California Caviar Company

Caviar is steeped in tradition and mystique, but the oceanic delicacy is really much more accessible than you think. We plan to get adventurous this holiday season and wow guests with a decadent (but simple) caviar recipe. California Caviar Company offers up a lush, perfect-for-the-dinner-party treat.

Carrot Soup with Tarragon Cream & Caviar
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December 17, 2010

We at Rue La La believe it’s the personal touches that make the holidays so special. So we asked how you’re “Letting It Rue” this season. Here, some of your special holiday traditions.

Heather Z Christmas Eve: Chinese takeout for dinner, watching old home movies and reading T’was the Night Before Christmas.

Pamela S – Starting a new one this year – instead of exchanging gifts we will be collecting donations and giving to families that would otherwise not have a Christmas.

Stephanie H – Watching Christmas movies with my cousins in matching PJs, drinking hot cocoa & only lights are fire & tree.

Lindsey N – Pierogi!
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December 10, 2010


Stonewall Kitchen

Cinnamon and nutmeg’s spicy intrigue, melted butter and citrus sparkles, pomegranates that pop with a crimson sweetness – the great thing about the holidays is that there are nearly limitless opportunities to indulge in its gastronomical offerings. Our appreciation of certain holiday tastes and smells comes from the comfort of tradition and crystal-platter-served memories.

This is truly what the holidays are all about for each of us at Stonewall Kitchen. It’s a tradition that lends itself to sharing – we instinctively pass along these treasures to someone else. And, as we grow in our taste for food, new dishes may come into play. Perhaps, (and we’re lucky), it’s where we work, or a spouse’s family, or a friend that lifts the lid on a new dish of intrigue.
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December 8, 2010

Let It Rue

Whether it’s the secret ingredient in the eggnog, the way you wrap a gift, or how you put yourself together for that not-to-be-missed party – when it comes to the holidays, it’s all about your personal spin. And this season, we’re celebrating that personal style. In a big way.

We’re Letting it Rue in the way we dress, the gifts we give, the way we decorate. And we’re dedicating Behind the Keyhole to showing you different ways to Let it Rue in every aspect of your life this holiday season.

Over the next six weeks, look right here for holiday decorating tips, tasty recipes, and must-have fashion advice from style experts. This will be the year you give a gift so amazingly wrapped, they almost won’t want to unwrap it. When your turkey is talked about long after the leftovers are gone. Think of this as your guide to kicking everything “normal” about the holiday season up a notch.

This year, Let it Rue.

November 19, 2010