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A lot has happened since the sisters started Pear a few years ago. Mary now is the stay at home mom of louboutin shoes two young children. And Tracy, who still does some design work for the business, has moved overseas.

But Mary was able to maintain the business, churning out headbands and bags and adding retail stores that carry her products. They now include Epona Oak, the Six Forks Road and Cary Whole Foods, and Cozy in Durham. She also has signed on other people to help her sew.

Now that her kids are out of the baby phase and attending preschool, she’s able to devote more time to crafting new designs for Pear, searching for the perfect fabric and creating new pieces.

“It’s a creative outlet for me,” she tells me. “I like producing something. When I wasn’t able to do it as much with the kids, I missed it.”

To learn more about Pear and to see its products, go to its website and watch my interview with her. (Thank you again to Epona Oak!).

Kruger is part of our Made by Mom Gift Guide. The guide features a dozen local moms and the products they create. Check back every Monday and Thursday through mid December to learn more about them.

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Pear Balsamic Flank Steak Recipe

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While the steak is cooking and resting, heat the remaining olive oil in a skillet over high heat. Remove the onions and pears from the marinade and saute them until they are golden and caramelized, about 8 louboutin shoes minutes. Set the onions and pears aside and strain the marinade into the hot skillet. Cook until the marinade is reduced by half.

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Peanuts Served Again On Northwest Airlines

Not everyone is happy with the return of peanuts as snacks on Northwest Airlines, which is now doing business under the auspices of the Georgia based, peanut happy Delta Air Lines.

Nowhere is this concern expressed more forcefully, and with more insults, than on the attached to the Minneapolis Star Tribune story on the subject. Northwest, based in Minneapolis, had been one of many airlines that went peanut free as concerns about allergies increased over the past 10 years.

I have preached in the past against pets in airline cabins, on the grounds that it’s unfair to people with allergies. (Which I don’t have.) And I got smacked around good for that. (No further smacking necess louboutin shoes ary, folks.)

I’m hoping that peanuts have fewer and less vigorous defenders because I’m going to suggest that if roughly one out of 100 Americans has a nut allergy (I don’t) we can probably find some other snack. I myself prefer a peanut to a pretzel, but neither is a staple of my diet.

I say if pets (specifically CATS) are allowed on planes, then by all means, let the peanuts stay. I am horribly allergic to cats and after getting stuck on a cross country flight near a hairy cat, I was in full blown allergic reaction (struggling to breathe) as a result of the cat by the time I got to California. Why not allow peanuts on the airplane if cats are allowed? I can’t eat wheat unless I want to end up at the hospital, which me louboutin shoes ans I obviously can’t eat pretzels but I can eat peanuts! The cats can go in the cargo hold with the other “excess” baggage. Then EVERYONE can breathe easy, and actually EAT during their flight too!

When airlines serve bags of peanuts on flights, flight after flight, peanut fragments and dust eventually coat the seats and this makes it dangerous for people with peanut allergies to fly on that airline. Peanut allergy is the most common cause of food allergy induced death. The Delta/NWA policy is a very different situation from other airlines that may have an occasional flyer bring on a few peanuts to eat. An analogy would be if a person is severely allergic to say penicillin it’s not really a probl louboutin shoes em if the person in the airplane seat next to him takes a penicillin tablet, but if that airplane had penicillin dust all over the seats then you are looking at a life threatening situation. If you were the penicillin allergic person would you be safe flying on that airplane?

As a flight attendant with NWA I am glad we are finally serving passengers peanuts again. We did for years and it is nice to finally give passengers something complimentary on the flight. We cannot cater to every passengers needs, but when we are notified of allergies we always do our best to accomodate the passenger. We are there for the louboutin shoes safety of everyone. There is always going to be someone who is eating nuts or a candy bar with nuts on a flight, even after we have made numerous announcements to curb peanut eating when we are alerted to a passenger with peanut allergies.

Nothing pains me more as a parent of a great 6 year old little boy to see that adults are wanting to have maybe 5 minutes of joy eating a bag of peanuts on a flight that could take a lifetime of happiness away from me. My son has 10 minutes to receive his epi pen or he can die. I am glad that Dan the flight attendant finds such satisfaction in serving peanuts to his passengers, but thankful he isn’t a nurse. Accommodate your passengers? If you think so. Safety for everyone? Obviously not.

