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Did your significant other forget to buy you chocolate for Valentine’s Day? (Ahem.) Or maybe you just want to treat yourself to some chocolaty lovin’, or stock up on gifts for friends. Really, you don’t even need a reason to click here and get a box of organic chocolates by VivaTerra, each with its own inspired design. (I already ordered mine.) The box of six includes ingredients like pistachios, dried cherries, and cocoa nibs. On sale for $5 (marked down from $16) at VivaTerra.


My mother-in-law introduced me to this great spice rub for salmon, created by James Beard award winner, Tom Douglas. Normally I don’t like shortcuts like pre-mixed spices or sauces, but this one is worth adding to your cabinet if you make salmon fairly often. It has a sweet and tangy flavor, and all you do is mix it with olive oil, rub it on top of your salmon fillets or steaks, and bake or broil until the fish is done to your liking. The “Rub With Love” line also includes rubs for steak and chicken (pictured here) but I can only vouch for the salmon. $6.89 at and $7 at Sur La Table.