Category Archives: Essential Commerce

Excellence Can Be Messy

Life requires courage.  Courage can be summoned in any moment.  I find that employing courage to release myself from an illusory standard of perfection is very freeing.  I also find that I have a lot to practice with.  Integrity aligns with … Continue reading

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Essential Commerce Update

Shipped off 11 sample packets of Essential Caramels and Essential Salted Chocolate Caramels to friends and business connections in southern California, New York City, Portland, Oregon and Atlanta, Georgia. Interested in tasting?  Simply shoot me an email. linda@TheEssentialGarden.com

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Walking the Talk through Coal Dust

I could (and still might) post a picture of the test kitchen’s resultant effort to create Chocolate-Flavored Caramel Bonbons.  I liken the result to a shiny, sophisticated version of anthracite coal. No cooking effort is without merit.  I’m certain the molten sugar … Continue reading

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Walking the Talk of Experimentation

The test kitchen door is open. Feeling certain I’ve perfected the Essential Caramel and the Essential Salted Chocolate Caramel recipes, I’m expanding my horizons.  Giving a gentle shove to the door of the test kitchen, I confidently approach a recipe published … Continue reading

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Essential Commerce: A Caramel Taste Test

I acknowledged long ago that I’m easily (and sometimes, oddly) amused.  The verbiage on my auto license plate would be an example of that. Another of those things I’m amused by is a car show on public radio where the … Continue reading

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Pulling Out All the Stops: Essential Salted Chocolate Caramel

“Pulling out all the stops” has its origin in the operation of pipe organs as instruments through which air flow increases by pulling out the stops, thereby increasing musical volume. It’s no different with caramels. Don’t you think a grand … Continue reading

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Caramel Commitment Continues

The Essential Garden kitchen is now awash in caramels. Whatever semblance of a home kitchen was in place prior to the announcement seven days ago of Caramel Commitment has now been displaced with cream, corn syrup, sugar, vanilla, saucepans, candy thermometers, kitchen utensils, cellophane bags and … Continue reading

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