Friday, June 28, 2013

The Ohana Harbor Ali'i Coffee

If you like your cup of joe and you want to try a new region, flavor or roast, go for the Ohana Harbor Ali'i. This single origin 100% Kona coffee comes from the slopes of Holualoa and is medium roast. Full, crispy and with a delicate sweet flavor pairs nicely with your favorite pastry for a mini-luxury breakfast or an afternoon break. And as expected with Kona coffees, it is pricey at $23.99 for a 12-oz. pack. For those who so desperately need a coffee upgrade, click here to buy:

Friday, June 14, 2013

Beanitos Giveaway

I am hosting a Beanitos Giveaway on Open to residents in the USA and Canada. Beanitos is a  healthy snack made from black, navy and pinto beans and whole grain rice. Read my recent review here:

The question of the giveaway is: Where did the Navy Bean get its name from?

The winner will get a case of their preferred Beanitos flavor. Each reader who enters the giveaway has to  "like" Beanitos on Facebook.

The giveaway will be open until Wednesday 6.19 at 5 pm PDT. Email to: tzervaki at

Good luck!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New Rosé Wines from France

It is the season for Rosés from different parts of France. I discovered two wonderful Rosés that are worth sharing with you here in my fullybooked page.

Château La Canorgue Côtes du Lubéron Rosé 2012 comes from Rhone is produced with the most natural means available. This organic wine has a pale coral pink color and fresh berry scents.  The Lubéron Rosé is a blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache. Elegant and crisp is perfect for warm summer days as an aperitif or with fresh salads and fruit.

Domaine Sorin 2012 Terra Amata 2012 Rosé Wine is a superb wine from Provence's finest grapes. It is a blend of Grenache (40%), Cinsault (15%), Syrah (10%), Mourvèdre (15%), Carignan (10%), Rolle (5%) and Orgi (5%). A brilliant pale salmon color with copper highlights, Sorin's 2012 Rosé features aromas of dried sage, juniper, grapefruit and rhubarb. Pair with classic Provençal recipes such as ratatouille, grilled whole fish stuffed with fennel and herbs, summer squashes and light seafood pastas. 

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Saigon Deli Banh Mi sandwich

I am not an expert in Banh Mi sandwiches. The only thing I know is that Banh Mi is probably the only sandwich I eat and I don't get rid of the bread. Saigon Deli in International District is said to make one of the best Banh Mi in Seattle and I would agree. A perfect balance of grilled pork, majo, cilantro, chili peppers and carrots come together in a freshly made, warm and crunchy baguette. No more to day. It is pure pleasure.