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Yearly Archive for 2009

Best Thanksgiving Recipes

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Entertaining on Thanksgiving is a welcome challenge. One of my favorite NY food bloggers, Deb from Smitten Kitchen, posted a special Thanksgiving roundup back in 2007. Deb’s informative post answers frequently asked questions, and is just as relevant today as ever. She even lists a round up of Thanksgiving suggestions and recipe links broken down […] [Read More]
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Blue Hill at Stone Farms

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“A farmer’s feast has no menus (at least not the traditional kind); instead we’re creating multi-course tastings around the day’s harvest.”  Blue Hill Tired of the daily grind? Look no further. Plan a visit to Blue Hill at Stone Farms, a working four-season farm just 30 miles north of New York City in Hudson Valley. […] [Read More]
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Thanksgiving Sandwich

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There’s only one thing better than a hearty thanksgiving meal– the sandwiches that are made from the leftovers. For those of you who are die-hard sandwich makers, this truly ‘serious sandwich’ features stuffing as the bread. For those of you who would rather dive right into the Thanksgiving spirit, the Food Network has their own delightful […] [Read More]
Categories: food

Green Homes

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Architectural enthusiasts have a lot to be excited about when it comes to green homes. Blue jean insulation, non-toxic paints, and rooftop gardens are a few hot items making a stir. Recently, much attention is given to the use of rain water. “Permeable pavement” utilizes bricks or stones, allowing rain water to pass though driveways […] [Read More]
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Blogger turned Author

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It’s a thrill to buy a book written by a favorite blogger . . . it seems like you know the author, and its fun to follow their progression. Check out these books written by bloggers: The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman Stuff White People Like by Christian Lander Williams-Sonoma New Flavors for Appetizers: Classic Recipes […] [Read More]
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The Cobain Factor

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As uncertain times drive us to seek out comfort, fashion embraces soft cotton flannel once again. A notable list of celebrities have been caught wearing flannel, and the lumberjack inspired uniform has made its way into both high and low fashion. Opening Ceremony carries Acne’s saddle dress, a western style shirt dress worn well with […] [Read More]
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Go Go Gadgets

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Recessions are always important for the tech industry. Microsoft, Apple, Dell, and even Skype had their beginnings in economic downturns. For a list of noteworthy new tech items, take a look at Wired’s list of gadget reviews. The pocket projector is a great way to show off images in a fun and impressive way. It’s still new and […] [Read More]
Categories: technology

Bobbi Brown for the Holidays

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Whether you are looking for a way to shine during Thanksgiving dinner, or stocking stuffers ideas- Bobbi Brown is the way to go. My friend at Bobbi Brown gave me insight into her favorite new products. For day to day glamour, try the “Tube Tint Trio”. I have my eye on the “Black Plum Deluxe […] [Read More]
Categories: style