Victorian Christmas 2002 fun facts to ponder
Most unusual food – deep-fried Twinkies (R and R Concessions)
Most unique craft products – handmade veggie dog biscuits (Dogalicious California) and hand painted light bulbs – (Felicias Delights)
Most years as a vendor – 12 years Natures Fantasy- Jim Candelaria, jewelry maker. “I like Nevada City; it’s cool and close. I have a clientele, and Sunday is fabulous.”
Facts about the V.F.W.s hot mulled wine – On good weather nights, we pour, serve and make change every 10 seconds. Locals always look for us. We have lots of fun. Our recipe, ingredients only, hearty burgundy, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, sugar, lemon juice, plus a secret ingredient. Sampling is OK.
The Nevada Theatre Commission’s chili recipe is (Ahem) patented. We serve 200 to 300 hundred bowls on good nights, 500 on the Sunday. Good weather is the key. Some people request vegetarian, but take what we serve, always enhanced with cheese and onions.
The story of Dogalicious* California *root words dog /nutritious /delicious:
It all started about six years ago when my friend John (another big time dog lover from Omaha) and I were sitting around bored reading the ingredients on some recently purchased natural dog biscuit packages.We were amazed to see all the chemicals listed. John finally piped up: “I bet I could put together some truly healthy biscuit recipes, and bake them in my kitchen.” I said ‘your’e on’ and two weeks later, John mailed the first bag of all natural handmade dog biscuits. I remember opening the bag and being immersed in the aromas of fresh garlic, apple, cinnamon, peanut butter and honey.
Upon closer examination, I found bits of carrot, parsley, and pumpkin as well! When I called John, asking, Are you sure you sent me DOG biscuits? He replied, “Jim, you wanted healthy.” What could be healthier than fresh, locally grown veggies mixed with filtered water, whole wheat, and wheat germ?… the rest of the story – John quit his corporate job to do the biscuit thing full time from his kitchen. Six years later, he has thousands of happy tail wagging customers.
When I retired from G.M. in 2002, I saw an opportunity to provide our California canine companions with the same healthy and natural handmade, gourmet biscuits!
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