Sunday, December 28, 2008

Is this really what I sound like???

Hi cookie fans - I'm so so so sorry for being so MIA this last past month. Thankfully it was actually crazy busy with the holidays and all that between baking, eating, baking a little more, entertaining family, baking AGAIN, eating a lot more, making my family bake, taking my final (yay!!!!), baking, eating buffets, Christmas mall runs, baking, traffic school, baking, radio spots, baking, podcast sots, four ugly sweater parties, two cookie exchanges, and three white elephant parties, somehow blogging fell a little behind. So sorry! AND to make it even worse, I had two live cookie interviews in one week that I so wanted to blog about but couldn't! They were pretty awesome though! One was for the Gourmet Club that's podcasted on the Union Tribune's website with host Robert Whitley and his regular co-hosts Caron Golden (www.SanDiegoFoodstuff.com) and Maureen Clancy (www.MaureenClancy.com). It airs every Wednesday at 11 and they talk about anything and everything food! Totally my kind of show.

http://www.signonradio.com/programs/gourment-club/


And the other was a hook up from my super rad friend Emily with getting the cookies on 101.5 KBG's morning show with Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw. The phones were ringing off the hook after this one. I swear I sound like a 6 year old though... :)

http://www.dscshow.com/pages/dscondemand.html
December 19, 9am, Part 2
COOKIE GIRLS IN STUDIO




Monday, December 1, 2008

Office supplies, office furniture, office depot, office cookies!

There's another reason why I love San Diego - with this much sunshine, how can someone not be shiny and happy? Like my super friendly neighborhood Office Depot copy girl! I just made a new friend not only for all my copying and printing needs but apparantly she's also got a few baking tips and tricks up her sleeve too. Like this pineapple cookie recipe she sent me. I tried it and it was delicious only I used butter instead of shortening and I added a little orange zest as well. Moist but not cakey with awesome flavor! Unfortunately, my camera crapped out on me so I can't show them to you guys but I'm taking this recipe and tweaking it for the pina colada cookie!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Home is where the heart is

With the Holiday's coming up, we all seem to get a little more generous, share a little more, feel a little more and love a little more. Since my heart's still left in Africa but for now I'm physically here in San Diego, the cookies and I try to help out where we can. Here's a couple events we will be participating in throughout the next couple of weeks in which a portion of the proceeds are donated to help those in need in Africa. I'd love some help in spreading the word and of course to see some of you there!

Second Event:
More details soon to follow on this one but here's what we know so far:
Viewing of Invisible Children's Documentary and Fundraiser at Stingaree
Tuesday, December 9th
Doors open at 7pm - music, food and drinks, door prizes
8:15pm we will show the Documentary
9-10pm is the after party
Invisible Children will have a staff and table there to answer questions etc

Also, you I just discovered this and thought I'd share - a moving and touching depiction of the current situation in Congo...incredible....

Sunday, November 23, 2008

who gotta know when to fold them :(

I know I can say I gave it a fair try. The Cookie Chew and the farmer's markets just don't mesh. It's so sad becuase I LOVE the markets and the community of people that are there and of course all the locally grown delicious produce but it's just the way the cookie crumbles. I even tried doing cookie bins for a little bit where I had bins of different cookie cubes set up where people could mix and match to get whatever type of bite-sized cookie cookies they wanted and just pay by the ounce. We thought it would generate more of a market feel so people could munch on their bags of cookie bites while strolling the markets but it didn't quite catch on the way we'd hoped. Oh well we tried, we failed but oh did we learn. I'll miss you Little Italy Market Mercado even though I'll still be a consistent shopper every Saturday morn! :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A basic ooey gooey but oh so yummy mess





