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Friday Favorite: Graeter’s Ice Cream

December 19th, 2014

Yesterday a cooler from Graeter’s Ice Cream arrived. Since our UPS driver leaves our packaged in a little shed down by the road, Mr Chiots picked it up when he got home from work.  He assumed it was a gift from me to him – it wasn’t. The reason this was his first thought was because of the history we have with this place. You see, many moons ago (over 18 years to be exact) we met in Cincinnati, OH  – the home of Graeter’s Ice Cream. We spent many dates during those first years enjoying their ice cream and we always go back when we’re in town.
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When I opened the box there was a greeting from one of my corporate clients thanking me for the work I do for them.  I know my client doesn’t know the history Mr Chiots and I have with Graeter’s, I’ll definitely be telling them when I thank them.
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What a great surprise to find this wonderful gift on our porch last night. It’s really nice to feel appreciated for the hard work you do.  It is a fantastic gift, really, who doesn’t love ice cream? I’m a big believer that gifts that are eaten or used up are among the best kinds of gifts, since the receiver is never left with the guilt of giving something to Goodwill when they no longer want/need it. I’m guessing this won’t last very long around here!

Have you received any great food gifts this year?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.