August 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
fingerlime from Mikuni Wild Harvest
I saw these finger limes on Gilt Taste today. It’s something I’ve never seen before and until recently, these limes were only available in Australia and New Zealand. These were grown in Southern California by Mikuni Wild Harvest, a company trusted by some of the nation’s top chefs.
You can buy 40-60 finger-sized limes for roughly $33+$10 for shipping.
They keep for 10-14 days.
According to the website you can “split one open lengthwise and spoon out a few pearls. As with caviar, the tiny beads inside pop in your mouth, releasing a splash of bright, tart juice.”
I would love to try these, so hopefully it will still be available when I get back to the States. I would sprinkle them over a fruity sorbet or top off a taco. They’re fun and colorful to serve. If you’re having guests, they will definitely be impressed no matter how they’re served.
Pulp taken from multiple limes at Wild Fingerlime
Photos from Gilt Taste and Wild Fingerlime
July 22, 2011 § 3 Comments
image taken from Tessie
image taken from Korefe
Ever need a sprinkle of cheese? Bring these pencils along for fresh shaved cheese with Truffle, Pesto or Chili at the center. Portion sizes and sharpener included. Too bad they’re sold out!
Check out more cool packaging from THE DELI GARAGE.
Below are images taken from their site. A few more things that I would love to have.
Lemon, Chili and Rosemary Olive Oil
Cinnamon and Chocolate Honey
Tubenhonig from THE DELI GARAGE
May 27, 2011 § 2 Comments
YOU BAR Review Summary:
Taste: My bar tasted good. It’s hard to complain since I chose the ingredients, but I would have liked more cherries.
Cost: $22 (includes shipping and the Groupon); Roughly $1.69 per bar (normally ~$3.50/bar)
Recommendation: The quality is good. It’s also really cool to choose the ingredients and have your own label. However, without the Groupon, it’s a bit pricey for my liking. If you have the money, you should give it a try!
Earlier this month, there was a deal on Groupon (spend $10 for $25 on the YouBar website). I checked out the site and decided to give it a try.
They provide a wide selection of ingredients and a digital nutrition label on the same page which calculates every item you select. After, you can choose the name of your bar. I couldn’t think of anything more creative than “Sherene’s Bar.”
I ordered rushed shipping and then realized that they were also in Los Angeles. 13 bars arrived in a well cushioned box the next day. I wasn’t in THAT much of a rush, but it’s good to know they care about customer service. (Most people don’t make that a priority.)
Overall it was a good experience. 🙂
Ordering Process and Ingredient Choices:
Seven steps taken directly from the website.
Choose one or two
(We recommend selecting dates with any nut butter. The combination makes for a healthy custom energy bar that has excellently balanced nutrition and texture.)
(For a nutrition bar packed with more protein select extra protein and/or large bar at the top of the page.)
(For a nutrition bar high in omega 3 fatty acids we recommend adding organic flaxseeds.)
(Unless otherwise specified, all dried fruits and berries are unsweetened.)
(The addition of a sweetener will ensure a great texture for your protein bar. To keep down the sugar content of your nutrition bar, choose ‘Not Too Sweet’.)
(Unsweetened cocoa goes perfectly with any custom protein bar.)
(Customize the texture of your custom granola bar with these three great options.)
Choose one item, if desired:
(The All-One Vitamin Infusion is the perfect addition to any nutrition bar to ensure you get the vitamins needed to stay healthy.)