Fruit fix

Smear some of Spoonful of Fruit's Strawberry Peach Fig (Fruit Classiques) on a croissant, or take its website's tip and go savory by serving it on lamb chops, and sink your teeth into chunky fruit blend.

Perfect pour

La Colombe's

coffee has seduced the bean-savvy with its smooth, rich brews and handsome packaging. A

12-ounce bag is about $12 at lacolombe.com

Recipe reservoir

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