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Taste Test Tuesday: Cookies & Corks

Happy Tuesday Everyone! We hope your Thanksgiving holiday was filled with love, laughter, friends and family. Ours was great, we truly enjoyed ourselves.

As you know we attended Metro Cooking DC at the beginning of this month. While we were there we had the chance to sample a lot of food. One thing we came home with was some cookies from Cookies & Corks. This company has created sweet and savory cookies that are to be eaten with wine. The cookies come in very creative flavors like sea salt, lemon, sage, apricot, dark chocolate and espresso.

You can purchase cookies to be paired with white wine, red wine and sparkling wine. The distinct flavors of the cookies paired with the wine are a great match. Most people would just pair wine with cheese, but don’t worry there are cheese flavored cookies to appeal to your taste buds. We had our friends and family try the cookies over the holiday weekend. Everyone took turns sampling the cookies with the corresponding wines. Ginger Molasses, Shortbread and Zesty Lemon were the favorites.

There is even a wine pairing guide to help you with the process. Each box of cookies is $7.95 and makes a great hostess gift for this time of year.

Red Wine Pairing Box

 

White Wine Pair Box

 

Sparkling Wine Pairing Box

 

Cookies & Corks great job on the flavor combinations we can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

Be sure to check out their site, they have a holiday sale going on right now. You don’t want to miss this.

 


Taste Test Tuesday: Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil

Good day everyone! Happy Tuesday to you all. We missed you last week so this week’s Taste Test Tuesday is a little long but it has some great information for you. All month long we have been featuring products from Wildtree. Thanks to our consultant, Tiara Rosemond we have been to taste some really great and healthy products. This week’s product is their Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil.

Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil

This will become a staple in our pantry. We opened the bottle and inhaled the scent and was glad we could smell the garlic. We decided to saute some chicken in the grapeseed oil and we loved it. After seasoning the chicken with some Herb and Garlic spices we coated it in the Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil to seal in the flavor. It was delicious. The grapeseed oil really locks in the flavor, the chicken was moist and juicy. This comes in a 12oz for $13.00. Roasted Garlic isn’t the only flavor either. Grapeseed oil is one of their top sellers.

Benefits of Grapeseed Oil

  • There are NO preservatives such as TBHQ or BHT.
  • It is NOT hydrogenated.
  • There is NO sodium.
  • NO trans fatty acids.
  • NO cholesterol (it actually aids in cholesterol reduction).
  • It has one of the lowest levels of saturated fats of all oils.
  • It is easily digestible.
  • A good source of Vitamin E Alpha (an important anti-oxidant)(4.3 mg per serving).
  • Highest concentration of poly (76%) unsaturated acid of any oil.
  • Helps the body produce High Density Lipoprotein (HDL).
  • High in Linoleic acid – and its health benefits:
    • is a fatty acid which acts as a transporter for saturated fats – helps prevent accumulation in the arteries.
    • also known as Omega-6 and in near identical proportions to mother’s milk.
    • vital to life and cannot be produced by the body alone.
  • Use it to fry foods, it’s much healthier than vegetable oil.
P. S. To my natural hair family, grapeseed oil works wonders on your hair!!
We decided to chat with Tiara and find out a little more about Wildtree and she is graciously giving all of our readers a special.

SRK: When did you become a consultant for Wildtree and how long have you been working for them?

Tiara:
 I first joined Wildtree as a way to supplement my income because I was looking at having my hours cut at work. I tried to find something that I could work around my crazy work schedule, which is when I stumbled upon Wildtree. I am a nutrition education researcher and health educator, so when I began to look at the various food products out there, I wanted to make sure that I could confidently sell them without violating the advice I tell others. That’s why I love Wildtree and it’s products, they are all natural and give the consumer the power to make very healthy meals. I must admit, at first I was skeptical when I began, but the products definitely speak for themselves and now I’m a believer! This July marks one year with the company, and I am enjoying every bit of it!


SRK: Are there any customer promotions this month, if so what are they?


Tiara: This month there are a bunch of specials going on! The first one is: For every $50 spent, customers have the option to get 50% off one of our summer bundles. If you spend $100 then you can get 50% off of 2 of the bundles, and so on. The 3 bundles are: “Salads with Meat” Meal Planning Bundle (reg. price $88.50), Seafood Bundle (reg. price $86.50), and the Berry Good Treats Bundle (reg. price $41.50). For more info on the bundles, please see http://wp.me/p2wUj4-1m .


The next promotion is for those who host a tasting party. If your tasting party brings in $500 in sales, you will receive $200 in FREE products, 2 items at half price, and a FREE 64oz jug of Wildtree’s Natural Grapeseed Oil (a $50 value)! I always tell people that if they peruse the catalog and see that their wish list is getting larger and larger, host a party – it’s the best way to get free groceries!


The final promotion is one that I am offering just for your blog readers… in addition to the customer promotion above, if your readers spend $50, I will give them a free sample of grapeseed oil (either natural, roasted garlic, or zesty lemon). If they spend at least $100, I will give them a free full-size bottle of grapeseed oil (up to a $13 value!). In order to redeem this promotion, they just need to e-mail me at   tnrose [at] gmail [dot] com before purchasing their products!


There you go, be sure to check out Tiara’s website and support her business. As always, we appreciate each of you for all of your support. Feel free to comment on the blog, stop by our Facebook page or send us a tweet on Twitter.