GIFT OF THE DAY: Just Spices, Extra-Fresh Spice Blends

Usually THE NIBBLE doesn’t review spices, salad dressings and other categories where it’s difficult to describe the differences or superiority of one brand over another. After all, if you tried garlic powder from three different producers, what would you say? Once the garlic is cooked in the recipe, any brand will taste good. But when…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Fine Teas From Steven Smith Teamaker

[1] A calming herbal blend. [2] The selection of black, green, herbal and white teas will please everyone. [3] Lord Bergamot, the company’s version of Earl Gre;, powerfully blended (all photos courtesy Steven Smith Teamaker).   Steven Smith of Portland, Oregon was* tea royalty in the U.S., first as co-founder of Stash, then as founder…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Bacon Sea Salt

Sprinkle bacon sea salt on everything (photo courtesy Food Shed Exchange).   Bacon, bacon, everywhere: That’s what you’ll have with a container of bacon sea salt. Crumbled bacon is blended with crunchy sea salt and a hint of spices. There are countless ways to use it. For starters: Eggs Hors d’oeuvre Mac & Cheese and…
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GIFT: Cake In A Jar

When you can’t be there to bake a cake, send a cake in a jar. Jar’d Cake from one of our favorite bakers, Cake Chicago, offers four delicious varieties to send as a Mother’s Day gift, or give as party favors. Everything at Cake Chicago is made from scratch, including the raspberry conserve a nd…
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GIFT: Mrs. Prindable’s Caramel Apples

The Nutcracker, a keepsake toy, stays with you after the apple has been enjoyed. There are teddy bears and other seasonal options. Photo courtesy Mrs. Prindable.   We recently recommended a stocking stuffer of Mrs. Prindable’s caramels. For 25 years, Mrs. P. used that caramel to coat scrumptious jumbo apples, with a top layer of…
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