Sandra's Kitchen

New to the shop... Avocado tea towel set

New to the shop... Avocado tea towel set

Hello my friend, I hope you had a wonderful Halloween!   We don't get many trick-or-treaters here at our house because we live on a busy street.  You know what that means... too much left over candy for us (me).  Now I'm ready for some healthy, feel good foods... yummy Avocado toast please! This little guy is dancing about our new to the shop tea towel set: Avocado. Check it out here:

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Chicken Dinner

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Chicken Dinner

Would you like me to prepare this for you? Actually what they said was something like- "Voulez-vous que je pre´pare ceci pour vous?" I don't speak French. But my husband does... a bit. And that's where the story begins. The butcher was asking Jon (my husband) and I about the chicken he was holding. It was a real chicken, feathers and all! This was over twenty years ago. We were visiting my sister in France. (Who does speak french and she knows a thing or two about cooking too.) For many years Bridget was a professional chef. She’s worked as...

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Art Prints for your kitchen.

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Art Prints for your kitchen.

Over the past few months I've been working on illustrations for the kitchen.  Most of my designs are inspired by foods from New England that I like to cook... with a few other designs in the mix.  (Who can resist an octopus?). Check out my collection of Art Prints  here and find a design that will add color and cooking inspiration to your kitchen.

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Holiday dishcloth designs now in stock.

Holiday dishcloth designs now in stock.

Are you an early holiday shopper or do you wait until the last minute?  I'm a last minute shopper and many years I'm still looking for presents on Christmas Eve. But that's not how I roll with Sweetgum.  In fact, I start designing Christmas/holiday products in the summer.  And now... after weeks of designing... some of the new dishcloth designs for the holiday season are in!  Explore the Holiday collection here. Grab a set of envelopes and send a dishcloth as a greeting card this year.  In October the holiday tea towels and trays will be available so be sure to check...

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Stone Fruit Tart with Lemon pastry crust

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Stone Fruit Tart with Lemon pastry crust

One of the best things about summer farm stands.... ripe stone fruit!   Walter (my older son) and I made a fruit tart from nectarines we got at a local farm stand- Tender Crop farm.  Most of the time I'd use store bought pastry dough to save time but this time I wanted to teach Walter how to make pasty from scratch. It was a hot day and our dough kept getting too warm for rolling out, but we managed and had fun getting our hands all sticky in the process. To make a standard dough more tasty use fresh lemon juice instead...

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