Scoop Blog Archive / January 2013

In a Winter Cooking Slump? Amy Pennington's Fresh Pantry to the Rescue (+Recipe!)

Eating seasonally, locally and supporting farmers come deep wintertime equates to shivering trips to one of the few year-round farmers markets, where tables are piled high with a dozen varieties of potatoes, gnobbly carrots, turnips, beets and a few sorts of sturdy winter greens. It's good stuff, tasty, a welcome shift in our menus when, in November, when we're eager to embrace soft sweaters and kabocha gratin. Read more »

True Beauty Box: Natural Makeup in your Mailbox

True Beauty Box
Pandora's Box of natural beauty!

Like looking forward to a little special beauty prezzie in your mailbox every month? Kirkland’s Love True Natural, the American distributor of several popular lines of 100 percent natural German organic beauty products, is launching a monthly True Beauty Box, which delivers just that to customers’ mailboxes on the regular, and completely customized. Read more »


See Hedwig, Drink Chocolate and Other Weekend Musts

Get to the new MOHAI to see John Grade's sculpture Wawona

John Grade: Salvaging the Wawona Read more »


Living in Style event hits The Bellevue Collection

Home is where the heart (of style) is

If interior design is your jam, head to The Bellevue Collection between now and February 10 for Living in Style, daily shelter inspiration courtesy of Collection shops, ranging from traditional to modern, with displays from BoConcept, Crate and Barrel, Elements Gallery, Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Henredon & Schoener, JCPenny, Macy’s Home Store, Thomasville Home Furnishings & Urban Interiors and Williams-Sonoma. Read more »

Five Hot Drinks for Cold Winter Nights

A.J. Rathbun
Photo copyright 2009, Harvard Common Press and Melissa Punch

In winter, hot drinks take the chill off the body and buttress the soul. And while a few hot drinks were highlighted in my Cocktail Home Remedies post recently, there are so many heated imbibable hits that I thought a full post was needed. Read more »