PRODUCTS: Foods For Valentine’s Day (Or Any Day), Part 1

This is the first of a two-part presentation of products we’ve recently tried. They can be part of the kitchen pantry or given as gifts. And, they can be given as gifts for Valentine’s Day, instead of chocolate and cupcakes. In alphabetical order, they are:     1. BLACK DIRT & CROWN MAPLE’S BOURBON Some…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Domenica Fiore Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

[1] Beautifully packaged in stainless steel bottles, Domenica Fiore olive oils (all photos courtesy Domenica Fiore). [2] To retain the best properties, the olives are pressed and bottled in just four hours. [3] Just a drizzle adds silky, peppery flavor to anything on your table.   A business titan from Vancouver and an olive grower…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps … & More

[1] Cornbread Crisps are great for soups, salads and snacks (photos courtesy Farmer’s Pantry). [2] In original plus three flavors, it’s our new favorite snack cracker (photo courtesy Beaches And Brie). [3] In original plus three flavors, it’s our new favorite snack cracker (photo courtesy Pompeian). [4] In original plus three flavors, it’s our new…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Replace Avocado Toast With Sweet Potato Toast

[1] For fall, replace avocado toast with sweet potato toast (photo courtesy François Payard | New York). [2] Balsamic vinaigrette: so easy to make, we don’t understand why people buy it pre-made (photo courtesy Canola Eat Well).   Chef François Payard has put a seasonal twist on the ubiquitous avocado toast: sweet potato toast! We…
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