Award-winning French brand Maille offers its new limited-edition spring collection: Les Jardins Secrets des Chefs (The Chefs’ Secret Gardens), a trio of mustards that welcome the simple and fresh flavors of the vegetable garden into your kitchen. Each with a distinctive flavor combination and vibrant color, the garden-inspired varieties of Maille’s Spring 2016 Collection are:
Mustard with White Wine, Beet and a Hint of Honey
Mustard with Olives and Herbes de Provence
Mustard with Carrot and a Hint of Shallot
These new mustards are perfect for spring cooking and entertaining (think Easter or Mother’s Day brunch) as well as a beautiful gift idea for the mom, passionate home cook, or hostess in your life.
Sonoma Syrup Co.
Sonoma Syrup Co. provides Artisan Simple Syrups, Extracts and Bar Mixers which make beautiful gifts for the mother who enjoys treating herself to gourmet treats and beverages or home entertaining. SonomaSyrup Co. products are handcrafted in small batches made with authentic, botanical ingredients. Each Sonoma Syrup Co. product contains fresh organic fruit and juice, local botanicals, and pure cane sugar (no high fructose corn syrup) with no preservatives, artificial flavors or colors. Sonoma Syrup Co. offers a variety of recipes on its website including luxurious cocktails and desserts such as a Champagne Mojito and Sonoma Lemon Bars for mom to experiment with.
Magic Chef Wine Cooler
Magic Chef, offers the 6-Bottle Countertop Wine Cooler, a must-have for any entertaining enthusiast or for the mom who enjoys unwinding with a perfectly chilled glass of wine after a long day. The Magic Chef 6-Bottle Countertop Wine Cooler's features include
- A sleek black cabinet with elegant black door frame and an easy-touch electronic control panel with a blue LED display fits nicely on any counter-top
- Staged soft LED lighting showcases mom’s collection while the temperature range of 54° – 66° F maintains the preferred temperature— ideal to have on hand for book club or wine night!
Purchase: Mcappliance.com, Walmart.com or HomeDepot.com
Zoku Iced Coffee Maker
If mom loves iced coffee, gift her the Zoku Iced Coffee Maker. The Zolu Iced Coffee maker turns piping hot coffee or tea into a delicious chilled beverage in as little as five minutes. And it doesn't dilute your precious coffee with ice! Just store thestainless steel mug in your freezer, add it to the insulating sleeve, pour your beverage and snap the lid on tight. This travel mug is spill resistant with a sipping straw that makes it ideal for drinking on the go.
Boulder Crest Cabernet Savignon
Perfect for the wine lover is Boulder Crest Retreat (BCR) charity wine. This wine is a product of Tackitt Family Vineyards, owned by Leon Tackitt, a retired naval officer (EOD) and his wife, Cindy. The award-winning vineyard was started in 2007, and 100% of proceeds from the BCR labeled wine go to help the combat veterans attending the Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness. (BCR) Cabernet Sauvignon, a product of Tackitt Family Vineyards, is the perfect Mother’s Day gift because it pairs so nicely with home cooking and tastes great. It is available at Total Wine & More, Billbacks, Cork & Fork, Cordial Fine Wine and Beer, Vino Market, Kroger, and others. Visit the site online for more information: Tackittfamilyvineyards.com.
Spice Labs Teas
The Spice Lab's Spring and Summer Teas make a wonderful gift for the tea lover. These large jars of loose infused black tea are great for Mom to have a soothing cup or make up a large pitcher of iced tea for the hot days ahead. Try Raspberry Cream and Pina Colada Tea. Check out the selection infused teas here: Thespicelab.com
Have you ever tried marinated chèvre? Susan and Gerard Tuck, Australian natives and current California wine country residents, launched CHEVOO (pronounced "chez vous"), a mèlange of herbs, spices, and creamy marinated chèvre. CHEVOO is a great gift for any mom; it makes a simple and elegant mealtime solution and is a shortcut to easy entertaining. Currently, there are three CHEVOO expressions. Each blend is made by first steeping the extra virgin olive oil blend in carefully paired herbs and botanicals for 4-8 weeks. Separately, the cheese is hand-blended with herbs and spices. Then, the olive oil blend and the goat curd are brought together to continue steeping; becoming CHEVOO.
Smoked Sea Salt & Rosemary, a chef favorite, has an unmatched silky texture and is the most versatile of the group. Try it in a frittata!
California Dill Pollen & Garlic is a delightfully herbal flavor that showcases the purity of locally harvested, California dill pollen. Great on Salmon!
Aleppo-Urfa Chili & Lemon is beautifully balanced, citrus-forward, and supported by a distinctive heat. Spread the chèvre on a thin crust pizza and drizzle the oil to finish!
Heavenly Organics Honey Patties
Heavenly Organics manufactures organic, non-GMO, gluten free and fair trade certified sweets. Heavenly Organics produces the highest quality chocolates, 100-percent organic raw honey and 100-percent organic whole-cane sugar available on the market and was founded by Amit Hooda, who was raised simply in the countryside of Northern India. His appreciation for plants and animals is reflected in Heavenly Organics’ business model which builds worker-owned cooperatives to foster mutually beneficial, long-term trade partnerships. The 100-percent organic raw honey is harvested from naturally occurring, wild beehives where bees roam free. The brand’s three varieties of honey (White, Acacia, and Neem) make a great tea set when paired with Mom’s favorite tea and Heavenly Organics’ luscious Chocolate Honey Patties.
Capresso Iced Tea Maker
The Capresso Iced Tea Maker is a great gift for tea-loving moms. Mom can custom brew a refreshing pitcher of iced tea at the touch of a button with the Capresso Iced Tea Maker. Iced tea can be served and stored in the beautiful glass pitcher. Perfect for spring and summer!
Palais des Thés Tea Spring/Summer Collection
Palais des Thes are some of my favorite teas because they are healthy and flavorsome with generous blends of fruit (in pieces, dried or candied). The teas use delicate flowers and aromatic plants - no theine or artificial flavorings. The Spring/Summer Collection includes 3 delectable herbal teas:
- Water Garden: Melon & papaya - Water garden evokes the dewy-fresh.
- Garden of Eden: Pineapple & blackberry leaves - Garden of Eden conjures up images of coconuts and living the good life in the tropics.
- Arbor Garden - Strawberry & mint -Arbor garden evokes a chilled berry soup.
Disclosure: Press samples were provided by the brand/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and honest review.