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Publix Nutty Nuggets beat Grape Nuts

4 Jan


I really like Grape Nuts cereal made by the good folks at Post. However, I have recently found a great substitution at about half the price. Hey, times are tough and every penny counts. Publix markets here in FL sell what they call “Nutty Nuggets.” Honestly, I can’t tell the difference — except in my wallet.

Nutty Nuggets are tasty with a little honey drizzled on top or mixed in with your favorite yogurt to add a bit of crunch. I tried some today with my Blackberry/Pomegranate Yoplait and it was delicious.

Try it yourself and see!

Give Elixer G a Try

4 Jan


If you love the taste of ginger, check this new product out.

I discovered them via Guy’s Big Bite on Food Network.

In the never ending search for the perfect cocktail or martini, one can easily forget about one of the most potent spices of all, ginger. There are many kinds of exciting ginger beers out there, including such stunners as the cult Blenheim Ginger Ale from South Carolina.

Now a new ginger mix, Elixir G, has just hit the market, and was a “Best in Show” winner in the “new products category” at the just convened Los Angeles Food and Wine Show over some pretty stiff opposition. Elixir G is a dynamic mixer that is extremely versatile with every form of spirit imaginable, giving the cocktail that superb ginger taste, and with tequila in particular.

The drink is not available at retail stores at this time, but you can contact the company directly, although they are very selective who they sell to, and are very keen to offer serving suggestions.  

Most of the top bars in Los Angeles and Hollywood such as Yamashiro’s, MaKai, Ocean Avenue Seafood stock the mixer along with Akwa in Santa Monica. Look for it in October at P.F.Chang’s all across the country, with more outlets to be added as the holiday season hots up.

See some cocktail mixes after the jump. 

Here are a few HOT Elixir G cocktail suggestions:

1oz      Vodka
1/2oz   Chambord
1/2oz   Elixir G
Fill with lemonade and top with a dash of lemon-lime soda. Very refreshing in the hot weather. Unnamed as of yet.

Mistletoe Martini

Fill a martini shaker with ice. Mix in.
1 ½ oz Vodka
½ oz Orange Juice
½ oz Cranberry Juice
1/2oz Elixir G
 Add 3-4 cloves, shake and strain into a Martini glass and garnish w/orange peel.

Christmas Carol

Fill a highball glass with ice.
1 1/2oz Brandy
1oz Sour Mix
Large splash Elixir G.
4oz Lemon Lime Soda
Garnish w/three Cranberries.


2oz Tequila
2oz Elixir G
2oz Sour Mix
Blend with ½ cup ice

Contact ELIXIR G at 714-926-7978.