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Category Archives: Valentine’s Day

Love in Search of a Word

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You have the candy, the flowers, the lovely meal.  Want to really get your Valentine’s attention?  Bring on the classics! WHAT IT IS Sidney Lanier wrote, “Music is Love in search of a word,” and nobody set passion to music more eloquently than those old European composers.  European Classical music spans such a range of …

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European Chocolate–Vive la Différence!

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February 14th is a chocolate-dipped day.  This year, dip your day into the chocolates of Europe. WHAT IT IS We know there’s a difference between European chocolate and a bag of Halloween candy—but what is it?  Basically, it has to do with the quality of ingredients.  Cheap chocolate will use cheap ingredients, such as oils …

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Gimme a Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh?

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But make mine a bacio. WHAT IT IS  Baci are candy kisses made by the Italian candy company, Perugina.  Bacio, as you may have guessed, is the Italian word for kiss, and baci is the plural form. The confections are made of a hazelnut and chocolate cream center topped by a whole roasted hazelnut, encased in delicious dark chocolate.  True to form, the …

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