My day with the “Girl Scouts”

 We were at the Lemoore Air Base with the Girl Scouts one of America’s best

organizations for showing young ladies all sorts of general good stuff. When a Girl Scout

does well at a task they are awarded a badge of completion, this is my part three badges

 1. Eating for beauty, 2. Simple Meals, 3. Locavore . I gave a class on the subjects and

 they would be one step closer to three badges.









This event was a family affair with mothers and sisters a nice day and all enjoyed. I am always happy to work towards helping our youth from cooking to facials the best care grows out of the earth.

















Post Fresno Food Expo 2012: Reflections, Diary of a caterer


 Product Pac & Labels

Focused on the goal of readiness for the 2012 Fresno Food Expo, our task…to launch our Love & Garlic ‘Spreadables’. We began by designing a product label reflecting our product and artisan style. John, Founder of AdOctane, guided us with expert advice and design. Next in labeling, is the nutrition, ingredient and allergen information. To do this, we had to nail down our recipes. We consulted with a company, Infinity 2, Flavia Flores. From this, John could create the ‘fact’ sheet, the most important information for potential buyers Read more…


Love & Garlic Launches ‘Spreadables’



Love & Garlic Artisan Food & Catering Launches ‘Spreadables’

Made in the Valley Segment aired February 24, 2012…check

Next up….getting ready for the FRESNO FOOD EXPO March 8, 2012 FRESNO CONVENTION CENTER   Trade 9-2  Public Welcome  5-8

We are very excited about offering our popular artisan ‘Spreadables’ for retail sales. Our spreads have been a favorite in the arena of catered foods. We have recently field tested our spreads at several venues in the valley (see photos below) Rick at product promo kick-off, Engelmann Cellers 7-01-2011

Rick at product promo kick-off, Engelmann Cellers 7-01-2011 Movie Night ‘Bottle Shock’


Nancy at product promo kick-off, Engelmann Cellers 7-01-2011 Movie Night ‘Bottle Shock’

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Love Garlic Wine Chocolate

CRU Wine Company

CRU Winery is quite a jazzy place. With a spacious tasting room and grand bar for tasting the many wines offered and a large terrace, CRU is a great place to be.


Wine & Chocolate, the theme for Madera & Fresno Wine Trails, held last weekend just before Valentines Day is huge. Wine lovers from our Valley and beyond trek the Madera & Fresno Wine Trails to enjoy local vintages. We, Love and Garlic, were there to field test our ‘Love & Garlic Spreadables’- Lemon Artichoke Garlic, Fig Walnut and, of course, Roasted Garlic. Our slogan is: Soft cheesy spreadables infused with garlic, herbs, vegetables, dried fruits & nuts…designed for those people that love to get together, taste, compare flavors & have a good time! Seems to me, the minute I have a glass of wine in my hands, I search the area for food pairings.







Our Spreadables were a huge hit. Folks tasted and compared the spreads with each other and with the wines. Everyone took an interest telling us about the many different uses of the spreads, Lemon Garlic Artichoke Spreadable on top of pasta! Roasted Garlic Spreadable on a roll-up with roasted peppers and spinach! Fig Walnut on a Wheat Raisin Bagel! Spreadables are incredible edibles. Look for us at Gourmet & Specialty stores, Wineries (Engelmann Cellars) and Tasting Rooms (Water 2 Wine & The Tasting Room). Taste & Enjoy our Spreadables. Love and Garlic, Nancy V



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