Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Bee K’onscious Artisanal Honey Now Available Online

Denver-based Purveyor of Raw, Single-Origin Honey Launches Website

Denver-based startup Bee K’onscious Artisanal Honey is now offering its nutritious raw honey online at https://bkshoney.com/ 

Each jar of Bee K’onscious’s single-origin honey is sourced from the finest beekeepers around the world, with a QR-coded label that allows customers to scan and trace the honey to the single beekeeper who produced it. 

The “hive to home” honey brand has partnered with TagOne, a provider of blockchain technology, to provide customers the ability to ensure the source of the jar is producing 100% pure, unfiltered, unpasteurized, non-blended honey.

“Many people enjoy high quality honey, not only as an alternative sweetener, but for its natural antibacterial qualities and disease-fighting antioxidants. What consumers don’t know is that many mass-produced supermarket honeys are cooked and, thereby, lose their nutritional value,” says Bee K’onscious owner Matt Kollmorgen. “Every jar of Bee K’onscious is raw, unadulterated and uncooked and retains all the good stuff your body needs to fight disease.”

Bee K’onscious currently offers four varietals: Brazilian Cipo Uva, Brazilian Marmeleiro Prateado, Montana Clover and a much sought-after California Sage. The selection of unique honeys will continue to expand as the Bee K’onscious team continues to search the globe for beekeepers that have integrated best practices.  Bee K’onscious Artisanal Honey retails for $18 per jar.

Bee K’onscious only partners with beekeepers that maintain ethical and sustainable beekeeping practices. The company is also committed to packaging their honey in glass jars and shipping to customers using only recyclable, corrugated packaging. 
For more information or product samples, please contact Eva Dilmanian at 718.599.2591 or eva@buzzwordpr.com.

About Bee K’onscious Artisanal Honey
Bee K’onscious is a honey company that navigates the globe looking for the highest quality honeys, harvested and produced by the world’s finest apiarists. The Denver, Co-based startup is working towards ending the exploitation and inequality in an industry where economies of scale value quantity over quality. For more information, please visit www.bkshoney.com and follow them on Instagram @beekonscious. 

Friday, March 27, 2020

Local Baba's Brew Changes Up Shopping During Pandemic

You've heard of farm to table? Now, get to know online to curbside, the new way of getting groceries during a pandemic. 

Yes, in case you haven't noticed, there's a world-wide outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, and it's pretty much the end to the way we know life right now in March 2020. But we soldier on!

In Phoenixville, Chester County, Olga Sorzano of Baba's Brew touts fresh, local kombucha along with gummies and tastings every Saturday in her local tasting room.

 You can find her fresh, fermented tea in many local stores, but well, we are on lockdown and many people are afraid to go out--as it were, we've been told to #flattenthecurve and stay home, which will help the spread of the virus.

"We have lost 70% of our business in a matter of days," Olga said.

They have continued production of kombucha at The Culture Factory and offering it to customers in the safest way possible.

They have closed the tasting room and while she can't refill people's personal growlers and bottles right now, she is giving--free of charge--single-use growlers to her customers.

"We have received fantastic support from our customers!" Olga says. "I have been through a lot in my life (she grew up in communist Siberia!) I am scared and I know that I am not alone."

"I have been talking to many of my friends in the industry and they are deeply concerned. Small businesses rely on daily cash flow. One bad day can affect an entire week."

Small businesses need the help and support of the Chester and Montco communities now more than ever. While we can't dine-in, consider take-out from your favorite places if they are open, and also consider buying gift cards to use when this awful virus has passed.

To combat this, Olga and several other business owners have created an online marketplace to order, pay for, and then pick up at The Culture Factory.

Check out what is currently on offer (this list subject to change during this outbreak, depending on availability, so always check the link or call).

  • They've got kombucha, gummies, honey, and powders from Baba's Brew
  • Birchrun Hills Farm cheese curds
  • Éclat Chocolates
  • Gilda's Biscotti
  • Everyday Throat Spray
  • Krauts from Cucina Verde
  • and more!
Support local businesses as much as you can during this time, and please stay safe!
and pick-up your items curbside on Saturday.

Pickup is Saturday - 10am to 3pm.:
333 Morgan St, Phoenixville.

