We're putting forth a wild and crazy Valentine's Day thought: no waxy chocolate and no pesticide-laced roses imported from Ecuador this year. And better yet, no eating out. Cuddle up inside, people! It's winter: take a hot bath, get pretty, and remember that roses are not in bloom this time of year. Save your money for something tastier, something more edgy.
When you're not nibbling on your sweetie's ears, nibble on something together, like pickled beets and stinky blue cheese.
Pickled Beets and stinky blue cheese?
Why not? Rick's Picks and Saxelby Cheesemongers are on board with the idea of staying in and cooking, or at least staying in and nibbling. Stinky Sweethearts is an aptly named series of pickle and cheese pairings from Rick and Anne, two fine connoisseurs of love, strong flavors, and local foods.
For $35, you'll get two 15-ounce jars of pickles and about half a pound of cheese to give. Slice the cheese in half and, you could entertain two lov... never mind.
Phat Beets and Jasper Hill Farm Bayley Hazen Blue. Here are beets like you've never done beets before, cozy in their jars with rosemary, ginger and lemon. Paired with this mellow blue goat's cheese from Vermont, there will be some serious good times in your mouth. Both the beets and the Jasper Hill Blue are house favorites over here and come to think of it, they both have a tendency to put us in the mood.
Rick ships two-day, so you have until Tuesday of next week to place your order. Thursday you'll be nibbling by the fire, while your less innovative friends are stressing about dinner reservations.