Feed Your Valentine!

tasting from SIFTED a great Valentine gift
A tasting from SIFTED is a great Valentine gift.

Valentine Ideas for a Winter in Lockdown

Here are a whole bunch of ways to say I love You with Food and gadgets for Your Valentine.  Cooking is something we’re all doing a whole lot more of, and here are some ways to up your game in the kitchen.


Tofu Bud Squeezes out the Water

How did they know that I loved tofu so much?  And that only recently I discovered that by coating the pieces in cornstarch, you get totally crispy, delicious tofu?  I knew that so I was thrilled when the Tofu Bud showed up at my door.

This press squeezes the tofu so you get that restaurant quality feel and crispiness. It’s easy to use and takes about 15 minutes to get a pound of tofu ready to grill. The drier you can get your tofu, the crispier you can get the edges when you bake or fry it. We all love that crunch!

TofuBud $34.95

 Try Tasting Experiences at Home with Sifted

Sip kitYou can taste chocolates, or coffees, or make drinks with expert guidance using these kits from Sifted.co.

The PERK kit – With this tasting kit, you will experience food + caffeine drink rituals from around the world. With smart, savory, and sweet food pairings, you will enjoy 3 global experiences that will take you on a high-energy trip around the world without leaving your home.

The SIP kit – This tasting kit, designed for your next social hour, will take your taste buds on a flavor trip. With this kit, you will make a cocktail/mocktail along with happy hour snacks from our favorite brands – but there’s a twist, included are 2 Miracle Berries that when taken will alter your taste buds and make sour flavors sweet. This kit will give you an experience that is anything but standard.

Try Mushroom Jerky: You Might Like It

This is an acquired taste, to be sure, but if you’ve ever read the ingredients in convenience store beef jerky, (beef hearts, anyone?) this jerky will make you a little happier.

These Lazy Susans Have French Cheese Class

Tommy and Darrellene Lindsey started Darrellene Designs in Texas. French art and culture have always been a Darrellene Designs lazy susan with French cheese label artwork.favorite for theirs since our engagement in Paris across from the Eiffel Tower.  I love their colorful 15-inch Lazy Susan –it fits perfectly on my table.

Then Tommy thought of the idea of hand-painting a replica of a vintage French cheese label with an Eiffel Tower design. The label was subtly personalized with our last name and anniversary date and Darrellene Designs began.

The sturdy wooden lazy susans come in 15″ and 23″ sizes, decorated with these evocative cheese labels that bring France to anyone’s dining table. They also can customize the artwork.

All of the original designs are hand-painted by Tommy, Darrellene, and Delaney and then printed as a giclee directly to wood. The wood products are all made locally in Texas.


Cheeky Spices “The Silk Road, Lady Liberty and The Herbalist” Mixes
Cheeky spices

Silk Road: Delicious, restaurant quality and taste mix without any digestive tract irritants is made with lemongrass, Himalayan pink salt and ground pepper blend, coriander, sesame seeds, red chilies, ginger, turmeric, cumin

Produced in Michigan, in an allergen-free facility without nuts, dairy, gluten or alliums to protect your digestive tract Gluten-free.

The Silk Road Allergen-Free Spice Blend for Tacos, Chicken, Pork, Beef, Vegetable

Maya's cookies for your Valentine

s $9.00

Maya’s Cookies: A Tin of Delicious

Founded in 2015 by Maya Madsen, Maya’s Cookies is America’s #1 Black-Owned Gourmet Vegan Cookie Company. As a vegan with a S'mores cookies from Maya's Cookiessweet tooth, she had not been able to find that perfectly delicious, soft-baked gourmet vegan cookie, so she spent years crafting her award-winning and crowd-pleasing recipes.

From the classic to unique and forward-thinking flavors such as “Chocolate Chip S’mores” and “Marble Fudge”, every flavor has a story grounded in Maya’s travels, memories, and experiences.  Maya’s Cookies ships nationwide- simply order as a treat for yourself or as a gift.

Maya’s Cookies $24.00

Kyocera’s Cq? encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=B07RST98C9&ServiceVersion=20070822&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&Format= SL250 &tag=gc0a7030a9 20eramic Knives Get Your Food Prep Done Fast

Kyocera’s Revolution series knives are designed with comfortable, ergonomic handles to balance the ceramic blades. Ceramic blades are made from Kyocera’s proprietary zirconia material produced in Japan for exceptional quality and beauty

Ultra-sharp, pure advanced ceramic blades will maintain their edge up to 10x longer than steel blades

Lightweight and easy to clean, the blades will not brown food, are rust-proof and resistant to acids. Includes a practical starter set of kitchen knives, a 5″ slicer, and a 3″ mini prep knife

Kyocera FK-130076WH-BK Revolution ceramic kitchen knife set, 5-inch and 3-inch, Black/White $49.99

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