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Vendor Spotlight: Farmhouse Pottery

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Farmhouse Pottery designer Zoe Zilian says on her company website that she “wanted to create a place with a modern farm aesthetic that represented farm-to-table values infused in traditionally crafted designs”—in other words, her products are beautiful, rustic, and functional.  All of Farmhouse Pottery’s products are committed “to sustaining the farmer and the maker.”  Pottery items are made by Zoe herself, and other products are focused on farm-to-table, natural goods.

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Cookbook Review: One Pan, Two Plates by Carla Snyder

Fast Review: Delicious but fast recipes? Yes. Perfectly portioned for two? Yes. Fewer dishes to clean at the end of the meal? Heck, yes.

One Pan, Two Plates is all about streamlining “from scratch” cooking, with over 70 meals that minimize the damage done to your kitchen while maximizing flavor. Each recipe can be made in less than an hour (often less than thirty minutes) and is perfectly portioned for two (a notoriously difficult number to cook for).  Each meal is complete with side dishes, all prepared in a single pan.

It’s chock full of inspiring recipes that can be made on a busy weeknight, when time is a precious resource and your stomach is growling. The meals are sure to please you and your dining partner, plus you’ll also learn cooking tricks and wine pairing suggestions in the process. Grab a copy to spend more time enjoying your daily meals and less time cleaning up after them.

Whose Kitchen You Would Find It In: Newlywed foodie couples; empty nesters; busy families (the recipes easily double); college grads living on their own for the first time

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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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