FASHION BY HAND + ANNA MARIA HORNER

Friend, inspiration, and collaborator Anna Maria Horner has been featured on our Journal several times. She is a multi-talented woman fluent in more than one creative medium, from her imaginative books and fabric design to fine art. Natalie and Anna Maria’s friendship has only continued to grow as they connect over everything from food and family, […]

HANDMADE GATHERINGS + ASHLEY ENGLISH

The act of sharing a meal with others can be a uniting experience, with the potential to create memories and build relationships. Ashley English’s new book, Handmade Gatherings: Recipes and Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations & Potluck Parties, is a celebration of just that sense of community. We previously featured another of Ashley’s books, A Year […]

THREE FOR A DIME: BLAIR HOBBS

“Train-Track Hopscotch” Your hair is clay, mine is water, and as we smile into the camera, cotton flowers—all gray— Drape still behind us. Now, there is no color— only black and white— so, after the flash, we play.  You bring the bottle Caps (Nu-Grape and Dr. Nutt), and I pull teacher’s chalk from my gingham […]

DIY MEN’S PIG APRON

Long gone are the days when dad took no interest in the kitchen and left the cooking to other members of the family. These days, many fathers are foodies or wine experts or whiskey connoisseurs—or all three. Here, a neighborhood group of fathers regularly challenge one another in unofficial competitions over who can make the […]

FIRST PRIZE PIES

Allison Kave, a truly creative baker and expert on all things pie related, credits her mother with her passion for food. Her mom, Rhonda Kave, is owner of Roni-Sue’s Chocolate in New York’s Essex Street Market. Growing up, Rhonda had a rather unexciting childhood filled with canned and boiled vegetables and she wanted more nutrition […]

GRAVY #51 – CANNING MEMORIES

From Gravy #51: “Canning Memories” By Frank X Walker Indian Summer meant Saturday morning courtyards and door screens opened and waiting for urban signs of harvest. No new moons or first frosts, just the welcome staccato and horn of an old flatbed truck, overalls and mud-caked boots. Grandmothers who still clicked their tongues and called […]

HIDDEN KITCHENS: THE FORAGER (+ WILD FENNEL CAKES)

Foraging is the act of searching for and gathering wild food. Perhaps you remember learning about nomadic hunters and gatherers in grade school—these early societies moved from place to place, following animals, fruits, and vegetables in order to sustain life. Modern humans followed this way of life until about ten thousand years ago, when agriculture […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 5.12.2014 – 5.16.2014

“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.” –Mother Teresa Come join us at The Factory this week and experience the love we put into every thread, garment, conversation, collaboration, and plate of food. Please note that our café hours have changed, […]

IN THE (HIDDEN) KITCHEN

When I was a young girl, my mother’s mother would cook green beans for what seemed like every meal. They would be fresh from the garden when in season or, during the winter, they would come from her reserves of “put up” vegetables that had been canned and stored. By the time I was about […]