#locallove #buylocal #supportlocal
#savesmallbusiness #babasbrew
#comingtogether #strongertogether #community
#Phoenixville #Montco #ChesterCounty

Éclat Chocolate https://eclatchocolate.com/ 
Everyday Throat Spray https://www.everydaythroatspray.com/


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Valentine's Treats for the Sweet

GourmetGiftBaskets.com has just released a few new items that should appeal to Valentines all over the country. 

Here are just a few of the brand new offerings for your sweetie!

Sweets For My Valentine, $29.99, (SKU 4581) – For the gift-giver on a budget or the gift receiver that loves all things sweet, this new tower hits the bullseye with cupids everywhere. 
It includes Pink Cotton Candy Popcorn. I mean, how much better could this be? 

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Popcorn Tin, $54.99, (SKU 7254A) – This is the most decadent popcorn offering this year for Valentine’s Day – 2 gallons of gourmet greatness. 

It features three popular flavors: Mint Cookie Mayhem, Peanut Butter Cup and Cookies & Crème. Tastebuds everywhere will fall in love with this combo. 
Beer My Valentine Six-Beer Bucket, $69.99, (SKU 4500V) – Finally, a Valentine’s Gift nearly every guy would love.

 This bucket is replete with savory snacks and Salt & Cracked Pepper Popcorn, Honey Mustard popcorn, roasted peanuts, and even beef jerky! Plus it has some great beers including Smuttynose Old Brown Dog, Sam Adams Boston Lager, and Grey Lady Ale.

Call today and get these great treats for your valentine!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Gift Pick: Your Astrological Cookbook

Your Astrological Cookbook
has the perfect recipe for every sign!

Author Catherine Urban walks readers through every sign’s makeup and explains how to cook for both element (qualities of the sign) and modality (the pace of the sign). 

For example, earth sign Taurus loves grounded, simple, solid recipes it can trust, and it is a fixed sign, so it understands patience (read: fire up the slow cooker). 

Or, air sign Gemini is game to try new things, and, as a mutable sign, they take life as it comes and can adapt to creative cuisine.

The book then breaks down 200+ recipes across astrological signs. In Virgo: The Logical Chef, you’ll find recipes like Fig, Apricot and Almond Granola, that cater to Virgos’ value of simple elegance; in Taurus: The Smooth Chef, decadence abounds, and you’ll find recipes like Potatoes au Gratin and Grilled Broccoli Rabe and Alfredo Risotto.

Read this book to cook for your sign, or even throw an astrological dinner party and cater a dish to every guest!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019


Sweet Aloha Bowls of Royersford Autumn Creations

The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and pumpkin spice is de rigueur and we are starting our autumn eats right now.

Start with a slice or two of seasonal toast from Sweet Aloha Bowls in Royersford. Slathered with delicious pumpkin butter and topped with crushed pecans, apples, cinnamon and a vegan caramel sauce drizzle. Or how about the pumpkin bowl with maple syrup, granola and pumpkin seeds, or the apple pie smoothie with apples, almond butter and oat milk. Can you say ahhh-pple?

At A Taste of Britain, the Pumpkin Pie Black Tea sets the mood with a spicy autumn bite plus their Fall scone-Pumpkin Granola with a Maple Glaze. The scone has pumpkin, oats, golden raisins, sunflower seeds, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds.

Steel City Coffeehouse Spooky Latte
Looking for a fun place to curl up with a good book and get a unique coffee beverage or a craft beer, like the new American Brown Ale created with malt from Deer Creek Malthouse and honey from Breyer Apiary? Steel City Coffeehouse has the drinks to warm you, like local apple cider, Apple Pie Chai, S’more Latte, and Butterbeer Latte. Stay for the live music while you nosh on home-baked creations.

Looking for a hearty fall meal? Look no further than the Railroad Street Bar & Grill- their stick-to-your-ribs grilled cheeses are thick and substantial, and combine top-notch breads, cheeses and meats. Don’t miss the Thanksgiving Day Grilled Cheese (everyone loves gravy!) or the Octoberfest Grilled Cheese.

