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Eat Boutique handmade food gift box

{This giveaway has closed. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on April 7!}

Spring is a tough time of year in New England. While the rest of the world is treated to warmer temperatures and sprouting flower buds — or so it feels to me — New England dances between melting ice patches, fluffy piles of snow, lighter daytime jackets, freezing nights and sunny blue skies that hint at the spring fever just around the corner.

Equally confused, my taste buds can’t make sense of it all. Part of me wants new flavors to play with in the kitchen after a long winter of braises, stews and casseroles.   The other part of me is still feeling the warmth of a cup of hot tea and honey during the cool weather that seems to stick around. But unlike the dueling seasons, I feel fortunate for these contrary flavor pangs.

Frankly, I’m lucky that I get to savor every miracle of spring like heady Meyer lemons and tart rhubarb, while holding onto some winter favorites. After all, I somehow always miss slow-cooked meats, root vegetables and heavy cordials once spring has finally leapt upon us full-time.

Thankfully, I don’t really have to decide; I can preserve the mix of seasons in a handmade food gift box.

Eat Boutique handmade food gift box

Friends, I’m so delighted to be able to share this mash up of winter and spring in the latest Eat Boutique gift box release. It’s filled with sparkly citrus fruits and herby aromas, alongside warming honey, chocolate and burnt sugar flavors. It’s the best of both seasons hand-packed as a crafty gift for your Easter and Mother’s Day celebrations.

What’s inside? Just so many good things!

Sea salt rosemary shortbread — from Lark Fine Foods in Essex, Massachusetts

Chocolate bonbons filled with the individual flavors of milk chocolate crème fraiche, earl grey tea and the flavor of a dark and stormy cocktail — from EH Chocolatier in Somerville, Massachusetts

Chocolate rochers, haystacks of caramelized crunchy flakes, roasted and candied almonds, covered in dark and milk chocolate — also from EH Chocolatier

Fresh blood orange jam, with fruit sourced directly from their local farmers — from Lemonbird Jams in California

Local honey cake filled with Massachusetts honey — from 3 Little Figs in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Chocolate-covered honeycomb candy, crunchy and irresistible — from Liddabit Sweets in Brooklyn, New York

Honey orange ricotta caramels — also from Liddabit Sweets

If you’ve made it this far into the post, I’m excited to reward you with the chance to receive or send a box of these delicious handmade treats! To start the spring gifting season off right, we’re going to give one gift box to one lucky reader. If you win, you’ll get the option to hoard these goodies for yourself or send them to the recipient of your choice, in the United States or Canada.

There are three ways to enter:

1) Leave a comment on this post answering this question: What’s your favorite spring flavor and how do you celebrate it?

2) Enter again (two times could be your charm!) by following @eatboutique on Twitter and tweeting: Spring is in the air + I just entered to win a handmade food gift box from @eatboutique! Enter here: http://tinyurl.com/49h5rak

3) Enter one more time by “liking” Eat Boutique on Facebook and leaving a comment on the post marked “{giveaway}” that showcases this blog post.

All entries must be made by Monday, April 4, 2011 at 11:59pm, and a winner will be chosen and notified on April 7, 2011. Good luck and happy spring!

Can’t wait for the giveaway? We’re selling this Eat Boutique handmade food gift box right now. Just head over to our gift box to purchase straight away and we’ll ship a box to you or your recipient as soon as possible!

{This giveaway has closed. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on April 7!}

Eat Boutique Spring Gift Box

Eat Boutique Spring Gift Box

Eat Boutique Spring Gift Box

Eat Boutique Spring Gift Box

Eat Boutique Spring Gift Box

Eat Boutique Spring Gift Box

Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista – an author, business guide and alignment seeker. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is now supporting entrepreneurs as they create values-based businesses in service, food, & retail through Eat Boutique StudioFollow Maggie Battista on Instagram.

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