Archive for October, 2011

By Nadia Arumugam |

Fabulous French Eggplant Dishtowels

                   I’ve been itching for an opportunity to write about the French table and kitchen linen specialists, Coucke.  Seeing as we’re considering the voluptuous eggplant in the coming week and Coucke has a line of beautiful eggplant inspired dishtowels, well, here’s my chance. The brand has been [Read more]

By Nadia Arumugam |

Visiting a Napa Valley Winery During the “Crush”

I was lucky enough to have been invited to the Louis M. Martini Winery in St. Helena, Napa Valley, earlier this month. This is a wonderful place to visit anytime of the year, but especially so in October when the the vineyards and wineries are a hive of activity. During a period of about 4 [Read more]

By Charity Shumway |

This Week in the Garden

This week, I was in Mexico (sigh, it was amazing). But while I was away I worried about my garden. The closest thing we have to an automated sprinkler system is when I email my husband and remind him to water the plants, so there was a chance things were going to be in rough [Read more]

By Nadia Arumugam |

Book Review: Cooking from “The New Southern-Latino Table”

Sometimes great recipes are found in unlikely places. My favorite chocolate chip cookies  are still the ones I learnt to make 15 years ago in my Home Economics class from a uninspiring manual in Times Roman font. When making cupcakes, my go-to is the simple formula on the back of a packet of self-raising flour. [Read more]