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February Is...


National Potato Lovers Month, National Hot Breakfast Month, North Carolina Sweet Potato Month, Berry Fresh in the Sunshine State Month,
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month, Canned Food Month, National Cherry Month, National Snack Food Month, Great American Pies Month and National Grapefruit Month.

February 1
Baked Alaska

February 2
Heavenly Hash

February 3
Carrot Cake Day

February 4
Homemade Soup Day

February 5
National Chocolate Fondue Day

February 6
National Frozen Yogurt Day

February 7
National Fettucine Alfredo Day

February 8
National Molasses Bar Day

February 9
National Bagels and Lox Day

February 10
Chinese New Year, National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

February 11
National Peppermint Patty Day

February 12
Mardi Gras, National Plum Pudding Day

February 13
National Tortini Day

February 14
Valentine's Day, National Cream Filled Chocolates Day

February 15
International Gumdrop Day

February 16
National Almond Day

February 17
National Cafe Au Lait Day

February 18
President's Day, National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day

February 19
National Chocolate Mint Day

February 20
National Cherry Pie Day

February 21
National Sticky Bun Day

February 22
National Margarita Day

February 23
National Banana Bread Day

February 24
National Tortilla Chip Day

February 25
National Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day

February 26
National Pistachio Day

February 27
National Kahlua Day

February 28
National Chocolate Souffle Day

Credit: gone-ta-pott  website

February 1, 2013

Valentine's Day Suggestions
red roses
February is special because it's the month we get to tell all those dear to us how we feel about them. Whether you prefer to give cards (electronic or the real thing), jewelry, a night out on the town or food, just remember this quote: 

"There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate and chocolate truffles."   Anonymous. February 17, 2005

Here are some more ideas to surprise the ones you love: flowers (on right) 
Ambrosius Chocolatier: hearts, truffles, & caramels
Salt Traders: gourmet sea salts, peppercorns, & olive oils 
Boncora Biscotti: almond & chocolate dipped

Cooking a romantic meal for two?  Click here to find some delicious Valentine's Day recipes that will melt his/her heart. 

What Valentine's Day present would you most like to receive?  I'd like to hear about your favorite gifts, now and in the past. Join our discussion on Facebook.

Be sure to check out the coupon from all-natural Alexia foods at the very bottom of this eNewsletter.

All the best in food, wine and travel.
Happy February,


Sally Bernstein



Sally's Recommendations

Zenker Cake Pan

heart_springform This heart shaped springform Teflon cake pan will come in handy for the Valentine cake you plan to make this year.  The pan is 9 1/2 " x 2 1/2 " deep and the springform latch is easy to work. Online recipes available. $20.99 For information on this pan and other quality bakeware, click

seattle_chocolate_like_box Heartfelt gifts for everyone from sweetie pies to your BFFs. Their 3 oz. Friendship Heart box ($5.95) has a Facebook "like" thumbs up on the top of the box and is filled with milk and dark chocolate "conversation" truffles, about 9 to a box.  Boxes, bars and bags round out the Valentine selections. To order, click here.

 daves_ad_2_13 Show that special someone how much you really love them by giving them the World's Most Expensive Pasta Sauce.  At only $1000 per jar this White Truffle Marinara with gold flake is a bargain.  It comes beautifully packaged in an aged engraved black walnut case.  Why would  Dave's Gourmet make an item like this?  If you are known for the world's best premium pasta sauces, then why not? To order, click here.

 ray_fondue This Stainless Steel II 2-qt. red Fondue Set has Six Forks, a Fondue Stand, Fork Holder, Fuel Holder, Snuffer and 2-Quart Saucepan. This set has everything you need to make an exciting dinner. Melt cheese and dip in bread, apples, even meat for an anything-but-ordinary meal the whole family will love. This fondue set can also be the star of dessert by melting chocolate, perfect for pairing with strawberries, cake bites, marshmallows or pretzels. $79.95 To order, click here.

Rachael Ray 12" Cast Iron Skillet

ray_cast_iron_skillet This 12-inch open skillet with handle helper is crafted from cast iron, which holds in heat from the stove or oven beautifully. The interior and exteriors are coated in hard enamel - the interior in a matte black and the exterior in a bold, bright orange.  Oven safe to 500°F. $79.95 To order, click here.

rose_beaterblade Award winning cookbook author Rose Levy Beranbaum has a line of  baking products, some of which are red and perfect Valentine's gifts.  The red and white BeaterBlade ($24.95) scrapes the stand mixer bowl while mixing. No spatula needed. Other items include juicers, zesters and a caramel pot.  To see the complete line, click here.

sahale_snacks Whether you try Sahale Crunchers, Nut Blends, Glazed Nuts or Seasoned Nuts, you'll find premium nuts, exotic spices and dried fruits in all their products. These all-natural nut snacks and blends ($4.99--$5.99) from Seattle can be eaten right out of the bag or they can turn meals, such as salads, pasta, rice, oatmeal or yogurt, into culinary adventures. For more information, click here.

musco_olives Musco Family Olive Co. is the leading supplier of table olives in America.  They made 2 brands, Pearls® and Early California® olives ($1.49--$1.79), that are packed in jars and tins. Both Spanish green style olives and California black ripe style olives come in numerous flavors. "Making a good thing even better" is the motto of over 500 growers and 350 employees. For more information, click here.

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