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Why not make your special someone some cookies for Valentine’s day? Or better yet, buy them (if they are really special) a mixer of their own. It always surprises me when someone doesn’t own one of these kitchen appliances. I started out “life” in the baking business and so from the tender age of twenty-something I had my first Kitchen Aid Mixer. Back then I don’t think they made them in RED, but now they do! So here’s your chance to make a statement! BEE SWEET!

Buy me now!

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Stumped for a cute way to express yourself this Valentine’s Day? Create your own messages on the traditional favorite heart candies, then tweet or email them to your special friend(s). This is a fun little webapp. But you’ll have to be brief—no 140 character Twitter novel here! You may be looking at 18-20 characters total on two lines. See what you can come up with.

Bee Sweet!

Have fun writing your own SweetHearts messages.

Of course you can guess which hearts I like the best… the GREEN ones, of course! Actually, all of these hearts are green—not over-packaged, low calorie Valentine treats, just pretty pixels. Remember to Bee Sweet this month!

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Coming from a self-professed chocoholic, finding a low-calorie treat for Valentine’s Day was no easy task!  But after much searching, I found it! The movie, Chocolat, is a classic. If you haven’t seen it yet, click on the link below and run, do not walk, to purchase this item that will be a repeat in your movie arsenal for a long time to come. And if you are a Johnny Depp fan (and who isn’t?), then this goes double for you! Ok, so Juliette Binoche and Judi Dench put in some fine performances too. I call is “low-calorie” instead of “no-calorie” because I’m assuming you are going to munch on something during the movie! Enjoy! Bee Sweet!

Chocolat (Miramax Collector’s Series)

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In case you haven’t read about them yet, La Cocina in San Francisco is an organization that supports immigrant women who are hoping to start their own food businesses. OK, so it isn’t just chocolate, but some of these women appear to have come up with some really yummy chcolate treats. For example, how about chocolate shortbread from Kika’s Treats? It’s handmade in San Francisco. Or how about chocolate-toffee bars called Clairesquares from Claire Keane? If you haven’t yet ordered something for your sweetie for Valentine’s Day, check out the La Cocina website. Support a unique idea, support women, support made-in-America, support entrepreneurs….and yes, you might even find some treats you really, really enjoy!

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Sweet Eugene

Many years ago I worked for a chocolate company called “Cocolat” in the San Francisco Bay Area. We made the best fresh chocolate truffles this side of France. So when I moved to Eugene, Oregon a few years back, I was pleasantly surprised to find fresh truffles at Euphoria Chocolates. They are locally based in Eugene and have several locations. They make a lot of molded chocolates, but I think their fresh truffles are the BEST. And I dare say I call myself an expert in this area! Hey, I even have a large drawer in my kitchen devoted only to chocolate. So yes, I am a chocoholic and proud of it. If you haven’t yet tried a Euphoria chocolate truffle, which comes in many flavors, then either drive yourself to one of their locations in the Eugene area, or check out their website and order on-line. These make great gifts the whole year round, but as you know, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Bee Sweet!

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Looking for that sweet gift for Valentine’s Day? Check out the Oregon Brigittine Monk chocolate fudge. Yes, that’s right, what could be better than monks making fudge?  I’ve personally had this fudge and confess that it is heavenly. Whether you are looking to support Oregon businesses, or just want something sweet and yummy, this just might be the gift that puts that halo back on your head.

What’s “green” about this you ask? Well nothing really. BeeModern is on a mission to bring you lots of sweet ideas this month. And we hope that you won’t just stop with Valentine’s Day…we want you to BEE SWEET all year long.

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