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DaisyM Dec 3, 2008 11:03 AM

Now that the holiday season is here, I'm wondering what hidden gems everyone uses. I've used http://www.graeters.com/ It is an ice cream company based in Cincinnati. My husband went to medical school there and always talked about how amazing the ice cream was at Graeters. So, last year I ordered some for Thanksgiving and it WAS fabulous.

Do you have any great resources to share?

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  1. greygarious Dec 3, 2008 12:37 PM

    Slip-pit apricots from apricotking.com. These are very moist apricots with a hint of amaretto flavor (because of the drying process, the pit imparts the almond flavor - both almonds and apricots are in the Prunus family). Their dried Bartlett pears are large and moist - the finest dried fruit I've ever had.

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      mpalmer6c Dec 3, 2008 12:55 PM

      There's an amazing variety of cheeses, plus much other stuff, here:.

      http://www.igourmet.com/

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        xecuchef Dec 4, 2008 05:40 AM

        I love sending Lobster Grams(www.livelob.com). I actually like receiving them better! It's a great gift. You can send one of their meal packages or just pick a gift card, which will include the cost of shipping it to your guest and let them choose what they like. I have been ordering for years and the food is fantastic. Even the steaks and desserts are great.

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