[1] A macaron joins malted milk Easter eggs for a treat (with a cup of coffee, e.g.) or a light dessert. BYO nest (photo © MacarOn Café). [2] A gift delight: a box of tempting macarons (photo © Dana’s Bakery).   Are you looking for something special in Easter goodies? Macaron gifts for Easter may […]

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[1] How about an Easter ice cream gift (all photos © eCreamery). [2] Four flavors specially labeled for Easter. [3] The four flavors scooped.   Is there special Easter ice cream? Well: The Happiest Easter Wishes / Are Served in Ice Cream Dishes / Easter Eggs Are Fine / But eCreamery Ice Cream is Sublime. […]

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[1] Lovely packaging for your valentine (both photos © Smith Teamaker). [2] A bouquet in a sachet.   Steven Smith Teamaker is one of our favorite brands of fine tea—superb tea in silky sachets (tea bags) instead of loose leaves. Steven Smith (1949-2015) was a co-founder of Stash Tea Company, then founded Tazo tea company. […]

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Traditional scones can be dry, crumbly, and in our opinion, more punishment than pleasure, requiring lots of butter and jam to add moisture. Yet, more modern recipes can be moist and layered with flavor. Such are Seven Sisters scones. Take a denser version of a muffin, flatten it, and you can approximate one of their […]

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[1] Sfoglini artisan pasta makes beautiful shapes like these reginetti, ribbon-shape pasta, shown here with black truffles. It’s a gourmet’s fantasy realized (all photos © Sfoglini Pasta except as noted). [2] The Pasta-Of-The-Month Club delivers two boxes of artisan pasta each month. [3] Here’s the famous dish Cacio e Pepe, with trumpet pasta. Here’s the […]

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Our Top Pick Of The Week is for pancake and waffle lovers who want some more excitement on their plates. Those who have only used store-bought mixes are in for a surprise with Southern Culture Artisan Foods: pancakes and waffles with such beautiful flavor that we couldn’t stop eating them—pancakes so flavorful that no maple […]

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Yes, you can give ketchup as a gift to a foodie or a general ketchup lover. When it’s a “gourmet” ketchup like Brownwood Farms Ketchup, made in three flavors that add more excitement to burgers, fries hot dogs, meatloaf, sandwiches…wherever you use ketchup. Want to make your own ketchup? Here’s a recipe. You can even […]

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