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Adirondack Inspired Mother’s Day Gifts

You don’t need to live in upstate New York to share some of the best products, food and gifts you will find throughout the country. All of these, including tickets to Girlfriends Getaway in Bolton Landing, can be purchased over the internet.  Here are some hand-selected Adirondack area-inspired Mother’s Day gifts for that special Mom… Continue reading Adirondack Inspired Mother’s Day Gifts

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National Chocolate Day: My Top 5 Favorite Chocolates

As if you needed another excuse to grab a piece of sweet, yummy chocolate, today is National Chocolate Day! My favorite is dark chocolate. I’ve found a small piece of dark, or really good, well made chocolate, satisfies my sweet cravings instantly. Dark chocolate can also be healthy for you. It contains flavonoids, which protect… Continue reading National Chocolate Day: My Top 5 Favorite Chocolates

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Chocolate World Expo – More Than Just Cocoa

Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! Add in a little cheese, maple syrup, pickles and spicy jams, and that was the scene yesterday at the Chocolate World Expo in New Jersey. There were tons of vendors from the Northeast, with many based in New Jersey, the Hudson Valley, the Capital Region of New York and even… Continue reading Chocolate World Expo – More Than Just Cocoa

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Adirondack Food and Beverage News: Adirondack Winery Wins Medals; Barkeater Chocolates at NJ Expo

Here is some noteworthy food and beverage news to recently come out of the Adirondacks. Adirondack Winery Receives Four Silver Medals, One Bronze Four wines from the Adirondack Winery were recently awarded silver medals at various International Wine Competitions. Their Pinot Noir was awarded a silver medal at the 2011 International Pinot Noir Shootout, which… Continue reading Adirondack Food and Beverage News: Adirondack Winery Wins Medals; Barkeater Chocolates at NJ Expo

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Entertaining: Breadsticks in a Glass

We threw together a last-minute champagne and chocolate party last week, and to keep with the champagne theme we wanted to find a creative way to present these breadsticks. Our first choice was a champagne glass, but it was too top heavy. A wine glass, however was the perfect fit, and our guests even commented… Continue reading Entertaining: Breadsticks in a Glass

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National Chocolate Day and Champagne Day Celebration

My great pals at Barkeater Chocolates in North Creek, New York tipped me off to the fact that today is National Chocolate Day. And, what goes along perfectly with chocolate?  Champagne, of course! So, it’s a great coincidence that the official D.C. arm of the CIVC, a trade association which represents grape growers in Champagne,… Continue reading National Chocolate Day and Champagne Day Celebration