Category Archives: Holiday

The 7 Days of Gifts :: Chèvre + Herbes de Provence

  Day 7: If you only have a few minutes, but want to make a big impression, this is a beautiful and foolproof method of making a log of fresh chèvre really sing.  Herbes de Provence is typically made with a dried mixture of savory, fennel, basil, thyme and lavender flowers, creating a magical pairing […]


The 7 Days of Gifts :: Organic Sugar + Chai Tea Body Scrub

  Day 6: While still completely edible, this sugar and spice body scrub is intended to polish and pamper the recipient resulting in a head-to-toe glow.  Be sure to package in an airtight glass container and refrigerate until ready to give away (or, in my case, use blissfully for yourself!). Loaded with all things nice […]


The 7 Days of Gifts :: Blue Cheese, Lavender + Rosemary-Stuffed Medjool Dates

  Day 5: The perfect gift for the wine and cheese lover on your list, these little seasonal gems are simply pitted and filled with a luscious mixture of award-winning Point Reyes Original Blue, dried local rosemary and a pinch of dried lavender buds.  Tied together with some freshly cracked black pepper, this is always […]


The 7 Days of Gifts :: Salted Chocolate + Cinnamon Bars

  Day 4: Simply put, these are lovely to look at.  Even better, they’re equally delicious and can really be made with any combination of ingredients that you (or the recipient) like.  Dark chocolate and cinnamon is a match made in heaven, especially this time of year.  The dried fruit and nuts add a unique […]


The 7 Days of Gifts :: Spiced Pear Galettes + Honey Cream

  Day 3: A galette is a term often used in French cuisine and refers to a flat, free-form, flaky tart.  A rustic dish, it can easily be filled with either sweet or savory ingredients.  In this version, local pears are tossed in a mixture of spices, reminiscent of the holidays.  The crust is buttery […]

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