Two Things That Go Hand-N-Hand With Travel

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FOOD AND ARCHITECTURE

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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.

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The Dome of the Rock

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Home, Home On The Range

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TOO HOT TO HANDLE….LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR BTU’S AND 6 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A GAS RANGE

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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.

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Even Wonder Woman Has Secrets

LOVE TO COOK BUT HATE TO CLEAN UP?

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I’ll say it…”Sometimes Canadian’s are just much more cool than Americans.” Yes, this is my opinion and before you agree or disagree, let me show you what I mean.

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This Little Piggy Went To Market

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!

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THE NUMBER ONE WAY TO MAKE OUR KITCHENS LOOKS THEIR BEST

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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?

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“Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary”

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?

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!

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Counter Attack

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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?!

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