Posted at 1:11 am , on November 28, 2017
As I mentioned in my previous post, the farm I was planning to visit to buy the caramels was closed during my trip. So, we ended up buying them at Sphinx Date Co. in Scottsdale, AZ. The store had a great variety of local products, from the caramels, to several kinds of dried fruits, wines, and different versions of dates (covered in milk and dark chocolate and stuffed with nuts, coconut, etc…), among other things. Speaking of dates, (which I love not only to eat as is, but also to sweeten my cakes) I didn’t know that Arizona is a date producer!! So, if you are in the area, stop by to grab some local treats for yourself, and to give as gifts!
Posted at 1:09 am , on November 28, 2017
A couple of years ago, in a magazine, I read an article about a lady that was making goat’s milk caramels on her farm in Scottsdale, AZ. Since I love goats and their cheese and milk, I was craving to try those caramels. As my family and I went to Arizona for a couple of days, I had plans to stop by the farm for a quick visit and a little shopping. But unfortunately I saw on their website that they would be closed during the week of my trip… So I got in touch with the farm and they provided me with a list of stores where I could buy their caramels. I have to admit that I’m not too much into sweets, but those caramels are AMAZING!! Soft, creamy, and not too sweet.
So, next time you visit Scottsdale, stop by at The Simple Farm to buy some caramels, and if you can’t wait for a trip, they can be ordered online at thesimplefarm.net.
Posted at 1:07 am , on November 28, 2017
This past week my family and I spent a couple of days in Arizona. While we were there, we went to Sedona to visit the Red Rocks, which were beautiful! A friend of mine recommended a healthy paleo restaurant called Paleo Brio. So we gave it a try!
The decor was “cave man” style, the service was very good, and the food was delicious! We were very impressed by how tasty it was, especially the Marsala Mushrooms that we all ordered. On the menu, there was a bowl combination where you could choose 1 protein, 1 base, 3 vegetables and a sauce. I was extremely happy with my choices. I got grilled sushi grade salmon, organic brown rice, lemon asparagus, Marsala mushrooms, turmeric garlic broccoli, and as for the sauce I opted for olive oil and salt. The rest of the family chose different bowl combinations but they were all equally great.
Next time you head to Sedona, plan to stop by Paleo Brio. It is totally worth it!