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Category Archives: Beverages

DIY bottle cap magnets

My husband loves his beer; I don’t know a session from a saison. I’ve never been able to get into beer but I appreciate the care and creativity many breweries put into their packaging — beer bottles have so much more personality than wine labels. Some bottle caps are really well designed and it seemed [...]

wasabigelatine’s 2013 holiday gift guide

My husband likes to amuse himself by sending me clickbait-style texts on his way home from work: “This Cabbie Knows How To Save the Day — But Will It Cost Him His Life?” I’m a bit behind updating this blog, so in the spirit of playing catch up and because my favorite finds this year [...]

wasabigelatine’s 2011 holiday gift guide

Bright stars on coasters and boxes of toffee Soap for your mittens and booze for your coffee Cookbooks with cuisine so mindboggling These are a few of my favorite things this year!   Isn’t it more fun to give out handwritten recipe cards rather than clicking the “send to a friend” button? Rifle Paper Co. [...]

wasabigelatine’s 2009 holiday gift guide

This year, it’s twenty items for $20 or under. Enjoy! Honey and honey mustard gift set – $12, Chicago Honey Co-op.  Located on Chicago’s West Side, Chicago Honey Co-op practices sustainable beekeeping and honey production while providing jobs for the city’s underemployed. This gift set is a great way to sample their products and support [...]

Cafecito’s hot chocolate

HotChocolate‘s hot chocolate is a chocolate and sugar addict’s downfall — my favorite’s the caramelly medium hot chocolate — but at $6 a cup, it’s an expensive and unaffordable habit. So I’m pleased to have found a new chocolate love: Cafecito‘s hot chocolate. It’s similar to Mexican hot chocolate, laced with cinnamon and almond flavors, [...]