Shari’s Berries

562680_428415783836658_1528324879_n For December I am highlighting another fantastic gift company, Shari’s Berries. I was sent a gft code so I could try out the whole shopping process. I love food gift baskets. There are so many options available. To me the food gift basket is the perfect gift. Everyone loves food and it’s not something will just be setting on a shelf that you are going to have to dust. Let’s check out what I got.

Snack Attack Gift Basket

SNK_CKNSNCKCHC_SnkAttkv2_Core_10_SQ This is a wonderful gift idea. I love the flavors and freshness of the snacks. A little something for any desire your tongue may have. Sweet, salty, crunchy. Love that is comes in a really cute reusable basket with lining, lid and ribbon. Butter Toffee Peanuts have a nice flavor. The crunch of toffee and butter rich aftertaste make this one of my faves. Roasted Gourmet Corn is some of the best I have tasted, Not hard at all. Crunch is perfect. Pleasantly salty, very good. Smoked Almonds have the right amount of smokieness. An all around delicious treat. Basket includes so many different snacks there is something for everyone.

Your Gift Includes

  • 3 oz Hollywood Trail Mix
  • 3 oz Cinnamon Almonds
  • 3 oz Colossal Pistachios
  • 3 oz Corn Nuts
  • 3 oz Honey Roasted Peanuts
  • 3 oz Honey Sesame Sticks
  • 3 oz Butter Toffee Peanuts
  • 3 oz Rice Cracker Mix
  • 3 oz Roasted Salted Cashews
  • 3 oz Smokehouse Almonds
  • Seasonal Ribbon
  • Reusable wicker basket with muslin lining
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This gift basket is overflowing with enough munchies to satisfy anyone’s snack-attack. Includes a flavorful option for every snack-time craving, from roasted salted almonds and cashews, to tempting trail mix, to delicious honey sesame sticks.

I love that with Shar’s Berries you can select the exact date that you want the gift basket delivered. You can even narrow down the time of day for an additional fee.I received mine right on time. Now that’s a fantastic shipping department.

Shari’s Berries has gift baskets vailable for almost any occasion.

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Good Health Natural Snacks

If you love to snack like I do you are going to be glad you stopped by. I have found a wonderful company that sells amazing snacks that are all natural and good for ya too. Get this y’all they are affordable. That’s a nice change of pace. I get tired of having to overpay just to find a healthy snack with Good Health Natural Foods ya don’t have to. Let’s check em out.

Glories Sweet Potato Chips in:

Original with Sea Salt

Serious sweet potato flavor with a touch of sea salt. Crunchy, yummy, perfect. Great healthier snack option.

Maple Chipotle

What a combo. Sweet, salty with a little kick. Wonderful Kettle Style Chip

Welcome to the taste that was born and bred in the South. Our southern-grown sweet potatoes are harvested, sliced, lightly seasoned and kettle cooked for a chip that’s naturally nutritious and 100% mouth-watering, down-home delicious. With no trans fats and low sodium these GMO free and gluten free crunchy chips are sure to become one of your favorites!

You may not know that in addition to a full array of traditional nutrients, sweet potatoes also have high levels of root storage proteins with antioxidants that provide unique health benefits. The sweet potato has also been classified as an “anti-diabetic” food with studies that linked sweet potato consumption to stabilized blood sugar levels and lower insulin resistance. Maybe the sweet potato should be named “The Super Potato!”

So whether you’re a Connecticut Yankee or Southern Belle, you’re about to experience glorious snacking that puts the accent on great taste and Good Health.

Harmonies Multi-Grain Chips in:

Maple Cinnamon

Smell like pancakes with rich maple syrup. Flavor is sweet texture is light and crispy. If ya want to get your sweet on this chip is for you.

Chili Queso

This multi-grain chip smells like salsa. Tastes like it’s name says. Reminds me of amuch tastier version of a national brand, whose name I will not mention. Harmonies are much better for ya. Very light. Pretty darn good.

What if great tasting chips and good health could really get in tune? Start singing…you’re about to crunch into a savory, satisfying medley of hearty and tasty grains, in perfect harmony with healthful living. Harmonies blend all the delicious natural flavor of wheat, corn, oats, and rice into a delicately sea-salty, crispy-crunchy chip with a lot less fat than its grocery-shelf neighbors. And with zero artificial ingredients. This is what Good Health Natural Foods is all about: the healthiest snacks possible with plenty of flavor, crunch, and zest! The result is a tastefully balanced blend of nature’s best ingredients that goes great with soups and sandwiches, or just by themselves. Serve Harmonies proudly. You can feel good about sharing them with your friends and family. Savor the knowledge that your taste buds and your body are crunching in gloriously good-for-you harmony.

