Apr 152014

Chocolate Caramel Eggs | Southport Grocery

If you’re hunting for the perfect candy to add to your basket, hop over to Southport Grocery. I found these adorable robin’s egg candies that, unfortunately, did not last past the photo-session. Who could resist the sweet crunchy candy shell, smooth chocolate, and chewy caramel combined into a feast of textures? Not me!

Obviously I’ll need to go back for more candy, but perhaps I’d fare better with a bag of Southport’s famous cupcake pancake mix, house-made granola, or a jar of preserved lemons. While not as visually thematic, these items liven up the taste buds while reminding me that spring is around the corner. Again.

Hop, hop!

Robin's Nest

Feb 072014
Eli's Cheesecake

Twice the love!

Congratulations to Julia Selfridge, the winner of a Honey Mediterranean Cheesecake from Eli’s Cheesecake. Hope you enjoy your Valentine’s Day!

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Eli's Cheesecake

Enjoy a slice of Honey Mediterranean Cheesecake

Eli’s Cheesecake contacted me to try their latest and greatest flavor, Honey Mediterranean, knowing that I’m a fiend for their sweet and luscious cheesecakes. They may not have known that I also have a weakness for almonds, pistachios, and honey. With all three elements together in one dessert, it was easy to fall in love all over again. Kudos, guys.

Not only is Eli’s Cheesecake making great dessert in Chicago, they’re doing good locally, too. The honey used in the cheesecakes is harvested by The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. The money raised from the honey sales then goes towards scholarships for the high school seniors. It’s a partnership that gives the kids real-world experience while supporting a local school. I appreciate when a company makes the extra effort to give back to the community. Kudos, again.

Want to see the kids in action? Watch the video.

Eli's Cheesecake

Bee mine, all mine?

Giveaway Details!

Want to make your Valentine’s Day even sweeter this year? Leave a comment on this entry before February 7, 5pm CST using a valid email address. Mention who you plan to share your cheesecake with because eating this dessert cannot be a solo effort!

I’ll randomly pick a name later that day to receive a Honey Cheesecake from Eli’s Cheesecake. Winner will be notified via email & announced here on the site.

Good luck!