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    Aural Decor

    BY:Josh and Brent

    One of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to decorate any space is by filling it with music.   Using our laptop computer and wireless speakers, we can set up a sound scape throughout the house with just the touch of the button.  Guests are often humorously called to breakfast with the “Call To The Cows” section […]

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    Sugar Plums

    BY:Josh and Brent

    We’ve had visions of sugar plums dance in our head before, especially after seeing The Nutcracker performed at Lincoln Center. But despite having heard of them pretty much our entire lives, nary a one had ever crossed our lips. What is a sugar plum, after all? The term “sugar plum” originated in the late 17th […]

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    Campfire Cookies

    BY:Angela Rae Berg

    Brent wants to build a fire pit down by the  lower pond where the boys can entertain by fire-light.  He’s been too busy this autumn to get it done. S’mores have become a slight obsession for me in the past couple years.  I’ve gone through batches of homemade graham crackers (see how here), almost burnt […]

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    Champagne Pears

    BY:Ross

    You’ll need some pear nectar or, better, pear purée. You could make pear purée yourself , but you need very ripe, very sweet pears. (and you run the risk that the homemade version will oxidize and turn brown), so look for frozen purée. If you can’t find it in a gourmet shop, try here.  It […]

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    Christmas Eve Traditions

    BY:Josh and Brent

    We timed the airing of the Fabulous Beekman Boys’ Fabulous Holiday Special (Dec 8, 9:00pm, Planet Green) so that you could use the premier as a perfect excuse to get your holiday gathering out of the way.  In addition to serving something delectable like Beekman Blaak & Blaak Onion Jam, we thought it might be […]

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    Tack-fully

    BY:Josh and Brent

    We had an extra poster of William Beekman at the Mercantile.  Rather than leave it rolled up in the corner, we decided to hang it on the wall in the packaging room.   But hanging on the wall with a bit of double stick taped, Willy looked a little unfinished.  We knew he would not appreciate […]

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    Autumn Reading List

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    We always like to share the books we’re settling down with as the nights grow longer. Here’s a few of our recent favs: 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York City Tenement. By Jane Ziegelman. We came across this book while thinking about family heirloom recipes for our new […]

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    A Cornue-copia of Riches.

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    I’ve always said that as long as someone has a flame and a pot, they can cook a meal fit for a king. And I believe that. I fell in love with cooking during my early days in New York City, when I shared a studio apartment with four other people and had a countertop […]

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    The Four Seasons

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Before we ever started designing and creating products, we started our website to chronicle our attempt a “seasonal living”. To us this meant taking the time to acknowledge what makes each season beautiful, important, and astounding.  We soon realized that developing a keen sense of appreciation necessarily meant taking the time in each season to […]

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    Mary and Cold Weather

    BY:Mary Beekman

    Mary Beekman is a four-year-old ghost who resides in The Beekman Mansion, and considers Brent and Josh her “imaginary friends.” Follow Mary Beekman’s Diary each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America There has been snow falling for two days now.   Father decided it would be […]

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