The Rusty Moose

The other day, Bop and I ran away for the afternoon.  We headed down across the border to Bonners Ferry.  No agenda except fun.

We decided to stop and have lunch at the Rusty Moose.  It is a little cafe in the historic downtown.  By the way there are some pretty sweet little shops down there as well!  Great for a day trip from town.rusty-moose

The Rusty Moose has a regular menu and special of the day; and the desserts, oh my heaven!  We started with coffee, served in red mugs.  I’m pretty sure the red mugs made the coffee taste better. coffee-tastes-better-in-red-cups

I had a BLT with fries and Bop had a steak sandwich with the soup of the day.  So delicious.  I hope you get an opportunity to visit there.  red-inside

Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar #Review & #Giveaway

EVOO and Balsamic Vinegar are my go to choice for salad dressing.  I used to use ranch and loved 3 cheese ranch dressing, however when I went dairy free, or mostly dairy free, I need to try something different.  It was my daughter in law who introduced me to EVOO and balsamic vinegar.  As she is straight from Spain, my son tells me she has olive oil running in her veins.   So started my taste journey.

There's a Party Inside

There’s a Party Inside

Tina Kraft with Mix Party sent me some of the Gourmet Collection, Sundried Tomato Olive Oil and Coconut White Balsamic.  To tell the truth I did not know olive oil and balsamic came in so many flavors.  Be sure to have a look at the whole Gourmet Collection to see what would be your favorite.  I spent some time using these two great items in various tried and true recipes, you can find them under Nana’s Kitchen, Recipes.

The Sundried Tomato Olive Oil was a rich tasting oil, it had a real smoky flavor to it.  My favorite was using it my recipe for Smashed Potatoes.  Equally good with foil package full of potatoes and veggies baked slow on the barbecue, but it was also very tasty on plain garden salad with regular balsamic.Coconut Balsamic Vinegar and Sundried Tomato Infused Olive Oil

The Coconut White Balsamic was fun to work with.  It has a very distinct flavor of coconut with a tangy after taste.  I loved using it in both my Peach Sorbet and in Raspberry Vinegar.  For a real wake up call, take EVOO and Coconut White Balsamic in a small bowl together; dip in chucks of bread for a tasty appetizer.  Have a look at this recipe from Mix Party:  Coconut Grilled Shimp and Pineapple.

Besides the wonderful Gourmet Collection, Mix Party also has a Cocktail and Sparkling Wine Collection.  This is a new kind of direct selling business, Mix Party offers a unique and fresh approach to home parties.  Happy Hour.  A social experience with tasty treats and a wide variety of drinks.  There are beautiful bottles for the Cocktail Collection, you get to choose the one you like.   You can shop for someone special with the gift boxes in any of the collections.  Are you looking for something different?  A consumable and fun business?  Take a closer look at Mix Party and be sure to tell them where you found them.

Beautiful Bottles from Mix Party

Beautiful Bottles from Mix Party

Tina Kraft and Mix Party wants to give you a chance to enjoy some of their great Gourmet Collection, so they are very generously offering one lucky InezbyDesign reader a prize pack containing one 8.5 oz bottle of Your Choice of Olive Oil and one 8.5 oz bottle of Your Choice of Balsamic.  To enter to win, just leave a blog comment about your favourite selections in the Gourmet Collection.  Sorry Canada,  Continental US only (Age 21+) giveaway.

 

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