VALENTINE GIFT: Rose Tea, Black & Herbal

Rose tea is an old European tradition: Real rose petals are blended into black or herbal tea. Photo courtesy Republic Of Tea.   For someone who’s counting calories and doesn’t want box of Valentine chocolate, how about some calorie-free rose petal tea? Consider these limited edition offerings from Republic Of Tea: Rose Petal Black Full-Leaf…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bake A Pie For National Pie Day

January 23rd is National Pie Day (see all the American food holidays). Which pie should you choose for your celebration? The pie-sibilities are endless. The most popular pies, according to a survey* sponsored by the makers of Mrs. Smith’s and Edwards desserts: Apple pie remains the perennial favorite, chosen by 27% of the voters. This…
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VALENTINE GIFT: Bailey’s Irish Cream

Bailey’s Irish Cream has been a favorite since it was first introduced in the U.S., way back in 1974. The Irish whiskey and cream based liqueur is 17% alcohol by volume: delicious for sipping, for mixing into cocktails or as an ingredient in desserts. The first Irish cream liqueur on the market, Baileys was created…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Single Malt Marmalade, Jam With Spirits

We recently received a gift shipment of jams from Blake Hill Preserves of Grafton, Vermont, artisanal producers of chutneys, jams and marmalades. The fruits are sourced from local farms in season, when they’re perfectly ripe. Every batch is prepared by hand in a Vermont cottage kitchen. The four jars we received were equally delicious. The…
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VALENTINE GIFT: Heart-Shaped Cheesecake

It’s just a few weeks until Valentine’s Day. W’ll be posting some special gift ideas that catch our eye. First up are these heart-shaped cheesecakes from Harry & David: The New York-style cheesecake sits atop a chocolate cookie crust. It’s topped with a layer of semisweet chocolate and a white chocolate drizzle. A couple can…
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