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Archive for August, 2007

Cast iron is very versatile in cooking and no kitchen is complete without a cast-iron skillet and dutch oven. The pans can be heated to high temperatures (perfect for searing); they can hold low temperatures for a long time (perfect for stews); they can maintain a temperature very well (perfect for deep-frying); well-seasoned pans are […]

People who are passionate about food, often called foodies, are a thrill to meet. Today, I was fortunate to meet Justin Rashid, the founder of American Spoon, who produces a stunning variety of fruit-based condiments. He took us on a tour of his production facility in Petoskey, Michigan. American Spoon uses all kinds of fruits […]

How to get the freshest fish? Go fishing. I fished last night in Lake Michigan at sunset. The water was calm and the full moon rose as the sun was setting in the opposite sky. The first fish we caught were lake trout, which we will bake on cedar planks and serve with new potatoes […]

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The signature colors for Kitchen Conservatory are purple eggplant and green asparagus, which are colorfully shown in our logo’s whisking whisk. A new interior coat of paint at our store vividly shows off these colors. Please drop by this exciting kitchen store at 8021 Clayton Road in Clayton, Missouri to see our new interior design! […]