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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Odd combinations

Some things that shouldn't go together, just do.  Like peanut butter and mayonnaise (hey, don't diss it till you try it--make sure it's Miracle Whip), peanut butter and apples, and Guns and Roses.

Yesterday, I got the opportunity to volunteer at the Food and Wine Experience Expo.  In return, I got free admission to the show.  Boy, was it crowded.  But it's fun to try different wine, tastes from various local restaurants (I had a steamed dumpling sandwich that was to die for), and interesting new gourmet items available locally and online.  Two of the gourmet shops sold things that I would never have thought of, but I highly recommend trying:

Cayenne shortbread by A Gourmet Thyme.
They say "savory, not sweet."  I'd actually say "sweet with a bit of heat."  I had to buy some of these to share with my wonderful guy.  I gave him without warning him that they have a bit of bite.  The response was something like, "Mmm.  Mmm.  Whoah!  Hey, these are spicy.  Cool!"

Beer and pretzel caramels by Sweet Jules Gifts.
How can anyone not like home made caramels?  Well, these aren't technically home made, but they taste like it.   I might have considered putting pretzels into caramels, but beer?  It's good, though.

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