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Goodies for mom

Celebrate mom with a gift box of local goodies, or a homemade coffee cocktail. So many ways to show your love!
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Enjoy a high tea-style lunch while supporting local. See this and other Mother's Day offerings before the big day arrives! Photo supplied.

It's not too late to do something special for mom. From homemade coffee cocktails to supporting local through curated gift boxes for pickup, there's opportunity to show your love. We only really need a hug and a heartfelt card, but the other stuff is nice too!

Alberta Ave's The Carrot Coffee House offers a curated local gift box for mom which includes a high tea lunch spread of petit fours sandwiches (turkey salad with cranberry mayo and smoked salmon with dill creme fraiche), a Shirley Temple beverage kit, strawberry-dipped chocolate, an eclair and tea. It's $40 and available for pickup or delivery. See thecarrot.ca for details.

For chocolate lovers, the Italian Centre's World of Chocolate gift box ($50) would be a much-appreciated treat. Showcasing unique textures, flavour combinations and nostalgia, the box includes tastes of Quebec Maple trees, Italian hazelnuts and New Zealand peanut butter, to name a few. Pre-order at italiancentre.ca

Does mom need a morning cup of coffee? Whip up a special coffee-based treat for her this Mother's Day. Strong, creamy coffee is the basis of this Cafe Especiale Con Temperamento (from Melitta). A great choice for a cool, cloudy day.

1 cup hot coffee (the stronger, the better)
1 cup hot cocoa
¼ cup coffee liqueur

Mix it all together and voila! Creamy, strong, warming--all good stuff!

 

This is a different one--a coffee cocktail with rum and tastes of the Caribbean. Give it a try!

1/10 cup rum

1/10 cup Curacao Triple Sec (alternatively Cointreau)

1 cup coffee

Whipped cream

Grated orange peel

Preparation:

Put rum and Curacao Triple Sec in a decorative glass.

Add brewed coffee.

Top with whipped cream and garnish with grated orange peel.