WIN this Barbara Shaw Passover Seder Plate!

Seder Plate Giveaway from artist, Barbara Shaw.

Seder Plate Giveaway from artist, Barbara Shaw.

As we approach Passover, I’m teaming up with Julie Levine at Florence & Isabelle for two fantastic Passover posts and one fabulous giveaway. Today we’re featuring modern, stylish, handmade gifts from artist, Barbara Shaw. Next week, you’ll find a charoset recipe roundup to end all other charoset roundups.

And here’s the best part…we’re giving away this gorgeous seder plate (above), courtesy of Barbara Shaw Gifts, valued at $100 to one lucky reader. (See below for all the juicy details.) Continue reading

Perfect Panini with Sincerely, Brigitte Cheeses

Photo: Liz Rueven

Photo: Liz Rueven

When balmy spring breezes blow away winter’s chill I lean towards quick, no- fuss meals so I can head outside at every chance I get.This seasonal shift  is a perfect time to turn to your panini press for quick and creative melted cheese sandwiches that can easily be tailored to everyone’s tastes. I’m always on the lookout for distinctive cheese but sliced cheeses, with unusual flavors, are harder to find. That’s why I was so thrilled to discover Sincerely, Brigitte cheeses. Continue reading

2 Family Owned Cookie Companies & Why We’re Sweet on Them

 

handmade at Sustainable Indulgence

handmade at Sustainable Indulgence

Katy Morris

Recently, we spent an exhilarating morning munching handmade cookies and chatting with food entrepreneurs in an inconspicuous “incubator” right in our own backyard here in CT. We had just read an article in the NYTimes about a similar space (in Queens, NY) and were prompted to finally check out what is happening with two companies we’ve admired for quite some time. We had tasted their healthy treats in local shops but wanted to get closer to the baking action.

So, we headed up I-95 to Bridgeport where Sustainable Indulgence and Biscotti Bites churn out their irresistible cookies. We wanted to know more about these family owned businesses which value sustainability and community, use only the best locally sourced ingredients, and…wait for it…have kosher certifications! Continue reading

Sweet Loren’s Easy Bake Cookies

 

Photo courtesy of Sweet Loren's

Photo courtesy of Sweet Loren’s

Katy Morris

With a tagline of “be sweet to yourself” and a concept so pure – and tempting, we simply couldn’t resist. We met. We ate (yep, couldn’t fight a pre-bake nibble). We baked. We ate again. We swooned…and now, we’re in love.

Sweet Loren’s offers irresistible all-natural, kosher, non-dairy, whole-grain cookie dough that comes premixed so you can fall in love over and over again, anytime you want, with freshly baked, warm, gooey treats at home. You’ll never cave to those chemical laden slice and bake cookies again, promise!

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Sweet & Savory Nibbles to Pack & Go

Photo: OLOVES

Photo: OLOVES

 

Katy Morris

Whether you’re regularly caught with a grumbling tummy when you’re on the go or just lookin’ to jazz up your (and your kids’) lunchbox menu, healthy, simple snacks are just the trick.

Lucky for you (and us!), we’ve landed two Continue reading

Global Gardens Olive Oil Giveaway

Photo: Global Gardens

Photo: Global Gardens

As  we approach the mid-way point during Chanukah week we think it’s high time for a gift for our dedicated readers! 

We’ve partnered with Global Gardens to offer a delectable (and symbolic) gift to one lucky reader who will surely relish these organically grown,  hand harvested, California olive oils from one of our favorite small businesses. These recently harvested, PERFECT FOR Chanukah olive oils are NEVER available in grocery stores. 

Get ready to enter and win this GIVEAWAY! We’re making it super easy since we know how busy you are preparing mounds of sizzling latkes for your crew.  Continue reading

Our Favorite Pickles & Where to Find Them

Photo: Robert Wright for Adamah

Photo: Robert Wright for Adamah

Katy Morris

We know that you all know that most fresh produce can be pickled easily. We also know that sometimes you just want to reach for a jar from the experts.  So we’ve rounded up our  our top choices of  “dillicious” pickles for you.  Any of these crisp delights made by passionate picklers will make the perfect pairing with whatever you’re grilling this Labor Day! Continue reading

Cold Brewed Teas & Cocktail Brews

sangria RRH

Katy Morris

Our favorite ladies of Leaf & Ardor Tea Co. never stop brewing!

They’ve concocted a selection of refreshing, unique and healthy new tea blends that “mimic the moods of summer”. Drop these easy to use tea saches into a pitcher of cold water for the perfect iced drink. Leave the sachet to brew (see how gorgeous they are?!) for a morning pick-me-up or evening cocktail.  We’re sharing all the chill news plus recipes today.

Don’t miss our great give-away later this week! We’ve reached out to our our fave glassblowers at Simon Pearce and we’re including an elegant pitcher to serve these cold brews from. Fruity sangria or fragrant tea? You chose! You’l be serving it in style, either way. Continue reading

Top Dad’s Day with These Winning Condiments

Photo: SOSU

Photo: SOSU

Katy Morris

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than a good ol’ backyard cookout?

Top this year’s party by turning your Pop into a Condiment King! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite toppings – from chutney to ketchup, all vegan, many kosher certified – that are sure to take your grilled meats, treats and everything in between to a whole new level. Continue reading

Condiments in your Cocktails

photo: Burning Bush

photo: Burning Bush

In advance of our round-up of favorite summer condiments for Father’s Day, we’d like to whet your whistle with this simple, thirst slacking, Burning Bush infused Burning Passion. Think: mid-week cocktail on the porch, in the park, or oceanside.

Not so hard, right? Continue reading