Category Archives: Tools of the Trade

Whisk Me Away to Whisk

If you haven’t been to Whisk yet, put down whatever you are doing and go. What a wonderful, wonderful kitchen store and more. And yes, all of you Cary-haters (you know who you are), it is worth the trip to … Continue reading

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Five Favorites at IFBC 2013

It’s been a couple of weeks since the 2013 International Food Bloggers Conference in Seattle and I finally have downloaded (or unfortunately, erased) all of my pictures. Reflecting back on the conference, here were my Top-5 favorites of the conference, … Continue reading

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Surprise Saturday Supper at Michael Mina’s RN 74, Seattle

For me, one of the highlights of the 2013 International Food Blogger Conference this past weekend was the Saturday night surprise supper hosted by Urbanspoon. I was quite lucky to get to eat at Michael Mina’s RN74 (1433 Fourth Avenue … Continue reading

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International Food Blogger Conference, Here I Come!

This Thursday I’m heading to Seattle to attend the International Food Bloggers Conference and I’m so excited! If it’s anything like last year’s conference in Portland (see my post Portland: Where Roses Bloom, Pinot Flows and Food Bloggers Gather) then … Continue reading

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Let There Be Light: Seeing the End of the Tunnel

Last time I posted on my kitchen remodel status, we had just gotten running water and a new window as well as floor tiles and the gas cook top installed. It’s been a little more than two weeks since that … Continue reading

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Kitchen Update, 8/27/13

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last kitchen update and more progress has been made. Tile has been laid, appliances delivered and there’s a new door where the sliding glass doors used to be. I now have a … Continue reading

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Inspections and Sheet Rock and Cabinets, Oh My!

The last time I updated you on our fun and fantastic kitchen remodel was July 19, several weeks ago. I wish this one could have been sooner, but sometimes pesky little inspections get in the way.  And everything has to … Continue reading

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Kitchen Update, July 19, 2013: A Bit of Chaos

I’ve had several friends ask for updates on our kitchen remodel since my initial post on June 27. Right now we are in a bit of chaos, with things improving by the day. We’ve had a few issues to contend … Continue reading

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Let the Kitchen Games Begin!

Brad and I bought our house in late 2006 and started moving in the following spring. It’s a funky and modern home — an envelope house, if you will, which basically means it’s a house inside of house and is … Continue reading

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Tip of the Month, June 2013: Best Chicken Wings in Raleigh? Enter to Win!

Chicken wings. One of the best bar foods, ever. I prefer the drumettes and like them crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside, with a nice and tasty sauce. I don’t want to kill my taste buds with … Continue reading

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