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Azuluna

Azuluna Launches Healthy Meal Delivery Service
 
Connecticut farmer starts service offering chef-crafted, ready-to-eat meals
Azuluna, a Connecticut-based team of farmers, chefs and nutritionists, has launched a healthy meal delivery service, focused on serving New England with fresh, farm-to-table meals. The nutritious, flavorful meals, crafted by Azuluna co-founder and executive chef Rachael LaPorte, are delivered directly to New England homes every week ready to heat, serve and enjoy. Well-balanced meals include a rotating menu of beef, pork, chicken, and seafood entrees, complete with complementary side dishes. Meals, all with ingredients sourced from New England-area farms, can be ordered online now at https://azulunafoods.com.

Meals are produced from seasonally selected produce and sustainably raised meats, shipped on Mondays and delivered nationwide within 2 days.  The Azuluna team of culinary, agricultural and nutrition specialists works together to craft healthy meals that combine lean protein, healthy fats, and slow acting carbohydrates with flavorful herbs and spices to enhance the body’s natural ability towards health and functioning at its best.


Red Herring Games

Are Murder Mysteries Games back?

Truth be told – they’ve never left.  But with the viewer ratings higher than ever on spoof murder mystery plots, it’s no surprise that companies supplying murder mystery games have seen a rise in sales in recent weeks.

So what ARE murder mystery games, how easy are they to run, and why are they so popular again?

Where do they come from?To understand where murder mystery games originated, you need to look all the way back to the very beginning of where the interest in murder mysteries itself began… with a real murder investigation “The Murder at Road Hill House.”

Where can you buy them? There is an increasing variety of on-line retailers who have joined the marketplace recently for murder mystery games.  You can purchase printed box sets directly from Amazon, or downloadable games you can print at home. Red Herring Games are among one of the oldest on-line murder mystery retailers and continue to be one of the top favourites recommended by hosts. “I think it’s because we’re so reachable” Jo Smedley, Managing Director of Red Herring Games says.  “If you have a question – we have the answers.  Our games are all authored in-house, we know how all our games run and we can answer any question you might have.” Prices range from the low £20s through to over £300 with several sites (including Red Herring Games) offering to custom write to order so that the suspects are more tailored to your guests.

For more information:
www.red-herring-games.com

MARTIN CLUNES’ ISLANDS OF AMERICA

Debuting on September 3, Acorn DVD features the “Infectiously enthusiastic” (The Telegraph) fun new travelogue MARTIN CLUNES’ ISLANDS OF AMERICA. Clunes continues to be “A lovable travel companion” (The Independent) in this gorgeously shot new docuseries, this time embarking on an epic journey around the coast of America to discover what life is like on the surrounding islands. Following the successful series on the Islands of Britain and Islands of Australia, Martin has developed a fascination for the unique quality and appeal of island life, often in the most remote places on the planet.

Martin Clunes’ Islands of America is also available to watch anytime on Acorn TV, North America’s most popular streaming service focused on British and international content.

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Street Date: September 3, 2019                                      SRP: $34.99

DVD Single: 4 episodes – Approx. 196 min. – SDH Subtitles – UPC 054961269990


Budsies and Petsies

Budsies (custom stuffed animals made from kids’ drawings or from a photo of a person) and Petsies (custom stuffed animals that look just like your pet). 

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Budsies:

Budsies are custom stuffed animals made from kids’ drawing. Unlike other toys and stuffed animals, a child uses his or her imagination to create and draw their very own character, and then they see that creation come to life as a toy that they can play with for years to come. 

  • Designed to look just like your drawing, artwork or photo
  • Hand-sewn with super plush and hypoallergenic stuffing
  • Order on Budsies.com
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Petsies:

Petsies are custom stuffed animals made to look just like your pet. Petsies make the perfect gift for all pet lovers. They’re a fun gift for someone obsessed with their pet, make a wonderful keepsake to remember a past pet, great to give college students who are away from their pet for the first time, or to business travelers who are away for long periods of time.

  • Made from faux furs, and airbrushed to match your pet’s unique markings
  • We specialize in pets of all sizes: dogs, cats, horses, rats, birds, monkeys
  • Purchase on MyPetsies.com 
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STAY ALERT COFFEE LOVERS, SOMETHING BIG IS BREWING WITHIN SINGLE-SERVE COFFEE

WEST COAST STARTUP SOLVES THE SINGLE-SERVE COFFEE CRISIS 

TO DELIVER QUALITY WITHOUT COMPROMISE

The Award-Winning Steeped Coffee Full Immersion Brew Method Means No Machines, No Waste, Guilt-free Packaging, and Amazing Taste

Step aside, coffee pods. Take a rest, instant coffee. There’s finally a single-serve option available in the world of high-end coffee, and it’s quickly becoming a game changer. 

Santa Cruz-based startup Steeped, Inc., one of the most promising and innovative companies in the industry, has launched its revolutionary Steeped Coffee brewing method to serious coffee drinkers across the nation. Brewed similar to tea, Steeped Coffee’s nitro sealed Steeped Bags, along with their guilt-free packaging made using renewable and compostable materials, achieve the unthinkable: freshly ground specialty coffee in a single-serving. That’s why it earned the “Best New Product” award for their innovative packaging at the recent Specialty Coffee Expo. And, it’s barista-approved!

As for flavor? Even the most discerning coffee connoisseurs in the industry are singing the praises of Steeped Coffee. Barista Magazine is a believer: “Like a tea bag—but for coffee? This new product from Steeped Coffee might just be one of our fave new ways to brew coffee on the road.”

Features of Steeped Coffee include:

  • 100% Specialty Coffee: quality coffee ethically sourced directly from farmers
  • Nitro Sealed: removes oxygen, stopping the clock on freshly ground beans
  • Ultrasonic Edges: no glue, staples, or wasted materials for max steeping
  • Full Immersion Filter: non-GMO filters that regulate ideal water-in and maximum flavor-out
  • Guilt-Free Packaging: made using plant-based renewable and compostable materials
  • Micro Batching: roasted locally in small batches
  • Precision Ground: consistent water-cooled grinding to the micron
  • Pre-Portioned: consistent SCA recommended water-to-coffee ratios
  • Just Add Water: single-serve convenience with no machines required
  • Barista Approved: tested by multiple independent specialty coffee Q-graders for freshness, quality, and taste

Steeped Coffee is available at select Wholefoods and other premium environmentally conscious supermarkets, luxury hotels, offices offering craft coffee services, and have partnered with a growing list of over 75 specialty coffee roasters across the country. For more information, visit http://www.steepedcoffee.com.

With so many coffee gadgets, machines, and accessories flooding the market these days, this simple unplugged Steeped Coffee brewing method might be just what you’re looking for to take your moment, while at home, at work, or on-the-go.


2020 Calendars

These 2020 calendar choices will keep you motivated! A cheerful selection of pet calendars, an educational mathematics calendar, legendary warbirds, and a large selection of automotive calendars, all complete with a 16-month span, September 2019 through December 2020. They published on August 6, 2019 and are available now.