Posts Tagged ‘botanical bakery’

Where to Buy:  Botanical Bakery on Foodzie

Price:  $5.99 for 3.5 ounce package

Product Description:

The Queen of Spices. She is everything you would want in a Queen: strong, bold, warm, and intense, though not bitter. Known to be a good cure for weakness, cardamom is also said to be balancing. Some ancient cultures even used cardamom in their romantic endeavors as an aphrodisiac. Her scent, unmistakable, lingers in the air like something you’re meant to pay attention to.

What I Think:

I have fallen completely in love with Botanical Bakery.  These shortbread cookies are so delicious.

These Cardamom Shorties have just the right touch of cardamom – it is not too overpowering, nor is it overwhelmed by the sweet, buttery taste of the shortbread.  The result is a shortbread cookie that is lightly crunchy, buttery and flaky, sweet and warm with spice.  They have a very exotic appeal to them.

The Botanical Bakery suggests pairing these with a spiced Chai, and I agree.  I brewed a cup of BioChai from Hampstead Tea and the combination is spectacular.

My Final Thoughts:

I don’t know what else I can say; I love these shorties!

Where to Buy:  Botanical Bakery from Foodzie

Price:  $5.99 for a 3.5 ounce package

Product Description: 

A Love Story. Sure they are an unlikely pair, but some of the most glorious pairings began as duos that seemed at first glance… unexpected. These two have a lot in common, including antioxidants. But beneath these qualities, the basil embraces your palate, then the cinnamon slowly sets in with passion. Swaying back and forth. Cinnamon and basil. Basil and cinnamon.

What I Think:

My package arrived somewhat crushed, with most of the shorties in crumbs.  But, that aside, these are pretty tasty (and the crumbs are still edible!)  I was a little unsure about the combination of basil and cinnamon – it seemed an unusual combination, but, I also must say that was part of the allure of them.

The basil flavor is very delicate but it develops as I continue to munch on these.  Perhaps the buttery shortbread overwhelms the basil a bit.  The cinnamon is sweet and gently warm.  The trio of flavors – cinnamon, basil and shortbread – make for a very unique and delicious taste combination.  It’s rich, sweet, a little earthy, a little savory and a little (very little) spicy.

The texture is the same as in the other shortie shortbread cookies that I’ve tried from Botanical Bakery.  My daughter tried one and said it feels a bit like sand in her mouth – and I get that.  It has a dry, flaky texture that sort of crumbles at the slightest pressure.  It then melts in the mouth with the buttery flavor.

My Final Thoughts:

Like the two I’ve tried before this, I really love these “shorties” shortbread cookies.  I like the combination of basil and cinnamon and I’m glad that someone thought of it because they compliment each other very well.  These rate very high on the YUM scale!

Yay!  My July Tasting Box from Foodzie is here!

I must admit a little disappointment in finding no chocolate in my box (I am a chocoholic, remember?) but I also understand why.  This IS summer, and I can only imagine what would happen to something chocolate-y during transport.  And since we eat with our eyes first – it’s important that everything look as fantastic as it tastes.

And just feast your eyes upon all goodies I received in this month’s box!  This box includes:  Black Truffle & White Cheddar Popcorn from from 479° Popcorn, Fleur de Sel Peanut Brittle from Morning Glory Confections, Dried Cherries from Benjamin Twiggs, Organic Heirloom Emmer Farro from Bluebird Grain Farms, Organic Olive Oil from Bari Olive Oil, and Fennel Pollen Shortbread from Botanical Bakery.  What a culinary adventure this box promises to be!

The box also included the map card as well as a recipe card for Kale Salad which will utilize not just one of the ingredients in this month’s box but two of them!  Here is a scan of both sides of the map card (just click on these smaller images to get to a larger image) …

I am very excited to dig in to my box!  Be sure to tune in to this blog to read my reviews of each item as I sample them!  But for now, let’s eat!