Hello everyone…I am flowing a blog for all of you that have no idea what is going on in the world of Basil’s Choice. This will be a brief explanation of what my brother, Kyle and I have been up to since the holidays…
Pretty simple…we have been cranking sausage! We decided around Christmas to make family and friends homemade kielbasa and did it right out of our clean garage. We made around 70lbs and had so much fun doing it we have decided to bring it to fruition. We are now licensed and operating out of Uptown Kitchen in Eastown (gosh that sounds a hell of a lot easier than it has been). Uptown Kitchen is a certified incubator kitchen which provides small, local businesses such as Basil’s Choice an opportunity to soar above your dreams. To learn more about Uptown, click on the link. http://uptownkitchengr.com/
Welcome to the 21st century is right my friends! Online ordering, delivery right to your doorstep…hello? This is a no brainer! Unlike myself, so many people dread heading to the grocery store for their weekly needs to feed their families. Doorganics is your solution! (How’s my sales pitch? Ha!) It has been well over a year since I teamed up with Doorganics to provide them with weekly recipes to go into their bins that are delivered to the guests doorstep. It has been an exciting ride, a creative outlet and a delicious Sunday when testing out these recipes with fabulous produce.
Mike, owner of Doorganics, didn’t want to stop at just produce. He wanted to take the deliveries and experience to a whole new level by teaming up with local folks who share the same passion as him to provide other products as well. Genius, right? The one that excites me the most at this moment is Pheasant Ridge Farms located in Freemont, Michigan.
Well friends, it is time to live the dash. The last few months of the year were eventful and inspiring. Some would say I was “living the dash.” For those of you who don’t know what that means, it refers to the dash in between your birth and death. For example, I was born in 1981 and am still alive, therefore I am living my life within the dash. It represents my time here on earth, living in the present moment, ceasing to think to far into the future, living and loving in the moment. My life has been filled with endless family gatherings, lots of fun hours at the salon, friend swarays, kitchen dance parties, new business ventures & ideas, wedding planning…and most importantly LOTS of holiday spirits! Simply livin the dash. (for full poem http://lindaellis.net/the-dash-poem-by-linda-ellis/)
Above and beyond how 2012 closed out, today I felt inspired for the first time in 2013 to write a blog. Can you even imagine or guess what made me feel elated to come home and write a bountiful blog…it’s about a damn burrito? Ladies and gentlemen this is not just ANY burrito, this burrito is the king and queen of all burritos I may have ever tasted. I must give George Aquino and my sister Emily a huge shout out for leading me there. One may think…how hard is it to make a damn burrito, right?! Well La Taqueria San Jose located at 1338 South Division will put any local authentic burrito to shame and definitely has a couple secrets they shouldn’t share. Please do not be alarmed by the less than charming restaurant…you must accept it for what it is and what it looks like because the flavor of the steak burrito I had was well worth every bite. San Jose is a locally owned restaurant where it was clear that the service (the family) was hard at work in the small kitchen in back to accommodate the packed joint…the word is definitely getting out there…so hurry up and order one!