Archives for the month of: August, 2014


It’s not really a special occasion unless ice cream is on the menu. And if fancy yourself an ice cream connoisseur, eCreamery Ice Cream and Gelato (, the online custom ice cream and gelato shop, enables you to create your own custom flavors!

We recently had the good fortune to dip our tasting spoon into several different eCreamery creations and consider this among the most creamy, flavorful and delicious ice cream  we have ever had the pleasure to indulge in. Our favorite is the Pistachio Gelato, with Chocolate Cake Ice Cream with Fudge Swirls and Brownie Bites a close second. Not only is the texture super rich and creamy, the flavor of any of the more than one dozen eCreamery varieties is complex and authentic. Nothing artificial here! You can choose from the company’s most popular flavors or create your very own using a mixture of ingredients.  Put eCreamery on your holiday gift idea list because you can ship customized creations to friends and family members at a distance with personalized labels,  in addition to ordering individual serving party cups. There’s even a flavor of the month club for hard-core ice cream fans.

eCreamery Ice Cream and Gelato – Gotta Love It!





Open up a bottle of Chana Masala spice blend , close your eyes and breath deeply. The distinctly fresh and heady aroma will make you feel as though you’ve been transported  to an exotic spice market where only the finest ingredients are sold to help make your home-cooked dishes more delicious and exciting.

The Chana Masala blend from Indian As Apple Pie ( features dried pomegranate seeds as a key ingredient for adding just the right hint of sour flavor to meat, chicken or fish. Coriander, cloves, black mustard and cinnamon are among the other flavorful ingredients which make Chana Masala a gourmet’s delight.  We recently marinated some chicken in this wonderfully spicy blend prior to cooking and were delighted with the results, getting raves from all around the table! Indian As Apple Pie offers more than a dozen fresh spice concoctions guaranteed to help make your dishes more exotic and exciting this fall, as well as year-round.

Chana Masala from Indian As Apple Pie – Gotta Love It!

complete coconut

We are an unabashed fan of the coconut and have been for a long time. If you are cuckoo for coconuts, you will love Camilla V. Saulsbury’s latest cookbook offering from Robert Rose Publishers, “The Complete Coconut Cookbook” ( And if you are not at all familiar with how to incorporate coconut, one of the truly versatile superfoods,  into your recipes, then expand your culinary horizons and dig into this wonderful guidebook.

You will learn everything from how to build a coconut pantry, to great suggestions for everyday recipes that feature coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut cream, coconut sugar, coconut water and freshly grated coconut.

The Complete Coconut Cookbook by Camilla V. Salsbury – Gotta Love It!


Ellen Gustafson ( wants to create a food system revolution in this country, one person at a time.

Her thought provoking new book, “We the Eaters” ( invites you to consider just how the food system globally has changed in the past 30 years, and unfortunately, not for the better and certainly not for the best when it comes to health and wellness. Processed foods and sugary soft drinks are among just some of the issues contributing to high health costs and more illness. But there is hope, even if you choose to do just one or two of the 30 recommended actions listed at the end of this amazing case study advocating revolutionary change in how we eat, how we grow and market our food supplies, and how drastically we are willing to change what we put on our dinner plates.

We the Eaters – Gotta Love It!


Ready for a new and refreshing liquid libation as we enter the “Dog Days of August”?
Check out VeeV (, a handcrafted, all natural spirit made from acai.

We like the unique taste of Veev and its versatility – you can create a Veev Collins, A VeeV Acai Lemonade, a VeeV Spa Cooler using lime juice, cucumbers and mint, or a Veev Press which blends Veev Spirit with equal parts of soda and tonic water. VeeV makes a great substitute for vodka in your favorite cocktail recipe. It’s also very delicious served well chilled and neat or on the rocks!

VeeV Spirit – Gotta Love It!