I went to a website to purchase one of those things you see on TV. The website was very unclear as to how many items you were purchasing (I was trying to buy one set that included two items) so I checked 2 instead of 1. Also, the way the colors were listed led me to believe that I was to pick out my first and second choices. So funny, but I ended up buying 8 sets of these things. The free gift (only worth a dollar or two at Walmart or Target) was not really free, they charged me around $8 to ship 8 pairs...the checkout wouldn't let me revise my order so immediately after I put in my credit card info I got a confirmation saying that I spent over $250 when I only intended to spend a total of about $40. When I called I got the run around, ended up sending most of the items back and it took persistence, but I was able to return most of my things and get a refund for shipping and the returned items. Beware of anything you might see advertised on TV; the websites are tricky to navigate and they probably make a lot of money off of people who aren't willing to make 1,000 phone calls and send the same number of emails just to send back some cheap China made stuff! It has been a funny story and definitely a learning experience!
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I love Heath ceramics. I went to the factory in Saucalito, near San Francisco and got great deals on seconds. I never thought I'd like square dishes, but that is what I ended up with and they're fabulous. If you live in the area, it's a must. Also, check out the California Modern exhibit 1930-1965 at LACMA (L.A.). They have great pieces on exhibit including Edith Heath's pottery, all kinds of furniture, art, etc. and even part of the Eames' Case Study house. If you're a fan of MCM, it's really exciting!!
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Another lovely book is Trudie Styler's The Lake House Cook Book. It was one of the first books I read about the importance of growing organically. The photos and recipes are also wonderful.
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|11/4/11 11:04 AM|
How are these made vegan? With silken tofu???
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