Monthly Archives: January 2010

Handmade Teapot Round Up

Teapots, is there a need to say much more?

Annie Singletary Ceramics

Skybird Arts

Jenny Blasen Pottery

Clam Lab


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Soon! Reviews on Golden Moon Teas!

We are pretty excited over here at headquarters (aka my kitchen), before the holidays the lovely folks at Golden Moon Teas asked us to try out some of their blends. Being a big fan of their Vanilla Jasmine Black Tea blend of course I said yes we would love too.

We asked them to send us Orchid Temple Oolong, Imperial Formosa Oolong, Napalese Afternoon Tea, Kashmiri Chai and the Darjeeling. I am looking forward to trying the oolong tea since I have not had very many other then a basic Oolong from the Japanese food section at the Berkeley Bowel.

So check back soon and we will let you know what we think.


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The First Towels of 2010

Every January people ask “What is your New Years Resolution?” and I always answer “I don’t believe in them” but that is not totally true. I tend to have more general plans and it is generally the same one, take better care of myself (and now Will too) by eating better. By eating better I don’t mean “diet”; it is more like “Eat your fruits and vegetables and don’t eat out.” So I thought I would find some towels that would help remind and motivate me to stick to that plan.

Eat at home, it is good for your wallet, your waistline, and your family. In our fast passed society this can be an easy habit to get out of with drive-ins and restaurants that seems wonderfully easy at the end of a long work day but experts agree that eating at home is beneficial in a myriad of ways. From Blue Q.

This fun typographical kitchen montage from Taylor’s Type would be great in any kitchen, fun and playful it makes me want to get cooking!

Buy Local is another great tea towel calendar from Claudia Pearson that brings up an issue that is dear to my heart, buying local and generally organic produce as much as possible. I don’t want to start a debate about this, I know being in California we are rather spoiled when it comes to local produce pretty much year round,  all I can say is that fresh produce tastes better and when you get to meet the folks that grow your food it is just the coolest thing, this year I want to get back to the Farmer’s Market more and eat more in season.

What are your plans for 2010? Try more types of tea? Eat more spinach? Get out and play more? Let us know in the comment section!

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