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Takin' it on the road
Vol. 14 No. 7

If you’re in the SF Bay Area, take your road trip to Pt Reyes National Seashore and stop at Bovine Bakery for pizza, pastries, really good coffee, and amazing Morning Buns.

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, we haven't met anyone yet who doesn't love these. RedBeards Hot Sauce takes it to the next level with their recipe for Deviled Eggs.

Using Valley Lahvosh Wraps, you can make tasty little sandwiches with cream cheese and your favorite vegetables and/or sliced meats. Here are the suggestions for Italian Valley Wraps, above.

This recipe from Stella Cadente Olive Oil makes extraordinary appetizers, salad, or sandwiches: Wild Planet Tuna Salad in Lettuce Cups with Stella Cadente Persian Lime Olive Oil.

Perennial favorites at parties, these Basil Tomato Pinwheels are also conveniently portable for trips. This is one version of Cowboy BBQ pinwheels, made with their Sweet & Spicy Jalapeño Relish. Click on the recipe link from their page for other pinwheels suggestions.

From the same folks who brought you their Brie en Croute, come Elegant Dogs, a twist on an old favorite. Quick and easy comfort food, each Elegant Brie dog (cocktail frank) is creatively wrapped in puff pastry. Choose to add a slice of Jalapeno or Dill Pickle. The package of 24 Elegant Dogs ships frozen.

Top a slice of baguette with a smear of pâté and your own Verjus Bread & Butter Pickles, made with Kokomo Culinary Verjus, pressed from grapes on their own Sonoma County Ranch.

The Clif Family Napa Valleyy is well-known for their Energy Bars. They also make other ways to snack, including Savory Nut Mixes, such as Smoked Spanish Pimenton Almonds, Tamari Glazed Mixed Nuts & Sesame Seed, and Rosemary Roasted Almonds & Pistachios.

Road Trip Food

Every road trip is improved by good snacks. Everyone’s happy, and nobody is asking “Are we there yet?”

Knowing that you have really good coffee in your thermos, can make a long road trip much more pleasant. Make your traveling brew with Jeremiah's Pick Coffee Private Reserve.

Grapefruit Citrus is one of the flavors of Purely Drinks / Q Soo Sparkling Tonic Drinking Vinegar Concentrates. Handcrafted with organic ingredients and cold-infused in a special blend of vinegars, the result is a bright, fruit-forward, intricate flavor.

Sophisticated for discriminating adults, and non-alcoholic, so the kids can enjoy them too: Vignette Wine Country Soda: Chardonnay, Rosé, and Pinot Noir.

Giddy Up Nuts uses seasonal local ingredients to create a line of spiced almonds, including Rosemary Garlic, above. They are available in 6-ounce pantry-size bags, 2-ounce snack-size bags, and sampler variety packs.

Make up a jug of Mendocino Tea Company / Tuber Tonic and bring along some fresh lemon to squeeze into it or ginger ale to mix it with. Hot or cold, Tuber Tonic is delicious.

The Snack Pack from Oyna Natural Foods is the ultimate in convenience. Compared to similar foods, kuku has a lot less egg, more vegetables, and combinations of 10 to 12 spices that give each variety of kuku a uniquely rich, complex flavor. Dairy-free and gluten-free.

Massey Honey Co. gave us this recipe for Honey Pineapple Elixir. Refreshing, healthy, and so delicious.

The elements of this picnic spread, above, are easy to transport, so you can have a special treat, no matter where your trip takes you. Black Bow Sweets Candied Nuts are the centerpiece.

If the theory is, "Life is short, eat dessert first," you could start the day with Bacon Banana Cookies, above, made with Giusto's Specialty Foods' Organic Baker's Choice All-Purpose Flour.

The "bouchées" (little bites) from Becca's Petites can be used to make both savory and sweet recipes. This one will definitely please everyone in the car: Chocolate Noir Snacks, above.

Adults and kids will love these small sandwiches, that are easy to make ahead to eat in the car: Dried Plum Mini-Sandwiches, made with succulent Taylor Brothers Farms prunes.

With AtheenOats' recipe for Morning Glory Banana Nut Bread and cream cheese, it's easy to make a quick hearty, healthy breakfast or afternoon snack.

The philosophy of Gourmet Treats Baking Company is that a great cookie should have amazing taste and be soft, chewy and wholesome, so they make craveable vegan cookies and brownies using real, non-GMO ingredients like 100% whole grain flour, fruits, seeds, and nuts.

My recommendation is to take one bag of Oat Cuisine to snack on right out of the bag. Use another bag to make L’Orange Granola Cookies. Everyone will love you for it.

There are lots of ways to enjoy B.toffee on a trip. Here's a tasty one: Caramel Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars with B.toffee.

Use Sonoma Syrup Co.'s Artisan Vanilla Bean Extract to make Glazed Doughnuts. Good any time of day, including a late-night snack. It's good to have some milk or coffee handy to go with.

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