Make Easy, Homemade Organic Ice Cream


Referred to by the New York Times as one of the “most compelling” products at the Fancy Food Show in New York, Naia Home Cranked Ice Cream Mix brings simple, homemade organic ice cream right to your kitchen. 

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Calling All Food Groupies: Meet Sara Moulton


Sara Moulton is stopping by our stores, and although her Cooking School class is already sold out, the host of PBS’s Sara’s Weeknight Meals and author of the popular “KitchenWise” column will sign be signing copies of her newest cookbook, Sara Moulton's Home Cooking 101: How to Make Everything Taste Better. 

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Fat + Air = Ice Cream


Well, not exactly, of course. But the amounts of butterfat and air in ice cream are the reasons why ice cream is sometimes soft and creamy, and other times hard or icy. When you have the perfect balance of both you get a dreamy, melt-in-your-mouth creaminess. If the balance if off, the texture will be, too.  

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A Three Scoop Party with Sprinkles on Top


I’d scream for ice cream, but my mouth is full. I can’t help myself -- there are just too many awesome options here at the Sundae Fun Day ice cream event.

New flavors, bases, and toppings. Tastings and treats. Cooking classes and (drum roll) a three-day ice cream social! We’ve basically gone bonkers with the ice cream. (THAT sure is a happy sentence to write.)


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Show Off Your Lilies


Lilies are no shrinking violets. These tall flowers are floral showboats that definitely want to be noticed. So show them off! Their sturdy stems and large blooms make them easy to arrange and display. They stand up nicely and look great on their own, not needing any other flowers or greens for a finished look. Go beyond your standard vase arrangement with these fun displays: 

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5 Steps to Lovely Lilies


The lilies I brought home from Central Market have bloomed into absolutely gorgeous white flowers that fill the kitchen with happiness. They (and the dog) greet me when I open the door from work, and it's a lovely sight. Here's what I did with the stems after I got them home to make sure the lilies looked their best: 

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Lily Fair Is In Full Swing!


Bring lilies home this weekend and be greeted by towering arrangements of giant blooms when you wake up for work during the week. They'll make it a bit easier to shuffle around your kitchen and start your day. How could they not? I mean, look at those happy flowers, trumpeting in a new day! 

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Lilies are floral surprise parties! (And grown in the USA)


Lilies are often closed when you buy them, as if they aren't quite ready to let on how lovely they are. In fact, it may take 3-5 days or more for them to open. So, yah. Lilies like to take their time. But they're totally worth the wait. When you come home from work and they’ve finally burst open like little fireworks, they might as well shout surprise and throw confetti in the air!
 
 

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Lily Fair: Re-think Lilies!


You may have images of heavily perfumed white Easter lilies or backyard Tiger Lilies, but there is so much more to see, smell (sometimes), and enjoy. Lilies are flamboyant flowers that come in a wild assortment of vibrant colors -- like flowers from a fairy tale.

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Don’t Miss Winemaker Juanjo Galcera Piñol


Juanjo Galcera Piñol packed his passion for Spanish wine, his sense of humor, and pleeeeenty of wine for tastings and traveled from Spain to Texas to hang out with us during Wine Week. Hooray!

When I caught up with him he was autographing bottles of his Celler Piñol for folks in the Dallas store, his easy-going and friendly personality drawing people in. Wherever you are in your wine exploration journey, Juanjo would be more than happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.

You don’t want to miss this guy, so check the store calendars in your area and see when he will be near you! 

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