Tea has grown in popularity, and you may come across a number of tea-of-the-month subscriptions. But none will deliver better tea than this sone from In Pursuit Of Tea, an acclaimed purveyor of fine tea. But a benefit with this subscription is: The fine tea is available in tea bags. (With other tea-of-the-month clubs, it’s […]

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For the tea lover, may we recommend Adagio Teas’ “12 Days Of Christmas” in tea? On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a most festive and delicious set of teas! The 12 Days of Christmas Gift Set from Adagio Teas: a delicious and jolly selection of tea blends in individual […]

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[1] You can use both green and purple figs in this recipe. A combination is more alluring (all photos © California Figs). [2] Kadota figs keep their color when pickled. [3] Mission figs, combined with Kadota figs, give the jar of pickled figs more eye appeal. [4] All figs, be they fresh, dried or picked, […]

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[1] Hatch chiles have a short growing season: just August and September (all photos except #2 © Melissa’s Produce). [2] Dried hatch chiles (photo © Otis Acres Micro Farm. [3] Once dried, you can enjoy Hatch chiles year-round. This Hatch-At-Home box from Melissa’s has everything from seasonings and salsa to polenta and popcorn. [4] For […]

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If you need a gift for a tequila lover, how about mezcal, tequila’s smoky cousin. The giftee can try a side-by-side comparison, straight up or on the rocks. Here’s the difference between tequila and mezcal. Here’s the history of mezcal.     BACANORA: A D.O. MEZCAL In April, IZO Bacanora won Best in Category at […]

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Glenmorangie’s stills are the tallest in Scotland—as tall as an adult giraffe! Such tall stills create more space for taste and aroma to imbue the spirit. The “giraffe-tall” stills are why they company has chosen to support Africa’s giraffes. The iconic species needs help to conserve dwindling numbers for the next generation Each purchase of […]

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Since the dawn of humankind, people around the world have eaten insects for protein. In [what is now] Mexico alone, a variety of tasty insects were eaten for protein by Aztecs and their predecessors. Here’s more about them. And here’s a Top 10 list. Personally, we’re not into edible insects just yet. But we have […]

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