RECIPE: Valentine Beer “Cocktail”

If your guy or gal would rather have a good beer than a box of chocolates, here’s a special Valentine creation from the folks at O’Hara’s Irish Stout (named the World’s Number One Stout above 74 competing products at the world’s most prestigious beer competition, the Millennium Brewing Industry’s International Awards). For your Valentine quaffing…
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VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS: VDay Minus 4 ~ Chocolate For Your Conquering Hero

Is your man (or woman) a Master Of The Universe? Give him/her Alexander the Great, sculpted in 78% cacao chocolate. This gourmet chocolate gift includes two busts encased in a handsome volume that includes a map of Alexander the Great’s empire, a brief history of this great leader, and a guide called “How to Taste…
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VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS: VDay Minus 5 ~ Painter Girl Chocolates

If your Valentine is artistic, or simply likes a good animal print, there’s a wealth of riches here. Painter Girl makes chocolate palettes, paint tubes and a tablet of the great Mexican painter Frieda Kahlo (in Mexican-spiced chocolate). For generalists, there’s a box of fuschia-wrapped bonbons with dried cherry centers and wild, wild animal print…
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PRODUCT REVIEW: Cheese of the Week ~ Langres

Langres cheese is available on Amazon.com. This week’s cheese recommendation is from guest blogger Dana Romero, proprietor of La Fromagerie D’Acadiana in Lafayette, Louisiana. With Valentine’s Day upon us, bottles of bubbly will be popped all over the world. Our cheese of the week pairs well with Champagne, and hails from the same area where…
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VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS: VDay Minus 6 ~ Aphrodisiac Caramels From Theo Chocolate

Is rose an aphrodisiac? Saffron? Ghost chile? We can’t vouch for it, but these bittersweet caramels from Theo Chocolate definitely turn us on! Give them to a caramel connoisseur, who is sure to love you in return. Theo is America’s only producer of organic and Fair Trade chocolate. You can visit the factory in Seattle,…
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