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Best Salad in Frederick


There is nothing better than working from your favorite restaurant on a rainy afternoon… a glass of rosé in one hand, shoveling a perfectly cooked Grilled Flank Steak Salad into your mouth with the other. Arugula, goat cheese, thinly sliced apples and radish, topped with a perfectly blended Meyer lemon vinaigrette (not sweet or sour).… Read more

Masterfully Formed Twisted Grass for Easter


Wonky, wimpy, vibrant, handwoven and beautifully crafted describe the West Africa baskets brought to the U.S. by the Alaffia company. I am in awe of the culture and fingers that masterfully formed twisted grass into such useful vessels.

For years my children have played with the woven sculptures, filling them up with picnic items or using the baskets to cart around toys.… Read more

Smart Candy Free Easter Baskets on a Budget


Candy free Easter baskets are usually one of two things: expensive or filled with bubbles and stuffed animals. Most children have enough soap and poorly constructed fluff, so, if you’re looking for some fresh ideas to liven up your gifts this Easter, here are some tips to get the perfect treats for the little person in your life… on a budget.Read more

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