Who knew it'd be 80 degrees on a Friday night in the middle of November? I guess that is why I moved here so I really can't complain unless I'm attempting to make a giant cookie ice cream sandwhich birthday cake for my loyal right hand cookie man, Jen's, b-day last weekend and you guys all know I'm not into making ordinary cookies... ever! We started our celebration at our new found second home and favorite neighborhood bar, Basic. They were so awesome in allowing me to use their kitchen to assemble my cookie concoction which created the biggest mess! As soon as the second layer of cookie went on the ice cream started gooeing and getting out that kitchen door trying to keep the candles lit was quite the task. Eventually the giant ice cream cookie cake made it out to the table with minimal drippage but only one candle was still going. we tried to re-lite but we were just wasting time and with that huge fan they have blowing in there we were fightin a lossing battle. So, with 2-3 candles going and quick rendition of your traditional happy birthday and a long winded blow, it was time to dig in! Someone silly, like me, thought it'd be necessary to track down some plates, forks and napkins so we could eat like civilized people but after 3 hours of Happy Hour already consumed civilization was the last of our worries. We all just grabbed a fork and DUG on in! And was it good!! Two Double Chocolate Walnut Bailey's Cookies with Rocky Road Ice Cream. I'm so glad I wore white. The next time I make it, I think I'd assemble it prior to serving and letting it freeze back in the freezer for a bit. But it's a definite keeper. Try it and let me know how it goes!
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 teaspoons baileys
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chocolate chips

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar; beat in eggs, vanilla, baileys, beating until light and fluffy. Beat in chocolate until well blended. Sift flour, salt and baking powder and stir in. Add chopped walnuts and chocolate chips. Cover and cool in fridge for 30 mins. Spread over rounded baking pan and bake in preheated 350° oven 15-18 minutes, or until edges are crisp. Cool for 1 minute; remove to rack to cool completely.
For the ice cream I used a Chocolate Rocky Road and it was fantastic! You can't go wrong wityh more chocolate and the peanut butter and chocolate chips were just total delicious crunchy added bonus.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Who's still pouring?










Welcome to the 5th annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival! And what a festival it was! As you all know I love my girl Jen Cassel for always providing me the cookie hook up with all her crazy connections. Gotta love six degrees of separation right? In this case it was only two but it was sweet one! One of her old client's, Janene Roberts, had a vendor pull out last minute which resulted in an extra booth at the event that was dying to serve my cookies! Thanks to you both! A little plug for Janene, who's got a great book out right now all about "Wine Tasting in San Diego & Beyond". This book is perfect for anyone wanting to take an insiders look at wine tasting, all the local wineries and what's happening in the San Diego world of wine. She guides the reader from selecting wine and serving to having your very own wine party to all the ins and outs of wineries as far north as LA. Check it out www.popcornpressmedia.com/bookorder.html.
Anyway, you can read all the reviews of the event and who's who of who was all there so I don't have to tell you guys that it was so much fun and pretty amazing! The only part that kind of sucked is that I wish I could have left the table more to sample my share of all wine and food there but I was having a little insanity with all the cookie love! Lots and lots of cookie rave which always leaves me hopeful. But we'll see how "sticky" I really am and who remembers me in the next days, weeks, and months to come. If anyone has any ideas that would be much appreciated actually.
In the last hour I was finally able to get away with wine glass in hand a growling stomach that had to stare at everyone else's delectable sample plates for the last 4 hours! My two new favorite discoveries where Solare, who served this amazing mediterrean seafood grain that had this awesome sweet flavor I loved and Sweet Cheeks Bakery, that made the cutest little pumpkin cupcakes that were so good. Indigo Grill, who of course never disappoints, had yummy tamales and Flemmings with their 4 oz filets came very close to ending my 3 year drought of eating red meat. Unforunately, by the time we made our way around most of the wineries were down pouring :(. But one discovery I did make was Harvest Moon. Being such a sweet girl :) I love my sweet wines. They had a geverztraminer that was amazing! Mmmmm... it was so nice eating something other than cookies for a change :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Chocolate Raspberry Martini Sundaes - YUM!!


As you can probably imagine, my cookie gut belly is kind of tired of me eating all my leftover cookies. A little self control goes a long way!!! Anyway, the turn out for the FCC Fashion Show event on Saturday was definitely fantastic and I had a fabulous time hanging out with super cool fashionable people (will post pics soon), but like always I had a crazy amount of cookies left over. I do believe it's always better to have more than not enough though right? With this weeks leftovers, I decided to make a cookie sundae instead to bring to Sunday wine and game night. I took the Chocolate Raspberry Martini Cookie Cubes, made a chocolate raspberry sherry sauce for them, warmed in the microwave, and served them with ice cream! OMG!! So GOOD! Here's the recipe: (I'm not sure of the measurements exactly but approximation is all good).
Chocolate Raspberry Sherry Sauce:
16 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1 tsp Raspberry Extract
1/2 cup Raspberry Preserves
1/4 cup Sherry
1/4 cup Cream

Melt chocolate over double broiler, add extract, preserves, sherry and mix together, remove from heact and mix in cream.

Mix about 2 lbs of the cookie cubes with the chocolate sauce until they are all coated. To serve put about 1 cup of the cookie cube mixture in a bowl or martini glass ad heat in the microwave for 45 seconds. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I wasn't crazy fancy but if you want, you can save some of the chocolate sauce and drizzle it on top of the ice cream or garnish the dessert with a fresh raspberry or mint to make it oh so pretty.

Friday, November 7, 2008

12 days of Cookies

Since we're getting ready for the season of eating and for some reason we all seem to develop a small love of baking this time or year, I've decided to create 12 days of cookies - a collection of my absolute favorite cookie recipes I've tried, tasted, and in some cases tweaked until they're absolutely too die for! I'm thinking of sending out a recipe a day in an email blast, starting November 15th. Sign up for it on my wesbite in my contact us page!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

For all you bridal divas!

Come to 2nd annual Women's Expo & Bridal Showcase in Palm Springs this Sunday, the 2nd! www.dayofthediva.com
The website's cool - check it out!

There will be 60+ awesome exhibitors (cookies included :) covering everything under the sun for your big day. Plus just for attending you get... a $300.00 value 3-WEEK all-inclusive mini-membership to World Gym PLUS.. you could be the lucky winner of a $750.00 Value Premium Membership for (6) months - not bad I think. AND one lucky lady will WIN a designer gown from Desert Bride.

Here's the address:
2008 Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Drive - Rancho Mirage, CA

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Sugar Hut

You know you're not too affected by our current economy when you can throw a kickin' luau party, with catered food, rock band and all at the Lowe's Coronado for your 13th birthday! I think for my 13th birthday my mom brought home a carvel ice cream cake, the only real ice cream cake that's good in my book becuase of the chocolate crunchies - so good - and my family sang their rendition of Happy Birthday, slightly off-key. Not that I'm jealous or anything :)

We were in charge of the cookie/candy bar set-up - so we called it "The SugarHut". It was really Jen's genius idea so I can't take full credit for it but it did look super cute. We got a grass straw umbrella to make it kind of look like a hut and covered the table with candy, leis, seashells, coconuts, a pineapple, more candy and a cookie lei! Cookie Luau anyone??!!

The beautiful Loew's Coronado

The Cookie Lei :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Secrets to making perfect cookies

If you've read my website, you'll know that I wasn't born a baking genius. Along with the invention of my cardboard cookie muffin, there were many other failed attempts to make an edible cookie. Like I said, it probably took me months and months of forcing dry, puffy, crumbly cookies down my sister's mouth before I finally thought, "hm.... maybe I should actually research a little it about what it takes to actually make a cookie." There's so much science behind baking, it's insane! I think it's pretty amazing that one little 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder can change the whole course of the cookie dough's final cookie. Anyway, I found this great article revealing all the tricks and secrets and the science behind making the perfect cookie. Thought I'd share. :)

http://whatscookingamerica.net/Cookie/CookieTips.htm

Thursday, October 23, 2008

"You put the lime in the coconut..then you feel better"

Or better yet you put the lime in the coconut and you make it into a Mojito Lime Coconut Cookie! I made this one in about 4 tries - not bad I think. The hardest part was trying to get enough tangy lime taste without leaving a bad aftertaste and making it too strong. I ended up using a little Rose' Lime Juice in addition to fresh lime juice and lime zest. I cut back a little on the amount of sugar I normally put in my cookie dough becuase of the sugar in the coconut. This cookie is fantastic! The coconut and the lime really complement eachother well, and the sugar in the coconut give this cookie just a slight carmelized texture but still of course how I like them soft and chewy :).


