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  • Our Thanksgiving Menu

    Here in our office we have a tradition of sitting down for a Thanksgiving meal together around the big wooden table in our kitchen. We put together a menu of recipes from our cookbooks, and colleagues sign up to make a dish or cocktail. As you gather with your family this holiday season, we invite … Continue reading

  • Watch the Sweet Sugar, Sultry Spice book trailer!

    We just love Malika Ameen’s gorgeous new book trailer for Sweet Sugar, Sultry Spice, her debut book that features spice-enhanced recipes “arranged by spices and the feelings and sensations they evoke: Spicy and Warm; Floral and Aromatic; Bright and Fresh; Savory, Earthy and Nutty; and Complex and Mysterious.” The warm embrace of clove and ginger, … Continue reading

  • Dandelion & Quince author Michelle McKenzie on The Splendid Table

    In Dandelion & Quince, author Michelle McKenzie explores the uses of some non-standard herbs, fruits, and vegetables. On the September 30th episode of The Splendid Table, she tells Noelle Carter about her tomatillo-inspired green fish stew and the unexpectedly sweet use she’s found for fig leaves. Here’s an excerpt from their conversation below. Listen to the … Continue reading

  • Roost Books publisher and editor interviewed on podcast

    Abby Glassenberg, author of the “While She Naps,” a blog and podcast about the home sewing industry, spoke to Roost Books publisher Sara Bercholz and editor Jennifer Urban-Brown about publishing craft books. As Abby explains on her blog, their conversation touches on the publishing history and the inspiration behind the launch of Roost Books: We begin the conversation by … Continue reading

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Raising Wild cocktail

Raising Wild cocktail recipe
1) Begin with a chilled zombie or highball glass. Add two sprigs of wild giant hyssop, monardella, or any mint-family (Lamiaceae) wildflower you may have gathered on this morning’s hike. All these lovely plants are cousins of Artemisia Tridentata (big sagebrush), named for Artemis, the Greek goddess of wild nature.

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Neon Photo Postcards
Neon Photo Postcards
We enjoy digging through old photos at home and finding unusual vintage postcards at flea markets. We also love screen printing, but not the work and cost that come with setting up a small print job. These postcards mimic the look with some basic office labels, tape, and a little inspiration from one of Erin’s favorite artists, John Baldessari. Read More...
Tea Towel Picnic Blanket
Tea Towel Picnic Blanket
We keep a special blanket in the trunk of our car for impromptu picnics, when and wherever we feel like it. Vintage tea towels lend their colorful graphics, design elements, and conversation starters to our one-of-a-kind picnic blanket. Simple construction combined with sturdy fabrics intended for dining and cleanup creates a functional and decorative showstopper of a blanket you will use again and again.
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Mud Pie Tea Party
Mud Pie Tea Party
Glorious mud! It’s the essential fine-dining ingredient in a mud-pie kitchen. Hosting an afternoon tea party in your garden offers lots of opportunity for sensory play, teamwork, language development, reading, writing, counting, and wonderful imaginary play.
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Lighted Cardboard Dollhouse
Lighted Cardboard Dollhouse
Children love to fashion little houses out of cardboard, decorating them with fanciful papers and drawings and adding a string of lights for an extra dose of magic on winter evenings. Read More...