TIP OF THE DAY: Stenciled Cheese For Holidays (St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Christmas…)

Add a little luck of the Irish to cheese and other foods, by creating a shamrock garnish made of herbs. You can apply the same technique to other themes: Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day hearts, stars for Christmas, Independence Day and New Year’s, pumpkins for Halloween, and so forth. You also can use edible glitter,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Healthy Valentine Gifts

[1] For good health: extra virgin oil (photo courtesy Kiklos). [2] For low calories: artisan pickles, like a gift collection from Rick’s Picks. These Hotties for your hottie are just $6.99 (photo courtesy Rick’s Picks). [3] No calories: Chocolate seltzer or diet chocolate soda. [4] A healthy dinner: sashimi (photo courtesy Kabuki Restaurants). [5] For…
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RECIPE: Mother’s Day Martini

Make a special Martini for Mom with this recipe from Grey Goose. It’s all in the garnish: microgreens and a caperberry instead of the usual olive or twist. Here, the conventional olive or lemon twist is replaced with with microgreens and a large, stemmed caper berry: arty and pretty. Use your favorite Martini recipe or…
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FOOD FUN: Red Waffle Cones & Love Potion Ice Cream

Valentine treat: red waffle cone filled with Love Potion #31 ice cream. Photo courtesy Baskin-Robbins.   If you’re ready to start celebrating Valentine’s Day, head to Baskin-Robbins for a red waffle cone and a couple of scoops of the flavor of the month, Love Potion #31. (That’s for B-R’s 31 flavors; there are no Love…
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VALENTINE GIFT: Maggie Louise Chocolates

White chocolate Valentine delights. Photo courtesy Maggie Louise Confections.   We love this special white chocolate set for Valentine’s Day. Yes, it’s for the ladies (or girls), but chocolatier Maggie Louise has other items chocolate-loving men (and painted chocolate dinosaurs for chocolate-loving boys). The set in the photo, called the XO Make-Up Box, includes: 4…
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