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Welcome to LiLLiPiES

Welcome to LiLLiPiES

LiLLiPiES (photos below) has just opened in the Princeton Shopping Center and life is all the sweeter for it. Owner Jen Carson has been building her customer base for years, through special orders, farmers markets, and sales to area eateries (listed on her website), and you can learn all about her background in Pat Tanner’s excellent … Continue reading

Busy weekend at Terhune Orchards

Busy weekend at Terhune Orchards

There’s always lots going on at Terhune Orchards, and this weekend is no exception, with food events on both Saturday and Sunday. Here’s the information just as it was sent to me, I’m doing the expedient thing here while I finish an editing project I’m working on. Closing in on finishing that! Have a delicious weekend … Continue reading

Chocolate Roundup

Chocolate Roundup

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and – strictly for research purposes of course! – I’ve been sampling various chocolates I received or bought (guilty!) around Christmas.  Not being one to look a gift horse, even a herd of them, in the mouth, here’s a rundown of what I’ve enjoyed. They were all good, and two … Continue reading

It’s Fundamental (Chocolate)

It’s Fundamental (Chocolate)

Fundamental Chocolate is amazingly, well, fundamental. The latest product line from Diane Pinder, owner of Donna & Company, contains only organic cacao from South America, organic cocoa butter, and natural honey from New Jersey apiaries (so it’s certified Jersey Fresh).  Two of the three varieties are topped with raspberry bits or pistachios, the third is plain. This 70% … Continue reading

Chocolate Orange Bread Pudding

Chocolate Orange Bread Pudding

As I finished preparing dinner one night, I had a sudden inspiration to use up the two egg knot rolls in my freezer. I needed the space! I’d bought the rolls, which are made with eggy brioche dough, with bread pudding in mind, so before I sat down to eat, I took them from the freezer … Continue reading

Visions of Sugar Plums

The Winter Collection of artisan chocolates from Donna & Company reads like a dream: Pumpkin Caramel, Tiramasu, Cranberry Orange, Vanilla Honey, Egg Nog.  Five perfect, hand-made pieces are packaged in a red gift box with magnetic ribbon closure. Other options include a 6-inch chocolate wreath with molded ribbon, pinecones and holly details (and more), or … Continue reading

Happy Burda To You

This could be right out of Cake Wrecks! Except it is a large Hershey’s chocolate birthday greeting “card” that a friend of mine ordered for me several years ago. When it arrived, I tore open the box and promptly collapsed into a heap, laughing. It was supposed to say “Happy Belated Birthday, Elaine.”  Well, you … Continue reading

Donna & Company Chocolates

This is the impressive Summer Seasonal Collection from Diane Pinder’s Donna & Company, in a very nice gift box with a magnetic closure. I loved this collection, which continues the seasonal theme Diane started last fall.  Two of my favorites are below, the Long Island Ice Tea – black tea infused ganache with lemon, Triple … Continue reading