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Mother's Day Specials for You!
May 2010

Coquilles St. Jacques
Cheese Souffle with Seafood Sauce
Crepe Suzettes

Taco Dip
Texas Caesar Salad
Pecan Pie Bars

Vanilla-Scented Halibut with Asparagus & Hollandaise
Mushrooms Stuffed with Cream Cheese & Dill
Bananas Foster with Scharffen Berger Cocoa Nibs

Sparkling Wine Cocktail with Smashed Raspberries and Chambord
Frozen Souffle Grand Marnier
Cheesecake Bars
Chocolate Mousse Pie

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Who is more important in our lives than our Mothers?  I am fortunate to say that I still have my Mother and am very proud of that fact.  At age 96 ½, she is still going strong. There are about 82.5 million mothers in the US alone, so you can imagine the amount of flowers, gifts and cards that are purchased for Mother's Day. I have a few suggestions for those of you who want to remember your Mother this Mother's Day.  Read on for our special products and offers.

All the best in food, wine, and travel.

Happy May!
Sally Bernstein
Editor in Chief


Sally Recommends Great Gifts for Mom

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Mother's Day is a week away.  Brighten your Mom's kitchen table with a hand delivered basket of Joyful Roses and Daisies for $49.99. Click here to order.


Antoine Amrani Chocolates
antoine_amraniThese fine chocolates are simple luxuries and small comforts that will make your Mom feel pampered and special. With Antoine Amrani Chocolates it's possible to experience excellence and the absolute finest. Think hearts, truffles, bon bons, and palets, all made with ingredients that are pure and entirely preservative-free. Click here to order.

Dave's Gourmet
assisi italy workshopSurprise Mom this Mother's Day with one of Dave's Gourmet's fabulous gift baskets.  Our gourmet Pasta Basket, filled with organic pasta sauces, gourmet salts, our award winning Soyabi sauce and innovative adjustable heat hot sauce, is just one of several gift packs we have to offer.  Happy Mother's Day from all of us here at Dave's Gourmet! Click here to order.

Split Bean Coffee
alfajores_mothers_dayWith Mother's Day around the corner, we want to remind you of some of the great gifts you can find at Split Bean Coffee.  They have Rose Petal Marshmallows, Chocolate Covered Marshmallows, Gift Boxes, and Chocolate Covered Alfajores - gold leafed with "Happy Mother's Day" on each cookie. Click here to order.
Maker's Mark Bourbon Chocolates
bourbon_chocolatesNow, a bottle of bourbon certainly isn't a traditional gift for Mother's Day, but why not surprise her with Maker's Mark bourbon chocolates or a Maker's Mark gourmet lover's gift basket? She'll be able to taste the love that went into making them. The decadent sweets have a dark chocolate outside, rich nougat center laced with Maker's Mark and are crowned with a single toasted pecan. Click here to order.

Do Something Spectacular for Mom this Mother's Day!
lobster_gramMother's Day is just around the corner! Lobster Gram has everything you need to give Mom the Gift of Gourmet Memories that last a lifetime!  Show Mom exactly how you feel about her with the Marvelous Mom's Lobster Feast with Maine Tails or send her your love and thanks with Mom's Luxurious Lobster Feast featuring Live Lobsters! No matter the gift you choose, rest easy knowing you are giving the unique experience of gourmet indulgence that will stay with Mom for years to come!  Click here to order.

Lillie Belle Farms Handmade Chocolates
lillie belle caramelsMaster Chocolatier and owner Jeff Shepherd makes artisan chocolates in his shop in Central Point, Oregon.  His Lavender Sea Salt Caramels are divine and Jeff has a Chocolate of Month Club for 3, 6 or 9 months. Visit his shop in Central Point (about 4 ½ hours south of Portland), call to order 541-664-2815 or order online. Click here to order.

Gourmet Sardinia
farris_novelloStock your Italian pantry the Sardinian way! Try our raw, earthy, Novello olive oil, fresh from this year's 2010 harvest for a delectable treat. It's the perfect Mother's Day gift this year for the "foodie" who has everything! All of our products come straight from the timeless island of Sardinia. Bring a taste of the ancient island's rustic flavors to your kitchen! Click here to order.

La Molina Chocolates from Tuscany
gustiamo_la_molinaInventive flavors and century old methods of production characterize La Molina hand-crafted chocolates from Tuscany. Elegantly packaged, La Molina offers a taste for everyone: a combination of milk or dark chocolate and hazelnuts from Piemonte, candied orange, fresh Tuscan mint, Sicilian almonds, or simply pure high percentage cocoa bars for the connoisseur. Click here to order.