Monday, October 20, 2008

Not like grandma used to make

Cookies aren't just for kids anymore. Sure we love that nostalgic feeling and that awesome smell that takes over when we pull a fresh baked batch of chocolate chip cookies out of the oven, but they can also be so much more! I feel like cookies have been so pigeoned hole into just your basic chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin or peanut butter cookie that that's all we expect out of a cookie these days. And when we think of a store bought cookie we think crumbly, crispy and dry. Poor cookie! No one has really taken the time to see what else they can do. Don't get me wrong, I do still love an oatmeal raisin cookie and those white chocolate macadamia's are sooo good but oh they can be so much more! We make all kinds of gourmet cupcake flavors, baskin robbins has 31 flavors but I've heard they gone through over 1,000, and I don't even know how many ways we've manage to spice up a good old fashioned cheesecake. I think it's time to do the same for the cookie. And that's what we intend to do. Creating cookie experiences like you've never experienced before. For my first experiment, I'm thinking of either a coconut lime cookie or a honey lemon cookie. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Whirlwind week!

OMG!! What an incredibly crazy week! So good!!!! But soooooo tired! So sorry for the blog hiatus… again. The first half of the week was spent preparing for a networking event I ended up catering. Absolute craziness I must say. From running around Costco and Vons to Ranch 99 and 3 other stores in search of fresh figs to finally setting the buffet table with 8 hor devores and 50 glasses of cookie cubes, it was 3 days of absolute craziness. But oh so fun! The event was a hit and everybody loved the food. I think I might be on to something here….

Besides having a fantastic time and enjoying the guided interactive home tour, I also met some super amazing people. For starters, Hanan who just opened Calypso CafĂ© down in the Coronado Cays. Her grand opening was Friday and just to make a little grander she’s got my cookies! We’ve put the cookie cubes and truffies all over her coffee cart but best of all, we’ve got a little oven there as well so the enticing smell of freshly baked cookies tempts all those around. If you’re ever down that way – check her out. She makes this amazing walnut baklava that’s to die for!

I also met Mai, the face the name and the mastermind of Platinum Collections downtown. http://www.kingofplatinum.com/. We’re working out a cookie arrangement as well. J So, I’ll keep you informed.

And Sarah, who came to the decision that the truffies in the silver lined clear box decorated in accordance to the month of celebration is PERFECT to show celebrate her employee’s birthdays each month!

FESTA down here in Little Italy was today and Chi Chocolat’s super cool owners Jesse and Tess Brown agreed to let me set up a small retail spot in the front of their store for the estimated 70 – 80 thousand people expected to come down. It’s been crazy busy in here which is great exposure for me.

So in between the mad and crazy baking I’ve been doing, I was able to steal an hour of time from Jerry Swain, the creator of Jer’s Chocolate that was just featured on the Rachel Ray show! http://www.jerschocolate.com/ He was able to offer some great advice and insight on mistakes he made in getting started and how I can avoid them. PLAN PLAN PLAN!! Where do I really want my company to go? Do I want to go big? Or am I happy staying local? Do I want a store still? Or can I just be online? I think when things slow down after next week, I’m going to have to do a little soul searching. Until then, oven mits back on! I’ve a got a wedding to bake for!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

That's a fly! Not a raisin!

I get so many comments from people telling me that they love oatmeal cookies but hate raisins. I personally don't mind them so much and in fact enjoy them quite regulary in a chicken salad sandwhich or a top a salad. Oh!! You should try them with sauteed fennel and almonds super yummy! My sister on the other hand isn't so fond of them. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that when she was maybe 3 or 4 she bent down to go for a nice juicy and plump raisin that had fallen on the ground only to find out after she had popped that sucker in her mouth that it was a nice juicy plump fly! Good protein right? Anyway, to appease popular demand and my sister of course, I think I'm sticking with an oatmeal canberry cookie besides I think it's better for you and so much tastier anyway. Try adding some chocolate chips or pecans too!

