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Kari’s Island Elixirs Hop Citrus Bitters

OriginSan Juan Island 

Tastes likeAn intense blend of bitter herbs, balanced by sweet honey from Kari’s own bees and sold at San Juan Island Distillery. A few drops liven sparkling water or a cocktail.

Locally FoundSugar Pill Apothecary, 900 E Pine St, Capitol Hill, 206-322-7455; sugarpillseattle.com sanjuanislanddistillery.com





Girl Meets Dirt Orcas Pear With Fresh Bay Preserves 

Origin: Orcas Island 

Tastes likeThe tang of a pear variety discovered on Orcas plus a hint of spice from bay leaves grown in the garden of Audra Lawlor

Locally FoundPicnic, 6801 Greenwood Ave N, Phinney Ridge, 206-453-5867; picnicseattle.com; girlmeetsdirt.com

Pelindaba Lavender Honey

OriginSan Juan Island 

Tastes likeClover honey with a floral kick, thanks to lavender infusion and sprig of Provence lavender flower in the jar.

Locally FoundVarious Pelindaba products at Wild Rose’s Antiques and Gifts, 4529 California Ave SW, West Seattle, 206-935-2780; pelindabalavender.com


Lopez Larry’s Smokey Chardonnay Mustard Sauce

Origin: Lopez Island 

Tastes likeLess bite than a Dijon, and smokier too, with just a hint of wine. Locals like to slather it on salmon and add dill before grilling it. rexvillegrocery.com

Chicaoji Hot Sauce

OriginLopez Island 

Tastes likeThe burn of alder-smoked chipotle chilies plus bitter cacao and tart goji berries; a more complex hot sauce for eggs, meats, or a real pick-me-up breakfast

Locally Found DeLaurenti Specialty Food and Wine, 1435 First Ave, Downtown, 206-622-0141; delaurenti.comchicaoji.com

This article appeared in the August 2014 issue of Seattle Met Magazine.

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