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The Art of Gathering

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Gather, to gather, gathering–what does that mean to you? The verb “to gather” truly has a different definition for everyone. The dictionary defines gather as: Here at Monica’s Table we take a different approach to the food scene. Instead of focusing on cooking and recipes, our focus is the experience of gathering,…

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Celebrating Easter

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How are you celebrating Easter? What a wonderful holiday, the pastels, the outfits, we dye Easter Eggs, stage egg hunts and it’s such fun to plan the dinner.  One of the beautiful things about blogging is that I get to document family traditions. Steve and I have a blended family so we…

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A Grand Seafood Feast for Valentine’s Day

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What are you doing for Valentine’s? We like to avoid the crowd and cook at home so I decided to treat my wonderful husband, Steve with a special dinner. Where better to find inspiration than the Amalfi Coast? I can close my eyes and picture the kitchen at Il Ritrovo where…

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The Dining Table is Becoming Extinct

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What is the dining table? It’s a piece of furniture, everyone has one.  It’s a flat surface surrounded by chairs but It’s so much more.   The dining table isn’t a static object  – it’s where we gather, where we bond, where we connect. So much of our lives are wrapped…

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January Reflection: Looking Back on the Holidays

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Now that the holidays are behind us we can take a breath. Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite tools to wrap up the holiday season. One of the things I do every year is to wait a week or so to settle back into our everyday routine…

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Cranberry Cocktails 3 Ways

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Cranberry Cocktails Three Ways – How can you go wrong with a festive cranberry cocktail for holiday entertaining? I make this Cranberry Ginger Syrup and Steve has three different cocktails to make.We have no order of preference but with this syrup he can make a Cranberry Martini, a Cranberry Mimosa,…

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Finding the Right Pet-Sitter for the Holidays

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I’m so grateful to Rover.com for contributing this article.  We’re always worried about the health and well being of our pets and this article comes at the perfect time.  Holidays are stressful, not only for us but increased demands may give us less time with our furry friends so that increases their…

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Add Holiday Cheer with A Fresh Centerpiece

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 I’m so grateful to Kacey Bradley, the talented lifestyle and travel blogger for The Drifter Collective for contributing this article.  I agree that a centerpiece for the table is something so simple that can easily trip up even the best decorator and her tips are wonderful for creating one yourself.  See her…

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