The names of Walnut Acres' new certified organic salsas -- "Midnight Sun," "Sweet Southwestern Peach," "Fiesta Cilantro" -- sound more like gothic romance novels. But though these mellow salsas rarely generate the heat of those novels' steamier passages, they taste good and are nicely seasoned. Fiesta Cilantro boasts a medium heat, Midnight Sun is a mild salsa starring black beans, and the peach is mild and sweet. Each 15-ounce bottle costs $4.
Ulster Project meeting
CANFIELD -- Mahoning Valley Ulser Project wants potential host families, teens 14-16 and interested volunteers to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church, Canfield Road. Plans will be made Ulster Project fund-raiser to be Nov. 3 at St. Luke Hall. Featured will be an auction of American and Northern Ireland items and entertainment by the Shaffer Bros. Band and the Burke School of Irish dance. For more information call Carol Hubbard, (330) 533-3751, or Leo Jay, (330) 758-8546.
NILES -- The Single Adult Ministry will present a 13-week course starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Valley Church on singles in the Bible. The course is based on the book, "A Single Journey," by Jim McNutt. Call (330) 783-6297 for registration and other information.
Food as art
Elegant and delicious pastries are part of the Trompe L'Oeil Patisserie package from Fraiche, an online specialty-food site. The butter-based pate brisee French pastries, more cake than cookie, are filled with a rich but subtle almond cream and coated in sugar. Two "peaches" and two "pears" arrive in a wicker basket for $22 plus shipping; because they're hand-made, a two-day notice may be required. Visit www.fraichegifts.com or call (888) 654-7002.