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Help Us Crown the True King of King Cakes in Mobile, Alabama

30 Jan

The baby toy tucked inside each cake is all part of the Mardi Gras tradition

Mobile, AL is the home of the original Mardi Gras in the United States. It is also home to some mighty fine restaurants. That being stated, you’d think you could find a decent king cake on practically every corner. Not so.

But I am now on a mission and I will not rest until I find the very best purple, yellow, and green sprinkled coffee cake sold in the Greater Mobile area. I’m now seeking reader recommendations, so let’s hear from you and make it snappy. The results of my not so scientific, but oh so tasty study will appear in the next issue of ALABAMA COASTING magazine (www.alabamacoasting.com).

Bakeries like Publix grocery store don’t miss a chance to cash in on the season

For more on King Cake lore, follow this link …  http://www.gumbopages.com/food/dessert/king-cake.html

UPDATE (3/1/2011): Go to http://www.alabamacoasting.com/ for our final results.

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FL Crystals Offers Organic Sugars

15 Mar

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Florida sugar cane being harvested in the above photo

I just spotted these products for the first time at my local PUBLIX supermarket. Can’t wait to give them a try. We are trying to buy more organic products and purchasing locally produced products is never a bad idea. Read the blurb below from their web site and request their products at your local co-op or mega mart.

Florida Crystals is a leading domestic sugar producer and North America’s first fully integrated cane sugar company, guiding our sugar from the field to the table.  We are America’s first and only producer of certified organic sugar, grown and harvested in the United States, and the first and only American sugar certified Carbonfree® by Carbonfund.org. Our renewable energy facility is the largest of its kind in North America and provides clean energy that powers our sugar operations and tens of thousands of homes, which helps us reduce our use of fossil fuels.

Florida Crystals® Organic Cane Sugar jugs and pouches are now certified Carbonfree® by CarbonFund.org!  Made from pure sun-sweetened sugar cane, we are the only source for organic cane sugar grown and harvested in the U.S.A., produced in accordance with the USDA’s National Organic Program and certified organic by Quality Assurance International.  Our organic sugar delivers a flavor that is earth friendly and uniquely delicious! www.floridacrystals.com

Publix Nutty Nuggets beat Grape Nuts

4 Jan

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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!