kitchen stuff

We’re only just now beginning to think about menus (Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away – how’d that happen?), gifts to give, and things to make our homes feel warm, fresh and inviting. Here’s a sample of ideas we have found: Scandalous, but brilliant – and delicious Decorations Handmade linen napkins and ceramics for […]

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Inspiring Cookbooks

September 25, 2012

Three cookbooks have been passed on to us that are filled with beautiful photographs, inspiring recipes, and wonderfully entertaining writing. So far, we have marked about 20 recipes to try. And, even though we have not yet truly “cooked the books”, we have already discerned that we like having them in our kitchens. Wahaca Mexican […]

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Spring Things

April 6, 2012

This week and last, we have been away from our kitchens and have not tried any new recipes to pass along. However, we have been creating a list of coveted items for now. Freshly-squeezed oranges – Florida Valencias, the type used for juicing, are at their peak. Breakfast, Lunch, Tea – We have been wanting […]

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Here’s a brightly-colored clip that sticks to almost everything, including stainless steel and glass! Not a magnet, these powerful, small clips use a patent-pending adhesive that make hanging kids artwork, party invitations, photos, personal notes, recipes to try, and your favorite Chinese cookie fortunes right on to your fridge or to your kitchen window without […]

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Things We Love

January 12, 2012

The Saveur 100 List was published this week. One, Two, Three restaurants in Washington DC we want to try this winter. This digital publication. Thinking about summer favorites. Our new outdoor smoker. We’ve been using it with fresh-caught rockfish (striped bass) and gearing up to use it with shelled peanuts.

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The other day, a friend showed us a list she had started of unsorted stuff. It was not strictly grocery or restaurant related, but it did focus on food. It had some interesting products and gave us the idea for pulling together this post. So, here is a list that we have started with the […]

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If we had to pick one of our favorite kitchen items, it would be the Emily Henry Flame 7-quart Stewpot. It comes in a couple of sizes, but the 11-inch seems to be the most practical. We have it in figue, a deep purple color, as shown in the photograph. It makes a wonderful gift […]

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Tip: Never put a meal together in a careless, eclectic or incoherent way. The same goes for the table; we don’t like to overdo it when it comes to setting the table for a special dinner. We prefer to dig into our cabinets, mix and match, and create something with a little style and simple […]

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Things We Love

October 1, 2011

Lorena Barrezueta’s Gourmet dinnerware. This adorable wallpaper, not just for kids! Old-fashioned fun. The Brooklyn Flea’s Smorgasburg Jessica Rust’s recycled glassware. Housekeeping basics – 36 step-by-step guides to every chore in the house. The mundane is necessary for sanity’s sake. This classic and very sexy video.

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To Get: New Utensils

September 14, 2011

Just like socks, utensils seem to disappear. We have so many spoons, but what happened to all the forks? We started browsing for some everyday flatware – nothing too expensive, but we wanted a thoughtful design that was readily available. Here are five affordable sets to consider: West Elm’s Promenade Flatware World Market Hammered Flatware […]

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