Red Shibori Napkins Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

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...
Guinness Triple-Ginger Cake

Guinness Triple-Ginger Cake

When the sun starts to set early and rise late, and the weather turns cold, I start thinking about making Guinness Triple-Ginger Cake. There’s something about a moist, spicy ginger cake paired with a tangy cream-cheese frosting and sliced candied ginger that just hits...
Scrumptious & Toasty Nut and Seed Bread (GF & vegan)

Scrumptious & Toasty Nut and Seed Bread (GF & vegan)

There are some breads out there that look so healthy that they are not easily approachable on a sleepy Sunday morning, or on any other day of the week. They can look more like work than pleasure, if you know what I mean. This Toasty Nut and Seed Bread used to fall...
A Pocketful of Ranunculus

A Pocketful of Ranunculus

The flowers speak for themselves. They are a splash of intense color wrapped in delicate piles of petals. Just gather up a handful, add a little euphorbia for contrast, pop them in a mason jar and enjoy their beauty. Every spring we welcome grandparents and special...
Golden Gate Bench

Golden Gate Bench

Here in northern California so many front yards are beautifully designed and lovingly maintained, but rarely used. While traveling a few summers ago in Istria, I was struck by the very different form that a ‘front yard’ took there: a bench against a wall...

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