TIP OF THE DAY: Affordable Rose Bubbly For Valentine’s Day

Check the price of Champagne. Even the lowest-level brands are Now look at our three recommendations for rose sparkling wine (once called “pink Champagne): The first is $13.99; the latter are in the $18.99 range. Why is this a bargain? These are sweeter styles, perfect to enjoy as an aperitif, with chocolates or desserts, even…
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CHOCOLATE STORE: 2 Beans, A Chocolate Paradise

[1] Enter the emporium: coffee to the right, chocolate to the left (photo courtesy 2 Beans). [2] The first chocolate made with camel’s milk, from Dubai (photo courtesy Al Nassma). [3] Another winner: the matcha white chocolate bar from Marie Belle (photo courtesy Marie Belle).   Depending on where you live, there may be a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pairing Chocolate & Tea

[1] Simple: a bite of chocolate, a sip of tea (photo courtesy Republic Of Tea). [2] Fancier (photo courtesy Marcolini Chocolate). [3] Elegant presentation from [3] Republic Of Tea and [4] Woodhouse Chocolate. [5] White chocolate pairs with black, green and herbal teas (photo courtesy Lindt).   If you’re a tea lover, here’s an idea…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Three Wonderful Food Gifts

[1] [2] [3] The Valentine gift box from VineBox, with artisan chocolate bars from Ritual Chocolate.   You could search all over town without finding wonderful Valentine’s Day gifts like these—one with zero calories! There’s no need leave home to get them. Just click below to order these online. 1. FOR THE WINE DRINKER: A…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Your Own Marshmallow Designs

[1] Cut heart shapes for Valentine’s Day (photo courtesy Kavemania | Facebook). [2] Use cookie cutters to create special designs (photo courtesy Martha Stewart and [3] SXC). [4] These artisan marshmallows are delicious, but too tall and pillowy to cut into shapes (photo The Nibble).   If you have an eye out for delicious confections,…
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