Author: Zelickson, Sue
Date published: March 1, 2012
FOR AN EXTKAJigin your step this St. Patrick's Day, grab a bag of Leahy's Leprechaun Ears (olympiagranola. com. Local D'Ush, 208 N. First St., MpIs.. 612-886-3047. localdlish.com). The chocolate-covered cashews are a new addition to the Leady Trading Company's line of good-for-you granola bars, and they are delicious.
Tour De Chocolat truffles are not only delicious, they come packaged in designer boxes, making perfect party or wedding favors (wix.com/ tourdechocolat/home). Flavors range from basil to Guinness and are handcrafted by Minnesota Orchestra cellist Mina Fisher. Find them at Lake Wine and Spirits (404 W. Lake St.. MpIs., 612-354-7194, lakewinespirits .com). Kowalski's Markets (kowalskis. com), and in the Orchestra Hall lobby during shows (mnorch.org).
Rebekah Leonhart s Her Majesty's Savouries - sprouted-wheat flatbread crackers - are not only great for munching, they're also great for you: sprouted wheat contains significantly more vitamins and proteins than unsprouted. Find them at Local D'Lish and Golden Fig (790 Grand Ave. SL Paul 651-602-0144. goldenfig.com).
While you wait for your own garden to come out of hibernation, check out the goodies sprouting up in LUy Blooms Kitchen (lilybloomskitchen.com). These gluten-free macaroons range in flavor from Key lime to cinnamon, and make the perfect springtime treat. They say March comes in like a lion - maybe this year it will go out like a delicate macaroon?
SUE ZELICKSOH is the founder and director of Women Who Really Cook and Perspectives Family Center's Kid's Cafe. She is the former host of WCCO Radio's Food for Thought.