A NEW SEASON, A FRESH START, WHAT’S ON YOUR TO DO LIST?
Anyone who knows even the slightest thing about me, knows Fall is my season! In jeans and sweaters, taking salty walks on the beach and visiting cities where the smell of changing leaves is in the air. In our home, the nesting and prep for hibernation begins with a few things on our To Do List.
Many of us, Americans in particular, have an ongoing love affair with traveling to other countries where we can see centuries old architecture while dining on all the glorious foods of cultures different from our own.
Israel is one of the countries that certainly fits this criteria.
TOO HOT TO HANDLE….LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR BTU’S AND 6 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A GAS RANGE
A BTU (British thermal unit) is a measure of heat output and applies to the power generated by gas stovetops and ranges. The capacity of gas burners is measured in BTU per hour. Residential ranges, patterned after commercial units, have BTUs of 12,000 to 25,000. If you have one, or are planning a kitchen design, you no doubt know what these are. But do you really know why you need these? It’s gotta be for a better reason than bragging rights.
THE TOP REASONS AMERICANS ARE FASCINATED WITH FARMERS MARKETS…ESPECIALLY FRENCH ONES!
The earliest Farmer’s Markets date back 5000 years to Egypt where farmers would gather along the Nile and sell their produce. In 1752 the Easton Market opened in the United States and is the longest running market recorded. As long as people have been eating, markets have been a part of our dinners. Shopping at an open air market can conjure up different images for everyone. For me….I become French!
Kitchens! Is there another room in our homes that pulls at our heart strings more than our kitchens? No matter if we love them, or hate them…we think about them nearly every day. So what can we do to make them look their best?
It’s Sunday afternoon and the first weekend after the “official start of summer”. To most this also means the start of yard work season. Some of you probably just finished mowing the early summer grass and are thinking about how many more weeks till it snows. Perhaps yard work is a chore and not a passion like it is for the avid vegetable gardener. Know anyone like this? If you don’t already…better befriend one. You can bet they are out in the garden until the last flicker of daylight every weekend!
More decisions today are made in our kitchens than in any of the board rooms across this country. This is especially true as life becomes more digital. How many times have you paid bills, planned trips, checked school assignments and synchronized calendars working off your kitchen counter? We confess, much of this blog gets written in this exact way. Early mornings and very late nights standing doing last minutes edits or notes for the next great idea we have. With our kitchens being the command hubs, counters have to take on so many different functions. Because this is a design blog…we say those counters need to look good while doing it! So what better way than to make a counter look good than to have a cake on it?!