It was a Friday morning the day after a big winter storm. I had a visit with Jackie of Gourmet Safari, out in Mount Pleasant. She has a beautiful century farm house that is also a B&B. The reason for my visit, to see her place,
We sat at her stunning kitchen island where she also offers cooking classes. What does this woman not do! Over coffee and out of the oven homemade muffins we talked about the many opportunities she could incorporate that will grow her business & those of key agricultural & community partners. Businesses working together generate more awareness and cross-promotion at very little cost for all involved.
Jackie sent me home with some of her yummy Gourmet Safari creations; Tex Mex Chili, Down Home Corn Chowder, Mount Pleasant handmade Granola, Turkish Apricot Exotic Chocolate Bark, and two spice rubs, “Savour the Kawartha’s Wing & Rib BBQ Spice Blend and Savour Marrakesh Kasbah Spice blend. I love my job!! Now, I want you to know, I didn’t keep this all to myself.
I shared the “Tex Mex Chili” with my son, daughter & her friend who came home for the weekend, (he’s an OHL hockey player). We all loved it and they wanted me to get more. It was packaged perfectly for students out on their own too! I shared the “Down Home Corn Chowder” with my colleagues Brigid & Susan. It too was fabulous, so good, and wholesome. It gave us the energy to tackle the afternoon. The chocolate bark was unlike anything I have ever tasted, I kept most of it myself. I have not yet tried the granola or the rubs... this weekend. I am also sharing these with my colleagues, really!
If you are interested in learning more about Gourmet Safari, visit her website http://www.gourmetsafari.com I believe the more we work together the more we all benefit.