Category: <span>From Anne</span>

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TEA TRADITIONS: AFTERNOON TEA

Tea Traditions: Afternoon Tea By Anne Milneck. Red Stick Spice Owner and often-hungry Chef and Tea Sommelier I am a perpetual student of tea. When it comes to learning about tea, there is the what: the tea leaf and the infinite possibilities when dipped in water. Understanding tea is also about exploring the why. You...

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July is Culinary Arts Month

July is Culinary Arts Month, a celebratory month that highlights professional cooks and the unique flavors that they bring to the table. We have quite the lineup of incredible cooks who share their talents in the Teaching Kitchen at Red Stick Spice. Indeed, every class is a celebration. I am so lucky to be surrounded by tons of cooking...

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A MOTHER’S DAY MESSAGE FROM ANNE

Something has been weighing on my heart lately – quite literally. On a day filled with heartfelt gifts, I’ve been thinking about a recent gift of honest, real information that helped change my perspective and most important: it’s helping me course correct. This week, I underwent a heart catheterization. Since January, I’ve gone through a...

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SMIDGEN PODCAST wins w3 award

SMIDGEN WINS W3 AWARD The w3 Awards celebrate digital excellence by honoring outstanding Podcasts. The w3 awards levels the playing field by making this major web competition accessible to big agencies, the small firms (that’s us,) and everyone in between. Small firms are as likely to win as Fortune 500 companies and international agencies. Judged...

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A Mother’s Day MESSAGE FROM ANNE

Here’s the story. March of 2000. As I was leaving the doctor’s office with two-year-old Clay and four-month-old Emma, I really, really needed the restroom. I locked us in and set Emma in her carrier next to me. I clasped Clay’s hands between mine, gazed into his eyes and told him to stay close. He...

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meet monogram

Every time we say, “We are an Official Monogram Experience Kitchen,” we swell with pride. Our Teaching Kitchen is gorgeous and spacious and easy on the eyes, and the heartbeat of the kitchen is fueled by Monogram. Our goal was to build in a teaching space with the warmth and accessibility of a home kitchen....

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Four LESSONS FROM TEACHING COOKING CLASSES

We’ve taught over 300 cooking classes at Red Stick Spice. That’s a whole lot of teachable moments. And while we are the instructors, we’ve been taught some very important lessons. Here are 4 of those lessons. Adopt them in your kitchen, and you’ll prove you are your own best teacher.  1. You’re gonna need more...

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