Category Archives: In the Kitchen

Picnic Basket How-To

Getting outside in the summer is all about enjoying the weather and relaxing.  If you’re planning a romantic picnic date or outdoor get-together with friends, don’t stress about packing.  Here are our top tips for packing the perfect summer picnic.

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Summer Hostess Gifts

Gifts for the Hostess

Summer parties are great: warm weather, fresh food, and chilled cocktails always bring friends out for a good time.  We’re sure your summer calendar is buzzing with fun plans, so between baseball games, beach trips, and cookouts, who has time to think of a creative hostess gift?  We’ve taken the work out of it for you and picked our favorite summer hostess gifts to share with you.

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Cool Summer

To take the edge off the heat this summer, we’re inspired by the cool tones of shady places, collected creamware, and fresh picked blueberries.  Muted greens, blues, and creams are classic summer hues that will refresh your home and kitchen.  We also like a pop of pink to keep things bright—it is summer, after all.

We’ve curated a collection of “cool summer” classics in these tones just for you.  Shop the collection.

Photo credit: Casey Maxon and Aurore Joigny

Fourth of July Cocktail: The Red, White, and Blue

For this year’s Independence Day, show your stars and stripes with this twist on a classic cocktail.  We love this drink because it’s refreshing and simple to make—an easy favorite for summer parties.  Red grenadine, white gin and ice, and blue-berries make this drink perfectly patriotic.  Read on for the recipe.

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Molasses-Coffee Pork Chops with Jacobsen Stumptown Coffee Flake Salt

Need a good show-stopping grill recipe for your next cookout this summer? This mouth-watering pork chop recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser when you’re doing some outdoor entertaining, and it’s a breeze to whip up.

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Vendor Spotlight: Birdkage

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Birdkage designer Courtney Robinson says on her company website “fashion is a part of life” and explains that her designs are meant to “blur the line between form and function”—in other words, her designs are both beautiful and practical.  All of her creations are entirely designed and produced in New York City.

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