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​New York’s Best Artisan Women Bakers

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Big Apple Artisan Gourmet BasketWe just finished a shoot of a new gift basket for our New York Inspired Collection. As we were gathering the products to make Big Apple Artisan Gourmet Basket, we tasted each and every product as we always do. Yum! We also discovered that the artisans behind the products in this New York Inspired Basket were all New York based women entrepreneurs who had followed their passions and created not only outstanding products but successful companies.

Let me introduce them to you. As you review our New York inspired Collection, you will seeweoften include Laurie and Sons’ toffee. Laurie works with her three sons in East Harlem. Winnersof numerous awards, this Mother and her three sons continue to innovate and make scrumptious flavor combos of toffee with carefully selected ingredients every season. We especially love the Sea Salt, not the most unusual, but our favorite. How can you not like dark chocolate covered toffee sprinkled with Sea Salt? A perfect ending to a dinnerparty with another glass of pinot noir.

We discovered Small Batch Bakery two years ago. Since then, Anna Gordon’s cookies have appeared in many of our New York Inspired Baskets. Anna attended the Institute of Culinary Education. Shortly after graduating, she opened her bakery in Brooklyn. In this New York Inspired gift, we included temptingly delicious molasses ginger and brown butter sugar cookies. You will find another of Anna’s cookies in our New York Inspired Baskets: Oat Chocolate Chunk. They all taste just like “homemade” cookies. Ready for a glass of milk?

A challenge to make a gluten free cookie as good as the cookies Shira Berk was selling in the café of her daughter’s

school led to the founding of Goodie Girl Cookie Company. Shira Berk says she traded her high heels and a corner office for a spatula and oven. We are happy she did. Our favorite gluten free cookies are chocolate crème, slim mints and double chocolate chip cookies. You can find all three in our New York Inspired collection. Sending a taste of New York this holiday? These cookies and toffee are just three good reasons to send a New York Inspired Basket to everyone on your list.

New York Gifts Complete with Black & White Cookies

Making your list and checking it twice? Too early. Last week I proposed giving serious consideration to sending 2018 thank you gifts before Thanksgiving. I do not know what you decided but it really doesn’t matter when you send your thanks. It is just important we do. One of my favorite thank you’s is a New York Inspired Gift Basket. And [...]

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Say Your 2018 Thank You in November

Yes, this time of the year we think about how we are going to say thank you to all those who have made our lives so much richer, did us a favor, listened to our stressful situations, offered advice, drove our kids to the soccer practice, and the list goes on. May I suggest you begin to make that [...]

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​Farm to Table......... Hot Trend

How did October sneak in the door? Well, the crisp cooler air has yet to arrive but the fresh apples from Rockland County, NY, that we use in  Healthy Harvest of Gourmet Flavors Gift Box tell us that nature knows fall has arrived. These Gala apples are so fresh that some even have leaves on their stems. Of course, we [...]

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​Farm to Table Gifts........... Include Delicious Fruit Direct from the Farm to You

This time of the year, we feature our Farm to Table Gift Baskets. Why? Several reasons: the apples, whether Honey Crisp or Gala, are so delicious. And they are a perfect complement to the Vermont Farmstead Cheddar Cheese, includesd in many of our Farm to Table Gift Baskets including  Freshest Harvest Farm to Table Gift Box. Also, did you know that [...]

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SEND YOUR COLLEGE STUDENT A TASTE OF NEW YORK

Yesterday, I was in Manhattan at a service in the Village. Lined up all along lower 5 th Avenue were cars loaded with college students and their belongings. Oh! How I remember those days dropping off Katie at Georgetown. Always bitter sweet. That stretch between college drop and Thanksgiving can be a long one. Wouldn’t it be fun to send a little [...]

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​POWER BREAKFAST

Who doesn’t love a warm delicious breakfast? Our schedules do not allow us to sit down as family, Monday thru Friday, but every Sat and Sunday we indulge ourselves with a scrumptious breakfast. Maybe it is so special because we only engage in this lovely practice twice a week. When we put together the NYC Power Breakfast Gift, [...]

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FROM THE KITCHEN OF: SUE TAUB

Welcome to Our Blog. Every month I will be sharing with you highlights of our gift baskets and recipes that use the products found in our gift baskets. The suppliers of the products found in all of Holbrook Cottage’s gift baskets are very passionate about the flavors and ingredients they use to create these amazing products. So are we! All [...]

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TOP 4 REASONS TO GIVE A GIFT BASKET

Giving is one of the most rewarding feelings a person can experience. The right gift can strengthen a relationship, put a smile on someone’s face, and show gratitude in ways that are hard to put down into words. Gift baskets can take giving to the next level, due to the versatility and personalization that they provide. Just imagine the [...]

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