Bumbleberry Farms’ founder transformed a love for bees into delicious creamed honeys (she calls them honey creams). Not plain creamed honey: flavored creamed honeys, in glorious, fun flavors. The business started making 18 jars of honey cream spread at a time, and selling them at farmers markets at the foothills of Pennsylvania’s Laurel Mountains. While […]

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We love fresh basil. We always have a small pot of basil on our kitchen window ledge. We’ve always wished we could have more fresh herbs—chives, dill and parsley, particularly. But we only have one accessible window with good light. Recently, we acquired a system that doesn’t fit on the sill, but does look very […]

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Italy’s most famous Italian liqueur, Disaronno, has launched this year’s limited-edition “Disaronno Wears…” bottle. This year, Disaronno wears Trussardi. For the past several years, Italy’s most famous liqueur has partnered with a top Italian fashion house to create a limited-edition bottle. This year, the bottle is “dressed” in a Trussardi pattern; the chartreuse figure at […]

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A scrumptious two-bite chocolate turkey, delivered in a beautiful gift box from Burdick Chocolate.   For the Thanksgiving dinner table, we have long used chocolate “place settings,” a [confusing] name given to a party favor presented at each place setting [of flatware and dishes]. For many who follow this tradition, the place setting is a […]

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Gold glitter on donuts (both photos courtesy Fancy Sprinkles). Glass rimmers, available in every color in the rainbow.   Here’s a holiday gift idea for a baker: edible fancy sprinkles from Fancy Sprinkles, a well-named company. Yes, it’s a bit of a niche product, but the right person will be tickled pink [sprinkles], or any […]

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November 4th is National Candy Day, and we’d like to introduce you to a type that’s relatively new in the U.S.: brigadeiros. They’re a Brazilian cousin to the original chocolate truffles: smooth, creamy and intensely chocolate, with no hard shell, but rolled in sprinkles or nuts (photo #1). The chocolates have an interesting history. In […]

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