Archive for the food Tag

One Elf: Tiny Treats to Make You Smile

Whimsical, lighthearted, amusing… call it whatever you like, but you won’t be able to resist a smile!  Vancouver’s One Elf miniature wearable food are perfect for young-at-heart foodies with a flair for fun.    Carefully crafted from polymer clay, they look just like the real thing, only smaller!

 

What summer evening would be complete without delicious, delicious s'mores?

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Peanuuut, peanut butter... jelly!

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Fair warning:  It could be hazardous to your ears to wear those last ones near my peanut butter obsessed toddler!  And how perfect would these cheeseburgers be at a casual summer bbq?

 

Mmmmm…. don’t they look almost good enough to eat?

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Anyone who knows me, knows that I *love* cake… You never ever have to twist my arm when that delicious treat is involved!  So it will come as no surprise that these caught my eye:

 

complete with sprinkles on top... perfect!

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So whether your favorite is waffles,tacos, avocado, hot dogs, or ice cream sandwiches, there’s a little something for everyone… Stop by the One Elf Etsy shop and see what’s on the menu!

~Jennifer

 

Sweet Treats to Savour!

I am having a bit of fun getting ready for Easter this year.  Now that my daughter is old enough to have a little egg hunt, there is something a little more exciting about the whole experience!  We already have some colourful plastic eggs to “hide”, a basket for her to gather them in, and she will probably even get a little treat or toy to play with.  She is still a bit too young for much chocolate or candy, but that just means more for Mom and Dad, right?  In fact, this year I think the Easter Bunny may go all out, and leave a few treats from Charlinda Belgian Chocolates when he/she hops on by!

 

Nothing says Welcome Spring better than (delicious chocolate-y) flowers!

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But chocolate shouldn’t only be an Easter treat, it’s so versatile that it can be perfect for any occasion or no occasion at all!

 

Who knew you could make a piano from chocolate? It's music to your mouth...

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Perhaps there is an upcoming wedding or baby shower that could use some decor that doubles as a small gift or an extra desert…

 

You may *want* to nibble on the real baby, but people tend to frown on that… so nibble on this instead!

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Charlinda is a mother-daughter team from Stoufville Ontario, and they use an old family recipe that has stood the test of time.  They have mouthwatering almond bark, truffles, chocolate cherries, and chocolate in multitude of shapes and designs.   There’s even a 3D canoe filled with maritime goodies, and I really like this sleek sailboat:

 

There are so many shapes, and they come in a variety of flavours too.. yum!

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The ladies can make almost anything your heart desires, and custom work is welcome.  Weddings, trade shows and other events can have a little something extra that won’t end up gathering dust on someone’s shelf, or in next year’s garage sale!  Contact them for more details, or visit the website to see what is available.

Wishing you and yours a day filled with sweetness,
~Jennifer

 

Plush for you, plush for me

Jacki, the creative mind behind Plushoff, obviously has a great sense of humour! Her shop has had me giggling for the last little while, and I just had to share.

If you have a child who has trouble sleeping, maybe the Sleepy Marshmallow Bed Bug would help them snuggle in a little more…

Marshmallow Bed Bug by Plushoff - www.canadianhandmade.ca

Do you love ice cream, maybe want to impart that love on your little one early? Let them play with this plushie Strawberry cone!

Strawberry ice cream by Plushoff - www.canadianhandmade.ca

Better yet, combine the ice cream with a jar of dill pickles for your pregnant friend ;)

Dill Pickle by Plushoff - www.canadianahandmade.ca

Thanks for the smile today, Jacki from Kamloops! To see more of her work, check out her Etsy shop, visit her website or chat it up on Twitter and Facebook. She’s also been known to do custom orders, and wouldn’t these make adorable stocking stuffers?

