Red Shibori Napkins Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Say "Shibori" and images of saturated deep indigo cotton against crisp white fields come to mind. But the Japanese Shibori technique of resist dyeing that we love works beautifully with other colors, too - notably rich, vibrant reds.  And what better way to celebrate...

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Almond Chocolate Nib Cookies

These cookies are practically perfect. To start, the chocolate nibs lend a crunchy chocolate bite without overwhelming you with sweetness, while the almonds make them sweetly satisfying…

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Guinness Triple-Ginger Cake

This particular cake is dense with heaps of finely grated ginger, as well as powdered ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and cloves. It gets its almost chocolatey depth from both molasses and a pint o’Guinness…well, maybe just a half-pint. But you can sip the other half while you measure, mix, and pop your ginger cake in the oven.

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In Hot Pursuit: Barcelona with the Family

 In Barcelona last July I got the kind jolt that only the rocket fuel of a great trip can deliver: Over 5 colorful, dizzy, hot days my family and I burned through an action-packed, throw down of walking, swimming, tasting, sampling, sweating and culture soaking in...

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Wonderbag Santa Maria-Style Baked Beans

Have you ever tasted something so delicious that you remember the exact spot, time and day where you ate it? Get ready for the most tasty, warm pot of smokey, tomatoey, slightly spicy baked beans you have ever had.

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Welcome. We are Johanna Leestma La Fleur and Lisa Savage. We are designers, entrepreneurs & creative instigators.  We love to fix, invent, travel, plant and cook. Read more

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