12 Days of Local Christmas, 2010: Pick A Peck Pickles, Inc.

Interesting. After reviewing the last few 12 Days of Local Christmas, I realize that most of my gift ideas are sweet. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but suppose you have a friend who doesn’t eat sugar. Then what are you going to do? How about pickles? Now, I make a mean Bread

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12 Days of Local Christmas, 2010: Frog Hollow and Bellwether Farms

Remember back in October when I wrote about an awesome dinner I made with Bellwether Crescenza cheese and fresh tomato salad? I still dream about that cheese. So I was pleased to see Frog Hollow Farms (my favorite local, organic fruit CSA) and Bellwether together at the Foodbuzz event, showing how well Warren Pears and

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12 Days of Local Christmas, 2010: Shopping for California Food on Etsy

I love to shop on Etsy and for this 12 Days of Local Christmas, I have tried to think of ways to work in my love of Etsy. I have found 40th birthday presents, baby gifts, artwork for the house, jewelry for myself, so many treasures on Etsy. For those of you unfamiliar with this

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12 Days of Local Christmas, 2010: Salsabol

Gudrun (you are probably asking yourself) why are you featuring this kitchen gadget, which is not an edible food item. Three standout reasons: A. The Salsabol was designed by two local recent college grads (I almost called them kids, then thought better of it. But I am sure they are at least a decade or

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12 Days of Local Christmas, 2010: Bison Organic Beer

Don’t miss an update from Kitchen Gadget Girl, sign up for the new email list! Beverages! It is about time. Last year, I highlighted St George Spirits, the producers of the most outstanding vodkas, include Buddha’s Hand, as well as a new line of tequilas, which we happily tried last year. This year, I thought

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12 Days of Local Christmas, 2010: Blue Chair Fruit Company

Don’t miss an update from Kitchen Gadget Girl, sign up for the new email list, which sends a note every time something new is posted. On the 3rd Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me – Something to put on my toast in the morning! Blue Chair Fruit is a regular at Bay

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12 Days of Local Christmas, 2010: 479° Popcorn

Don’t miss an update from Kitchen Gadget Girl, sign up for the new email list, which sends a friendly email each time I post something new. Local and organic popcorn? With special collections for the holidays? Yes, it is all possible! For day #2 of the 12 Days of Local Christmas (2 Turtle Doves, if

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12 Days of Local Christmas, 2010: Foodzie Gift Baskets

Welcome to the holidays. Yes, I know that Thanksgiving is next week, and I had sort of promised myself that I would not say Christmas until November 26th, but then I got to thinking. Shouldn’t I launch my annual 12 Days of Local Christmas in time for readers to actually seek out some of these

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