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The Tory Burch Foundation Fellowship

This past spring, I was awarded a Tory Burch Foundation Fellowship. It was a dream come true for many reasons, all of which I hope to share with you in this space over the coming months. But first, a little background. When launching her eponymous fashion brand in 2004, Tory listed as one of her chief goals starting a foundation to empower other women entrepreneurs. As she says on the Foundation website:  One of the reasons I wanted to start a company was to start a foundation that would benefit women and children. Social responsibility is part of our brand DNA. It’s not...

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Butternut Squash Cappuccino

The name Butternut Squash Cappuccino caught my attention on a menu in a beautifully designed restaurant we were visiting, Brasserie des Heras in France. The pretty presentation of squash soup in a glass mug, with a little salty whipped cream, or frothed milk if you can do that at home and the addition of a little grated dark chocolate makes this simple soup something extra special and easy to do at home!   Butternut Squash Cappuccino Soup Recipe by Tricia Wheeler Serves 6   3 butternut squash, cut in half, seeds taken out 3 onion chopped into dice 6 garlic cloves diced 6-8 cups...

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Making Soft Pretzels at Home

On a recent trip to Salzburg my daughter and I fell in love with the homemade soft pretzels hung every morning in the quaint little shop windows. When I returned home I went in search of how to make them at home. My research led me to a wonderful recipe that you can easily by hand with a bowl, no stand mixer required and these pretzels don't need any time to rise so, in less than an hour you can be pulling warm soft home made pretzels from the oven. Enjoy   Homemade Soft Pretzels Makes 12 large pretzels based on recipe from...

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Queen Victoria Spongecake

In celebration of our love affair with the Cotswolds and all things English - we wanted to share a recipe for Queen Victoria sponge Cake. It is a favorite Flowers & Bread recipe, it is easy, festive, delicious and does not take long to make. It is made from simple ingredients and is best served right 30 minutes after baking! It was a favorite cake of Queen Victoria, who enjoyed it in her drawing room with tea and the company of friends around 4:00 in the afternoon. Seems like a great way to slow down and easily enjoy the company...

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