Top Pick Of The Week

November 16, 2004

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After Thursday's dinner, what’s for weekend brunch?


Beyond The Bird: Thanksgiving Weekend Brunch

What was on the Pilgrims’ menu? Something maize. What’s on yours? Something amazing. Whether you're entertaining just a few pilgrims or an entire tribe, The Nibble has nabbed these inspired choices to make your weekend memorable.

Shine on with Harvest Moon Tea, another delicious blend from Republic of Tea.

As you get brunch under way, let everyone cozy up to a steaming pot of Republic of Tea’s Harvest Moon Blend. As reflective and soothing as a clean wisp of autumn air, this sweetly fragrant yet rich tea combines the pure herbal flavors of citrus, blossoms and spices. It’s a special blend that’s only produced in a limited edition each fall…so when it’s gone, it’s gone. Don’t let this Harvest Moon pass you by.


Harvest Moon Blend Tea

  • 4.2-Ounce Tin

Purchase online at

To top off pancakes, waffles, biscuits and scones, lay out a unique assortment of seasonal sweet somethings. Stonewall Kitchen’s Maple Pumpkin Butter (all pumpkin, no ‘filler’ squashes) is blended to thick spreadability with a just-right mix of maple and pumpkin pie spices. Vermont Gold's Black Currant Maple Syrup adds something special to the holiday table; or for a wicked treat, their Chocolate-Raspberry flavored Maple Syrup (nothing but pure maple syrup, sugar cane juice, all-natural fruit flavors and top-quality cocoa). Their scrumptious Maple Butters—Regular, Red Raspberry, Blueberry, and Cinnamon— should be slathered over everything.

Stonewall Kitchen Maple Pumpkin Butter
No need to reach for another slice of pie
when there's delicious maple pumpkin butter
butter to slather on toast, muffins, pancakes
...or to spoon from the jar.


Maple Pumpkin Butter

  • 12-Ounce Jars
    $8.50 plus shipping

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Vermont Gold Maple Syrup


Black Currant or Chocolate-Raspberry
Flavored Maple Syrup

  • Two 8.5-Ounce Bottles
    One Of Each Flavor
    $8.50 plus shipping

Regular, Red Raspberry, Blueberry, and Cinnamon
Maple Butters

  • Four 9-Ounce Jars
    One of each flavor
    $26 plus shipping

Purchase online at


Cranberry with Mulled Cider Jam

  • 10.5-Ounce Jar
    3 For $17.00

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No need to mull it over: this jam is a special holiday treat.

And for a final sweet treat, Cranberry with Mulled Cider Jam from Bittersweet Herb Farm.


Your feasting family and friends will be happy that you've added a generous side of Broadbent’s B&B Foods’ Pepper Bacon to go with your pancakes, waffles, or eggs. Broadbent’s succulent Kentucky hams were a favorite of culinary icon James Beard; and in the company’s own words, “the aroma of our bacon frying sets the tone for a perfect breakfast.” Every slab of this award-winning bacon is hand-rubbed with special curing ingredients, then dry-cured and hickory smoked. Because it’s not injected with water, this bacon doesn’t shrink during cooking. Broadbent’s will slice it either thick or thin as you wish, or will send the slab for you to carve on your own. But no matter how you slice it, this bacon fries up meaty with a subtle peppery nip in every bite.


The best bacon we tasted all year.


Smoked Country Sliced Peppered Bacon

  • $3.30 plus shipping for 14 ounces
  • Pepper Bacon Slab
    $13.90 plus shipping for 4 to 5 pounds

Purchase online at

Whether or not you’re not cooking the turkey dinner, you can start a new feast tradition. You’re all set for a killer Thanksgiving breakfast or brunch that’s not much work for you, thanks to the work of these specialty food producers.

—Rowann Gilman

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