the Northwest Method + Podcast

A dive into the Northwest Culinary Academy, the Northwest Method, and the Express Podcast! Northwest Culinary Academy For those who don’t know, I’ve been dipping my toes in and out of the Northwest Culinary Academy over the past – FOUR?! – years now, and always absolutely love it. I’ve long dreamt of doing the full…

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kitchen DESIGN | Beyond the Reveal with Caliber

Going ‘Beyond the Reveal’ in the New – and now lovingly broken-in – Kitchen with Caliber Appliances! A Range with Beautiful Impact As you may by now know, it was a chance meeting while working with the incredibly knowledgeable crew at Midland Appliances here that led me to the Caliber Range. As soon as I…

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RECIPES | Pierogi Day

A lovely day making big-batch Pierogi with Jolene Kolk of PANTRY Studios! I love ANY day spent lounging in the Kitchen, working with my hands, creating dishes and providing deliciousness for my family. What a pleasure to spend one such day with the lovely Jolene Kolk, of PANTRY Studios! With our shared passions for food…

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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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NEW | Ceramic Kitchen Pinch Bowls & Charcuterie Niçoise Salad Recipe

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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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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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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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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today’s KITCHEN | All Stocked Up!

Do you love to make Stocks? I freeze food bits for months, then do a “stock day”. It’s the best for great Pho!

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TRAVEL diaries | Food Treasures!

Love travel? Love looking back at your souvenirs and reminiscing? ME, TOO! I just tend to COOK all my souvenirs 😉

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kitchen DESIGN | Commercial vs Residential

I’m starting the design of my new Kitchen, and can’t wait to explore the intersection of Commercial and Residential Kitchens!!

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kitchen DESIGN | Out with the old…

A new Kitchen is SOVERY exciting, but there are things I’m definitely going to miss, and things I’ll absolutely do again…

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The Journey Begins

It’s never too late for a new adventure… Walk with me as I explore the world of kitchens, design, food and friendship.

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