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    Reading Water

    BY:Josh and Brent

      The term ‘reading the water’ probably seems like an odd phrase.  If you’re an avid sailor you know exactly what I’m talking about.  If you’re a meteorologist you know what I’m talking about.  In a nutshell, reading water to a fly angler means you’re looking at the environment for clues to give you insight […]

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    5 Beautiful Things


      Lisa Wood’s Curiosities Lisa Wood is the friend of a friend: my compadré Fernando Aguayo-Garcia who lives and works in San Francisco. While she and I have never met, our shared love of the imaginative diorama unites us. As a child, dioramas were a favourite pastime for me. Scenes that involved my plastic dinosaur […]

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    2013 Garden Party Festival

    BY:Josh and Brent

    4th Annual Garden Party Festival—June 1 & 2, 2013   In addition to the wonderful merchants throughout Sharon Springs, join over 100 local craftspeople, artists, farmers and food purveyors from all over the Mohawk Valley and greater New York State, here’s a list of other events during the weekend to help you plan your trip: […]

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    Gartending: The Family Reunion


      The Family Reunion Cocktail The Family Reunion cocktail reminds Klaus of a recent trip to the store named Porcsalt.  Porcsalt is a lovely shop in New Jersey that specializes in pork that is cured with, you guessed it, salt. Klaus is very fond of salt cured pork products.  The remind him of the old […]

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    The Sauce That Could Change Things

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Our new “Mortgage Lifter Heirloom Tomato Pasta Sauce” does more than taste good. It does good.

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    5 Beautiful Things


      A YEAR OF FIVES This edition of the column marks its one year anniversary: volume 52 of “The Five Most Beautiful Things In The World This Week.” For the last 52 weeks I’ve tried to bring you content that you will find inspiring, entertaining and (occasionally) useful. It has been so much fun for […]

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    5 Beautiful Things


    Street Stone French photographer Leo Caillard recently collaborated with digital wizzard Alexis Persani to create an intriguing new series of photographs called Street Stone that drapes shades of modernity over timeless form. The pair took photographs of classical sculptures at the Louvre in Paris and models dressed in the latest street fashions and then blended […]

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    Leave ‘em Laughing

    BY:Josh and Brent

        For all of you who love seeing The Fabulous Beekman Boys, we thought we’d point out this little blooper reel.  Feel free to laugh at us any time you need to.      

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    A Bay Leaf Primer

    BY:Amy Smith Wexler

    The latin word Laurus means praise. Hence the term “to rest on one’s laurels” refers to reflecting on your past achievements. The greek word for the laurel tree is Daphene, named for the daughter of river god Peneus, who turned his daughter into a Bay Laurel tree to solve a very convoluted lovers spat between Cupid, Apollo and Daphene.

    Read More Posted In: Food & Wine / Garden / General / Herbs
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    PolkaSpot in Paradise

    BY:Josh and Brent

    PolkaSpot would like us to remind you that “lloooooooooong before Faintly”  she was the original world-traveler.  When we launched the PolkaSpotted app for the iPhone last year, we had no idea all the places she’d go and all the people she would meet.   You can check in on her travels at her website (yes, she […]

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