It has been a hard winter, hasn't it? And yes, it's still with us, but - we've all seen those small, umistakable signs that the cold is receding, and warmer, gentler times are ahead.
That's when I turn to those lovely signs of Spring's arrival to cheer me up. I'll grab a pastel or bright color from the closet (anything but grey and black!), make a salad chock full of vibrant veggies, or read about a tropical get-away. My body may still be here in Winter, but no reason my mind can't escape to a balmier locale.
Are you alone right now? I mean, can we talk? Great; if that's the case, I'm going to give you the ONLY how-to tip you're gonna find here. I'm going to advise you to stop ALL of your holiday must-do's, pour yourself a nice, steamy mug of whatever you're craving, pop open a bag of biscotti that (spoiler alert!) someone else made - commercial or otherwise, and just set for awhile.
When the weather turns chilly, something warm and savory is called for, right? That's why I scoop my fall pumpkins off the porch (or heck, just open that can), and into the sauce pan...with a few essential ingredients, of course. Buen provecho!
The power of one, the help of many.
Follow the story of one young boy from the streets of Mexico City as he finds his way to healing, forgiveness and the hope of a better future through the help of our partner non-profit, IPODERAC.
You can create your own perfect Italian Antipasti evening with the following classic Italian recipe.
It's from Lucia's cookbook, Lucia's Calabria: Southern Italian Cooking in an Oregon Orchard. We're sure once you've shared this arancini with friends and family, you'll want her book for more amazing recipes! Buon Appetito!
We are thrilled to be part of blogger Kyle Ward's roundup of awesomely original Father's Day gift ideas, as showcased in his RE.com blog
We of course, agree heartily with Kyle's assessment that dad deserves original, beautiful and thoughtful gifts. He features our popular Azul y Blanco collection of original Talavera, showcasing our classic coffee cup. He's also scouted out an amazing roundup of fun and original additional options. I think our team is going to fill up OUR Talavera coffee cup and do some serious shopping.
I came to this conclusion (ok, it's a long-standing belief) while doing a little reading over my Sunday morning coffee, and came across a great blog post from Handshake.
Our Commitment is to Artisan Beauty & Social Impact. We're Happy to Share Our Story with You.
When Fall and Winter rolls around, we start thinking about warmth, comfort, and seasonal beauty.
Our table is no exception, either.
The beauty of today's Talavera, found in museum's and discerning homes around the world, has had a centuries-long, globe-trotting pedigree that would be the envy of any traveler.
Well, because we're always on the hunt for deliciousness the world-over, we found this AMAZING Mexican cuisine recipe from U.K. food blog author, Cottage Cookbook.
Trend-setter? Well...not on purpose.
You are simply endlessly curious, ready to be delighted, and in a world of mass-produced efficiency, appreciative of the handcraft of the patiently-talented and artistically-gifted.
We were thrilled to have Rustica Gift featured in The Elastic Mind, a wonderful blog focusing on entrepreneurs with the goal of creating social impact.