Shiitake mushrooms are some of my favorite “get as a treat” produce items. I love cooking with them, adding them to soups or sautéing them with other summertime veggies.
This has been a fall and winter staple in my medicine cabinet since my childhood. Any time I start to feel those flu-like symptoms, this is what I turn to! My mom taught me to keep this on hand, and paired with rest and hydration, these pellets seem to do the trick to keep the sick at bay! Thanks, Mom!!
My favorite veggie right now! Keep one on hand, cooked and ready, and you’ve got a quick dinner. Great as a side or a sub for pasta/rice. It can be sweet or savory, light or heavy. It’s a hot ingredient on the internet now too—there are so many amazing ideas out there. Last thing I made with it was shrimp scampi. So good!
Every Man Jack Body Wash (All scents)
I love natural smelling body wash! So when I first looked at the citrus body wash I expected generic citrus, however I was pleasantly surprised to find it smelled like a freshly cut orange. All other scents have been equally as pleasant and lather well (something natural soaps have difficulty with). Worth every penny!
Purple Door Ice Cream, Beer and Pretzel flavor
Purple Doorhas managed many unique flavors of ice cream, however Beer and Pretzel is my favorite. This is my ideal dessert as it has all of my favorite flavors in one product. It has the flavor of good dark ale with a little sweet from the ice cream and salty from the pretzel, but none of these are overpowering.
Ela Orchard Apples
Every year as summer draws to a close I look forward to local apples from Ela Orchard. I’ve come to love many of Ela’s apples; from Ela’s Liberty apple with its crispy flesh and sweet tart flavor, to Ela’s Jonagold & Golden Russet apples both of which both have a more buttery flavor. Almost every apple from this orchard is worth your time and enjoyment.
Taste like honey and they’re good when hard, don’t need wait for them to get soft to eat.
Willy Street Co-op Breakfast Sausage
Not only is this sausage yummy and flavorful, but also versatile. It can be made into patties, or cut into bits to stir into scrambled eggs or hash browns.
Willy Street Co-op Roast Beef Horseradish Havarti Sandwich
This is the best sandwich the Co-op has ever sold (in my humble opinion)! The creamy Havarti cheese, roast beef, and sweet caramelized onions are a delicious combo, and I often indulge in one of these sammies during my shift. They go great with the Co-op’s new cold brew coffee! Easy to make and savory to eat, the Co-op’s breakfast sausage is a great addition to Saturday morning breakfast!
Bell & Evans Chicken Tenders
We use these to make Greek chicken pitas, but they can be used for many dishes, and they’re reasonably priced!
Bunky’s Lentil Soup
Limited amount of ingredients... all of which I can pronounce ;) Plus it’s prepared locally and not available at Bunky’s anymore. I’ve been known to crush an entire baguette while enjoying this succulent soup!
Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Shaving Soap
I can’t express how much I love this product. It smells great and leaves my skin feeling super smooth. It’s also made out of all-natural, non-toxic ingredients, so when I inevitably manage to get some in my mouth (hey, I’m not as perfect as I look), it’s not a day-ruiner.
Gabriel Nail Color
The color on my nails is the same as in the bottle. It has been on for over a week and is still not chipping. The bottle and brush size are perfect. It was so much fun to paint my nails!
Alaffia EveryDay Coconut Pineapple Body Wash
I initially was drawn to this product because of how inexpensive it is, but when I used it, I was completely blown away by the quality as well! The lather is so thick and rich. It leaves my skin feeling totally clean, but also very hydrated. The smell is like summertime in a bottle.
Field Roast Vegetarian Italian Sausage
This is one of the best vegan meat substitutes I’ve ever tried. It’s easy to cook with. It browns up absolutely beautifully. It’s delicious on its own, on pizza, in vegan jambalaya, or on top of your favorite pasta. And unlike some of the other vegan substitutions I’ve tried, the ingredients are all real foods that I recognize and can pronounce!
W. S. Badger Muscle Rub Badger Balm
This product is amazing! It has a nice cayenne/ginger smell that is very subtle and it really makes sore knees and arms feel better just minutes after using, without an overwhelming aroma. I love all the Badger products, but Sore Muscle Rub is my favorite!
Equal Exchange Organic Spicy Hot Cocoa Mix
Cocoa with a kick! There’s nothing better than the mix of chocolate, cinnamon and cayenne pepper to transform milk (cow, soy or coconut will all work) into a delicious beverage. This product is crafted of organic cacao (cocoa beans) grown by the farmers of CONACADOCooperative in the Dominican Republic, and organic sugar cane from small-scale farmers in Paraguay. A super-yummy fall treat!
Annie’s Homegrown Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks—Berry Patch
Are you kidding me?! These lil’ Bunnies pack a mean punch. I think it’s safe to say that everyone will enjoy these, regardless of age!
Gardein Pizza Pockets
I have a serious problem in that I really like Hot Pockets. Like more than one should. These are even better and they are vegan! I got them once during a brief stint of eating vegan, and now I regularly keep them in my freezer. They are a good option for a snack when you are feeling lazy, and you really can’t even tell that they’re meat- and dairy-free. East and North only.
Madame Chu Delicacies
This product is so awesome and a little goes a long way. The Sambal Nyonya flavor is my favorite. I put it on pretty much everything. My two favorite ways to use it are mixing a little with melted butter and tossing it with popcorn, and frying up some leftover rice with a spoonful and wrapping it in an omelet. It is also great in any stir-fry you can whip up!
HIC Gold Tone Coffee Filter
We have used this at home for years, and we don’t mess around with our coffee. Get rid of the paper filter and the paper filter taste. This reusable (for years!) filter is what you should do now. Made in the USA from surgical-grade stainless steel mesh. You’re welcome!
Holy Land Hummus
The spinach and artichoke hummus is amazing. I could seriously live on it for every meal. It’s especially good when paired with a Batch Bakehouse demi baguette.
Chocolate Shoppe Zanzibar Chocolate Ice Cream
A CLASSIC. The best chocolate ice cream you will ever have.
Beanitos Nacho chips
These are my go to for when I need a cheesy vegan seasoned chip that tastes AWESOME. I basically eat a bag a week.
Blake’s Pot Pies
Blake’s Pot Pies have delicious gravy and good chunks of white-meat chicken in them—very good.
Fentimans Rose Lemonade
A delicate and lovely sip conveying visions of English gardens, wide lawns and croquet games played by Victorians in white linen finery. East and North only.