The sight of farmers’ market tables and roadside stands, laden with ripe produce—smooth-skinned squash in the winter giving way to bright, plump and deeply fragrant fruits in spring and early summer—is one of our favorite ways to mark the changing seasons. Now, as summer begins to heat up, we’ve set our sights on those characteristic green lattice baskets filled with soft, jewel-toned strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. Read More
A truly great wine not only impresses enophiles, it pairs well with dinner. And then there are rockstar wines—the kind that not only impress, but are versatile. These wines stand up to simple, straightforward dishes as well as more complex, intricate combinations of flavors on the plate. Our reds and whites made in collaboration with Pax Mahle and Ian Brand are most definitely in this rockstar category. Check out our pairing tips for L'Ptit Paysan Chardonnay, Pax Red and Pax White—and discover why rockstar wines make for a memorable dinner. If you want to try them for yourself, order here by June 17th! Read More
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, but with all the excitement comes a little bit of pressure. What can we get mom that will show her how much we love her (not to mention that we have our act together) this Mother’s Day? hether you’re cooking for mom or with mom this Mother’s Day, we agree that she's onto something: there’s nothing better than staying in and cooking together. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite foolproof recipes to share with mom. AND, we've created a suite of printable (and colorable!) Mother’s Day treats to make the meal even more special. Read More
The bowl that gets our attention during the Big Game is the guacamole bowl. And the spicy cheddar dip bowl. And the salsa bowl. Closely followed by the chip bowl (psst, it’s really easy to make your own). Don’t get us wrong, we’re watching the game, the halftime show, and the commercials, but we always have our eye on the snacks. Read More
A crudite platter done right is a work of art. It’s one of our favorite ways to display the season’s harvest, and surprise our guests with the gems we found at our local farmer’s market that maybe didn’t find a home on the Thanksgiving dinner table. Plus, it’s our secret weapon for holiday hosting - it’s light, it doesn’t require any coveted oven time, and it has the potential to be really impressive without very much work. Read More
We’re in the thick of apple picking season, and we can’t enough of the satisfying sound and feel of a plump apple being plucked from the tree. In fact, we may get just a bit over eager and like many orchard-goers, find ourselves leaving our fall apple picking excursion with many more apples than we planned to bring home. Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Crispin, McIntosh - whatever the variety, we have more apples than we know what to do with, and only one pie dish at home! Read More
we’re two weeks away from Halloween, we’re hosting, and we need to decide on our festive menu. Our motto this year? Give the people what they want! Let them (read: us) indulge in the guilty pleasure of a classic candy bar. But instead of buying a bag of fun-size treats, make your own, and let your guests bite into a dark chocolate-dipped morsel to find the sweet surprise of a familiar taste. Read More
Every month, we will share four office lunch recipes that feature the same specialty ingredient (think tahini, toasted coconut flakes, matcha.) The specialty ingredient is one that you may be hesitant to try out for fear of only using once and then relegating to pantry-placeholder until(or well beyond) the use-by date. If you’re like us, looking to step up your desk lunch game, read this article to find four delicious recipes that are quick to prepare, pack up easily, and add excitement to your lunch hour. Read More
Hello summer! We’ve got our sunglasses on, our SPF ready, and if we’re not on the beach or at the pool, we’re certainly dreaming of it. To keep cool, we created a seriously refreshing summer cocktail that fits right into our summer day(dream)s: the Orange-Ade Shandy! Read More