Mosquito Supper Club Cookbook next to a pacesetting

For the Love of the Cookbook

Bookshelves continue to have a moment, am I right?  If anything emerged from obscurity in 2020 it was the bookshelf. Wait, did you expect to open a newsletter filled with recipes for decadent chocolate glazed tarts and crème brûlée, and celebrations of pink?  Ok, you wouldn’t have been that off-base.  We do love a dessert that requires setting something…

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Michael W Twitty holding dish of black-eyed-peas

Black History, Heritage, Culture, and Foodways are American History

The cold, stillness of February seems to have swept in and quieted our already too quiet town, but there is a beauty to the stillness – the sun which seems more present these past few weeks floods our normally dark North facing home and branches coated with moisture twinkle in its warmth. Despite the quiet…

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Flora Sheldon's Photo of Scottish Rooftops in Winter

How Do We Make It Special? Burn It!

“How do we make it special?” This inquiry, from my soon-to-be 15-year-old regarding her birthday celebration, has been bouncing around my head for a while now.  How do you make things special when winter has set in and well, most adventures involving travel or gathering are off the table?  Here at the shop, we’ve been…

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hand holding brownie with plate of brownies below

Double Down: Nourish with Ritual and Food

Admit it, you get wrapped up in the imaginary line we all seem to draw in the sand demarcating December 31st from the start of a new year.  Just like us, despite your gut, you had flickerings of hope that the turmoil, suffering, and discomfort of 2020 could be put behind us and some relief…

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