Veggie Stix Original and Veggie Chips Garden Salsa

I’ve been munching on Veggie Stix for years and think they are great. Fun stick shape that are “Kid Kritics Approved”

The Garden Salsa
flavor smells spicy though there really isn’t much of a hot bite when ya crunch into one. Celery and bell pepper are highlighted in the flavor. Really good.

Our Veggie Stix® and Chips are made with all natural ingredients; potatoes, tomatoes and spinach, pure sea salt and non-hydrogenated oils. That means 0 grams of trans fat and the chips have 30% less overall fat than regular chips for you and your family and the Veggie Stix® and Hot Veggie Stix® , 55% less fat than regular potato chips! Try our healthier snack alternative with a sandwich or straight from the bag.

Olive Oil Potato Chips available in several flavors:

Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt

These are in one of those bags that are really hard to get into. Once ya do you will be so glad you did. Crunchy and delicious with generous cracked pepper flavor. Not to much sea salt.

Garden Tomato and Basil

Taste like pizza on a perfectly made kettle chip

Sea Salt and Vinegar

Wonderful flavor. Great blend of salty vinegary goodness.

Rosemary

I was quite intrigued with this flavor. Kinda questioning it in fact, but it is really really delicious.The folks at Good Health Natural Snacks don’t skimp on flavor.

For centuries, olive oil has been one of the mainstays of the Mediterranean diet. Today, olive oil evokes images of the old country with its simpler and slightly slower lifestyle – what we like to think of as “the good life.” We have tried to capture a part of this lifestyle by using 100% olive oil to kettle cook our chips. The result of our efforts are chips with a hearty crunch and all natural taste. Kettle cooking in 100% olive oil also makes these chips a delicious source of mono and polyunsaturated fats. (These chips are quickly becoming our favorite!)

Humbles Sesame Garlic

Who knew one could even make hummus chips? I certainly didn’t. Sesame Garlic is perfect. Crunchy, light, delicious. With 60% less fat than potato chips this high fiber option is fabulous.

Some chips talk a good game. They boldly shout about their “great taste” and “big-time crunch” – without so much as a peep about all that salt, grease and fat. Humbles™ are different. First of all, they’re made by Good Health Natural Foods®, a leader in providing high-quality, great tasting snacks for health-conscious(aren’t we all?) individuals and their families. Second, Humbles™ (surprise!) are made from hummus – which is made from the humble chick pea, one of mankind’s favorite snacks for a millennium now – so they’re as naturally tasty as they are healthful. Baked to a crispy-crunchy golden brown, with only 4 or 4.5 grams of fat per serving(and no trans fat). Best of all, Humbles™ come in three deliciously distinctive flavors: Olive Oil, Lemon & Feta; Roasted Red Pepper; and Sesame Garlic. So let those run-of-the-mill chips keep running on about themselves. We’ll quietly and humbly let your mouth – and body – decide who’s best.

Popcorn Half Naked

OOoooooo this is good popcorn. Very nice. Light and fluffy. Not heavily salted.

For starters, we use only baby tender white corn, the plumpest and most tender popping corn ever raised on the farm. Then we lovingly air-pop these premium kernels into scrumptious fluffy morsels of gourmet goodness. And for the all-important final touch, performed in complete privacy, we lightly dress them in non-hydrogenated oil. And, like all good popcorn, you will naturally find kernels at the bottom of the bag.

Avocado Oil Potato Chips Come In:

Barcelona Barbecue

Barbeque flavor is slight. Crunch is nice. pretty darn good.

Chilean Lime

Extreme lime flavor. Great for anyone who loves the flavors of lime and salt.

Sea Salt

Uniquely creamy flavored oil gives these chips a very nice flavor. Touch of sea salt goes well.

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Bringing Up Bobby

I got a chance to see one of the fabulous new releases from Monterey Media. They sent me a DVD copy of the independent film, “Bringing Up Bobby” This is the story of a beautiful, con-artist, Eastern European  mother who is trying to raise her son (Bobby) the best she can. Through numerous exploits and scams , Olive comes to realize that Bobby’s future is at stake. See what hapens when a new family steps in to help. Excellent fast paced movie full of great actors. Brining Up Bobby was released November 20th 2012 so look for it near you.

Bringing Up Bobby

Bringing Up Bobby” is about a European con artist named Olive (Jovovich) and her 10 year-old son Bobby (List) who arrive in Oklahoma to begin a new life. When Olive’s criminal past catches up to her, she is faced with putting her son’s happiness before her own. Mary (Cross) and her husband Kent (Pullman) try to heal from the death of their own son as they become part of Bobby’s life.