Here's the recipe:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon basking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
optional:
1/2 cup white chocolate
1/2 cup chopped pecans
(if adding chocolate and pecans - reduce amount amount of cranberries to 1/2 cup)

Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars in large bowl until smooth. Beat in egg, vanilla. Add flour mixture and oats and stir until blended. Stir in all chocolate chips, pecans and cranberries.
Refrigerate 20-30 mins. Drop batter by rounded ice cream scoopfuls onto prepared sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until edges are light brown, about 12-14 minutes. Cool on sheets 5 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool completely. This makes about 18 cookies for me.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Cause you're fabulous!!

I think fabulous has go to be one of my favorite words! It's just fabulous! I may be a little biased though since I've been featured as a Fab Find in the newest edition of San Style Weddings Magazine - pg 422! (available at grocery stores and news stands in San Diego and Temecula) - now that's fabulous!

www.sandiegostyleweddings.com

So keeping with the spirit of being fabulous - I thought I'd share some things I find fabulous!
1.) A prime parking spot opening up just as you drive by when you're already10 minutes late to a very important date with 30mins still left on the meter.
2.) Fresh basil - absolutely fabulous!
3.) Knowing the name of your postman or woman and using it
4.) All you can eat buffets
5.) The magic bullet - but really the pear. mango, vanilla protein smoothie it whips up in 10 seconds
6.) Getting a tan on the beach in December

"But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous.” - Carrie Bradshaw

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Denied :(

I'm so sad :(. I had no idea yelpers were so sensitive. As I mentioned previously, I just recently discovered the world off yelp and was totally stoked on it. I was ready to get my reviewing fingers typing on all the places I eat, see, taste and smell!! But I've been booted :(. I'm so bummed. I wanted to get some reviews written on the cookies so I approached 2 high profile yelpers and asked if they'd be willing to write a review if I sent them some cookies to sample. I swear it was totally innocent on my part - I didn't ask for a rigged review or anything. I figured once they tasted the cookie deliciousness they'd for sure want to YELP about it..but I guess they got a little pissed and booted me from the site. So anyway, I just wanted apologize if I've been a little "spammy" in trying to promote cookies. I really don't mean to be...

Monday, September 29, 2008

TGI...M?

Thank God it's Monday!!...not becuase I'm a workaholic and just love working....even though I don't really have a real work week anymore so I guess everyday could really be a Monday or a Friday or anyother day... wait what day is it? ... but becuase it just means it's a fresh week with new goals and thank God today got off to a much better start than last week's Monday. Last week was a frustrating week for me...and I guess all of America too. :( It's hard when you know you've got a great product and you know people just love them but you still need to convince them to actually pay money for them or to trade some oro blanco grapefruit for them - so good! (Thanks for the hook-up Polito Farms - your fruits are delish!) But anyway, with the start of a new week,I'm re-energized and feeling pretty solid after a super encouraging day with lots of cookie love, including a cookie shout out from Hillary on FM94.9 middays. Thanks girl! It's all about the cookies!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Fallin for you...

my favorite rounded friend...the pumpkin!! I must say pumpkin is probably one of my most favorite flavors - you just can't go wrong with it. How excited am I for this....you ready for it...Pumpkin Cheesecake stuffed cookie So good! Just a little shelf life testing to do and soon it'll be ready for sale.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Where have I been?

So I know I must be totally decades behind but I just discovered the big wide world of yelp.com. I love it! I've been doing it for my whole life really but now it's just documented. Whenever I'd have a fantastic experience of course I'd have to tell everyone how awesome it was and whenever it was crappy oh you know I was telling the first person I saw. How cool is it that I can tell hundreds of thousands of people all at once now! It's also a good place to do a little cookie promoting. I've listed The Cookie Chew as an official business even though it's not an actual location (I don't know if that's okay actually), but oh well, so if you've had an ejoyable cookie experience, go ahead and yelp about it!

Awesome article - way to go City Beat!

I never read the City Beat but a friend just so happened to stumble on an awesome article they recently wrote and sent it to me. It's awesome!

http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/limbo_in_the_north/7301/

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Once you pop you can't stop!

