kitchen DESIGN | the HOME KITCHEN Reno Reveal!!

I cannot BELIEVE it!! It’s the BIG REVEAL for the Home Kitchen design & completion! Six LONG Months Later … Was it REALLY?!Now that it’s done, it feels like just a week ago we were demolishing our 17-yr old Kitchen… Somewhat anti-climatically, the final touches were drowned in stressful missed deadlines and last-minute installs. Baseboards…

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5-week Series on Rosé All May | WEEK FIVE

Join Alison Kent of the Home Kitchen and Barb Wild of Good Wine Gal as they explore the world of Rosé Wines throughout the Month of May over this 5-week Series! Don’t miss Weeks 1-4! INTRODUCTION Welcome back to Rosé All May! Hi, it’s Barb. This is our final week and wow, we are having…

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5-Week Series on Rosé All May | WEEK FOUR

Join Alison Kent of the Home Kitchen and Barb Wild of Good Wine Gal as they explore the world of Rosé Wines throughout the Month of May over this 5-week Series! Did you catch the other ‘Rosé All May’ Weeks? Don’t miss a note! A tasting note, that is. Weeks 1-3 are up and Week…

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10 Best Online Cooking Schools & Classes

The low-down on alllllll the various Online Cooking Schools I’ve tried over the past year! Although I’ve tinkered with Online Cooking schools before, COVID really put it into action! Before the pandemic, I had a year of the MasterClass app under my belt, and avidly watched every reality Food TV show on the mainstream like…

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5-Week Series on Rosé All May | Week Three

Join Alison Kent of the Home Kitchen and Barb Wild of Good Wine Gal as they explore the world of Rosé Wines throughout the Month of May over this 5-week Series! Did you catch the other Weeks in the Series? INTRODUCTION Welcome back to Rosé All May! My assumption in Rosés used to be that…

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NEW | Ceramic Kitchen Pinch Bowls

Have you spied these little gems sneaking into my photos and stories lately?! WELL, these Ceramic Kitchen Pinch Bowls are finally AVAILABLE! They’re HERE! Introducing the Home Kitchen’s newest little addition! Ceramic Kitchen Pinch Bowls that PERFECTLY match with your already-loved ceramic-topped Food Tables!! These Gold Rim or Natural bowls are artisan-crafted exclusively for the…

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the tea tuesdays | 21.05.11

Some days I just feel like catching up with you all on what’s new, all casual like over a cuppa tea. Let me know whats new with YOU in the comments! I’ve been spending a lot of time in the ‘backend’ – fixing up website glitches, cleaning up content, adding photos and generally trying to…

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5-Week Series on Rosé All May | Week Two

Join Alison Kent of the Home Kitchen and Barb Wild of Good Wine Gal as they explore the world of Rosé Wines throughout the Month of May over this 5-week Series! Don’t miss the whole Series! INTRODUCTION Welcome back to Rosé All May! A great place to start with Rosé is France – either Provence,…

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Cinco de Mayo | Azteca Bisque

Cinco de Mayo has a unique story, and blends two of MY favorite cuisines – Mexican + French! So I decided to make a Fusion Dish and it turned out AMAZING! What is Cinco de Mayo about? While many people think Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Independance from Spain, that date is actually…

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5-Week Series on Rosé All May | Week One

Join Alison Kent of the Home Kitchen and Barb Wild of Good Wine Gal as they explore the world of Rosé Wines throughout the Month of May over this 5-week Series!

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COOKBOOKS | A Rising Tide Review

‘A Rising Tide’ by DL Acken & Emily Lycopolus is a cookbook of recipes & stories from Canada’s Atlantic Coast. I was honored to receive an early copy to sift through and review! Being a West Coast gal I haven’t ventured beyond Quebec – yet. The growing food scene on the East Coast, with their…

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Introducing | New Garden Markers!

Just in time for gardening season, I’m excited to finally share my newest wares with you – Stainless Steel Garden Markers!! These GORGEOUS Garden Markers are heeeeeeeere!Beautifully reflective of the green herbs, the blue skies above, or even the warm, golden setting sunshine.Resilient, long-lasting brushed Stainless Steel.Original artwork of each herb – sold individually as…

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tuesdays for tea | 21.03.09

A monthly chat over a cuppa tea! So, what’s new with you?? A week late, but never too late. Things are just crazy around here this past week! AND IT’S JUST TUESDAY! How’s things with you?! I’ve been substituting SOME of my evening wine drinking with teas, so here’s this evenings tea, a simple decaf…

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Appliance Decisions | IGTV with Stephan Byns

Wondering where to start when looking into appliances for your new or renovated Kitchen? Listen in as Stephan Byns of Midland Appliances and I discuss the basics. HELP! You’re in the market for new Appliances for your Home Kitchen – now what?!With over 500 manufacturers of everything from standard fridges to specialty appliances you may…

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KBIS Kitchen Industry Show 2021 Re-Cap

It was a crazy VIRTUAL version of the annual Kitchen (and Bath) Industry Show this year – but much learning was still had despite the technical difficulties! KBIS 2021 KBIS – the annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show – was entirely Virtual this year due to the continuing pandemic. Which had both pros and cons.…

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ELEVATE | Why Eat or Entertain with Linens?

We eat around 3 meals a day, not including snack time, and for most of us – especially now during COVID – that means around 800 of our 1100 eating episodes are spent at a table of sorts. Whether we entertain for one or for the masses, the sometimes sloppy work of putting food in…

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Food Fatigue…

It’s a thing. For people who cook and eat for a living, food fatigue can be real. But you still have to eat, so what to do? Return to the classics. When I’m just BEAT… I’m tired! Compounded with January ‘blah’s’, general fatigue, COVID fatigue, cooking fatigue, quarantine fatigue… Ugh. I barely care what I…

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tuesdays for tea | 21.02.02

A monthly chat over a cuppa tea! So, what’s new with you?? I had a ‘Mom Blog’ AGES ago – having left it now almost 12 years – and every Tuesday I would just post whatever was on my mind. Musings. Thoughts. Conversations. And yes – TWO-way conversations! I had a pack of faithful followers…

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And on it Goes …

I haven’t posted HERE in a bit, yet never fear – I’ve been fervently working everywhere else! So much happening, all over the place – it’s time for a catch-up. Busy as a little Bee… HEY to all the NEW PEEPS here to hang out in my Kitchen these days! If you’re newer, you might…

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KITCHEN design | IGTV with Meme Brooks

Hang out with myself and Meme Brooks of Meme Brooks Design on Kitchen Design + Dining Decor, purposeful design and working with what you have!

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