from Gridley, CA, this species of kiwi was originally known as gooseberries in Southern China. After being spread to New Zealand, they renamed the fruit “kiwi”. Bright green with black seeds, this jam is tart and tropical with notes of green apple and pineapple. INNA jam brings wit with its name as well as the diversity of jams that are seasonally made with organic fruits.  

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Fruition Chocolate

Posted on Apr 5, 2015

Fruition Chocolate

Fruition is the realization of a dream, the bearing of fruit, the reach of fulfillment, and the name of this meticulous craft chocolate company. Unique bean-to-bar techniques are used at Fruition, refining their art as detail-oriented chocolatiers. Every jar has the expiration date and batch number handwritten on the label and all the bars are hand signed by the chocolate maker. The Brown Butter Milk Chocolate Bar melts on the palate, as if you put chocolate in a hot skillet and added butter. It’s well balanced and dreamy. The Dark Chocolate Covered Orange Scented Cranberries are tangy with soft citrus notes and just the right amount of chocolate....

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Mt. Townsend Creamery: Cirrus Camembert

Posted on Apr 2, 2015

Mt. Townsend Creamery: Cirrus Camembert

Discover the Pacific Northwest in every bite: Mt. Townsend Creamery of Port Townsend, WA, invites the changing landscape and climate details to bring forth their cheese’s inherent uniqueness; similar to wine. Their Cirrus Camembert is a variation of French soft-ripened cheese with nutty, butter flavors and a soft texture.  The creamery specializes in region-specific cheeses from a single herd of 250 cows, roaming the family farm. The perfect pairing cheese.

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Steven Smith Teamaker: Teas

Posted on Apr 2, 2015

Steven Smith Teamaker: Teas

To put it simply, he was my cup of tea. Steven Smith Teamaker imports teas and botanicals “directly from friends at origin”- from provinces all over the world to your cup. The Teamakers capture in small batches leaves from exotic to familiar flavors and scents that can bring newness and, yet, comfort to your senses for a great escape. “Bungalow” brings you to the Himalayan foothills, while “White Petal” takes you to China’s Fujian Province, as “Meadow” relaxes you in an Egyptian garden. Which shall you experience?...

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Dequmana: Olives

Posted on Apr 2, 2015

Dequmana: Olives

Dequmana Olives are hand selected and naturally cured with water and salt. They are meaty, yet soft in texture. Arbequina olives are cured for 3-4 months. They are tiny, yet pack a nutty buttery flavor. Gordals are also cured for 3-4 months and are enormous in size and taste. Empeltre olives are cured the longest; 12-14 months, and have a lightly higher sugar content. Dequmana’s spanish traditional curing technique allows the olive’s natural flavors to cultivate in abundance....

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Saxon Creamery: Big Ed’s Gouda

Posted on Mar 28, 2015

Saxon Creamery: Big Ed’s Gouda

Backed by their motto “Flavor, by nature,” Saxon Creamery produces a variety of cheeses with grass-fed cows and a low carbon footprint. The elements of the field landscape and varying grasses engenders into the cheese. Big Ed’s is Saxon Creamery’s signature. Creamy, sweet, and rich milk flavors enjoyed on crackers or melted onto a sandwich.  

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