When it’s time for dessert pop into the Iron Abbey Gastro Pub for their adorable and delicious autumn tarts. Their Pumpkin Tart is baked spiced pumpkin pie filling topped with a whipped cream rosette and a chocolate pretzel; their baked Apple Mini Pie is made with homemade pie dough wrapped around smokehouse apples, cinnamon nutmeg tapioca and a scoop of vanilla ice cream; and their Pecan Tart is homemade traditional pecan pie filling glazed with apricot preserves and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Relax at home with the ultimate autumn dessert: Pumpkin cheesecake.
Kriebel’s Custom Bakery whips up a rich cheesecake loaded with pumpkin nestled in a crisp gingersnap crust, while their apple cake combines a delicious crumb cake with cinnamon and apples.

So while the leaves are falling and the sun is shining, grab a latte and a scone and enjoy autumn—it’s the best Montco has to offer!
The baked Apple Mini Pie from Iron Abbey Gastro Pub is made with homemade pie dough wrapped around smokehouse apples, cinnamon nutmeg tapioca and a scoop of vanilla ice cream;
Sweet Aloha Bowls
324 Main St
Royersford, PA

Iron Abbey Gastro Pub
680 Easton Rd
Horsham, PA

Black Powder Tavern
1164 Valley Forge Rd
Wayne, PA

Railroad Street Bar & Grill
36 Railroad St
Linfield, PA

A Taste of Britain
Eagle Village Shops
503 West Lancaster Avenue
Wayne, PA

Steel City Coffeehouse
203 Bridge Street​
Phoenixville, PA

Kriebel's Custom Bakery
3140 W Ridge Pike
Eagleville, PA

Author: Christine Tarlecki
Christine Tarlecki an entertainment and food writer seeking out the best bites and writing about them. She also pens an award-winning food & lifestyle blog. Most weekends you can find Christine in Montco trying out local cuisine or curled up with a good book. She also teaches small business social media marketing classes. Christine can be reached under @engchik on all social media. #LocalLove

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thinking About Ice Cream? Re:THINK Ice Cream Does Superfoods

Last month, Re:THINK Ice Cream, the first-ever real, superfood-rich ice cream that fits into your healthy lifestyle, announced that it had launched Strawberry Chia Seed and Black Cherry Vanilla… now, the brand is announcing its newest flavor: velvety, rich Chocolate Orange with Almond Butter reminiscent of the holiday season.

Made with all-natural ingredients, Re:THINK has 2/3 less sugar and carbs of regular ice cream and 1/2 of the calories than your regular ice cream. And unlike “nice” creams, it’s made from real milk and cream and only sweetened with a touch of organic agave (no cane sugar, sugar alcohol or other artificial sugars).

You don't want to miss out on this amazing snack- creamy, delicious, and full of good things- Re:THINK will make you wonder what other ice cream you've been eating. 

 Full benefits include:
o   All-natural ingredients
o   2/3 less sugar and carbs*
o   1/2 of the calories and fat*
o   No artificial sugar; no sugar alcohol
o   Sweetened with organic agave
o   Twice the protein*
o   Certified low glycemic
o   Prebiotic fiber
o   Promotes a healthy gut
o   Green tea extract
o   A source of antioxidants
* As compared to regular ice cream

Monday, October 21, 2019

Celebrate National Pumpkin Day with Tropical Smoothie Cafe's New Fall Flavors

National Pumpkin Day is October 26, but I couldn't wait until then to get my hands on some pumpkin-themed items this Fall. The best place to start- Tropical Smoothie Cafe!

Their new Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is fantastic- feels just like Fall. My first sip was of a slightly spicy, cinnamony goodness! 

Made with real pumpkin, Ghirardelli® white chocolate, cinnamon and non-fat yogurt, this smoothie instantly transformed my afternoon to a cool, breezy autumn getaway! I really loved this smoothie, and it tastes just like pumpkin pie in a glass.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe's other Fall flavor is the Salted Caramel. This sweet, caramel smoothie took the stress out of my afternoon, and I kicked back and enjoyed the roasted banana, Ghirardelli® sea salt caramel, dates, non-fat yogurt and cinnamon.

Get yourself to Tropical Smoothie Cafe- these flavors are only around while the leaves are falling!

Bee K’onscious Artisanal Honey Now Available Online

Denver-based Purveyor of Raw, Single-Origin Honey Launches Website Denver-based startup  Bee K’onscious Artisanal Honey  is now offer...