Saturday, August 11, 2012

Cure for the Summertime Blues


Yesterday afternoon, I stopped in to Savor the Flavor, a Very Favorite Store of mine.  They've been open since 1998, and the mother-daughter team of Karen and Maddie have been providing me with gift-giving salvation, of the gourmet specialty-food variety, since the beginning. 

These ladies have something for just about everyone, from barbecue sauce, to teapots, to cookbooks, to award-winning cookies.  They attend all the major food shows, and come back with everything from Soup to Nuts (literally).  They'll put together gift baskets for you with items you've chosen (or they can do that for you too).  Also, during the holiday season, groups can book private, evening Shopping Parties.  I've attended a few of these, and they are always fun and festive.  They'll even ship your gifts (awesomeness!).

On yesterday's mission, I needed an apron for my upcoming Tomato Canning class at Mother Moo's and, being the Domestic Goddess that I am (not), I didn't own one.  Naturally, Savor the Flavor had a nice selection of them, and I was able find the perfect apron, taste a couple of their always-present samples, and get right back out into the heat (yay). 

While I was there, I noticed they had a great display of Fall merchandise.  So, it seems that Summer and its accompanying heat-waves will one day be over, and we will live to celebrate my true favorite season - Pumpkin Season.  Pumpkin Scones, Pumpkin Latte, Pumpkin Candles, Pumpkin Ice Cream.  I can hardly wait...



26 comments:

  1. Look forward to you rockin' the apron in class.

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    1. Thank you, Karen! My apron and I had a great time!

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  2. Nice read, Adele, to go with your photo. I vote for Pumpkin Pie...my absolute favorite and no one serves it over here. Darn! (I may be force to attempt to make it myself.)

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    1. Well, there's something I'd never thought of. No pumpkin pie in England? It's a travesty!

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    1. Check it out. They're always there!.

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  4. Your photo makes me think Autumn and a reprieve from the "hot"...I love stores like this one!

    Marie

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    1. Thanks, Marie. I'm tired of the beat, for now!

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  5. Squash blossoms, too.

    The shop sounds delightful.

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    1. Oh yeah - I'm ready!! It really is a delightful shop.

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  6. Fall is my favorite season, and anything smelling of pumkin. Will there be a photo of you in the apron?

    Jill

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    1. Me too. I hope you get some of that pumpkin scrub again this year, for pedicures! No photo - this blog is an Adele-Photo-Free Zone!

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  7. Pumpkin pie sounds good - even on this hot day!

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  8. Mmmmm...if I don't have pumpkin pie at least once a year, I feel lost. This place sounds amazing! Perfect retail therapy :)

    (LOLfromPasa - Selfridges sells canned American pumpkin pie filling! They used to sell them in one of the lower levels of the one in Birmingham.)

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    1. It really is great retail therapy. I stop in there fairly often when I've had a long day at work. It's nice to just wander around and see what they have that's new. There's always something...

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  9. Great! There used to be a Polish shop in Coventry that sold tins of Pumpkin but it has gone out of business. Next trip to Brum and Selfridges it is (after a KrispyKreme donuts, of course.)

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    1. Well, there ya go! More reasons that blogging rocks!

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  10. You are going to look cute as a button in your new apron. Thanks for being a fun and loyal customer for so many years!! Come back and play soon.
    ~Karen and Maddie

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    1. Aww... Thanks, Ladies! It's a winner, for sure. Looking forward to lots of fun time with you guys in the future! :)

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  11. i will have to try this out, great post.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you do. It's really one of my favorite stores. Perfect example of a well-run, friendly, family business.

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