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A Cutting Confession (archives)

This post appeared on The Little Magpie in November 2011. The thing about dads is that the good ones are silent, steady and striking in their parenting. Their tactics sort of sneak up on you. I, for example, am a rather predictable mom. And, my mom was also fairly predictable in her expectations of me […]

Make a $20 Vintage Food Prop Basket

One of my favorite things that has happened as this food blog has evolved separately from my main blogging concern (The Little Magpie) is that I’ve acquired a bountiful supply of several things: new recipes to try, deepened friendships (Lyndi at nwaFoodie, Jenny at Blessings & Raindrops, Julie at Eggs & Herbs) and plenty of […]

Ode to the Manual Citrus Press

Everyone seems very fond of their juicer/juice extractor, and I confess they seem quite lovely.  I, however, will remain smitten with my manual citrus press.  I’ve mentioned before that I’m pretty enthusiastic about chopping things up and find it enjoyable and therapeutic. I’m not certain, but I think with the fancy juicers like this one, […]

Favorite Kitchen Tools

I’ve read a few articles in trendy home magazines about people who are so chic, so uptown, so fabulous that rather than cook, they use the kitchens in their oh-so-moderne studios as additional storage.  Witness the woman who keeps sweaters neatly folded in her oven and various home gadgets in her (unplugged) fridge.  While it […]