TIP OF THE DAY: Scotch & [Bottled] Water

Don’t serve tap water with that single malt! Evian isn’t right, either. You need a water with character and terroir, like the Scotch. Think Cloud Juice, Gleneagles, Hildon or Oregon Rain waters. Give a bottle of each to your favorite Scotch drinker as a holiday gift. Read more about the exciting world of bottled waters,…
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RECIPE: Tequila Hot Chocolate For A Party

Tempting but not innocent—this Mexican hot chocolate is spiked with tequila. Photo courtesy of Dove Chocolate Discoveries. If you’re having a party, serve something stronger than the Chai Hot Chocolate in the post below. How about a tequila-spiked Mexican hot chocolate, courtesy of Tequila Cazadores? First you make the hot chocolate on the stove, using…
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PRODUCT: Your Own Custom-Cut Christmas Tree

Perhaps you live in an area where you can cut down your own perfect Christmas tree. We don’t. We live in a city where pre-cut trees are trucked in, and even the first day they arrive, they barely have a scent. Sometimes we’re tempted to buy a pine scent spray, or even (gasp!) a polyester…
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GIFTS: Gourmet Chocolate & Caramel Gifts Under $15.00

You can give delicious chocolates and caramels on a budget. Our selection is so tempting, you should probably order some for yourself, too! We’ve got: Soft, buttery caramels from Indulge Caramels, in 13 flavors. Ghost chile chocolate bars from Lillie Belle Farms that are the hottest and best we’ve had. A set of three Angel…
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GIFTS: Favorite Boxed Chocolates

Theo Chocolates, one of our recommen- dations, is both organic and Fair Trade Certified. Photo courtesy Theo Chocolate. If your thoughts for gift-giving lean to fine chocolates, here is our “short list” for the holidays. Prices range from $15.00 and up, but not that far up—we know it’s a tight economy! See our recommendations for…
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