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Post Valentine's Day Recipe!

Roses are Red...

I've always wondered why roses are the "go to" gift for Valentine's Day. I can remember my mom getting roses from my dad when I was a kid, Valentine's flowers being passed out in high school, and even co-workers get bouquets on this special day... but why?
The myth still believed by people today is that the  Emperor Claudius the third outlawed marriage so that young men would enjoy join his army, but Priest Valentine would still conduct marriages in secret as he believed deeply in love. Claudius eventually found out about Valentine and had him sentenced to death for disobeying the law. While in jail Valentine fell in love with the jailor's daughter.  Their love was shortlived as his death sentence soon came up. Before he was beheaded, he gave the girl a note and one red rose, hence the very first Valentine which came flowers.

Very sweet and romantic story, makes me want to buy roses for everyone! Try these eSutras "rose"  products today!


Winter Chili

Chili is delicious and winter necessity. Hot, packed full of delicious veggies, and flavor through the  roof! There's no way you can get through  Chicago winter without making one batch of chili.Here's a recipe you can use for Cincy chili. Originating in Cincinnati  this chili is unique for it's use of allspice, cinnamon, and chocolate. eSutras makes Cincy Chili Spice which is the perfect spice, inspired by this little known type of chili. Try it out!

                                                        Cincinnati Style Chili

(Serves 6, about 4 hours cook time)

1 quart cold water2 lbs ground beef2 cups crushed tomato2 yellow onions, diced4 garlic cloves, minced1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce1 tbsp eSutras Raw Cocoa Powder1/4 cup eSutras Cincy Chili Spice1 tsp cayenne1 tsp eSutras Ground Cumin2 tbsp cider vinegar1 whole bay leaf1 1/2 tsp eSutras Seas Salt Directions:

Add beef and water to a 4-quart pot. Bring to a simmer while stirring until the ground beef is in very small p…

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Hot Chocolate

One of my favorite drinks is hot chocolate. After face whipping winds, freezing rain, and shovelfuls of snow being dumped on us by mother nature, there's nothing like curling up with a mug of delicious hot cocoa. Luckily eSutras has a spanning variety of Chocolate, Hot Cocoas and Drinking Chocolates. Our Drinking Chocolates in chock full of vegan smooth chocolate chunks that give our organic cocoa just the boost it needs. Try any one of our extract enriched flavors and be amazed at the deliciousness.

All the best,
Teri Ridley