Very interesting point. almost comical in how another viewpoint was to say to eliminate all things from flying on a plane. Raise your sword up high and state that this is the answer. Hmm, wrong. I am glad you find a child’s life funny. I do not. Grow up, get real, and stop sounding like you know what you are talking about.

24 hours a day.7 days a week. I do my best to make my sons life enjoyable and not make him feel handicapped or denied by his rights to feel safe. I obviously wouldn’t feel safe flying with Northwest Airlines.

Not that Northwest cares in losing a passenger, since all I have ever flown is Delta when allowed. Answers in response is to say I am overboard, should start driving, and so on. Until my son is old enough to know how to administer his epi pen on his own and voice his opinion to people not educated on severe allergies than I will gladly do so and raise up my own sword for him. Proudly.

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Peanut sauce brings this stir

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Soba noodles are a great alternative for those looking for a gluten free option.

In a frying pan, heat the first amount of canola oil and fry the chicken strips until cooked and slightly golden. Add the oyster sauce and mix. Set aside.

In another skillet, add the second am louboutin shoes ount louboutin shoes of canola oil. When hot, add the garlic and fry. Add the green onions and shiitake mushrooms and fry until soft.

Add the bok choy and minced ginger and stir until the leafy vegetable is bright green. Add the cooked noodles and chicken to the frying pan and stir.

To prepare the peanut sauce: add the peanut butter, water, soy sauce, sesame oil, ho louboutin shoes ney and rice vinegar to a food processor or blender until the ingredients are a smooth sauce.

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Peanut butter and jam filled cupcakes

Peanut butter and jam is a childhood favourite. Enjoy it anew with these Peanut Butter and Jam Filled Cupcakes.

1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Line two standard muffin tins with 20 paper liners.

2. In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat butter with sugar on medium speed for 3 to 4 minutes or until light and airy. One at a time, beat in eggs, beating well after each addition and scraping bowl between additions. Into another bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add half of flour mixture to butter mixture. Mix on low speed just until combined. With machi louboutin sho louboutin shoes es ne running, slowly pour in buttermilk and vanilla. Scrape side of bowl and continue to beat until combined.

Add remaining flour mixture; beat on low speed just until smooth. Scrape down side of bowl; beat on medium speed for 30 seconds.

Evenly divide batter among paper liners in prepared muffin tins.

3. Bake in centre of oven 15 minutes. Rotate pans front to back; bake another 8 to 10 minutes or until golden and tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in tins. Transfer cupcakes to rack and cool to room temperature.

4. Topping: In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, louboutin shoes beat peanut butter, cream cheese and butter on medium speed for 1 minute or until creamy and light. Ad louboutin shoes d icing sugar and salt; beat on medium speed 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Place mix in pastry bag fitted with 1/2 inch (1 cm) star or plain tip. Pipe border around each cooled cupcake. Place a heaping teaspoon (5 ml) strawberry spread in centre of each.

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Peanut Brittle Cupcakes Recipe

Make the cupcakes: Position a rack in the middle of the ove louboutin shoes n and preheat to 350 degrees F using the convection setting, if available. Line two 12 cup muffin pans with paper liners. Put the butter, cocoa powder and 3/4 cup water in a microwave safe bowl, cover with plastic louboutin shoes wrap and microwave until the butter melts, about 2 minutes. Whisk to combine, then whisk in the brown sugar.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk in the warm cocoa mixture. In another bowl, beat the buttermilk, eggs and vanilla; stir into the batter until just combined but don’t overmix.

Divide the batter among the prepared cups, filling each three quarters of the way. Bake until the cupcakes are slightly domed and spring back when lightly pressed, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool in the pans 10 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely.

Make the brittle: Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Place the granulated sugar in a small saucepan over medium high heat, bring to a boil and cook, swirling the pan but not stirring, until it turns amber. Remove from the heat; stir in the peanut butter and butterscotch chips until smooth. Immediately pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, smooth into a thin layer with a spatula and let cool. Break the brittle into pieces, pla louboutin shoes ce in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.

Make the frosting: Bring the cream to a simmer in a small saucepa louboutin shoes n. Remove from the heat, add the peanut butter chips and let stand about 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Place the pan over a bowl of ice, stirring occasionally, until the frosting is spreadable, about 10 minutes. Spread on the cupcakes or transfer to a pastry bag with a large round tip and pipe on top; sprinkle with the brittle.

