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The Broken Butter Dish — and other memories

November 13, 2017 Blog

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And with one wrong move, another butter dish smashes into pieces on the kitchen floor. We just can’t seem keep a butter dish in one piece in our kitchen. Over the past decade, we must have broken at least 6 butter dishes. It was my doing this time around — a surprising twist of fate, […]

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Out of Our Element

November 7, 2017 Blog

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For three days last week, I hiked, explored, learned and dined with nearly 100, 5th grade students from our Elementary School. it is an annual trip that my girls have looked forward to since kindergarten, and one I just couldn’t miss either. The entire grade spent time out at Nature Bridge in the Marin Headlands. […]

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Halloween Party Planning

October 21, 2017 Blog

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(originally published: Oct. 2013) This past weekend, we held our 11th annual Pumpkin Caving Party. It’s a great Everage family tradition in which we invite our friends to come on over and enjoy some food and drink, while carving the pumpkins. What makes it particularly fun is that it’s not just a kids party, it’s […]

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Still Life with Cheese

September 29, 2017 Blog

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“Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures.” M.F.K. Fisher   All anyone has to do is mention wine and cheese, and my mind begins to wander . . . I find myself with a warm, comforting feeling inside, friends and family gathered […]

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In a Perfect World

September 7, 2017 Blog

In a perfect world, this breakfast would be a Tropical Coconut Chia Pudding in a Mason jar.

In a perfect world, the table would be set and the smell of a well-rounded breakfast would gently wake the kids from their slumber. They’d joyfully rise, say ‘good morning’ to their siblings, and rush into the kitchen to give me a big hug — asking if they could help me with anything. I’d smile […]

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A Colorful Table with Revol

August 21, 2017 Favorite Finds

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Complementing any home cooked meal is what it is served in, that’s why we opt for beautiful, distinctive serveware to help round out our meal presentation – during the summer and all year round. Color in the kitchen is one of my favorite things — unique serving dishes, colorful plates, distinctive cups and glassware . […]

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Summer Entertaining: Keep it Going

August 20, 2017 Blog

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We’ve been gone for most of the summer, and this weekend is the last one before school and the fall sports calendar begins. We’re determined to make the most of it. At this stage of the summer, you may be winding down your weekly backyard barbecues and beach get-togethers with friends, but here in the […]

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Tulsa Tea Party

July 10, 2017 Blog

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This summer as we descended on Oklahoma to visit family, we had a few days in Tulsa before heading to Grand Lake for the Fourth of July. It was a perfect time for a Tulsa Tea Party. Planned by my sister-in-law, Janet, the tea party would be a gathering of generations, bringing together great-grandmothers and […]

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Sunday Supper: Dinner and Conversation

February 6, 2017 Partaking

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Crazy busy as our lives are, I manage to get homemade meals on the table every evening (with the occasional, opt out). What is essential in ensuring this happens is my meal planning. Part of my weekly ritual, my meal planning gives me the opportunity to shop for all the weekly essentials at one time, […]

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Classic Cheese Fondue

January 4, 2017 Appetizers

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Great for a party, or enjoyed with your family, this delicious cheese fondue recipe will transport you to the mountains of Switzerland! 1 clove garlic 1-1/2 cups dry white wine 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/2 lbs. grated Emmentaler Swiss Cheese 1/2 lbs. grated Natural Gruyere Swiss Cheese 3 Tbsp flour pepper and nutmeg to taste […]

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