April 28, 2010


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For May, we have amassed all kinds of ideas that celebrate Mom (Top 10 Gifts, Best Brunch Spots…) plus help to make her life a little easier (the Bean Appétit book, earth-friendly sandwich bags). But even if you’re not a mom, there’s plenty here for you, from great new cookbooks to top May beers that are released this month!

Brunchtime!

Make a reservation at one of our choices of the Best Mother’s Day Brunch Near You. We’ve also compiled the Top 10 Mother’s Day Brunch Restaurants in the U.S., and our Top 10 Mother’s Day Gifts, including gifts for spa lovers, travelers and chocoholics. Or take her to the Great Gatsby-ish The Oak Room at the Plaza in N.Y.C., where she can indulge in the full glory of the menu and environs of this grande dame of fine dining.

Bean Appétit!

Cooking is an art, but getting finicky kids to eat is a skill, too, and the bane of many a mom’s existence. Bean Appétit offers “Hip and Healthy Ways to Have Fun with Food” with tips on getting children of all ages to eat their carrots and peas.

Got a Crappy Little Kitchen?

Help is also on the way for those who suffer from tight cooking quarters. Gourmet Meals in Crappy Little Kitchens presents the "how-to's," and "what-to-do's" when faced with unmanageable kitchens, motivating those without ideal cooking surroundings to get past the mess and to get cooking.

Need a Pal?

Pouch Pals are a nifty way to a waste-free lunch. These earth-friendly sandwich bags are made with a 100% cotton exterior and lined with a 100% PVC, BPA and phthalate-free nylon interior. In short: no harmful plastics went into the making of these cool containers.

A Rose is… Delicious!

Mom will certainly appreciate a bouquet of roses, but we wonder if she knows that the blooms are good for her in more than an esthetic sense. All forms of the rose, including rose petals, rosewater, essential rose oil and the curvy seed pods called rose hips, have transformative effects on mind, body and spirit, from soothing sore throats and reducing fevers to promoting tissue growth and collagen production.

Strawberry Fields

It’s a happy time when luscious ruby-red strawberries start blanketing California’s landscape. Our recipe of the month (courtesy of the California Health & Longevity Institute) features the sweet berry in all of its glory in a Roasted Strawberry Sundae.
Strawberries are in season!

Meet the Maibocks

Maibocks are beers that tend to be lighter in color and have more assertive hop aromatics and bitterness than other Bock beers.  They are usually released in April or May and have traditionally accompanied May festivals. Check out our list of the Top 5! If Mom prefers vino, get her a bottle from our ideally priced (most under $30) Top 10 Mother's Day Wines, featuring many compelling varietals.


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