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Dining plate sets

Five plate sets to upgrade your game

[metaslider id=628] When you open your kitchen cupboard, what do you see? Until recently mine contained a somewhat loosely fitting collection of plates, bowls and drinking glasses. All that changed when I courageously volunteered to host a dinner for my friend Rosie who was moving to Portland with a new …

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Happy Birthday Madonna!

    The queen turns 57 today and Givenchy has posted three beautiful looks especially designed for her majesty by the house star designer Riccardo Tisci. At the 2012 Super Bowl, Madonna and her dancers wore roman inspired costumes featuring sexy thigh high boots, molded leather chest tuniques and golden armors. …

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How To Tell If a Guy Has a Crush on You

So you’re kind of crushing on this guy and you think he likes you too. But are you reading the signs correctly or is your heart just playing tricks on you? Rather than facing an awkward moment there are a few tips you can use, to see if a guy …

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Easy tomato soup

    Easy tomato soup   6-7 ripe tomato sauce 1 large onion, diced 2 large carrots, diced 3 celery stalks, peeled and diced   8 cups salt free chicken stock 1 tbsp all purpose flour 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil   Salt Pepper   Peel and deseed tomatoes, chop and …

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How to blanch and deseed tomatoes

Many sauces and soups call for blanching, peeling and seeding your tomatoes.   The process can be fairly messy but definitely worth the effort. This extra step ensures that your tomato sauces and soups have a smooth taste free of unnecessary acidity and bitterness present in the skin.    Prepare a …

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How to grow chives indoors

I always keep a pot of chives in my kitchen, it’s a quick and easy way to add flavor to many dishes. The herb comes from the family of leek and onions. It imparts a light flavor to lift a dish without overwhelming it.  Both the stem and the purple …

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Dumbest Tweets and Facebook Fails, July 13th Edition

Alonzo Lerone is one of our favorite YouTubers. In one of his series of videos, he shares with us the “Dumbest Tweets and Facebook Fails” he’s found on the internet. In these videos, Alonzo shares funny social media shares, typos, and other crazy content, along with his humorous and witty …

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