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Be cool . . .
Vol. 13 No. 7

A new twist on a classic: Ceviche. Ensenada-style ceviche with mahi mahi, shrimp, scallops and calamari made with Spicy Ketchup from Molonay Tubilderborst Specialty Foods.

Cheery summer colors are achieved when beets and rice noodles get together. Make delicious and nutritious Magenta Salad with Sue's Organics' Ginger Miso Dressing.

Urban Foods' Sumkin Seeds (sunflower and pumpkin seeds) are the perfect topping for a summer salad. Choices: Sea Salt & Pepper, BBQ, Honey Roasted Chipotle, and Savory.

An appetizer that is simply assembled, doesn't involve a stove, and tastes great: Spicy Salami Pinwheels, which get their kick from Cowboy BBQ's Sweet & Spicy Jalapeño Relish.

Any of the varieties of Lark Ellen Farm gluten-free granola snacks can make a wonderful dessert topping: Raspberry Coconut Parfait with Lark Ellen Farm Bites.

They're a healthy tasty snack, dessert -- or even a quick breakfast: AtheenOats' recipe for Yogurt-Granolal Popsicles.

Kokomo Culinary's Verjus Mint Sorbet is a refreshing palate cleanser between meal courses, a great way to finish a meal, or a cool afternoon snack.

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One of the coffees from Jeremiah's Pick Coffee is Organic Chocatal, a unique blend of medium roasted Arabica coffee and organic cocoa nibs with a rich full flavor that is so tasty with cream over ice.

Serve it hot in the winter and over ice in the summer. Tuber Tonic Tea from Mendocino Tea Company / Tuber Tonic is delicious either way.

Celebrate every day of summer with Vignette Wine Country Soda. All-natural, non-alcoholic sodas are made with the juice of California wine grapes, and are loved by the “O List.” Perfect for a picnic.

With Sonoma Syrup Co.'s wide variety of flavors of simple syrups made from premium ingredients, you can make a kazillion different beverages, including Spicy Ginger Sangria.

No excuse needed to enjoy this cleverly-named and refreshing beverage made with NickelDime Syrups'' Caged Heat Cocktail Syrup: Apropos of Nothing.

A unique component of Silk Road Soda is a subtle, bracing vinegar note, resulting in a refreshingly delicate balance of sweet and savory. A mid-afternoon refresher or an evening cocktail: Pimm’s Cup.

Looks pretty, tastes delicious, and is even good for you. Yoot Root Teas are organic, wildcrafted teas for holistic wellbeing, made from ancient, traditional recipes.

A totally yummy frozen treat that kids and adults will love: chopped B.toffee on the outside and the surprise of banana in the middle: Frozen Banana B. Bites.

Mama says "Eat your cheesecake." Mama's Ricotta Cheesecake from San Francisco Cheesequake has luscious creamy filling made of rich ricotta, sour cream, organically grown vanilla bean and a hint of lemon, over a housemade graham cracker crust. Shown here topped with fresh raspberries, raspberry coulis and candied lemon.

Affogato means “drowned” in Italian. It's made by topping vanilla gelato or ice cream with espresso, and there's no better espresso to choose than Jittery John's Cold Brew Cold Brew.

Little Belgians traditional Belgian-style Speculoos are just perfect cookies. Delightfully thin and crunchy, with a distinctive taste from their unique blend of spices. Serve with hot coffee or coffee ice cream! (Sharing is not absolutely required.)

Fruit pies are so logical in the summer. Achieve a wonderful crust with Giusto's Specialty Foods All-Purpose Unbleached Flour, and then top each slice with ice cream.

Award-winning Laceys cookies from Desserts on Us give a crunchy, nutty, chocolaty pizzaz to ice cream. Try Almond with Dark Chocolate Laceys and Macadamia Nut with Milk Chocolate Laceys along side a scoop each of vanilla and java-chocolate chip ice creams.

A popsicle version of key lime pie is so easy to make in little paper cups with Wallaby Organic Aussie Smooth Key Lime Yogurt, simply topped with crushed graham crackers: Key Lime Pops.

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