Valentine’s Day Specials Abound!

Heart Shaped Pizza - ©

Wednesday is Valentine’s Day, and it seems that no restaurant chain is letting the opportunity go unexploited. I’ve performed a quick, admittedly non-exhaustive survey of the big name joints and the Valentine’s Day specials they’re offering – which range from cute to campy to crazy!

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Season’s Drinkings: Hot Cocoa

Making Hot Cocoa - Detail - ©

There’s more to Cocoa than Chocolate and Water. There’s fascinating history that goes back to around 500 BC and a host of regional traditions that have grown out of the global love of this flavour. For those of us who live in cold climes, it’s a tradition at Christmas and all winter!

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Whole Grains: Quinoa

Quinoa Tabbouleh - © Randy Mayor via

Quinoa is one of the most popular ‘new’ Whole Grains. It’s found a home in the diets of Vegetarians and Vegans as well as with food-forward diners of all stripes. And it’s becoming a headline starch on the menus of chic restaurants You’ll be surprised at what you can do with it!

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