RECIPE: Spring Pea Crostini

[1] Spring Pea Crostini (photo courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Spring peas fresh from the field (photo courtesy The Chef’s Garden). [3] Fresh mint (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [4] Fresh spinach (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [5] Garlic, to infuse the olive oil (photo courtesy Domain Image).   One of the great treats of…
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GIFTS: Tasty Gifts For Mother’s Day

Looking for Mother’s Day gifts? Here are some tasty items that won’t break the bank.     1. CHUAO CHOCOLATE BARS Chuao (chew-WOW) chocolate is one of the leaders in America’s artisan chocolate bars. We’ve been fans for a long time. Give a gift set of these gourmet chocolate bars for to a chocolate aficionado,…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Fowler’s Toffee

[1] Milk Chocolate Almond Toffee (both photos courtesy Fowler’s). [2] White Chocolate Cashew Toffee.   We love toffee/buttercrunch (here’s the difference). So when we receive a gift of it, we tingle with anticipation. Sometimes that tingle pays off on the palate, sometimes not. When you’re a food writer who has tasted thousands of products a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Rosé Wine Ideas For Mother’s Day

[1] Sparkling rosé for Mother’s Day, Pata Negra also has a beautiful bottle (photo courtesy Pata Negra). [2] The different shades of rosé wines depend on the types of grapes and length of skin contact (photo courtesy JotDot). [3] Ditto! (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [4] Riedel’s new Fatto A Mano pink-stemmed rosé glass (photo courtesy…
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