Victoria Amory has done it again. Besides her wonderful soups and meals she has introduced a line of gourmet condiments to make entertaining “effortless” at home. This is a wonderful gift for the foodie in your life or just to keep in your pantry for parties this winter and spring. Head to her website for recipe ideas and of course to purchase. – Lynn Butler Beling
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My friend that is a total “foodie” came to my house this past weekend with the most incredible orange bread in tow. She was a food stylist for years (so she is very discriminating when it comes to food) and loves frequenting Eataly in New York City for it’s fresh market and also the 7 restaurants it offers. This had to be the best bread I’ve ever tasted. It had large orange bits baked in and although I looked online for a recipe to link you to, none of the recipes I found included large chunks or almost candied … Read more
entertaining with victoria amory: introducing 4 new gourmet cooking sauces and sharing recipes for each every friday in april
I’m honored to know the effervescent and talented Victoria Amory. She is a celebrated cooking and entertaining expert. Victoria’s Spanish roots growing up between Madrid and Sevilla with her parents the Count and Countess de la Maza and their gracious way of entertaining certainly influences all her endeavors. Now splitting her time between Palm Beach, FL. and Greenwich, CT. with her husband and three boys she somehow finds time to contribute to many publications, do TV appearances and is working on her third book (really it’s her fourth book, since she was a co-author of Palm Beach … Read more
In my quest for bacon food pairings this week, I found that Vosges Haut-Chocolat has a lot of bacon paired foods. So I went right to founder Katrina Markoff to get the inside scoop on this bacon frenzy. Katrina first paired bacon with chocolate back in 2007 with ‘Mo’s Milk Chocolate Bacon Bar’, followed by ‘Mo’s Dark Chocolate Bacon Bar’ in 2008, then followed the Bacon Toffee… and the line has grown based on popularity and customer demand. Vosges line now includes bacon baking mixes, caramels and truffles. And the website also offers unique … Read more
Eco expert Danny Seo loves this Pine Cone Diffuser in his home line! A perfect gift for anyone on your list and a unique hostess gift too for all those holiday parties we attend. It’s a metal pine cone with natural reeds and pine scented oil to make your home smell perfectly woodland! It’s only $9.99 at Home Goods. Another favorite of his are the Nesting Measuring Cups made from a sustainable and biodegradable bamboo resin in fun candy colors. These cups are only $7.99 at Home Goods and TJ Maxx stores. Pair them with a favorite recipe for … Read more
Last minute guests? Treat yourself to some stylish servers, bowls & spoons for your dips, veggies and cocktail munchies this holiday season. I love to use our felt placemats on the table instead of a tray to add color and place my servers and bowls on these (they also work great as trivets if you are serving something hot). Then I fill our stainless steel hors d’oeuvres bowl with veggies or nuts and I usually fill some individual matte and shiny bowls with dips, peanuts, dried fruit etc. so there is plenty to snack on with cocktails. To … Read more
Whether you are looking for a beautiful carving set to have for your own home or you need a fabulous gift for your host and hostess this holiday season- we have a carving set available on our little blue dish shop. It arrives in a wooden box for protective storing and handsome giving. The horn handles can be appreciated by both men and women alike. Here is the link: carving set.
Restoration Hardware has some great faux fur gifts this year…at great prices! We snagged several of these faux fur wine bags for just $9 each and faux fur scarves for just $29 each. We also love their faux fur blankets (bigger than a throw) that cover the entire bed, on sale now for $199 (originally $250). It feels so decadent to snuggle up in this soft fur. It not only makes a great holiday gift- but also a wonderful anniversary gift.
Vintage pieces are always great to pick up at flea markets or antique markets either as gifts or for the upcoming holidays. If you don’t have time to hit the markets my shop has a few pieces like napkin rings, sugar spoon sets with mother of pearl spoons etc.. These make wonderful hostess gifts too if you are invited to someone else’s home for the holidays. Felt placemats are also a nice gift. My shop carries them in this blue you see pictured above or in a dark charcoal gray. We also carry felt trivets, bags and … Read more