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Out and About: Maria Eberle

Out and About: Maria Eberle
Maria Eberle is the founder of OneSong Biscotti. The company was started in January of 2016. OneSong can be contacted via online at www.onesongbiscotti.com or be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OneSongBiscotti, or be phoned at 860-712-5288. They specialize in hand crafted biscotti, lovingly baked using the freshest ingredients and do so in small batches out of a commercial kitchen in East Hartford.

Maria was born and raised in both Hartford and Windsor. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1970 before attending St. Francis School of Nursing. She had worked as a Nurse Case Manager, helping those with workers comp injuries. All the while, she continues to maintain the biscotti business. In 2008, she graduated from a 4-year energy medicine program, where she then started working per diem and part-time at St. Francis in their Integrative Medicine department. A year later Maria left the Nurse Case Management. She now specifically works with Integrative Medicine part-time. She says, "The school is actually what got me interested in running a business. They had a business course for people that wanted to go into energy medicine work on their own. Part of the course was, 'so what are your one year goals? What are your five-year goals? Whether you're starting a business or not? Where do you see yourself?' And they encouraged us not to think logically, just to what is your gut feeling about this? I found myself from my five-year goal writing; I'm going to start a business baking and selling biscotti. I reread it and wondered, where did that come from?" Thinking about it, Maria told herself, "This is what I want to be doing."

In making her thought a reality, she got in touch with legendary baker, David Glass. When she brought him some biscotti, she wondered what he thought. He told her, "Oh, these will sell." David gave her advice and it grew from there.

Baking biscotti came from Maria's love of cooking from her very Italian grandmother, Nonna and in part her mother as well. As she puts it, "I love to cook. Love to bake. Love to feed people." It was her passion for biscotti that led to experimenting. Nonna never baked them, but made fabulous cookies.

The name OneSong comes from the holistic meaning of "the one song of the universe." Being part of that whole. When it comes to her business, Maria often finds herself at headquarters in East Hartford baking biscotti for five to seven hours. But to her and because she's in the flow, that time feels like only minutes. Although not made in Windsor, products are sold at 226 The Bean, the Farmers' Market, The Beanery, Scotty's Breakfast in Wallingford, and through the company's website. In all, there are nine flavors that are a mix of sweet and savory. They range from Chocolate Chip Walnut to an alluring Bourbon Maple Pecan, to the enchanting Rose Water Cardamon Pistachio. Aside from these main staples on the menu, seasonal flavors pop up when the time comes. (You never know if Pumpkin Spice might debut.) Besides customers personal tastes, biscotti is popular for gift giving such as birthdays, holidays, weddings, bridal, and baby events among others. Packaging is available for such occasions.

Maria says she and her husband, Terrry love Windsor. They had moved away for a few years, but returned to raise their children here. "It's small enough that you feel like there's real neighborhoods here. Big enough that you don't feel you have to go twenty miles for a grocery store." She is a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Maria notes she likes to frequent places like Union St. Tavern, Dom's, and 226 The Bean and The Beanery.

Three words that describe Maria: Caring. Passionate. Integrity.


Events

Kick-Off to Summer Art Week
Jun 18 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Evolution of Bradley Airport
Jun 19 at Windsor Historical Society
Lunch & Learn: Business Financing
Jun 19 at Hilton Garden Inn, 555 Corporate Dr
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jun 20 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Strawberry Festival
Jun 22 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Windsor Art Center Tag Sale
Jun 22 at Windsor Art Center
Call for Artists - Member Show
Jun 23 at Windsor Art Center
Keney Park PGA jr. League
Jun 23 at Keney Park Golf Course
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jun 24 at Windsor Art Center Studios
How to Hire Top Talent
Jun 24 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Ave
Monday Morning Book Club
Jun 24 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Movie Series - Planet of the
Jun 25 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Veterans Coffee Hour
Jun 27 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Edward Jones Grand Opening
Jun 28 at 697 Poquonock Ave (Price Choppers plaza), Windsor, CT 06095
Mid-20th C. Tiki Drinks & Culture!
Jun 28 at Windsor Historical Society
Christopher Martin Art Show
Jul 1 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 1 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Young Artist’s Watercolor Day
Jul 1 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movies Series
Jul 2 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jul 4 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Christopher Martin's Art Reception
Jul 6 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 8 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Jul 9 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Jul 10 at Northwest Park, Lang Rd, Windsor
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Windsor Art Center - Member Show
Jul 13 at Windsor Art Center
Windsor Garden Club Garden Tour
Jul 13 at Windsor, CT
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 15 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Diabetic Support Group
Jul 16 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Summer Movie Series
Jul 16 at Windsor Public Library
National Hot Dog Day
Jul 17 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Jul 17 at Windsor High School J113
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jul 18 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Windsor Art Center - Artist Talk
Jul 20 at Windsor Art Center
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 22 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Monday Morning Book Club
Jul 22 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Movie Series
Jul 23 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Veterans Coffee Hour
Jul 25 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 29 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Jul 30 at Windsor Public Library
Blood Drive Windsor Historical Soc.
Jul 31 at Windsor Historical Society
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Photojournalist Jessica Hill Art
Aug 1 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Aug 1 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Aug 5 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Aug 6 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Aug 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Monster Madness Art Day
Aug 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Aug 13 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Aug 14 at Edward Jones, Poquonock Ave, Windsor
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Aug 15 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT