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New and nifty for Mother’s Day: tea-infused cocktails from Tea Forte.
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May 2009

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Gourmet Mother’s Day Gifts 2009

Page 1: Gourmet Food Gifts For Foodies & Cooks

 

Our 2009 selection of specialty food gifts for Mom includes some unusual, but very delicious, products that a food-loving lady would like to experience.  Also check prior years’ Mother’s Day recommendations in our Gift Finder and look in any section of our Main Nibbles for Mom’s favorite foods.

Prices and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. Shipping may be additional. THE NIBBLE does not sell products; these items are offered by a third party with which we have no relationship. They have been recommended because we think they are outstanding products.

Specialty Foods

 

Honey Ridge Farms:
Honey Balsamic Vinegar


A charming vinegar made from 100% honey—sweet, tart, mellow and distinctive. For salads, roasted vegetables, deglazing pan sauces. Use instead of traditional balsamic vinegar on Caprese salad, and for dessert, on strawberries with a grinding of black pepper.

  • 8.45-Ounce Bottle
    $11.95

HoneyRidgeFarms.com

Photo by Daniela Cuevas | THE NIBBLE.

Honey Balsamic Vinegar

 

 

Les Madeleines Patisserie:
Kouign Aman Belgian Butter Pastry

Seldom found in French bakeries in America, Kouign Aman is a laminated  from the Brittany region in France—heavenly to eat but time consuming to make. Mom will really appreciate a gift box. Read our full review of kouign aman.

  • Gift Box
    $24.00 to $62.00

Les-Madeleines.com
Telephone 1.801.355.2294

Kouign Aman Pastry

 

 

 

Sence:
Rose Nectar

 

Leonardo Da Vinci drank Kazanlak Bulgarian rose nectar regularly—hot, chilled and as a tea. Treat Mom to some of the same, packaged to suit the sensibilities of the modern Mom. Kazanlak rose petals are harvested during a three-week period from the end of May to early June in  central Bulgaria. The pink rose petals are blended with sugar and water (there’s a reduced-sugar version, too). Serve this high-antioxidant drink straight (delicious!) or as a mixer with seltzer, gin, vodka or bubbly. Certified kosher.

  • Sence Rose Nectar
    250ml Bottle $6.95
    Case of 12 $72.99

SenceNectar.com

Sence Rose Nectar

 

 

Sheer Bliss:
Bliss Bites

 

The U.S. pioneer of pomegranate ice cream and ice cream in a protective metal can (no crystallization) delights again, bringing back the ice cream bon bon with style. The 50-calorie Bliss Bites are not guilty pleasures—the’re guilt-free. Give any ice-cream-loving Mom a box or two, so she can treat herself once or twice a day to her favorite foods—ice cream and chocolate. In Coffee/Dark Chocolate, Dark
Chocolate/Dark Chocolate,
Pomegranate/Dark Chocolate, Vanilla/Milk Chocolate, Certified kosher.

  • 12-Piece Box In Gold Plastic Tray
    $4.99-$5.99
  • At retailers nationwide including
    Epicure Market, Harris Teeter, Jewel-Osco, Kings

SheerBliss.com

Bliss Bites
Above, Pomegranate Bliss Bites.
Sheer Bliss Bliss Bites

 

 

Stony Brook:
Butternut Squash Oil

 

Those who love playing with the flavors of different oils will love the roasted, nutty flavor of butternut squash oil, a new product from the Finger Lakes region of central New York State developed by food scientists from Cornell University. Made from the seeds of locally harvested butternut squash, this artisan culinary oil is rich in rich in vitamins A and E. All-natural and cold-pressed, it is delicious in salad dressings, marinades or for sautéing (it has a high smoke point) or drizzling on favorite vegetables (great with the cruciferous group—broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower—and a cholesterol-free topper for baked squash). Try it as dipping oil with hearty whole grain bread.

  • 375 ml Bottle
    $19.95

WholeHeartedFoods.com

Butternut Squash Oil

 

Tea Forte:
Tea Cocktails


The ever-creative folks at Tea Forte have made it easy for you to create inspired tea cocktails. Chai White Russian, Lavender Pear Martini and Lemongrass Gin & Tonic are three of the nine cocktails you can make with their stunning silk-like infuser pyramids. BYO alcohol, drop a bag in the cocktail glass as shown at right, and your glamorous cocktail is formed. Novel and a party hit.

  • Eight Cocktail Infusers
    Single Flavor (Lavender Citrus,
    Lemongrass Mint, Silkroad Chai)
    Or Assorted
    $12.00

TeaForte.com

Tea Cocktails

   

Voga:
Sparkling Pinot Grigio

 

If Mom likes sparkling wine but isn’t a Champagne connoisseur, she’ll enjoy this sparkling Pinot Grigio from Italian producer Voga, as stylishly packaged as a perfume bottle. There’s a cork to pop, but we found a replacement cork from our collection and use the stylish bottle as a water carafe.

  • 750 ml Bottle
    $15.98

SuperWineWarehouse.com
And Retailers Nationwide

Voga Sparkling Pinot Grigio
   

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