Favorite Finds

The Latest in Drinkware

April 28, 2017 Drink

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We always leave home with a beverage in our hands, and that’s why drinkware has become a lifestyle accessory — something that offers functionality along with a bit of fashion to add personality to your day. Whether you’re a tea or coffee drinker, a rough-and-tumble outdoorsy person, a gym-bound warrior, or out for a stroll […]

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Sustainable Food Storage with Bee’s Wrap

March 28, 2017 Favorite Finds

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I’m always grabbing some plastic wrap, or in search of a container post dinner, for lunches, and after we bake our  homemade bread. What bothers me more than the search for something to cover and store my food, is the amount of plastic we use to do it!  That’s why when I ran across Bee’s […]

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Ginger and Alessi’s new Boga

March 1, 2017 Favorite Finds

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Ginger has been a traditional remedy for thousands of years, used to treat various stomach ailments from motion or morning sickness to an upset stomach, gas, colic, nausea, and even osteoarthritis. Spicy, yet sometimes sweet, ginger is versatile for use in bar mixes, beer, confections, muffins, cookies, tea — and is an essential in Asian […]

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Blossom eCap and Weck

February 15, 2017 Favorite Finds

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Modern homesteaders, DIYers, and traditional home cooks have been embracing home canning jars  for so much more than canning fruits and vegetables. While I haven’t fully indulged in the craze, I have been known to use them from time to time for everything from serving drinks to storing beans to holding candles. With DIY crafting […]

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Spain and its Vinegar: A Look at Pedro Ximénez Vinegars

January 11, 2017 Blog

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It has been a while since I traveled to Spain, but the memory of my visit still remains with me – in my mind, and on my plate. Seville is a city that creeps up on you. Quiet and unassuming, then exploding with life. Museums, people, culture, flamenco all tumble down on you, almost too […]

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Savoring Sagrantino: Enjoying Umbria’s Signature Wines

November 10, 2016 Drink

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The Montefalco Consortium, which oversees the historic Montefalco wine producing region of Italy, located in Umbria, is celebrating the 5th annual Sagrantino Month in November. The promotion was created to educate consumers, press and the trade. Earlier in the week, I had the opportunity to learn more about Montefalco, a region in Umbria regarded for […]

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Alessi Circus

October 18, 2016 Favorite Finds

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My kitchen is always a circus. Pots clanging, kids speeding through, water boiling, dishes in the sink, me yelling, “Can someone please set the table!” It’s energy-filled, excitement, with a bit of chaos. That’s exactly why I love the new Alessi Circus collection. Not necessarily the same hectic ‘circus’ I described, rather a refined and […]

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Pique Tea Crystals

September 28, 2016 Drink

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If you ever catch a glimpse of me in the grocery store, you’ll know that I’m a fast mover. I come with my list, which I don’t stray from, and get down to business immediately. I don’t take the time to chit chat, read labels, or partake in the sampling of the day. I’m on […]

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Pizza with the family – and Alessi

March 29, 2016 Favorite Finds

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Pizza night is a family tradition that we just can’t miss. It is so important in our children’s lives that on occasion someone turns down a Saturday night sleepover just so he/she will not miss our Saturday evening family pizza night. Now, with my latest Favorite Find, we’ just might be adding  Alessi to our […]

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Microplane Cube Grater

January 19, 2016 Favorite Finds

Microplane Cube Grater: Cheese, Chocolate, Carrots and more

We’re always looking for ways to cut down on clutter in the kitchen — seeking multi-functional kitchen tools that make meal prep and entertaining easier and less stressful. Microplane’s Cube Grater is just that. This multi-functional and diminutive gadget playfully recalls the shape of a Rubik’s cube toy and has the functionality of a traditional […]

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