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NUGGETS FROM THE WORLD OF RESIDENTIAL DESIGN
GetYour Kitchen Ready For Healthy Holiday Cooking And Entertaining

Siri tells me that Thanksgiving is a mere 65 days away. Are you planning on entertaining family and friends? I miss the days when my good friends Chris and Anne would gather a group of us at their table every T Day. We’d all bring a dish to share, but our hosts’ cooking was really the spotlight, as was the vibrant conversation. Since they moved away, I’ve continued my tradition of inviting a longtime friend from LA to Chez J for the holiday weekend.

We have a yummy dinner, leftovers the next couple of days, and the pleasure of each other’s company. What will you be doing for Thanksgiving and the many holidays that follow? How ready is your kitchen? Holidays are when we find out what’s not working and what’s missing: Note to self, buy a gravy boat since the one I thought I had proved MIA last year!

I reached out to three pros — one retail executive, one nutrition expert and one kitchen designer — for what they’re seeing as kitchen resources to consider. Their tips extend beyond healthy holiday entertaining into getting your new year’s resolutions off to a good start. Here’s a link to the piece.

Modern kitchen with black and white cabinets and induction cooktop. Also an open appliance garage.

Induction cooktop, cooking ventilation and well-organized small appliances contribute to healthy holiday cooking.
(CREDIT: ANNA GIBSON – DESIGN / CHRISTY KOSNIC – PHOTOGRAPHY)

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SPECIAL BOOK PREVIEW!

Wellness by Design book bonus chapter promo

When I wrote my latest book and sent in the final manuscript, I had no idea that a pandemic was going to be hitting us in a matter of weeks. (Wellness by Design published in September 2020 when we were deep into it.)

We’ve experienced a great deal of national crises in the three years since  – including some of the worst wildfires and hurricanes – so I thought a bonus chapter would be helpful for readers. Here are some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Adding resilience to your home
  • Insights and benefits of multi-generational living
  • Tips on noise reduction
  • How and why to create flex spaces
  • Importance of access to nature
  • New advances in smart home technology – what’s next!

If you have your copy of the book already, you know that it shares a secret URL for checklists and resources on my website. That’s where the bonus chapter, (working title: Lessons for Today’s Homeowners), will publish on October 24.

I’ll keep you posted.

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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS,  MCCWC

Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC
San Diego, CA

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