Monday, February 23, 2009

The Victorian Garden Herbal Gourmet Products

Our gourmet product line, The Victorian Garden began in 1989 featuring Herbal Dips, Cheese Spread Mixes, Herbal Sugars, Bread Mixes, & Soup Mixes. All of our herb mixes are all natural with no preservatives or artificial flavoring. We have several dip mixes which do contain food coloring to enhance their appearance or refined sugar. there will be an asterisk * in front of these products. They are packed generously so all products with the exception of the bread mixes make more than one recipe. Our mixes are carefully blended by hand in small quantities-(of 100 packages or less), by hand from my own recipes.

Each product card features graphics from Victorian engravings and Edwardian-Era French postcards. The card is then embellished with a hand-tied bow & finished with a gold & garden green seal. Bread Mixes are packaged in fabric bags finished with a recipe card and hand-tied bow. All dips, seasonings, sugars, & soup mixes are packed in a zip lock plastic bag to keep them fresh & retain flavor.

Lavender cookies made from our Lavender Sugar. Additional sugar varieties include...
Mandarin Orange Spice
Myra's Magical Mint
Rose Geranium.

Our Beer Bread Mixes are packaged in pretty floral fabric bags, complete with a recipe card tied with a bow. We also package in Christmas fabric for the holidays as well as masculine patterns for the guys! The mix is heat-sealed inside a plastic bag to retain freshness.

To make Beer Bread simply mix the contents of the bag with 12 ounces beer or ginger ale - pour into a loaf pan & bake. That's all there is to rising. *May be used in a bread machine on "quick bread" setting.

Part of our original line in 1989, the Beer Bread Mixes come in eight different varieties. They make a lovely presentation & are excellent for gift-giving.

Our own line of herbal dip & cheese spread mixes, herbal sugars, bread mixes, soup mixes, & scone mixes. Each of our dip & spread mixes make more than one recipe. Every product comes with a Victorian-inspired card with hand-tied bow & includes recipe to make each product & additional recipe suggestions.

All of our recipes may be made with Fat Free ingredients with little change except to the consistency - fat free cream cheese has a smoother texture than block.

Be sure to visit our website to view our entire line. Check out some of our favorite recipes. Bon apetite!

Baubles & Beads

I have added a new line of jewelry to my website. I have carried this line at Ziegler's In the Country for the past several years & will be adding select pieces to my website, The Victorian Garden Gourmet. Featured pieces for February are on sale till the end of the month while they last. All are Sterling Silver with genuine gemstones. Many pieces are one-of-a-kind. If you're looking for a great destination for a winter weekend-try Hershey, PA. Visit the shops at Ziegler's for fabulous antiques, gifts, & decorating ideas. Dine at the famous Hotel Hershey & day-trip to the outlets, Crossroads Antique Co-Op, or The Olde Factory-(Antique & Craft Co-Op) in Hummelstown. We love to lunch at the Chatterbox Cafe or the Warwick Hotel-both loaded with Victorian charm & atmosphere.