Tag: Valentine’s Day

Old-Fashioned Marshmallows

Old-Fashioned Marshmallows

| February 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

Nothing quite beats an old-fashioned homemade marshmallow, especially if you toast it. Fresh and gooey…you will never buy store bought again!

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Chocolate: Out Of The Box, Into The Frying Pan

Chocolate: Out Of The Box, Into The Frying Pan

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

There is nothing sadder than giving or receiving a box of boring chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Instead, combine two things that will impress your significant other more than anything else: chocolate and a home-cooked meal — like beef short ribs braised in chocolate and wine.

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Chuck Siegel: The Return of Charles Chocolates to San Francisco

Chuck Siegel: The Return of Charles Chocolates to San Francisco

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Chuck Siegel, who used Kickstarter to revive his company, Charles Chocolates. Siegel is gearing up to open a 7,600-square foot chocolate kitchen and retail space in the Mission.

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Bean to Bar to Glass: Dandelion Chocolate Opens a Café in the Mission

Bean to Bar to Glass: Dandelion Chocolate Opens a Café in the Mission

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd visits Dandelion Chocolate’s new cafe, where a team of passionate chocolate makers use beans that are sourced directly from quality small farms to make chocolate bars, smoothies, tea and iced chocolate drinks.

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Q&A with Chocolate Expert and Author Alice Medrich

Q&A with Chocolate Expert and Author Alice Medrich

| February 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

If you’ve eaten or made an American style chocolate truffle—known for a soft center and slightly lumpy form compared to French truffles–you have a local Bay Area chocolate expert to thank.

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Comfort Food Valentine’s Day Stories

Comfort Food Valentine’s Day Stories

| February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fried chicken, panna cotta, the perfect cup of tea: Bay Area chefs and stars share their favorite Valentine’s Day stories of food and romance.

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Dandelion Chocolate Raises the Bar

Dandelion Chocolate Raises the Bar

| February 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

For the chocolate lover who thinks, local burgeoning flower Dandelion Chocolate is a smart, artisan bar as only SF can temper it.

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Powell’s Vintage Candies Hit Sweet Spot for Valentine’s Day

Powell’s Vintage Candies Hit Sweet Spot for Valentine’s Day

| February 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

Get a retro sugar rush at Powell’s Sweet Shoppe. Sugar coated nostalgia in candy you remember from your childhood (from Boomers to Millennials) and even turn of the last century tasty treasures from Abba-Zabba’s to Zotz.

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Bay Area Chefs Talk Romantic Meals on Valentine’s Day

Bay Area Chefs Talk Romantic Meals on Valentine’s Day

| February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon talks to local chefs about what they like to cook and eat with their partner on Valentine’s Day.

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Valentine’s Day with Sexpert Susie Bright

Valentine’s Day with Sexpert Susie Bright

| February 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Need a little inspiration for Valentine’s Day? We’ve got heart-tingling tips from Susie Bright, longtime sexpert, author, and pleasure aficionado.

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Valentine’s Treats and Food Secrets of Baker & Banker

Valentine’s Treats and Food Secrets of Baker & Banker

| February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

The savory and sweet finds at San Francisco’s Baker & Banker quickly catapulted the space into a must-visit for food lovers. Opened in late 2009 in Pacific Heights, the bakery slash restaurant is in an old apothecary and is the lovechild of husband and wife team Chef Jeff Banker and Pastry Chef Lori Banker, who together have over thirty years cooking experience and have been married for ten years. Bay Area Bites caught up with Jeff Banker just in time for Valentine’s Day to inquire: “What are you baking and serving up for Valentine’s Day?”

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Homemade Truffles for Valentine’s Day

Homemade Truffles for Valentine’s Day

| February 1, 2011 | 10 Comments

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and if you’re planning on spending a small fortune on chocolates for your sweet, hold up! Consider making your own chocolate truffles.

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Valentine’s Day at Home

Valentine’s Day at Home

| February 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

There are two ways to go on Valentine’s Day: cute and pink with the kids, or Goth and magenta, with your vampire lover. If you must go heart-shaped, do it with beets, bathing your fingers deeply in their magenta dye. Beets, blood oranges, avocado: this Heart’s Desire salad is actually full of encouragingly aphrodisiacs, especially vitamins B and E.

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The Sweetest Holiday

The Sweetest Holiday

| February 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles-based SusieCakes has been open about a month in the Bon Air Shopping Center in Marin, and I’ve been meaning to visit with each passing day. I was doing errands in the area the other day and decided to stop in and see what all the fuss was about. I’d heard about their “frosting-filled cupcakes” and I thought it was a genius idea for all of us who use the cupcake as a socially acceptable excuse to eat frosting. And lots of it. What I didn’t expect to find was the huge celebration of Valentine’s Day in full effect–from sweet little cookies to festive whoopie pies.

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