Cookbook Review: Miette

Fast Review: Get inspired to bake up a storm with photos and recipes from San Francisco’s adorably delicious pastry shop

Miette is on many of San Francisco’s best-loved lists of bakeries. Chef and owner Meg Ray shares some of her most popular recipes in Miette: Recipes from San Francisco’s Most Charming Pastry Shop. While Meg is self-taught she never really considered having a career in baking. She actually studied art and design before going to work in technology. She opened Miette, the French word for “crumb” in 2001 and has since opened more stores. Miette has a heavy focus on local and organic and puts an emphasis on baking in the season. Thumb through this book to be inspired to bake classic American layer cakes, French cookies and pastries sure to impress anyone.

Who’s Kitchen Would You Find It In: Bakers with a passion for presentation, fans of Ladurée and European bakeries

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Top ten benefits of lemon water

Top 10 benefits of lemon water
Lemons are wonderful! Beyond all the great ways they can be used around the house for their cleaning properties, the little yellow fruit is also great for our bodies! Lemons are packed with vitamins and minerals, are an antioxidant that boosts the immune system, protects against cardiovascular disease and even has cancer-fighting properties. Drinking a glass of room temperature water with lemon juice every day can really make a big difference! The benefits of lemon water are endless but we have gathered our top 10 favorite properties!

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Cookbook Review: Small Victories

Relish Decor Julia Turshen’s Small Victories Cookbook Review

Fast Review: Looking for a new “go-to”? Well, it’s here. Find a place for this engaging cookbook on one of your shelves. You won’t regret it.

You may have heard of Julia Turshen before. She’s worked with Gwyneth Paltrow, Mario Batali, and Dana Cowin. She’s written articles for Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and Saveur (to name a few). She hosted the first two seasons of Radio Cherry Bombe. It’s safe to say that she knows her stuff. Julia named this book for some valuable advice she shares: “becoming a confident cook means mastering one delicious thing at a time, taking pleasure in each small victory.” This personal book shares 95 recipes with countless variations and advice for cooks of any skill level. The message is clear through the many delicious recipes that the author has one goal and that is for the reader to be able to celebrate their own cooking triumphs.

Who’s Kitchen Would You Find It In: Fans of Ina Garten (she writes the foreword), new cooks who favor a versatile and realistic cookbook or seasoned cooks who want a new valuable addition to their library.

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Elaine + Gil: City Chic Wedding

Relish Decor Elaine and Gil Wedding DC photographer Mary Kate McKenna
A beautiful afternoon enhanced sunshine and the magic of love– that’s your first thought when looking over Elaine and Gil’s chic wedding. The couple chose Washington, DC for their venue. What could be a better backdrop than the National Monument and the Capitol Building? You can tell it was a day filled with smiles and a night filled with dancing.

Want more wedding inspiration? Check out our past featured weddings.  Recently engaged? Be sure to visit our registry page!

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