Mother's Day Gifts
Pear Jam with Green Cardamom
Rachel Saunders has developed hundreds of recipes over the years simply by flavoring her jams with different herbs and spices. To vary this pear jam recipe, for example, add a split vanilla bean or a cinnamon stick in place of the cardamom.
“Create your own custom blends from a selection of 10 loose teas, herbs, spices and flowers.” $40; numitea.com.—Christine Quinlan
“I switched to Le Creuset’s stoneware French press because it keeps my coffee warm.” $60; lecreuset.com.—Megan Krigbaum
Yes, Chef, about Marcus Samuelsson’s journey from Ethiopia to the US, is one of the best memoirs ever. $27.
Jane's Garden Tea
Many of Harney & Sons' green teas incorporate floral elements. Delicate Jane's Garden Tea blends green tea with roses, and $1 from each sale supports breast cancer charities. From $9; harney.com.
Spicy Cabbage, Carrot and Daikon Kimchi
A great gift for anyone who loves spicy food, this kimchi can be added to stir-fries, used as a burger topping or eaten straight from the jar.
Packaging: Airtight Vibe jar ($4; thecontainerstore.com). Mini tongs ($5 for 2; cutleryandmore.com). Italian cotton ribbon. (5 yards for $10; angelaliguori.com). "Chartreuse Dots Rectangle" label. ($4.95 for 8; paper-source.com).
Though delicate in appearance, these dishes made from Limoges and imperial vitrified porcelain are microwave-, dishwasher- and even oven-safe. $37; shophorne.com.
The chunks of fruit in We Love Jam’s cherry-grapefruit flavor are succulent. $15; welovejam.com.
The new Vitamix Pro Series 750 has the horsepower chefs love, with half the noise. $689; vitamix.com.
“I love Tumbador’s Nostalgia Collection of chocolate, like cream-filled Lil’ Devils.” $27 for 9; tumbadorchocolate.com.—Tina Ujlaki
This shapely copper watering can is handsome enough to use outdoors and indoors. $99; shophorne.com.