Alibi V.15 No.6 • Feb 9-15, 2006 

Cool Stuff

Sugar and Spice

And everything nice

Sweethearts—"Why not?" Give a sophisticated take on the conversation candies you both loved as kids, done up in buttery lemon shortbread and pink icing. $1.69 each, $8.99 for six and $17.99 for a dozen at Flying Star Cafés (five locations in Albuquerque. www.flyingstarcafe.com/lovestory).

Good Goddess—This pretty imported milk chocolate bar is jam-packed with Greek almonds. She'll go nuts! About $2 a bar at Athena's Market Café (8100 Wyoming NE, 822-9000).

My Bloody Valentine—Valentina Mexican hot sauce has a penetrating heat and smokiness that's ideal for shrimp cocktails or bloody Marys. Spike yours today. $.89 for 12.5 ounces at El Mezquite Market (four locations in Albuquerque, purchased at 201 San Pedro SE).

Tea for Two—Let your passions boil over at the breakfast table. Here, gorgeous Japanese shunga (erotic print) scenes have been lifted from traditional wood blocks and transferred to tea cups. $19.95 for a set of four cups at Din Ho Oriental Market (6207 Montgomery NE, 883-2665).