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Cappuccino at the Coffee Company, Next Door, and the Roadshow

The true story of your morning “cap” revealed! It’s getting close to a decade ago now since I started to study beliefs. What began as a small bit of intrigue and intellectual interest evolved, over the course of five or six years, into a 600-plus-page book, The Power of Beliefs in Business. Later, that work […]

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Sunny Ridge: A Terrifically Tasty New Arrival at the Cream Top Shop

A wonderful, semi-soft goat cheese with a gentle full flavor In the small lakeside town of Port Washington in Wisconsin, about half an hour north of Milwaukee, the folks at Blakesville Creamery are making some marvelous cheese. They started only 18 months ago, so the fact that their cheese is already this good is a tribute […]

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Ca$hew Cows from the Candy Manufactory

Taking craft candy bars to new levels of excellence with Ca$hew Cow candy bars If you still haven’t had one of these amazing artisan candy bars, you might not yet know what you’re missing. Thanks to the hard work of the crew at the Candy Manufactory, what most of us knew as junk food and […]

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Hungarian Dill Pogácsa from the Bakehouse

A classic Hungarian “biscuit” for breakfast, lunch, or dinner Does anyone need a pogácsa? If you’re Hungarian, the answer is likely, “Yes!” While they’re little known here in the U.S., pogácsa are probably one of the most commonly served foods in Magyar culture. And if you’re not Hungarian? You still might want to have one—Mimi Sheraton lists […]

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Miss Kim Korean Black Tea from Jeju Island

Super smooth, wonderfully delicious tea The Miss Kim black tea comes from Jeju Island off the south coast of the Korean mainland. Although most Americans won’t likely know it, the island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Korea. Having read about it a bunch of late, I’m ready to go; it’s got […]

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Super Nice Nut Spreads from Sicily at the Candy Store

Almonds, hazelnuts, and pistachios transformed into easy-to-enjoy sweet spreads If you’re looking for a lovely little touch of something sweet to brighten a dark winter day, drop by the Candy Store (inside the Coffee Company, down the block from the Bakehouse) to check out these great little nut spreads from Sicily. They’re crafted by a […]

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