[1] Stroopwafel cookies, made to top a cup of coffee but yummy with another beverage—or alone (all photos © 3 Bros Cookies). [2] There’s a selection of gift boxes, including a holiday gift box with chocolate-dipped, decorated cookies. [3] Prefer milk? It’s a delicious combination. [4] The holiday gift tin. [5] Try your hand at […]

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Is there a special wine for Halloween? Absolutely: It’s the wine with the best costume. While our friend Ruth sews little ghost bottle covers, the vintners at Sonoma County’s Windsor Vineyards have dressed the bottle for you, with a choice of 18 special Halloween labels. It’s easy to get spooky with these Halloween “spirits”—the wine(s) […]

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We’ve begun to sample treats as potential holiday gifts, and received some that shouldn’t wait for the holidays. Two of these are featured here today, both in the ever-popular chocolate category. Both need not wait for the holidays. Their apple pie themes are a perfect fit right now! Both are imited editions for the season. […]

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[1] We’re big fans of Burdick’s Scotch-infused chocolates (photo © L.A. Burdick Chocolates). [2] Delysia Chocolatier has a nine-piece box showcasing Bourbon, Rum and Scotch (photo © Delysia) .   Two fine chocolatiers have spirits-infused chocolates for Father’s Day gifts…or for the rest of us who lust after them. Both are limited editions.     […]

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Our Top Pick Of The Week is Holm Made Toffee, a 30-year-old family enterprise that began as many artisan food companies do: by making toffee gifts for friends and family. As with most of these small businesses, the thundering enthusiasm from the recipients led them, ultimately, to a small commercial enterprise. As more people tasted […]

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[1] Festivus Maple Syrup, infused with holiday spices (all photo © Runamok Maple). [2] Twin recipes, different names. Festivus is the tongue-in-cheek version of Runamok’s Holiday Spiced Maple Syrup. [3] Maple syrup is a great gift. You know the recipient will be able to use it.   Fine maple syrup is a great holiday gift […]

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For a tea-drinking Mother’s Day gift, here are two tea ideas. We love tea, and have given both of these items as gifts.     JAF TEA SAMPLER BOX For the woman who drinks supermarket brand teas like Lipton and Tetley, a box of Jaf fine Ceylon teas and may open her eyes. Ceylon is […]

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There’s a lot of Valentine chocolate out there. Where to begin? Here are two of our favorites artisan chocolatiers, with wares just waiting for you to take a bite.     JOHN & KIRA’S John and Kira’s boutique chocolate company launched in 2002; from the beginning it has generated raves for its artisan bonbons (photos […]

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