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FOOD + DRINK | April 22, 2014 | by Kim Vallee

The Porthole Infuser Turns Drinks Into Tasty Art

porthole infusion vessel

Originally designed to prepare and serve the seasonal time-lapse cocktails at the Aviary, Porthole is a stylish infuser designed by Martin Kastner of Crucial Detail design studio. It has been available to the public since their extremely successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2012. They raised over $700,000. I can see why. A look at their gorgeous infusions is enough [...]

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE | March 10, 2014 | by Kim Vallee

Fun bowls for kids

west elm organic shaped rice bowl

+ rice bowl from the Organic shaped dinnerware collection. We often eat our main dish in a big bowl, inside of a dinner plate. He often asks to eat on the same dishes than us. But the bowls I use are way too big for a 3 years old. On top of that, he likes [...]

BEVERAGE, FOOD + DRINK | June 5, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

Easy Tips for Brewing a Good French Press Coffee

brew french press pot tips

I always start my day of work by brewing a pot of French Press coffee. I am picky about which coffee beans I buy. It has to taste fresh and strong. If it is not, I will throw it away. I will take extra steps to ensure a great cup of joe but I am [...]

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE | April 25, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

Alessi’s Folding Cake Stands: from Anna Gong to Fatman by Marcel Wanders

fatman by marcel wanders :: folding cake stand for alessi

Sourcing: Fatman Folding Cake Stand designed by Marcel Wanders for Alessi $340 USD at Yliving Like many Alessi products, you may not want to hide this cake stand. Marcel Wanders designed the Fatman cake stand for Alessi.  Wanders put a whimsical touch by dressing as a clown the round structure that you see when the three [...]

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February 27, 2013 | by Kim

My Weekly Meal Planner Experiment: Conclusion

spaghetti alla norma

photo credits: Stacey Brandford for House & Home – March 2013 It’s time to write my post-mortem. First, I shortened my weekly [...]

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February 18, 2013 | by Kim

Weekly Meal Planner: Week 6

italian sausage and vegetable one pot dish

My meal planning was business. I wished that I could report a new recipe but it didn’t happen. So, you will see [...]

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February 12, 2013 | by Kim

Weekly Meal Planner: Week 5

what's for dinner week 5

sourcing: Celeste Dinnerware at Crate & Barrel My little experiment on recording what we eat for dinner continues. Last week was special [...]

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February 5, 2013 | by Kim

Weekly Meal Planner: Week 4

crisp chicken legs

Deciding what’s for dinner was easy this week. I only wish that it would be as simple to feed my toddler boy. [...]

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CAKES + desserts, FOOD + DRINK

February 1, 2013 | by Kim

Cream Cheese Frosting: Not Too Sweet

cream cheese frosting

photo credits: Martha Stewart (don’t use this recipe, use this recipe instead) Earlier this week, I was looking for a cream cheese frosting recipe that [...]

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January 28, 2013 | by Kim

Weekly Meal Planner: Week 3

watercress salad

The reason why I started to chronicle what we ate for dinner every week was to vary our meals. So far, it [...]

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January 21, 2013 | by Kim

Weekly Meal Planner: Week 2

what's for dinner mushroom risotto asparagus and trout

My toddler enjoyed every meal I made for dinner last week except for the chop suey. I have the feeling that it [...]

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January 13, 2013 | by Kim

Weekly Meal Planner: Week 1

weekly meal planning

I have a confession to make. I don’t plan ahead what I will make for dinner. Because I am looking at ways [...]

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