Thursday, January 31, 2013

salty flakes...

Maldon Salt Flakes: originates in the UK, less bitter, great for finishing off dishes and the flaky texture is wonderful!

Available in small pinch tins for travel or as party favors, as well.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

worth a read...

Just finished up this biography of Sister Parish written and compiled by her daughter and 
granddaughter. Many great reviews followed. Here is what the NYT's had to say.  
AD has this to say about Sister.



Good taste is all it takes. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

easy peasy pot rack...

Pot racks are often extremely expensive and heavy. Mine is not. Simply, and old broom stick with the ends sawed off and sanded down. Tung oil was applied to reveal the wood's patina.  Hardware store hooks and chain completed the job.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Downton prep...

Here comes the clan from Downton Abbey once again.  
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