[1] Lover’s Leap, a blend of superior black teas with rose and chamomile petals, is available in both loose tea and tea bags (both photos © Steven Smith Teamaker). [2] Lover’s Leap Tea, nicely boxed.   Lover’s Leap Tea is a limited edition for Valentine’s Day, created by our favorite tea emporium, Steven Smith Teamaker. […]

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If you don’t have romantic plans for Valentine’s Day, how about inviting friends for cocktails? You can set up a bar buffet with pitchers of three or four red or rosy cocktails: Bloody Mary Cranberry Mimosa Cosmopolitan Crantini   Other options: Mulled wine, perfect for February. Kir, white wine poured atop crème de cassis (blackcurrant […]

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January 25th, 2020 begins the Lunar New Year (a.k.a. Chinese New Year, but it’s celebrated in many other Asian countries). It lasts for 15 days. We were chatting the other day that it’s the Year Of The Rat, an animal which does not evoke pleasant thoughts. So we looked it up. It turns out that […]

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Fine food lovers: The days of mixing sour cream with Lipton Onion Soup mix are behind you. Herewith, a better recipe for Game Day or any party. It uses sautéed onions, crème fraîche and fromage blanc, making it more “French” than a dip made with onion soup mix. The recipe comes to us from Bellwether […]

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January is national Hot Tea Month. We’ve written tons and tons about tea, including this Tea Glossary, that explains tea terminology. But celebrating National Tea Month doesn’t mean simply brewing a tea bag from your cupboard. If you like fine tea, have you tried Darjeeling?     ABOUT DARJEELING TEA Darjeeling is grown in West […]

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[1] Bombay Spice chickpeas, one of 10 flavors of the better-for-you snack (all photos © Saffron Road | Facebook). [2] Toss your favorite flavor onto a salad. Here, kale salad with Falafel Chickpeas. [3] Garnish anything. Place a bowl of Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas on the table and let everyone help themselves. [4] Trying to […]

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