TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Chevre Cheesecake From Belle Chevre

[1] A slice of Belle Chevre cheesecake (both photos © Belle Chevre). [2] It’s delivered in this box. Yum.   We are in love…with a cheesecake. Every cheesecake lover (brownie lover, chocolate chip cookie lover, etc.) has his/her own ideal recipe. Belle Chevre’s is ours. It’s dense, magnificently creamy, and redolent of fresh lemon flavor…
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MOTHER’S DAY: Tea Gifts

For a tea-drinking Mother’s Day gift, here are two tea ideas. We love tea, and have given both of these items as gifts.     JAF TEA SAMPLER BOX For the woman who drinks supermarket brand teas like Lipton and Tetley, a box of Jaf fine Ceylon teas and may open her eyes. Ceylon is…
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FOOD FUN: Pink Crudités (Raw Vegetables)

For a low-calorie, high-visual Valentine’s Day plate, how about pink crudités? Specialty produce purveyor Sid Wainer created this beauty with: Breakfast radishes and conventional radishes Chioggia beets (photo #2) Purple potatoes (cooked) Red/purple endive (photo #4) Red jacket potatoes (cooked) Red onion (pickled garnish for dip) Watermelon radishes (photo #4)   You can also add:…
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FUN VALENTINE GIFT: A Can Of Rosé Wine

[1] An ideal small Valentine gift: a can of rosé wine (both photos © Bonterra Vineyards). [2] Think Pink!* on Valentine’s Day.   Like many people, we have always given chocolate as a Valentine’s Day gift. It’s the conventional choice, along with red roses. This year we’re going pink, with gifts of rosé wine. Some…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Magnum Ruby Ice Cream Bars (Real Pink Chocolate!)

[1] Magnum’s Ruby Mini Ice Cream Bar (photo © Magnum Ice Cream).   A few months ago we wrote about ruby chocolate, the fourth type of chocolate after dark, milk and white. Ruby is the first new chocolate in 80 years. The pink-colored chocolate gets its hue naturally, from a particular type of cacao bean.…
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