Thanksgiving: Napkins

I love using real napkins. Yes, I have my fancy, patterned paper napkins for casual get togethers. However, there is something about having a real cloth napkin in your lap that makes the occasion feel special. I pull all 24 of these out on Thanksgiving. I am writing about…

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Halloween Dessert Crawl

This Saturday we joined Amy Cao with Food Spotting for a Halloween dessert crawl. One Saturday, five shops and a sugar crackout! To say the least this was fantastic!Our first stop was The Little Pie Company, for warm pumpkin pie. Second stop was the Sullivan Street Bakery for a…

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Purple at the Markets

The farmers markets are bursting with all kinds of winter veggies and that means you don't have to settle for the mundane. In fact for all you who like to tread lightly, why not just start at the potatoes and carrots, the purple ones! These veggies have so much…

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Madeleines

On a recent junkin’ trip in Maryland, midst all the antiques and junk, we happen to fall upon a vintage madeleine tray. Not quite the traditional oval pattern but one that was round. The metal pan had so much baked on history and the most interesting round seashell madeleine…

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