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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RECIPE: Romesco Soup, Bright Red For Valentine’s Day

We’re making dinner at home on Valentine’s Day. Every course is a shade of red or pink (and in one case, purple grilled cabbage steak). The Romesco Soup for the second course is bright red, like Romesco Sauce, whose ingredients, including ground peppers, garlic, and almonds, are included in the soup. It’s packed with flavor,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Heart-Shaped Cheese

This is the week to check the best cheese counter in town for heart-shaped cheese (or make your own—see the surprise below). The most famous cheese heart is Coeur du Berry goat cheese; but if you’re a cheddar fan, you may be able to find a cheddar heart covered in red wax, from Godminster Farm…
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GIFTS: Fine Chocolate For Your Valentine

There’s a lot of Valentine chocolate out there. Where to begin? Here are two of our favorites artisan chocolatiers, with wares just waiting for you to take a bite.     JOHN & KIRA’S John and Kira’s boutique chocolate company launched in 2002; from the beginning it has generated raves for its artisan bonbons (photos…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Red Grapefruit For Valentine’s Day

[1] Section the flesh with a serrated grapefruit knife or grapefruit spoons (photo © Budays Mart | Amazon). [2] How about a yogurt parfait for breakfast or lunch, here with some lime and mint? Here’s the recipe from Taste Of Home (photo © Taste Of Home). [3] For lunch or dinner, add red grapefruit segments…
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