I haven't done a product love list in a while......so I am long overdue.
These are some of the things that I am obsessed with lately.
My friend Eileen from Living Tastefully: Passions to Pastry sent me a gorgeous olive oil from Provence called Mas des Bories for the holidays.
It is a very special oil, pure and natural and I am hooked. I have already ordered my second batch. Save it for salads and dipping, it's that good.
Weeks later, I received a handwritten letter from the owner/farmer, thanking me for purchasing the oil!
It is now available in the US via amazon. Click here to order.
Next obsession is any one of these confiture/jam/chutneys from Le Bon Magot (and I have tried them all!).
The cardamom and vanilla murabba is life changing. I LOVE it on toast (what don't I love on toast?)....and all the products are made locally in NJ and very special.
and lastly....many of you have asked me what kind of kimchi I am buying (since I have been posting so many kimchi recipes lately).
Well, I have tried many before I found a brand I really like.
Remember, kimchi is a Korean pro-biotic fermented cabbage, with a few other ingredients going on.
I have tried the hipster vegetarian kind; the authentic Korean grocer kind in the knotted plastic bag and some other brands, and did not fall in love.
I found the Bing Gre Pride Kimchi brand in the glass jar is best for me.
It was on the Serious Eats Best Kimchi list.
It's not overly spicy....there is anchovy and fish sauce in the ingredients, so it is not vegetarian, and it has just enough funk for my white girl palette (sorry, not PC).
It is also stored in a glass jar so your fridge doesn't stink....I made the mistake of storing kimchi in a rubbermaid plastic container, and even after washing in the dishwasher, the smell is still in the plastic.
I have an amazing kimchi beef stew on the blog tomorrow, so go out and find some now so you can make it tomorrow.
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