What We’re Loving

December 13, 2010

For years, friends and family of Cheri Swoboda, a home economist and former FOODday staffer, urged her to sell her incredible hand-made caramels. And now we’re happy to report that Swoboda has done just that. Her Mother Peach caramels are plump and buttery, with a tender, luxurious texture. They’re made in small batches in two...

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Who says Halloween is just for kids?

October 1, 2014
Hilary Berg , Oregon Wine Press

Ever played the word association game? I am going to play the game right now. A little awkward, I know. Oh, well. The word is: Halloween. Costumes! Candy! Witches! Pumpkins! Ghosts! Scary! Candy! Kids! Trick or treat! Full moon! Candy! Bats! Haunted house! Candy!! Whoa, it’s clear I have sweets on the brain — as...

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The pride of Oregon: Mother Peach Caramels

August 7, 2014
Tamar Fleishman , Baltimore Restaurant Examiner

All of my life, my favorite dessert flavor has been caramel. I love dairy products in general, so flavors of butter and cream hit the mark. But I’m picky! Not all caramels are created equal. The proportion of sugar to salt to dairy is crucial, as is texture. Soft is good! Teeth breaking is bad....

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Yummy caramel corn, locally made: Movie night just got more delicious

September 2013
Danielle Centoni , The Oregonian/OregonLive

There are two categories of caramel corn: carnival food or gourmet treat. We prefer the latter, of course, but even the seemingly luxe versions can leave us disappointed. All too often they skimp on the good stuff. Not so with these new locally made treats. Each piece of fluffy popcorn is generously drenched and fully...

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