Remembering the Season

As the year comes to an end, I am always sad to see all the holiday decor put back into boxes and shelved until next year. So, here are a few favorites for a final seasons greetings.

Eco Earbuds

Finally, smart looking and environmentally friendly earbuds! Made from recycled products, these little sound companions are a forward thinking addition to any iProduct. Get yours at the House of Marley. No joke.

Mince Pies

In lieu of enjoying a jar of Boxing Day Chutney today, I made mince pies with tangy almond and orange mincemeat. I have a very simple recipe that starts with Martha Stewart's Pate Brisee (which I use for all pies). Using 2 different size cookie cutter rounds, I cut the tops and bottoms for the pies and…

Holiday Sidewalk

I couldn't help taking a photo of the plant decor next door to the hotel where I am staying. It's so full holiday life.

Holiday Packaging

I don't know anyone who doesn't love home baked goods; they make the perfect gifts for any occasion. This year, we're packaging pistachio & apricot cookies, ginger snaps, ginger cake, and, if I'm feeling unusually zealous, some of this rosemary apple butter. This year's packaging is pretty simple: twine, colored paper, cello bags, loaf molds, parchment…

Garden Party

We celebrated my daughter's birthday this weekend with a terrarium garden party. The idea came about after reading Terrariums Make a Comeback in the New York Times and admiring all the beautiful green designs. As much as I would have loved to recreate something from the story, this was my first time so simple was key.…