Mother's Day Sale and Event: Free Shipping with $99+ purchase
It's the Mother's Day Sale & Event at! Customers can get free shipping with a $99 or more purchase. Enter promo code FORMOM at checkout. Order by May 5th for guaranteed Mother's Day delivery! This offer is valid April 26th through May 5th. Click here to order.

Romanicos Chocolate
romanicosFor love at first bite for your Mom, think Happy Mom Box, The Piccolo Box for Mom, Sublime Mom Box, The Grande Box, TruffleBites SIX, Miami Sushi, Truffles Party Platter, and TruffleBites Party Platter. Click here to order.

The Grand Del Mar, San Diego, California
The Grand Del Mar pampers guests daily, but the offerings lined up for this Mother's Day Weekend take pampering the important women in your life to new heights. There's Afternoon Tea and Bubbly all weekend, luscious celebratory brunches on Sunday, a full-day Spa Retreat Package to be enjoyed during Mother's Day Weekend or given as a gift for future relaxation, and even a Mother's Day complimentary round of golf for female resort guests. Click here to enter their website.

Jelly Belly
jelly_bellyMother's Day is on its way with a Mother's Day promotion: order $35 or more and get a 10-flavor gift box free with coupon code MOMSDAY.  Get your Jelly Belly gift baskets now for that special someone! The Jelly Belly Candy Company makes more than 100 mouthwatering candies, including such delights as chocolates, gummies, sour candies, and, of course, the world's #1 gourmet jelly bean. Free Shipping on orders $50 or more. Click here to order.

La Tienda
Just in from Spain for Mother's Day: fresh shipment of bath and toiletry products, soaps, colognes, perfumes, gels and lotions, baby products, shampoo, and gift sets. Click here to order.

Amazon Offers...

Buy Mom a Kindle for Mother's Day for $259
kindleKindle's Wireless Reading Device has a 6" display, is globally wireless, and is the latest generation. Amazon allows you to Try Kindle for a Month. Discover for yourself why millions of readers love Kindle. Order Kindle today. If you decide Kindle is not for you, simply return it within 30 days for a refund. Returning is easy and they don't charge restocking fees. Click here to order.
Is Mom Interested in Magazines?
Amazon is offering Two Years for the Price of One on some of their magazines. With over 40,000 subscriptions in the Amazon magazine store including best sellers like O, The Oprah Magazine, Rolling Stone, Wired and thousands more, there's sure to be a magazine that fits her interests. Saveur, Food Network Magazine, Dish, bon appetit, Food & Wine, Paula, Sunset, and Gastronomica are a few of their magazines for foodies. Click here to order.

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New Articles on Sally's Place

The Chocolatiers' Roundtable
Stephanie Zonis sits down (virtually) with four different chocolatiers, to get their views on everything from trends in the chocolate world to what they do better than anyone else. The chocolatiers are Jeff Shepherd of Lillie Belle Farms (; Antoine Amrani, of Antoine Amrani Chocolates (; Fritz Knipschildt, of Knipschildt Chocolatier (; and Martine Leventer, of Martine's Chocolates (
Schramsberg Sparkling Enlightenment
Jon Rusciano enjoys Camp Schramsberg and learns a lot about methode champenoise.
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Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina--San Diego
Sally experienced a beautiful sunset from her balcony at the renovated Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego and a special meal at The Red Marlin.

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May Is    
Asparagus Month, National Bar-B-Que Month, National Egg Month, National Duckling Month, National Hamburger Month, National Salad Month, National Strawberry Month, and National Salsa Month.
May 1: May Day; Bread Pudding Recipe Exchange
May 4: National Candied Orange Peel Day
May 5: Cinco de Mayo; National Hoagie Day, Oyster Day
May 6: International No Diet Day; Beverage Day
May 9: Mother's Day
May 11: Eat What You Want Day
May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day
May 18: No Dirty Dishes Day
May 20: Pick Strawberries Day
May 21: National Waiters and Waitresses Day
May 24: National Escargot Day
May 26: Blueberry Cheesecake Day
May 30: Ice Cream Freezer patented in 1848 by William Young; Day: while officially Memorial Day is May 30th, it is observed on the last Monday of May, which is the 31st in 2010
May 31: Memorial Day observed; National Macaroon Day

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