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How kitchen tech is changing and the opportunities this presents

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 19:54

How kitchen tech is changing and the opportunities this presents Guest Post By Nick Orme, co-founder of Njori The push to reduce our environmental impact is going to change many things, including our kitchens: products are going to need to...

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Rocket and Roast Tomato Quiche

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 13:39

I love quiche! But when I make quiche I never like it as much as when someone else makes it. So, I asked my chef friends Kate and Ali for their advice and both encouraged me to no skimp on full...

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Create: Burp Cloths from Upcycled Materials

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 10:49

Until you burp a baby regularly, I don’t think the concept of a good burp cloth even enters into your mind. At least it didn’t with me. Then I visited my nephews and was exposed to the strengths and pitfalls...

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Deli-Style Chicken Salad with Grapes

Tue, 06/01/2021 - 14:27

When Optimus was about five months old, we visited my hometown of Washington, D.C. and lunched with my friend Madeline. From Capitol Hill, it is a short walk to Eastern Market and many delectable restaurants, not to mention the Capitol itself. We...

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How great your day is depends on your morning

Fri, 05/28/2021 - 14:37

How great your day is depends on your morning Guest Post By Sid Madge, Meee Mornings are important, and here are 5 micro-moment ideas to help you start your morning off right so you set yourself up for a fantastic...

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Easy Classic Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Thu, 05/27/2021 - 16:34

We have been baking a lot this past year. Really, we baked a lot before then too, but somehow when we are at home 99% of the time baking feels like an adventure or a treat. So, we focused on...

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Grandma’s Reese’s Pieces Brownies

Tue, 05/25/2021 - 14:37

My Dad and my Grandma loved chocolate so much. Almost as much as they loved me. She handed down her favorite brownie recipe to me in her well-used recipe box and now I’m sharing it with you to mark my dad’s...

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Cooking with Ramps, aka Allium tricoccum

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 14:31

The settlers of the southern Appalachian Mountains were among the first to use the term “ramp” to describe the potent little plant otherwise known as Allium tricoccum. Indigenous to the southeastern United States, it is almost an exclusive group who knows...

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Quick Pickled Fennel & Radishes

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 13:45

Quick Pickled Fennel & Radishes 1 fresh fennel, sliced thin 10 fresh radishes, sliced thin Salt 1 cup water 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1 cup white wine vinegar 1/2 cup rice vinegar 1 cup white granulated sugar 1 bunch fresh dill, stems...

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Vegan Fig Upside Down Cake

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 14:00

I have an amazing vegan recipe to share today from Louise Palmer-Masterton, founder of Stem & Glory. My dad loved figs and that appreciation carries on with me. I cannot wait for the first harvest to fill up my apron and get...

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Using a Patch to Mend a Fine-knit Top While Adding Personality

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 15:59

In 2006, I bought a lovely classic cream fine knit top to wear as a separate for work. It went with everything and was so soft. When I moved to Ireland from the Silicon Valley, it came with me. Fast...

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Evin’s Vegan Cocoa Cake

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 14:18

In having enjoyed friendships with a few vegans over the years, I’ve learned that it is a very restricting way to dine. Even when restaurants and speciality grocers carry products, it is difficult to find delicious items such as rich...

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Anzac Biscuit Recipe for Anzac Day

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 12:37

Anzac Day is a day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand. These biscuits are a tradition in both countries and any variation from the set ingredients is a sin. However, we are doing a gluten-free week here for a...

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When a Little Floral Print Goes a Long Way: Altering a Dress to be a Top

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 14:36

Last year, I ordered a fun floral dress from H&M in anticipation of summer holidays we would never end up taking. But the dress got worn at home plenty of times and each time my husband laughed. Finally, he explained...

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 14:31

Nothing quite makes you feel better than a big cozy blanket wrapped around you and the scent of homemade chicken noodle soup wafting through from the kitchen. Since it is not always possible for mom to be in the kitchen just when we need her, this recipe will help make it easy to bring the home-cooking flavors to you.

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Boosting a Deflated Mojo 

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 15:45

Guest Post By Sid Madge, Meee For all kinds of reasons, the last twelve months have been tough for many of us. The pandemic has been the source of many difficulties, but there have been plenty of old normal challenges...

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Homemade Rainbow Play-dough

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 14:22

We wanted to try a new craft this weekend, so we decided to make homemade rainbow play-dough. The boys lobbied for slime making, but I couldn’t face it after slime stained my wedding quilt in 2019. This is also why...

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How to Watch Marvel Movies and TV Shows in Order of When They Took Place in the MCU

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 16:27

This past year, I’ve had a bit more time at home than usual and have been catching up on movies I missed over the last nine years (since having kids). I want to watch them in order of when the...

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How to make bike storage a design statement

Thu, 03/18/2021 - 14:33

Guest Post By Catherine Bedford, Dashel Helmets  Cyclists have a reputation for not being the most fashionable people in the world. Function is valued over appearance ─ and for good reason. Cycling is a technical sport and an energetic way...

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Irish Cream Baked Cheesecake from Scratch

Tue, 03/16/2021 - 10:59

My grandmother taught me to bake the family cheesecake recipe when I was about 11 years old and within a decade I had adapted it to include Irish cream. I baked several for special occasions, for simple gatherings, for school...

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