I met Tina a few months ago when we both judged a local pie competition, she sent me some of her handmade marshmallows recently to try. The good sized box contained a selection of her holiday favourites such as Creme de Menthe, Sweet Heat Chili, Cranberry Orange, Holiday Spice and Toasted Coconut. Each bag featured a particular flavour and each had suggestions of accompaniment, add them to hot chocolate or eat them plain. No artificial flavours or colourings are added to these tasty delights – only fruit, pure vanilla, ground spices and occasionally a liqueur.

Although I tried all of them, I adored the Toasted Coconut Marshmallows and devoured all of them fairly soon. My second favourite flavour was the Crème de Menthe. These Marshmallows make the perfect Valentines or hostess gift. The Pink Spatula marshmallows can be found at City Blends Coffee & Tea House in Mission, Well Seasoned in Langley or ordered online at www.thepinkspatula.ca

By: Richard Wolak