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Gift-mas-ukah Day 1: Connecticutly Grown Hoardable Hot Sauce

1 Dec
Hoardable Hot Sauce, picture from their Facebook Page

Oh yeah, the hot sauce gods smile upon this! Pic from Hoardable Hot Sauce’s FB page.

Over the next two weeks, we’re going to do bite-size posts that throw the spotlight where it belongs: on the local producers, the local artisans, the local business owners who are putting out unique, high-quality products. Whether you get any of these gifts for yourself, for a friend, or a family member, we’ve combed Fairfield County so you can get you a slice of what the 203 is all about.

Up first for Day 1 is Hoardable Hot Sauce. Created by Jens Tschebull and Abby Yates and made right in the good ol’ Springdale neighborhood of Stamford, there’s bound to be at least one style that you’ll want to pour all over your food. From the flavors that we’ve tasted, we’d pour them all over anything . . . maybe even work some into the bedroom, too. Plus, another great thing about these sauces is that they are local, they are organic, and are made sustainably.

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Sweet Gift Ideas: Red Bee Holiday Boutique This Weekend in Weston

20 Dec

Marina Marchese, she's the bee's knees

Marina Marchese, she’s the bee’s knees (from press release)

Red Bee Honey is hosting a Holiday Boutique on 12/21 and 12/22 from 11-4 pm on both days at the Red Bee Cottage in Weston.  While this is a perfect time for the gift procrastinator (you know who you are), it’s also a great time to get some stocking stuffers or just stock up on some great local goods.

The Honey Connoisseur Marina MarcheseYes, you can expect Red Bee Honey there (with a free tasting too!), but there are tons more to purchase, too.  There will be handmade soaps, beeswax candles, lip balms, skin care products, and you can even put together your own gift boxes.  And, for the sweetest gift of all, you could buy Marina’s books (Honeybee:  Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper and The Honey Connoisseur) and she’ll even sign them.

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