Posts Tagged ‘Holiday food’

Stocking Stuffers

Tis the Season to Give and Feast. 

Photo Courtesy of Laconiko


Infused Olive Oil
From the Southern coast of Greece, these extra virgin olive oils are sold in bottles and on tap in flavors like garlic, basil and lime.

Laconiko, ($15).


Photo Courtesy of Jennie Tai


Cooking Class
Give the gift of a Sushi 101 class to the sushi lover, or a Date Night cooking class to your favorite couple.

Cookology, ($65).


Photo Courtesy of Elaine Mazanec


House-Made Meat Sauces
Brabo’s market around the corner, The Butcher’s Block, sells sauces—such as green peppercorn and bordelaise— that work well with steak, veal or lamb.

The Butcher’s Block, butchers-block.php ($12).


Photo Courtesy of CookieZen LLC


Espresso Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Cookies crafted to pair with wine; this box matches with Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

Cookies &Corks by Zen, ($3).

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Save Some Room for NYE?

Posted by The Editorial Desk / Monday, December 26th, 2011

So, Christmas is over, and if you’re anything like me, you can’t look at another cookie or holiday baked good (until next year). Good thing New Year’s Eve is our next big holiday, with more holiday festivities to celebrate. Oh, the holidays!

If you haven’t decided on your NYE plans yet, here’s one idea for you:

A New Year’s Eve party in Columbia Firehouse in Alexandria has lots of goods to share, from holiday punch to a pulled pork BBQ bar. Other eats being passed around will include crispy oyster sliders, shrimp and grits with tasso ham, and plenty of sweets, if you didn’t have enough this past weekend.

The party starts at 9:30 p.m. in the historic Chop Room with a DJ for dancing and a bubbly countdown to ring in 2012 at midnight.

Tickets are $60 per person and include food, holiday punch and champagne. Purchase tickets here before they’re all sold out!

Also check out the food guides for New Year’s Eve.

-Julia Harbo

Photo courtesy of Columbia Firehouse

Stone Soup Bakery Taking Holiday Orders

Posted by The Editorial Desk / Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

The holidays are closing in on us fast! With all the preparations for out of town families and incredible feasts, who has time to make dessert? These guys! So, let them make it for you!

They’ll meet you in the Burke Centre VRE parking lot in our regular Saturday Farmer’s Market spot on the evening of Friday December 23rd at 7pm with your pre-ordered desserts.

If you happen to need dessert for New Year’s as well, don’t hesitate to order. Provided are freezing and defrosting/reheating instructions to make the storage and presentation of your desserts a breeze.


Pumpkin Pie from Stone Soup Bakery

Large $15 each * Small $6 each
Apple Crumble
Sweet Potato
Apple Butter Pumpkin
Key Lime

Assorted Cookies:
$ 10 a dozen
Semisweet Chocolate Chip
Double Chocolate Chip
Oatmeal Raisin
Almond Sugar Cutouts

Assorted Brownies:
$1- 1.50 each
(must order 20 or more of the same brownie)
Super Fudgy Brownie
Walnut Super Fudgy Brownie
Chunky Pecan Pie Bar
Almond Shortbread Brownie
Peanut Butter Blondie

Place your order with us now to reserve your delicious no-hassle Holiday desserts. I bought an apple butter pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit- not one slice remained!

Stone Soup Bakery – contact Jennifer Graybill & Johnny Connolly
(703)909.6089 *

– Jennie Whistler