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President’s Choice – insider info!

We all know how much the ELTW household loves the president, right? No, no, not THAT President – President’s Choice Products.  And so do a lot of our friends, as you can see from our annual party post from last December! As PC products are one of the few packaged brands I get really excited […]

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Celebrate with watermelon!

This past weekend, there have been some winners and losers with the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.  As an Australian, I didn’t grow up knowing and loving football because down there, they call it soccer and play what they call football with a different ball and a whole different set of rules!  I […]

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Nudo – straight from the grove

I recently had the good fortune to be on the receiving end of some exquisite products from a company called Nudo Italia, courtesy of the kind folks at YC Media.  Nudo is a family-run co-operative between nine small, olive producers in small hilltop village in the Marche region of Italy.  Best known for its unique […]

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Easy and Elegant Dinner Party (shorties welcome!)

It all began with an email invitation to apply to host an “Easy and Elegant Dinner Party” sponsored by Calphalon and Williams Sonoma and the House Party website.  Both Neil and I received an invite, as we are on the Calphalon mailing list and I jumped at the chance because if you were picked, you […]

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Walnut, butternut squash and pancetta pansotti

[donotprint] I have to admit I fell in love a bit with this recipe when I heard that pansotti means “pot bellies” in Italian!  I have also really been enjoying walnuts in pasta dishes lately – remember the post using California walnuts with the butternut squash and walnut sauce on homemade pasta? I am so […]

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California walnuts

[donotprint] It’s always flattering to receive emails asking if you would like to review so and so a product, even more so when it’s something you really would buy yourself.  That tends to be my rule of thumb when accepting sample products or attending events as “media” – would I want to buy/ attend it […]

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