Last week I ventured down to LA for a textile show, and I found some unexpected inspiration at the prettiest darn restaurant.
There is so much emphasis on salt these days that poor ol’ pepper often gets pushed to the back seat. Yet, black pepper is called out in most savory American dishes and deserves a little attention, don’t you think?
Out of everything that goes into the holiday, though, I think that one of the most special things about Christmas for our family is the Christmas stocking. Let’s face it, the holiday would be a lot simpler if we didn’t do them, but there is just something so delightful in seeing the girl’s faces as they empty their self-contained “treasure chest” of fun little items that were chosen just for them. Of course, grown-ups can enjoy stockings too (I know I do). So, with this in mind, I’ve put together a list of my favorite stocking-stuffers for this year: