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Olive Facts

  Olives… we love to eat them and make oil from them. But how well do you know our little pitted friends? Did you know? Olives are fruits. It’s true, and if you eat 16, they count as one serving of fruit! The olive branch is a symbol that is derived from customs in Greece. […]

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Leaning Ladder Holiday Gifts

  Secret Santa and Office Party Gift Destination   This week is a big week. Hanukkah starts on December 16, and many of us will be attending holiday parties or office parties. Some of these celebrations may include a “Secret Santa” or “White Elephant” give exchange. Typically, these types of gift exchanges have a dollar […]

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Napkins….Keeping it Classy  

  We remember napkins being part of our table setting every night at dinner. During the holidays, everyday plain paper napkins gave way to decorated napkins or cloth. Napkins are still an essential part of any dining table or function where food and beverages are served. Napkins can enhance an elegant holiday table scape or […]

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Ten Unique Ways to Use Olive Oil

Olive Oil Beauty Products   Moisturizer. When used on the face or body, olive oil penetrates the skin, leaving it soft and smooth.  Try a few drops in the bath with your favorite essential oil for a relaxing and moisture-filled bath. Hair mask. Mix two tablespoons of olive oil, one egg yolk and one teaspoon […]

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Thanksgiving Favorites with a Twist

Try a Leaning Ladder Thanksgiving! When you hear “Thanksgiving,” what comes to mind?  First and foremost, it’s an opportunity to express our thankfulness for the blessings in our lives.  And for many, it’s about the three “Fs”: Family (Friends), Football and…. FOOD! The holidays are also a time to share treasured stories. We will always […]

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5 Must Have Host/Hostess Gifts

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which commences the holiday season. For many, this includes dinner and cocktail parties hosted by our friends and family. If you’re looking for the perfect host or hostess gift, we have plenty to choose in all price ranges and tastes. Here are our top five picks: Bread Board —This […]

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