Crafts, Kitchen, Home & Garden

10 Favorite Foodie Swag Items

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This post isn’t about “free products” companies send bloggers in the hopes of scoring positive reviews.  Today I’m writing about what’s known in the biz as “trinkets and trash” – goodies from food companies at the hundreds of trade shows and conferences I’ve attended, lugged home via overstuffed suitcases to outfit my kitchen with their […]

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10 Tiny Tools I Love & Art for Foodies

We all have our favorite cooking tools, don’t we?   Most of mine spend half their lives in the dishwasher, we use them so often.  These are my favorite Tiny Tools.  This collection is only about 5% of all the stuff in our gigantic utensil drawer, but just like a cache of signature recipes, these seem […]

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In Our Kitchen

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How do people like actress/singer Mandy Moore end up cooking in our kitchen?  CLICK HERE to see her. A decade ago, Larry and I bought a circa-1939 home which had not been updated since the 60s. At the same time, we owned a former Hungarian restaurant that we renovated into offices for my little PR […]

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What Is This Teensy Serving Utensil?

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Antique Spoon

Polishing silverware from Aunt Dede’s estate in preparation for a dinner party here, I discovered this tiny 4-inch long slotted serving piece.  Of course, I could google around and discover it’s truth but it would be more fun to ask out there… what is it? OK, I hear the collective SHE DOES WHAT???  Yes, I […]

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Loving a 6 x 6-ft. Kitchen

Our home has two residences: a main house and an attached mother-in-law apartment.  The property was a horror with “good bones,” and had not been updated since the sixties (groovy fountain was a clue).  We moved in and experienced six months of discovering all the things that needed correcting, including the fact that the house […]

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