I can’t believe we are already celebrating Ripley’s second birthday, but it’s here! Ripley absolutely loves pigs and bunnies, so a country fair for the ladies felt like the perfect theme. Not knowing exactly what my version of a country fair looked like, I was inspired by different parties I found on Pinterest and ran with it. We had a small group of little girls over for the festivities, and Ripley had a great day.
After two delicious In the Vegan Kitchen cooking classes with The Chalkboard, we decided that since our next class would be Easter, it should be a vegetarian class – it’s not really Easter without eggs! We teamed up with the amazing Annie Campbell and her best friend and collaborator Amy Blessing to create the perfect Easter brunch.
Richard and I dread going out for Valentine’s Day dinner every year. So instead, for the last couple years we’ve invited a group of friends over with their little ones for a casual dinner, which was super fun. Here’s what we did this year.
As you know, I love having fresh flowers around but don’t always know how to do them myself without them looking like an amateur arranged them. Thank god for Maurice Harris of Bloom and Plume, who is the best teacher!
For Hanukkah, an intimate dinner for close friends and family at our house has become a tradition. It’s one of my favorite dinners and the entire family looks forward to it.
For our second post in our In the Vegan Kitchen series with The Chalkboard, we wanted to learn and share some delicious vegan Christmas dishes for all of you who are entertaining this holiday season.
This year, we hosted a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at our house for family and friends. Richard and I loved having everyone here and everyone left totally stuffed!
Inspired by my incredible husband – who’s been a vegan for almost a year! – Rip+Tan and The Chalkboard teamed up to do a series of posts over this holiday season called In the Vegan Kitchen. For our first class, the amazing Annie Campbell of Apres Fete came up with a delicious vegan menu for Thanksgiving.
For Tanner’s 4th birthday, all he wanted was a pirate party. We had a blast planning it together and decorating the house. It turned out beautifully and everyone had a great time – we all channeled our inner pirate, which made the party that much more festive!
For my 30th birthday I had an intimate Moroccan dinner party in my back yard. I wanted this birthday to be really laid back and casual so I could truly enjoy my nearest and dearest. My good friend Leanne turned me onto Annie Campbell to help me with everything.
I hosted a dinner at my house for my close friend Jenna to celebrate her 30th birthday and wanted to share the table settings with you. I picked herbs from my vegetable garden and created simple organic arrangements that looked and smelled beautiful.
Since summer is here, I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about grilling and how to do it safely. Every spring, our cooking teacher Pamela reminds us in class about how dangerous grilling can be and shares some tips on how to minimize its negative effects.
Between Laurie Gladstein and Pamela Salzman, I’m in very good hands when it comes to my herbs. Laurie has taught me how to plant and maintain a thriving herb garden while Pamela has shared her secrets for storing herbs with me.
I love having fresh flowers around the house and I put them everywhere – they make me so happy and brighten things up. While I try my best to make the perfect flower arrangement, I always feel like there’s something I’m missing. To solve this problem, I recently hired Maurice Harris, the owner of Bloom and Plume, to give a few friends and me lessons on how to make the perfect arrangement.
Here is part two in my guide to a healthy kitchen with lessons from cooking teacher extraordinaire, Pamela Salzman.