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Everyday Pie

Everyday Pie

In my kitchen, pie is an everyday food, a simple way to combine random ingredients (sweet and/or savory) to make something special. The key for me is not getting hung up on how the pie looks. Sometimes I make ‘em in a pie plate, other days I create a free form shape...

Winter Solstice Dreaming

Winter Solstice Dreaming

Legend has it that on the night of the winter solstice Rhiannon the Celtic Mare goddess rides through the dreams of the people, helping to make their dreams come true. Here at kitchen garden textiles we are full of hope that Rhiannon will be galloping through to help...

Small Business Tree

Small Business Tree

With the arrival of small business Saturday here at kitchen garden textiles we’re reminded again of just how deeply immersed we are in the principles espoused by this unofficial holiday. A Saturday out of all the others that has sprung up to encourage people to turn...

All Hands on Deck

All Hands on Deck

Being a small business owner at the helm of a sustainable, ethical brand can sometimes feel lonely. The intense concentration and long hours often required can be isolating. Even so, we all know that we do not and cannot do it alone. We need each other. I’ve had many...

Relationship Cuisine

Relationship Cuisine

Chef Ari Miller and I were introduced at a farmers market in Olde City. He looked at my products and asked for the story behind what I make from the linen fabrics and reclaimed textiles. I told him how I believed that fiber is a crop, just like food, and that textile...

Equal night and day, nature’s moment of balance

Equal night and day, nature’s moment of balance

Two times each calendar year night and day are approximately equal in length. This ancient dance of our rotating planets encourages us to pause and enjoy the symmetry of the moment. The Autumnal equinox brings quietude, a relief from the long hot summer days, an...

The pandemic changed my business forever

The pandemic changed my business forever

The pandemic changed my business forever. I’m enriched by all the knowledge I’ve gained from the challenges of this long 14 months. This has been a period of finding new things I can do as the Kitchen Garden Series to survive. I leaned into what still worked and...

A second pandemic Mother’s Day

A second pandemic Mother’s Day

As an American business woman, I’m constantly aware of the inequities faced by my gender in the American business world. The pandemic year has been particularly hard on women in business. The losses falling disproportionately on working mothers and hardest on those...

renewing and reweaving

renewing and reweaving

As the world around us unravels in ways most of us never imagined, I’m encouraged by the space being created for those who have been working to build alternatives to the destructive path we’ve been on for so long. In my business community, there is a great sense of...

winter solstice and textiles from the earth

winter solstice and textiles from the earth

The Winter Solstice is a time to enjoy the cozy silence of the year's longest night and to set intentions for the lengthening days ahead. I like to take this time to reflect on the growth patterns I’ve set and groundwork I’ve prepared in previous seasons and to start...

The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

Gift giving has long been a way to connect us to one another, allowing us to express our feelings through tokens of affection and helping strengthen relationships. Sending a beautiful thoughtfully chosen or carefully crafted physical object to a friend or loved one is...

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