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Tea Towels in Action: StudioPatro
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Occasionally I pick up a gorgeous tea towel and immediately think, “Now what am I going to do with this?”  It’s a common enough occurrence for me that I thought I would share.  I beautiful tea towel can only be enhanced when it is being used artfully and can be displayed. Hung on an oven door, over an apron string, laid on a table to be...

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Product Spotlight: Alessi “You” Tea Infuser
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One of my favorite Alessi “objets/bijoux” items is their “You” tea infuser.  It has great lines and beautiful detailing. I find it just so attractive that I want to constantly drink tea with it. Just to show it off. What is in your kitchen that you simply have to show off? Local Root is an independent, locally owned kitchenware store located on Observatory Hill in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and...

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Holiday Prep: Knife Sharpening
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You’ve picked out your favorite knife (and knife block) and have used it, a LOT. Now you are thinking about the Holidays and the marathon of cooking that comes with them – days of breakfast, lunch, and dinner carefully crafted at home surrounded by lots of family and friends. It’s boisterous. It’s loud. It requires lots of cutting, chopping, and, in general, cutting of things. So (in...

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Baking Tools: Now in Kid Sized!
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I don’t have kids, BUT, I tend to gravitate toward people who do.  I have a great many unofficial nieces and nephews (more nephews than nieces) who are not actually related to me at all but who I adore. And spoil. I also have two younger brothers who I introduced to the kitchen.  SO I kept these smaller people in mind when building out...

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Staff Picks: Top 3 Whisks
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With an abundance of whisks at hand in the store, I am frequently asked to recommend or pick a favorite. Here I have chosen my top three to share with you. All three of these whisks are chosen for their functionality, design and versatility. 1. Balloon Whisk/ Beater 12.6 inch – This whisk is a beast that will perform all of the tasks you...

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Tea Time!
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Tea Time!

Oct 14, 2014

As the weather cools and frosts start threatening the northern reaches I find myself more and more often reaching for a pot of tea.  There is very little I love more than a nice full pot of my favorite rooiboos tea and a good book on a cold day. Add my kitten and I’ll be the one who purrs.  I jest (but only slightly)....

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Getting Cheesy With Revol
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Here at Local Root we have a handful of cheese serving tools and plates. They are the ones that serve multiple purposes and can be used for cooking tools as well as serving.  I find them awfully appealing.  Among this handful is a line of plates made by Revol in their Basalt collection. These plates are actually ceramic that has been painted and sealed...

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Sourdough and Epicurean
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I recently adopted my own little live culture.  A sourdough starter!  I’m so thrilled to accept this little organism into my life – with it’s anaerobic reactions and delicious flavors and smells.  We are going to have a long and fruitful relationship – I can just tell.  As with all good bread acquisitions my first thought was how must I eat this lovely bit...

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Citrus Juicer
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Citrus Juicer

Oct 2, 2014

We all love a bit of fresh squeezed citrus juice in a cocktail or salad and the Le Creuset Citrus Juicer is one of my favorites.  I love the shape and size of it as well as the purely functional ability it has to get the juice and catch it all. I find this style of citrus juicer ideal if I want more than...

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Fall Color in the Kitchen
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I love dressing myself and my kitchen for the season so when Didriks put up this post on Autumn color I knew I just wanted to link it here! Pictured here is a Libeco Home Bistro Apron in Copper, a StudioPatro kitchen towel in “Bake” and an Emile Henry Mortar and Pestle.  I adore everything about this post. The color, the light, the nails!...

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Roasted Root Vegetables
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With the crisp coolness in the air and the trees outside starting to copper, I desperately want to eat lots of soups and roasted vegetables.  I’m in love with the way all of these fall veggies pop in this Emile Henry Baker in Tangerine.  Such a hearty colorful meal addition should definitely be served in a bright dish? Right?...

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StudioPatro Linens Now In Stock
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Recently some of our staff attended one of the shows where we meet our current vendors and look for new ones.  It was at this show that we stumbled across StudioPatro Linens and we fell head-over-heels in love with them.  These lovely linen tea towels and aprons are remarkably durable and gorgeous.  I want to bring them ALL home.   I was hesitant to...

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