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Unique Gift Ideas for Boys & Ratatouille Recipe

With 5 kids, 4 of whom are boys, we are constantly looking for unique gift ideas. We really don't need any more legos...wooden trains...nerf guns...or video games. Over the years we've learned that giving them an experience as a gift, has far reaching effects that broaden their vocabularies and their appreciation for culture. One year, when Baker Boy was 9, we gave him a cooking class at Sur la Table as a birthday gift. He made Ratatouille. Because of that class, my son fell in love with Ratatouille and more in love with being … [Read more...]

NEW! Hand Screened Dish Towels

We just received a new bundle of joy for LoveFeast Shop. We couldn't wait to open it! Inside were our new Hand Screened Dish Towels, just in time for fall! These Dish Towels are the original design our good friend Brittany. Brittany is a hair dresser by trade, but recently reduced her hours to part time, so she could pursue ART. We're pretty glad she did, 'cause we think she's pretty talented. Wouldn't you agree? We wanted you to get to know Brittany too, so we asked her a few questions. 1. What made you … [Read more...]

Friends & Farms

Living in Baltimore City, we are surrounded by the urban jungle. The rolling farmlands, bursting with fresh produce are about a 1/2 hour drive outside the city limits. In the past decade or so, the Farmer's Markets, CSA's and at home produce delivery services, like Friends & Farms, have been exploding. There are so many options! I've looked at a few at-home delivery service sites that promise to deliver fresh farm products right to your door. I have to admit, I've never clicked the button to commit. Seeing as we have 7 … [Read more...]

PARENT ‘HOOD LINK UP: Healthy Snacks For Kids

Often I get asked the question, "How do you get your kids to eat so well?"  It could be that they've been raised with good food and a variety of foods since they were young.  They were exposed early on to different flavors.  At the age of two it was pretty normal for our kids to be eating avocados and hummus.  They would quickly move onto finger foods such as baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and red peppers.  I found that if it was colorful and small and came with a dip of some sort, it would get eaten!  Little ramekins … [Read more...]

Woodberry Kitchen

If you ever visit Baltimore, or if you live in Baltimore and you've never visited Woodberry Kitchen...you must! Woodberry is unique to the Baltimore food scene. Owners Spike and Amy have built a farm to table food culture right in the heart of our city. Their commitment to stay local is changing the way Baltimore sees it's resources. We always knew we had Eastern Shore Crabs. I think crab cakes are on every menu in Baltimore. Devon and I use to joke, that every menu in Baltimore had variations of the exact same offerings. Years … [Read more...]

Spice Cake With Molasses Cream Cheese Frosting

With fall just around the corner, I don't know about you, but we like to get our BAKE on! There is something about the crisp air that makes us want to stock up on supplies, hunker down in the kitchen and bake. I say "we" because I now have a baking partner in crime, Baker Boy. We are a bit challenged though, in our small galley kitchen, but we make due. We "make due" to keep the oven warm and the pans filled. It would be a shame for them to be empty, right? We "make due" so ingredients get used and don't go bad. … [Read more...]

Inspiration & Tips For Grilling & Entertaining

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around once in a while you could miss it. ~ From the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off Grilling while entertaining is one of the easiest ways as a host to enjoy preparing a feast. With some preparation you will be able to multitask both cooking and conversation while entertaining. Preparing unexpected foods on the grill is a great way to surprise your guests and create conversation and food that they will not forget. Here are some of the tips, tricks and inspiration we use here at … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies Perfected

You probably know by now, but between Chris Ann and I, we have 9 kids ranging in age from 5-18. Lately I've been introducing you to Baker Boy. He's my 15 year old son who is creative, loves to work with his hands and from age 2 had a special love for food and a keen sense of taste and smell. When he was 2, buckled into the back seat of my van, I'd try to pop a Hersey Kiss into my mouth for a little mama treat and I'd hear him say, "What's that?! I smell choc-oc." He goes to an Arts High School and studies Stage Design and … [Read more...]

Mango Rum Lassi Moment

Picture this, 3-4 friends, over for a late afternoon get together. Your porch is prepped with extra, over stuffed pillows. You've brought out your silver candle sticks along with a few chunky pillar candles. A vibrant vase is spilling over with fresh cut flowers from your garden. It is warm, but the sun is beginning to rest it's head. Your friends begin to arrive, after work. They're wondering what you have up your sleeve. After pleasant greetings, you place a Mango Rum Lassi in their hand. This earthy, slightly fresh … [Read more...]

Happy 4th Of July ~ Summer Recipe Ideas For Picnics

Photo credit to our friend, talented jewelry designer, Lisa Lehmann. We hope you all have a happy 4th of July and that you table is full of feasting and friends! We know we will be spending our time with friends and family.  Kristin's family is surviving power outages due to east coast storms that toppled trees and power lines in her neighborhood.  I see from our LoveFeast Twitter feed that Kristin's family is invited over to some friends with working A/C for dinner!  They have a great community for coming together!  Our … [Read more...]