Cheers,
~Sarah

Updated: Just discovered there’s a Plush Off shop on Cargoh, too :)

Sisters with a Sweet Tooth

Ever since I stopped Trick or Treating and started handing out treats instead, I have always made sure that we have extra candy.  That way we have plenty of leftovers for me to nibble on, sometimes right up until Christmas time!   The other day I stumbled across the Bruce County Nut and Fudge Co.  Let me tell you, if you gave out their treats on Halloween night, you would have the most popular house on the block!  That said, I am pretty sure that you will NOT want to share these delectable goodies.

A delicious apple, dipped in caramel, then chocolate, then drizzled with more chocolate. Divine.

My personal fave: Caramel apple, with toasted pistachios, dried cranberries, and white chocolate drizzle.... (*drool*)

Fudge!!!

There are a seemingly endless array of fudge flavours to choose from.   Everything from the classic Maple to Cookie Dough or Cappuccino.  You can even go “nuts” and pick from all kinds of roasted and glazed nut selections, perfect for a holiday snack plate.

Roasted almonds with caramelized sugar, cinnamon, cocoa, and vanilla

Yvonne, Melissa, and Tanya come by their sweet tooth honestly.  They grew up watching their parents running a candy company, and have since created Bruce County Nut and Fudge Co. to bring fantastic sweet treats to a whole new generation.    Their storefront is in Sauble Beach Ontario, but you can shop online by clicking over to their website.  You can even join the apple of the month club!

Enjoy!
~Jennifer

Cookie Monster’s Delight

Confession: I love baked goods and desserts.  I can easily be lured anywhere with the promise of cake, and my eyes light up at the prospect of gooey brownies with ice cream on top.  You don’t even want to get me started about the time my poor husband thought we didn’t need cookies because we had bought some the week before…  puhlease….  In fact, there is a package of cookies by my side even as I write this post.  Sadly though, they are of the mass-produced machine-made variety, and not anything nearly as delicious as these sweet treats from Vanilla Bean Desserts.

Jane and Evelyn are a mother-daughter team from Halifax, who share a lifelong love of baking.  With one week lead time, orders for cookies and brownies are able to be shipped wherever you like.  However, some of the more perishable items are not able to be shipped (like the delicious looking cakes… sigh), so those of you in Halifax definitely win out!

These Chocolate Truffle cookies made my mouth water just looking at them!

Perfect for a kids halloween party. Think of them as edible decorations!

The thoughtful beauty of flowers, with the delicious indulgence of cookies. What better way to brighten someone's day?

Now that I’ve wet your appetite (ha!), head on over to the Vanilla Bean Etsy Shop, visit them on Facebook or see the whole range of products on their website.  Be warned: there is a distinct possibility that you may start to drool.  Just remember to lean away from the keyboard.  :-)

~Jennifer

Tickled Pink

I have to admit that I have a bit of a problem. An addiction really. I love Tickleberry’s.
I discovered these delicious treats several years ago while attending the One of a Kind craft show in Toronto. Tempted by all the variety of flavours (and the nice lady with the samples!), I had to try some. That is when my problem started.
Now I am unable to pass by a Tickleberry stand without coming home with some fantastic chocolate covered dried fruits. However, these treats are not just for anyone. I guard them like a fierce dog. If anyone is lucky enough to be offered one of these delicious goodies, it is imperative that they fully appreciate the sacrifice that I am making!

I haven’t had the pleasure of going to the Tickleberry’s store in Okanagan Falls, so I have yet to taste their ice cream, but I’d be willing to bet that it is delicious!  Lucky for us, their “not-so-melty” products are available to purchase online and can be shipped right to your front door.  So I don’t have to wait for the next craft show, and might be a little more willing to share!

Enough to share... not that you'll want to!

My personal favorites are the cherries in dark chocolate, raspberries in dark chocolate, and the cranberries in white chocolate.  Yum!

While I like the idea of fruit as a chocolate delivery system, Tickleberry’s also has a wide selection of dried Okanagan fruits that are delicious all by themselves.

Have a great day, and take a moment to savour a sweet treat that will leave you feeling tickled pink!

~Jennifer