Food Gifts

DIY Orange and Clove Sugar Scrub

by Melissa Massello
DIY Orange and Clove Sugar Scrub

After digging my hands into gorgeous, messy food, I reach for a sugar scrub to clean up my hands. Melissa’s holiday-inspired version is exactly what I want to use and smell all season long. If you can make the time, whip up a jar for your Holiday hosts — turkey and stuffing are messy (delicious)

Our Top Spots for Afternoon Tea + How to Host Your Own Tea Party

by Kate H. Knapp
Top Spots for Afternoon Tea Time & Tea Party in a Gift Box

The Mad Hatter may have been delightfully delirious, but he was also spot-on about the glory of a tea party. Afternoon tea requires you to stop everything midday to sip on hot aromatic drinks and snack on adorable miniature foods in a luxurious atmosphere. Sounds like a heavenly daydream that we should all try to make into a reality whenever we can. With

Eggnog Cocktails & Insight into Drink Syrups with Morris Kitchen

by Kate H. Knapp
Eggnog Cocktails & Insight into Drink Syrups with Morris Kitchen

Boring seltzer doesn’t stand a chance. Classic cocktails have met their match. All thanks to the innovative minds behind Morris Kitchen, and their inventive and well-crafted syrups. As one of our most popular makers in the Eat Boutique Shop, we wanted to know more about what makes these Brooklyn-based drink masters tick. Kari Morris was kind enough to answer a

Friendsgiving: Gorgeous Side Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Potluck

by Amy Feiereisel
Friendsgiving: Gorgeous Side Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Potluck

Thanksgiving is always delicious, but it can be mighty stressful getting there, especially on the very day. “Too many cooks in the kitchen” can become reality fast, but it often seems like the only option, especially since so many Thanksgivings are big family gatherings or potluck parties. To save ourselves and the hostess a headache,

A Special Small Business Saturday Discount Just for You

by Kate H. Knapp
A Special Small Business Saturday Discount Just for You

Did you know Small Business Saturday is right around the corner, on November 29? It’s not only a day that celebrates those who work so hard to craft unique and amazing items, which makes Eat Boutique possible, but it’s also when we like to give a special discount in the Eat Boutique shop. This year, we’re going to mix it up

Pickled Fennel

by Maggie Battista
Pickled Fennel

With six bulbs of fennel hiding out in my fridge and a small village set to descend for Thanksgiving, I made this condiment for my big share boards that hang out all day. A share board is essentially a platter filled with all sorts of delicious bites that guests can share as an appetizer or

The Jam-Makers: Tips and Tricks by We Love Jam

by Kate H. Knapp
Behind-the-Scenes With We Love Jam

It’s no secret. We absolutely adore We Love Jam, and all of their incredibly tasty and beautiful spreads–we’re even offering a special  price on their Tart Cherry and Apricot Jam for a very limited time in our shop. And since we’re such big fans, we wanted to know more about the two people behind the

Oyster Shell Salt Cellars

by Melissa Massello
Oyster Shell Salt Cellars

I’m in gift-giving mode at every moment of the year — not just during the winter holidays — and these DIY oyster shell salt cellars are the perfect hostess gift (we stock gorgeous Jacobsen Salt Co. shells in the Shop – great minds think alike!). Just tuck a pair into a box, add sea salt

Travel Bite: A Food-Lover’s Tour of The Berkshires

by Kate H. Knapp
Travel Bite: A Food-Lover’s Tour of The Berkshires

You never know what you might find if you just keep driving. This was one of my mother’s favorite lessons, which always resulted in long hours spent exploring back roads in our beastly tan minivan. Every time she felt a bit restless, we set out on a great adventure in search of the perfect steak,

Earl Grey & Gin Cured Salmon Appetizer Toasts

by Sean St. John
Earl Grey & Gin Cured Salmon Appetizer Toasts Recipe

I first found smoked fish when living in Manhattan; every Jewish-style deli worth its weight offered a great option. Smoked mussels were popular at my Maine wedding. And now, I generally only eat smoked salmon during layovers at London’s Heathrow Airport when I treat myself to a little fish and a lot of wine during

Sweet Loren Cookies: Interview and Giveaway

by Maggie Battista
Sweet Loren Cookies: Interview and Giveaway

Sometimes, you need a cookie asap. If I can’t be bothered to mix up a batch, I break a few Sweet Loren‘s Chocolate Chunk cookies onto a baking sheet and bake. I know that sounds crazy but, oh my goodness, these cookies are perfect for an instant fix. They’re all natural with no refined sugars

Glittered Peach Nectar Mimosas

by Mary Swenson
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This summer has been filled with an embarrassment of (delicious) riches. From the Plum-Frangipane Crostatas to the Streusel Topped Blueberry Pie, the Smitten Kitchen Ice Cream Cake to these Boozy Aperol Limemade Popcicles, and then this Champagne and Peach Sorbet Float. And to be clear, we’re not going out without a bang, or a little

Individual Plum-Frangipane Crostatas

by Molly Shuster
Individual Plum-Frangipane Crostatas

Sometimes only non-pie will do, and these little crostatas are the perfect non-pie desserts to spread out along a big late summer party buffet, or to wrap individually as tiny good-bye summer food gifts to your dearest. Thanks to Molly, you can also fit them snugly into a lunchbox right about now too, and that

Champagne and Peach Sorbet Float

by Denise Woodward & Laudalino Ferreira
Champagne and Peach Sorbet Float

It’s so strange to be writing the Food Gift Love cookbook while celebrating Eat Boutique’s 7th birthday. What’s not so strange is this delightful recipe: peach sorbet made without a machine is perfect, as it encourages quiet time in the summer kitchen. And it encourages drinking Champagne floats. Thanks, Denise! -Maggie When I realized it

Ball Heritage Perfection Collection Giveaway

by Maggie Battista
Ball Heritage “Perfection” Collection Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed and our winner has been notified. Congratulations to msophelia AKA Beth! Thanks to everyone for sharing their favorite food gifts with us! It’s a happy, happy day when I can spend 12 hours in the kitchen. It’s monumentally better when I create jars and jars of preserved food during those

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