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Wink Soap – Handmade Vegan Soaps and Lip Balms

Y’all know I love stuff that smells great. Apparently the folks over at Wink Soap do too. They sent me a bar of their handmade vegan soap for review. Let’s check it out.

Cherry Almond Soap

Cherry Almond is an amazing scent combination. Sweet and sexy smelling at the same time. Love that all Wink Soaps and Lip Balms are vegan as well as handmade. The founder of Wink Soap, Mindi, has sensitive skin like I do so she knows what it’s like trying to find soaps at mass merchandisers that actually keep you skin feeling good. I hated that itchy dry feel I would get so often when I would use mass produced cleansing products. Mindi felt the same way so she started making her own soaps and lip balms. Wink Soaps are made with natural ingredients not harsh chemicals. Read the ingredient list and you can see for yourself. The generous sized bars of Wink Soap lather well and leave your skin feeling  ultra moisturized.  Scent lingers on skin so you not only feel great using it but smell great too.

Product Description

Sweet cherries mixed with warm almonds, a perfect combination. Our Cherry Almond handmade soap smells just like a sundae shop. Vegan soap with shea butter.

Key ingredients:
Olive oil – Obtained from the olive tree traditionally grown in the Mediterranean Basin. Olive oil is known for its natural moisturizing abilities, and providing smoothness and softness to dry, scaly skin especially during the winter time.

Shea butter – Extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. Shea butter melts at body temperature and is readily absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy residue.

5 oz.

Ingredients: Olive oil, coconut oil, soybean oil, hemp oil, organic shea butter, sodium hydroxide, fragrance.

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Gordon Ramsay Kitchen Heaven

I love Gordon Ramsay’s cooking style and way of running a proper restaurant. I was delighted to receive a copy of his book “Gordon Ramsay- Kitchen Heaven over 100 brand-new recipes” for review. Let’s check it out.

Kitchen Heaven

Gordon Ramsay – Author

In this fabulous book Gordon shows readers the way the culinary world should be run.  I was thrilled to find not only amazing recipes with pics, but a veritable smorgasbord of tips and stories of Gordon’s real life experiences in the food world. From classics such as Minestrone to beautifully titled deserts like Cold Chocolate Mousse with Lavender Ice-Cream Gordon takes your palette on a culinary tour of the world of fine food. The title is a play on words from Gordon’s hit television shows Kitchen Nightmares and Hells Kitchen.

Summary of Kitchen Heaven


With over 100 brand new recipes—including some of the most accessible and delicious Gordon Ramsay has ever produced—Kitchen Heaven is a cookbook for everyone who loves food, from the complete novice to the more accomplished cook.

As well as meat, fish, and vegetarian dishes, there are recipes for soups, dressings, sauces, puddings, and “Things on Toast”. With practical insights and fascinating anecdotes, it also provides for the first time, a glimpse of what really drives this professional footballer-turned world renowned chef, who induces not only sheer terror in all those who work with him, but also fierce loyalty. That number is about to include you. Let Gordon into your kitchen—and you’ll soon be cooking like never before.

Sections Include:

Salads

Things on Toast

Vegetarian

Soups

Fish

Meat

Puddings

Vinaigrettes and Dressings

Sauces Stocks and Basics

Essential Techniques

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The Fishmonger’s Cookbook

Fish is one of my favorite meals to eat. Well anything from the ocean actually. Trouble was finding the right way to prepare the ocean’s treasures. I found a fabulous book from Penguin.com called The Fishmonger’s Cookbook. I recieved a copy for review, Let’s check it out.

The Fishmonger’s Cookbook

Mitchell Tonks – Author

Love that it includes buying guides with full color photos so you can be sure you are purchasing the best possible fish and shellfish available.. Also includes photographic tips for preparing your bounty. Examples of how properly pick crab meat and the best ways t cook fish. When the book arrived I wanted to try something out right away.It was too late to buy fish that evening so we tested out the tartar sauce recipe on page 23. It was extraordinary. Never had tartar sauce that delicious. All the recipes are simple to make and the results are fabulous. Book even includes a list of great seafood markets and restaurants you can visit.

Summary of The Fishmonger’s Cookbook


The only seafood cookbook you’ll ever need

Based around practicality and lifestyle, The Fishmonger’s Cookbook is the essential seafood guide teaching you everything from handy tips for cooking and preparing fish to simple and delicious recipes to feed a family, for a special occasion, or just for one. Learn how to tell what’s fresh and what’s not, the questions to ask your fishmonger, and which ingredients, prepared and put together simply, can produce the most mouthwatering dishes. With the emphasis is on fun, enjoyment and simplicity, this is the only seafood book you’ll ever need.

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