TIP OF THE DAY: Beets & Raspberries For Valentine’s Day

If you’re cooking for Valentine’s Day, think beets, raspberries and strawberries as bright red accents. Some of our favorite recipes: Goat Cheese Salad With Raspberries Or Beets and Strawberry & Feta Salad Goat Cheese & Beet Stacks Beet & Goat Cheese “Ravioli” (shown in photo)   Use strawberries and raspberries to accent desserts and cocktails.…
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COOKING VIDEO: How To Make Strawberry Steak Salad For Valentine’s Day

  For lunch or a light dinner on Valentine’s Day, try this Strawberry Steak Salad. Sliced fresh strawberries, which look like little red hearts, unite with grilled skirt steak, a spring mix salad, avocado, mascarpone cheese, chopped tomatoes and cucumbers in a blush wine or raspberry vinaigrette. A lighter dinner gives you more room for…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Rosé Champagne For Valentine’s Day

Ellner brut rosé Champagne. Photo courtesy Pacific-estates.com. Many people pop open a bottle of Champagne or other sparkling wine for Valentine’s Day. We celebrate with a rosé Champagne. Rosé Champagnes tend to be more expensive than their white counterparts, but are worth it. They’re typically more full-bodied and complex, with rich fruit flavor. Two bargain…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Make Chocolate Bark

As you’ve been eyeing the Valentine candy, have you thought of making your own? Making chocolate bark is relatively easy; and nothing shows how much you care more than something you’ve personally made. While some people melt down chocolate morsels, your bark will be far better served by purchasing top-quality chocolate discs/wafers at a specialty…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Luxury Chocolate From Gem Chocolates

One of the lovely gems from Gem Chocolates. Photo courtesy Gem Chocolates. We regularly taste chocolates from the artisan chocolatiers all over the world. While most are quite good, some are truly gems. We’re thrilled that Gem Chocolates lives up to its name. A delight to look at and to taste, chocolatier Glenn Knowles has…
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