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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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Outdoor Entertaining with SteadySticks

August 16, 2017 Favorite Finds

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Warm weekends mean summer entertaining is still in full swing, and Family Eats continues to seek out great ways to extend our warm weather enjoyment. That’s why SteadySticks from Tovolo are our latest Favorite Find. We love to head up Mount Tamalpais to watch the sunset, hang in the backyard playing bocce with friends, and […]

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Emile Henry: A Classic French Terrine

July 24, 2017 Favorite Finds

As a kid, our holiday table always included a traditional dish from my Grandmother’s side of the family. At Easter, it was Sekanice– a Bohemian meat loaf made with veal neck, pork shoulder, bread and a variety of spices all packed into a loaf pan. I’d timidly indulge in this meat ‘loaf’ which was served […]

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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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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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It’s a New Year: It’s time for some ‘Homemade Homemade’

January 6, 2017 Blog

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As the new year arrives, so too has a new opportunity. Recently, the Marcato Marga Mulino Grain Mill arrived in the mail, and, with the dawn of a new year, we’re excited to experience how the mill will help our family take the next step in making more healthy food choices. We have always focused […]

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Thanksgiving Planning: Sharpen Those Knives

November 8, 2016 Planning

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Twice a year, when Daylight Savings rolls around, in addition to changing the batteries on our smoke detector, we check our knives to see if they need sharpening. If you missed your opportunity this time around, Thanksgiving Planning is the perfect time to ensure your knives are ready for  meal preparation and carving duties in […]

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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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