Magazine of Northwest Arkansas
"From the Gotta Try It" Files...
We had never heard of it - but we gotta try it! How about preserved lemons? Writer Hank Shaw explains the impressive history of this uncommon treatment of this citrus. BY the way, these treatments work for limes, too. It looks like the Moroccans get top billing for preserving lemons, but the Indians and even the British and early Americans used this method, too. Hank gives recipes for them: Russian Pickled Lemons, Moroccan or American Preserved Lemons and the Indian Method. See the article HERE.
Here's a great article from Southern Living.
It's "7 Things That Make A Home Unsophisticated." Their angle is quite fundamental, but not not always obvious. Remember that you still have to live in the space you are decorating. Catch the article HERE.
Velvet: Who Would Have Thought?
Velvet is making a comeback. It has always been luxurious, but in recent decades, it has been seen as pretty dated. But, fashion does work in cycles, right? It is also expensive. Pure silk velvet is hundreds of dollars a yard. Things labeled as "Silk Velvet," these days, is usually silk and rayon, which is less expensive. There are many different blends, finally ending with cotton silk at the bottom of the heap. I kind of like it, but we have three cats. I somehow doubt that would work out. Better Homes and Gardens has a nice piece on velvet. READ IT HERE.
We Really Like This
Technics, very long a respected turntable brand by Panasonic, has been making a serious comeback, lately. Click HERE to see more.
Technics Grand Class SL-1200GR
Elegant Rooms That Work
by Stephanie Stokes
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Twelve Days of Christmas
You know Rick Steves, right? He does the European travel shows on PBS. Here is a great article on Christmas in Europe. It is very interesting. Click HERE to see the entire article.
The Cake of Kings is traditionally served on January 6, the 12th day of Christmas.
It sounds kind of over the top. Read this and you may not think so. Click here.