Breakfast musings

Alright, perhaps I’ve been working too much and sleeping too little. While eating breakfast today, I had a craving for a glass of chocolate milk. While sipping my drink, I glanced around the kitchen and noticed the bag of Rice Krispies sitting on the microwave (memories of marshmallow-y treats past and crisp rice brittle yet [...]

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Chef Luella Semmes on The Natural Pantry from Canvas Long Island magazine

It’s a New Year—a time for resolutions, setting personal goals, and starting a clean slate. Some people start as early as December to prepare for the New Year by cleaning their homes from top to bottom, getting rid of clutter and all the messy accumulations that invaded the house throughout the year. One likely household [...]

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Interactive Cooking Classes are a Good Thing

We’ve already told you the many reasons to hire a personal chef and cooking lessons is one of these reasons. Interactive cooking classes have been growing in popularity. Hosting a hands-on cooking class as entertainment in your own home is a “good thing” for a bridal party according to Martha Stewart and [...]

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Breaking in a New Kitchen

My brother-in-law just built his dream house 2,000 feet up the side of a mountain in North Carolina. By extension, my sister-in-law just built her dream kitchen. It’s a lovely open design, oak cabinets, sage green walls, brand new stainless appliances. The view across the kitchen sink is of a valley with the French Broad [...]

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