B is for Bread

Erin Kunkel, The New Sugar & Spice cookbook; masoncash.co.uk, williams-sonoma.com, chefscatalog.com, surlatable.com

Erin Kunkel, The New Sugar & Spice cookbook; masoncash.co.uk, williams-sonoma.com, chefscatalog.com, surlatable.com

I come from a long line of home cooks who love to make bread. We like to mix and knead dough by hand, then wait impatiently for it to rise and bake before slicing off a big piece and slathering it with butter. In my mind, there’s nothing like a great loaf of homemade bread.  Continue reading

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Chill Out

#1 Chill out collage

Summer’s in full swing and the heat is on. Every night before bedtime, I give thanks for my trusty Trane air conditioner and for inventive products like these, designed to help us keep our cool whenever we dare step outside. A mix of quirky, practical and posh, each thrill with their ability to chill. Continue reading

5 All-Time Best Kitchen Labor Savers

Gabriel Kraft, Pinterest.com

Gabriel Kraft, Pinterest.com

What’s not to love about Labor Day when we celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers (like you and me) by doing as little labor as possible?  And why not?  We work hard and could use a break.  However, wouldn’t it be nice to nap more on our days off?  I think so.  That’s why I love time-saver tools, especially those for the kitchen.  Continue reading