Nutty About Kettle Corn

The farmer’s market at Alamitos Bay is one of the busiest in Long Beach, and for good reason. Two long aisles of fresh produce and more keep loyal visitors coming back every week.

You would then take this value and make any adjustments you feel are necessary. Do you need to sell quickly? You might want to lower the price a little. Have time and want top dollar? Then maybe you want to leave the price right at market, or even a little higher.

Add to this idea by including fun themed decorations all around the theater. Change the movie posters in your theater to have classic Dracula movies. Have the ushers wear fangs or fake blood – take the theme to new heights. Even consider special concessions that account for some of the movie themes – coffin candies from a local chocolate maker. Even think about tying it to Halloween week and include a trick or treat night for the kids.

I started my party hopping at the Burnett house. Several friends who returned from years past greeted me and offered to have me stay and enjoy myself for a bit. On the menu…rattlesnake. For those that have not had the luxury to try those “not so common” wild meats, well; you know the saying. Done over an open flame, it falls from the bone if grilled properly. To me it had more of a taste closer to turtle or alligator. It tasted nothing like chicken. Preferably, you want a slightly charred piece from the exterior close to where the skin would remain at the edge. A treat to the taste buds indeed.

I indulged in this new guilt-free snack the next day when it was time for my afternoon snack. Indeed, these light and airy puffs of popped corn was coated with just the right amount of sweet and saltiness to satisfy without being over bearing. I tasted more of the light, salty taste than the sweet caramel taste. Letting one of the light pieces of popped corn rest on my tongue a moment before chewing gave evidence of a salted butter flavor, which served me well the next morning when I ate them on the drive in to work the next morning for breakfast. Again, Trader Joe’s Fair and Festival Concession had the perfect balance of sweet and salty that one would find in a typical breakfast food such as toast or oatmeal.

Just a few blocks from Broadway, Beekman Street Art District is an artistic village inside the city. Take a stroll and visit the art galleries. Or check out See You on Saturday, cultural events in the Beekman Street area on the first Saturday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. Free of charge. Free trolley rides are available to take you from the Broadway area to Beekman Street and back again.

Internet: Think about listing your home on the net. Many people start their home search online, but most are just browsing, and you may wind up with less serious shoppers. Be sure to weigh the costs vs. the advantages. Craigslist is a free site that is getting more and more real estate traffic, check it out before spending money on an expensive listing service.

The Hoggetowne Medieval Faire is going on January 29th & 30th and February 4th, 5th, and 6th. Go to the site at Gainesville Cultural Affairs for more information.

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