Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Honoring Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy

This morning we were saddened to hear about the recent death of Irish author Maeve Binchy, whose books we have been ordering and enjoying for years. Binchy passed away July 30, 2012 at the age of 72 after a brief illness, but the stories that she created are sure to live on as over 40 million copies of her novels, short stories, plays, and works of nonfiction have been sold around the world.

Not long after we learned the news, a shipment of new books arrived, including Binchy's latest novel Minding Frankie. This book is about Noel, a young man who reluctantly agrees to take care of a baby girl, Frankie, (with the help of some family and friends) after her mother and his former flame passes away.It is a book full of heartwarming characters in the cozy and charming world that Binchy often created in her novels.

Receiving the new book was a bittersweet moment as we look forward to reading it, but also acknowledge that this is the last new novel we can order from such a talented author.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fun and easy recipe for summer entertaining

Products from one of our most popular vendors, Robert Rothschild Farm, are often used as ingredients for appetizers or desserts, and we've selected an easy and delicious recipe just for you.

Chocolate Pear Tarts
from Robert Rothschild Farm


Cinnamon is the perfect complement to pears and chocolate in this elegant appetizer or dessert.


Robert Rothschild Farm Mini Fillo Shells
Robert Rothschild Farm Dark Chocolate Sauce
Cream Cheese or Mascarpone Cheese
Pears, diced
Cayenne (optional)


Blend together the diced pears and cream cheese with the Dark Chocolate Sauce. Spoon into mini fillo shells. Top with cinnamon and cayenne, if desired.

Other recipes can be found at robertrothschild.com.