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Peachtree Swag Not Only in the Bag

In the run up to the 1996 Olympics the AJC ran a story about the souvenirs sponsors showered on reporters covering the event. The headline: “Journalists like free stuff.”

I thought the love of free stuff was so fundamental that it was hardly new louboutin shoes sworthy.

I scored the kerchief in the photo prior to the1990 race by stopping by what was then Shallowford Hospital in Dunwoody. I lived nearby at the time. I also picked one up the next year. The 1991 version was my preferred one to carry on race day because louboutin shoes it resembled an American flag, but I lost i louboutin shoes t during last year’s run.

I’ve never been to the Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo, which has long been held just before the race. As I explain here, I haven’t exactly been a model of fitness or health in years past and I didn’t want to feel like a party crasher. But I’ll go this year as part of my blogger journalistic duties. I feel certain there will be opportunities to pick up swag from vendors at AmericasMart, as they louboutin shoes show off their energy gum, energy drinks and other products with magical energy powers.

The day of the race always offers opportunities for swag, but some come at a cost your time.

Legend has it the defunct Buckhead watering hole Aunt Charley’s used to give away free drinks during the race to people with a road race number, but I never stopped there for a Bloody Mary. I may not have been running for a great time, but I didn’t want to fool around with karma either.

A common sight every year along the way is a group of people standing on a truck throwing T shirts to the crowd. A couple of years ago I stopped long enough to get a Moe’s shirt in front of the welcoming Buckhead restaurant. But hanging around long enough to get a shirt can take a couple of minutes.

And the shirt we really want is in the bag at the end. The bag itself often has some swag, or vouchers for swag. In the bag I’ve found vouchers for small Nike gym bags and vouchers for waffles. Also, energy gum, energy bars and refrigerator magnets.

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I spent the entire afternoon wrestling with satsumas and vodka, creating a truly scary kitchen floor. Rather than re type the saga again, I’ll direct anyone interested to my Satsuma Infused Vodka and Satsuma Cello recipe page.

I don’t have anywhere near the satsuma crop that I had last year, but I have enough for all of my citrus vodka needs for the upcoming holiday season, not to mention the usual pork a la satsuma sauce dinners and the bags and bags of satsumas that follow me on trips all over the nation.

In the News: An evil man who once called himself the president is now on a book tour, crying like a baby that the low point of his administration was Kanye West saying, “George Bush doesn’t like black people.” I would have thought that a low point would be taking an over long vacation one August, with the result that the New York City skyline gets re decorated by terrorists, or perhaps a low point would be taking an over long vacation another August, with the result of those people drowning in their attics in New Orleans while the freaking Canadian government got scrambled to take people off roofs faster than the George Bush FEMA. But it’s all about the hurt feelings of Mr. Bush. So wah wah. West has actually apologized for the comment. I know not why. I don’t actually know who Mr. West is. What I do know is, I don’t care what’s in your heart. I care what you do. Bush spent his Augusts chillin’ on the ranch, and people died. Not just once. TWICE!!! He should be ashamed to ever be seen in public again. And that’s all I will have to say on the subject of his book tour except this: I won’t be buying your book or your excuses, Mr. Bush. All is not and will never be forgiven, as far as this “small person” is concerned.

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Index to the recipes:

Corn Chowder

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Cantonese Stir Fry featuring Chicken Liver

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Excellent with fresh chives sprinkled on top.

Fried Rice after Japiske

This recipe was inspired by but is not identical to the recipe in the book. Bacon fat is the secret to an authentic Fried Rice.

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Peaches designs eco

Peaches Geldof has joined the war against plastic bags.

The aspiring DJ daughter of Bob Geldof has designed an Eco Chic bag as part of the Bin The Bag campaign at Warrington Golden Square shopping centre. All profits from the bags will go to Peaches chosen charity, The Sea Turtle Trust.

P louboutin shoes eaches said: studies have shown that plastic bags are damaging to marine species, including whales, dolphins, seals, puffins, fulmars and turtles. Some marine species, such as the endangered leatherback turtle, mistake plastic bags for jelly fish, with deadly results. Many marine species are now affected by the minute toxic particles that plastic items, including bags, are reduced to by photodegradation, leading to a weakening of their immune system.

Golden Square approached me about designing the bag I jumped at the chance to help out as the project combines my love of fashion and gave me an opportunity to support my favoured charity The Sea Turtle Trust.

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