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CLOSED: Toas-Tite Cookware Giveaway

If you like fun and functional cookware, I’ve got the thing for you. Recently, the folks behind Toas-Tite introduced me to this hand-held tool that you can use over fire during a camping trip or right from the comfort of your kitchen stove. It’s a fun, vintage-style tool that they’re bringing back because people love … Read more

3 Tips for People Who Are New to Antiquing

Some people consider anything old to be “junk”, while to others feel they’re preserving a piece of history when hanging on to something ‘old’. I personally think it’s neither and I have an affinity for a lot of new and modern things, but I also really love pieces that are rustic yet solid. My home’s … Read more

The Tiles Are Up! And That’s About it For Now…

Since we moved into our home last year, the renovation has not stopped. We have been taking our time since the design and layout for everything is coming from our own ideas and not that of any hired designers. We’re still about a week away from a fully-finished section of our kitchen, but things are taking shape … Read more

Make Ramadan Colorful on a Budget

Whatever our budget, there’s always a way to put color into your Summer (or Winter- for our friends halfway across the world) Ramadan. Whether you’re eating indoors or out, look for things like these wicker plate holders, which can be found in bright colors or you can paint yourself. It makes for a fun and … Read more

San Diego Farmers Markets | My Halal Kitchen

Two San Diego Area Farmers Markets and Vintage Shops Nearby

During my trip to San Diego last May, I shared many of my culinary and shopping adventures by tweeting and posting updates to the MHK Facebook page . There was a great response and interest from readers and I was thrilled to know that many of you shop at farmers markets, many in California. What a great place for fresh, local and organic food.

I was also surprised to learn how many of you shared my love of vintage pieces, which I believe is a great way to have unique, inspiring pieces of home decor and furniture without being wasteful. One person’s junk can truly be someone else’s treasure, especially when one has a vision for old pieces recycled as new. Lots of older pieces are also incredibly sturdy and have character not often found in cookie-cutter items mass-manufactured with synthetic, perhaps toxic materials.

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