Color me happy!

We love receiving and sending food gifts over the holidays, and have heard wonderful things about Frog Hollow Farms’ organic fruit. The Seasonal Fruit Sampler is $60 for a 3 lb. box of seasonal fresh fruit any time of year, or 4 shipments for $315.00. There are many fruit programs to choose from.

Recchiuti chocolates are the best.  This Burnt Caramel Almond 6 oz. box makes a great gift.  $13.00.  Or maybe the Burnt Caramel Truffle Box 9 pieces $26.00.

Heidi’s Heavenly Cookies makes a two-box Heavenly Tower of Toffee.  It’s a box of 27 Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies and 8 oz of English Toffee Candy.  $67.50.  Browse all their other offerings.

Thirty-four flavors of popcorn!  Choose the size tin you want, then the flavor of popcorn and you have a great gift.  A one gallon tin is $15.99. If you just want a bag of popcorn, choose 4-6 cups for $3.99, 9-10 cups for $5.49 or 18-20 cups for $10.49.

Forbidden Rice – this ancient grain has long been eaten for health and longevity.  It’s an exotic present.  A 15 oz. bag is $4.49 and a 6 pack is $25.74.

For the cheese lover – find over 200 artisanal, handmade varieties of cheese from around the world.  Give a gift certificate or choose a sampler.  The British Isles Sampler is $65.95.

Two uses for the price of one!  These are chocolate ornaments so when the tree comes down, eat up!  Each ornament is wrapped with foil by hand and made with delicious Belgian milk chocolate.  They can also be used as an extra treat at each place at Christmas dinner.  A set of 4 is $49.00.  A single ornament is $10.00.

Put together a cheese selection at www.pastoralartisan.com or choose from among their many samplers.  It all looks delicious.

ASE reader Jane C. recommends Baking For Good, an online bakery that donates 15% of every purchase to a good cause.  You get to choose the cause to benefit from your 15%. They use organic, local and seasonal ingredients.  Every order is baked fresh, wrapped in eco-friendly packaging and shipped overnight.  Order brownies, cookies, snacks and allergen-free treats, iced cookies, fall treats,  and holiday gifts.  They will also fill special orders and do special packaging.

This Theo Caramel Collection is absolutely delicious!  12 pieces- 3 each of Ghost Chile, Grey Salted, Pink Salted and Coffee.  $26.40.

Creamy Belgian Hot Chocolate for four in a unique form – not powder!  Stir a delicious block of the finest Belgian chocolate into steaming milk and you have created Heaven!

Pecans coated in crème caramel or toffee espresso look divine. An 18 oz tin $25.99.

Or savory Herbs de Provence Pecans 16 oz. tin $25.99.

Want more ideas? Try our next installment of Eat, Drink and be Merry!