Sue Z.'s Finds

For an extra jig in your step this St. Patrick’s Day, grab a bag of Leahy’s Leprechaun Ears (, Local D’Lish, 208 N. First St., Mpls., 612-886-3047, The chocolate-covered cashews are a new addition to the Leady Trading Company’s line of good-for-you granola bars, and they are delicious.  

Tour De Chocolat truffles are not only delicious, they come packaged in designer boxes, making perfect party or wedding favors ( Flavors range from basil to Guinness and are handcrafted by Minnesota Orchestra cellist Mina Fisher. Find them at Lake Wine and Spirits (404 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-354-7194,, Kowalski’s Markets (, and in the Orchestra Hall lobby during shows (

Rebekah Leonhart’s Her Majesty’s Savouries—sprouted-wheat flatbread crackers—are not only great for munching, they’re also great for you: sprouted wheat contains significantly more vitamins and proteins than unsprouted. Find them at Local D’Lish and Golden Fig (790 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-602-0144,

While you wait for your own garden to come out of hibernation, check out the goodies sprouting up in Lily Blooms Kitchen ( These gluten-free macaroons range in flavor from Key lime to cinnamon, and make the perfect springtime treat. They say March comes in like a lion­—maybe this year it will go out like a delicate macaroon?

Sue Zelickson is the founder and director of Women Who Really Cook and Perspectives Family Center’s Kid’s Cafe. She is the former host of WCCO Radio’s Food for Thought.

Sue Zelickson (Sue Z.) is a James Beard Award-winning food media personality, philanthropist, and longtime contributor to Minnesota Monthly and WCCO radio. She has founded the Charlie Awards, the Women Who Really Cook networking organization for women in the local food industry, and the Kids Cafe at Perspectives, Inc., which improves access to nutritious meals for families in need. You can find her buzzing around from event to event throughout the Twin Cities, helping to raise funds for charitable organizations, including some she has had a hand in building.