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How to Have a Perfect Fall Weekend

October 21st, 2013 Apple Picking || Turntable Kitchen

Last weekend, Matt, Neko and I fulfilled one of my ‘Fall Top 5,” referenced in last month’s newsletter. The last time I went apple picking was on a girls trip through the Northeast years ago (if you don’t count picking apples from my parents’ tree). A friend and I drove all over New England and […]

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A Peek Inside the September Pairings Box: The Farmhouse Feast

October 11th, 2013 A Peek Inside the September Pairings Box: The Farmhouse Feast

Every month, I proclaim that the last month’s Pairings Box was my favorite recipe collection to work on. I guess the truth is that the Pairings Box recipes are always my favorite to work on. Knowing that I have to create three original recipes each month, in addition to the recipes we share on the […]

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A Peek Inside the August Pairings Box (Japanese-Inspired Evening)!

September 18th, 2013 A Peek Inside the August Pairings Box!

The recipe collections we feature in our Pairings Boxes are inspired by a range of experiences, and the August Pairings Box was one of the most exciting we’ve worked on. The collection was inspired by our trip to Japan (part of our partnership with UGG Australia‘s Creative Council) and each recipe brings me back to […]

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Join Turntable Kitchen for Chronicle Curates!

September 9th, 2013 Chronicle_Curates_Evite

I’m so excited to team up with Chronicle Books and 826 Valencia (a wonderful organization that encourages young writers and helps them foster creativity through project-based programs) to host a little happy hour at the Union Street location of Chronicle Books on Thursday, September 19th. If you’re local (or happen to be visiting the Bay […]

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Dreaming of Campfires

September 6th, 2013 Dreaming of Campfires

I’m fairly certain that I have started at least 5 posts with, “on my drive to work, I was listening to NPR…” I was listening to an interview with Neko Case, who many people assume Neko is named after. I actually really like Neko Case, and I was acutely aware of her existence when I […]

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A Peek Inside the July Pairings Box (Al Fresco Edition)

August 13th, 2013 Vietnamese Shrimp and Mango Noodle Bowls

Last month’s Pairings Box recipe collection was a dream for me to create. Summer cooking is my absolute favorite (see proof here) and I had no shortage of ideas for a collection that would transport you to a little beach house where cleaning is optional, sleeping in is a given, and lazy al fresco lunches […]

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San Francisco’s Inner Sunset Neighborhood

August 12th, 2013 Hollow SF

I’ve been living in the Inner Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco for nearly 10 years (what?!) and the reaction I get from people when I tell them where I live has gone from, “Where is that?” to “I love that area! I want to live there!” It’s been strange and satisfying to hear my hood […]

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How To Make Coffee: Light Roast vs. Dark Roast

August 5th, 2013 How To Make Coffee: Light Roast vs. Dark Roast

Matt is a self-professed coffee fanatic. He doesn’t start the day without a cup of coffee and he has a meticulous approach to making every cup. If you get him going on the art of coffee preparation, he’ll go on about the differences between pour over coffee, drip coffee, cold brew, iced coffee, single cup […]

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Herb Spotlight: 10 Ways to Use Fresh Mint

July 29th, 2013 Herb Spotlight: 10 Ways to Use Fresh Mint

I’ve been thinking about launching a new series here focused on ways to work fresh herbs into your cooking but before I get ahead of myself and call this a series, I thought I’d start with some tips for using fresh mint in the kitchen. Mint is a weed so if you’re lucky enough to […]

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Turntable Kitchen City Guide: Tokyo and Kyoto

July 24th, 2013 Turntable Kitchen City Guide: Tokyo and Kyoto

Last month, Matt and I were presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to go to Japan on an ‘inspiration trip.’ We were selected to join a small group of creative influencers as part of UGG Australia‘s Creative Council. You can read more about that here and watch a little video that UGG Australia’s team […]

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