It's one of those mornings again! I've had a couple insane days of baking and tasting, baking and tasting, more tasting and now I've a got a three day crazy sugar hangover and a belly still full of cookies!! Agh...!! Can someone direct me to some meat?! I even tried just putting the cookie in my mouth and chewing it but not swallowing thinking I'd still get the full taste of the cookie but nope... it tastes totally different! Oh, the sacrifices I make to make sure you guys are eating a delicious cookie! :) It wasn't all in vain though becuase I've finally perfected the COOKIE CUBES! Bite sized cubes of cookie, super popable, totally unique and of course super yummy! Even better, I've made three of them to mirror cocktail drinks, like the Cosmo, Raspberry Chocolate Martini, and White Russian. Working on a whole happy hour menu so any other suggestions? I'd love to hear them!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Speaking of Heros...

...just thought I'd give a little shout out to my hero - Jen Cassel! She's been an amazing friend and total support through all the recent cookie madness. She's been at every cookie event helping me promote cookies, raves about them to all her friends and is constantly looking for new cookie opportunities. She's awesome! It's a good thing that she't totally okay with being paid in cookies too! Thanks for all your help these last couple months - love you girl! You rock!

The other 1,500 cookies...

Wow - why is my life just flying by right now?! It's totally crazy! I feel like everyday is just a busy blur with cookies swirling in the eye of the hurricane and before I know it I'm passing out in the batter only to get up and start another crazy day all over again. It's totally a good thing though. Anyway, my whole point is too apologize for taking a few days to tell you guys about the Heros on the Harbor event on Saturday because I know I promised to do it on Sunday. It was fantastic! I had never been aboard the U.S.S Midway before so to see the ship and explore all the historical aircrafts on board was totally cool. I learned that more people are qualified to perform brain surgery than to land a carrier. It's crazy hard and pretty scary to do! The setup of the event was beautiful and pretty much covered the entire flight desk of the ship. It was huge! I think there had to be at least over 20 wineries there, Jers Chocolate and my cookies were there and many others as well. The highlight of the night had to be Michael Israel's performance though. I had seen some of his youtube videos so I knew what to expect but those don't even compare to actually watching it in person. It's incredible! I was stoked too because he loved the cookies! Afterward, I think each painting got auctioned for no less than $10k, they were amazing! All in all it was a fantastic night and I'm so glad to have been able to take part in it. To see so many people show up to volunteer and attend and contribute to such a great cause again reminded of why I love this town so much!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

1,587 Cookies Later....

What a day! At least 1,587 cookies were put in mouths of San Diegnas between the Little Italy Farmer's Market this morning and the Heros on the Harbor event on the U.S.S Midway tonight. You know how you don't know how tired your feet are until you finally sit down and they start to tingle insanely, well that's kind of how I'm feeling right about now. It's so nice to sit. Ah.....and I'm super sorry for the blog hiatus this past week but preparing for the 1,582 cookies to put in the mouths of local San Diegans has made my life into quite the whirlwind of flour, sugar, mad rushes to the store, and late night emails. I'm so glad this day is coming to an end and I can finally come off this week long sugar high but even more so I'm so glad it was super successful and so much fun!

From what I hear the market this morning was the slowest it's ever been so it wasn't the mad amount of money I didn't make that made it so successful but more the super cool people I got to meet and chat with that made the day so great. I love the community feel of the markets and just really getting to know the people in the neighborhood and the faces behind all the great products this great city has. Plus with Chi Chocolat displaying their delicious and absoultely gorgeous chocolate and desserts I must say our display was fantastic! Oh and how could I forget, a local food editor was checking out the markets today and decided to check out our booth. She happened to sample a peanut butter and from what I can gather was thoroughly impressed. You can see what she has to say here, http://www.sandiegofoodstuff.com/2008/09/new-at-market.html Yay! My very first review! So exciting! Although, getting up at 6:30 on a Saturday isn't really my idea of a good time, I'm totally stoked to go back next week, if anything I've found the most amazing grapefruit I've ever had - I can't remember what they're called but they're from Polito Family Farms and super super sweet. I'll find out next week becuase I'm sure I'll be getting some EVERY week!

Okay - super tired...will blog about the U.S.S Midway tomorrow... :)