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Le Creuset’s New Cookware Will Give Your Kitchen an Instant Facelift

Our love for Le Creuset runs deep — like Dutch oven deep. And now, these colorful, high-quality pots and pans become an even bigger blessing to our kitchens. The brand just released a limited edition ombré collection featuring three gradients so stunning that they’re sure to make a BIG statement in any cooking space. Yours included. Keep scrolling below to see how you can get your hands on your own gorgeous set.

website or Williams-Sonoma to buy yours. Trust us when we say your purchase is sure to be the envy of every dinner party to come.

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Mid-century restaurant, art gallery opens in FWB

FORT WALTON BEACH — Fine art and intimate mid-century dining has morphed into one at Fort Walton Beach’s newest restaurant.

Flambé After Dark, located at 5 Racetrack Road N.W., features table-side flambé dinning, where chefs douse entrees and dessert with liquor, set it ablaze and cook the meal alongside diners. David Todd, a Fort Walton Beach native and owner of the restaurant and gallery, said he came up with the concept after living in big cities like New York, Las Vegas and Los Angles as an art consultant and chef.

“The mid-century, which most people consider the late ’50s through the ’60s, was the height of table-side service,” Todd said. “So, I’m bringing it back. We’re going to do it right here in my old neighborhood.”

Before opening the restaurant, Todd began collecting mid-century items — multiple cocktail cabinets, coffee makers and dinnerware — which he proudly displays and uses to prepare and serve the dishes. Todd said the restaurant seats just 20 people, which he designed that way for a more intimate experience.

“We aren’t here to turn over tables,” Todd said. “If someone reserves a table for 7 p.m., they’ll have that table the entire night. We want them to be able to enjoy the experience and spend time talking after the meal.”

Offered on the flambé menu are meals for two, such as the $35-per-person Prime Steak Diane, an 8-ounce prime filet served with a house blend salad and choice of side. There are also single servings such as the $10 half-pound hamburger, $12 Chicago Hot Dipped Prime Brisket and $12 Memphis Smoked Boston Butt Slather.

The dessert menu features the restaurant’s signature Cherries After Dark, which is a flambé caramelized sauce with cherries over vanilla ice cream. 

Tucked away in the back of the restaurant is a small gallery of artwork Todd has collected over the years. Prices for the art range from a $200 painted bowl to a piece by Steve Kaufman for $13,000.

The restaurant and gallery will be open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Todd plans to begin dinner hours in September.

Reservations are highly recommended. Flambé After Dark can be reached at 226-8595.

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This $450 KitchenAid Stand Mixer Is Currently 44% Off at Target — Yes, You Read That Right

When my grandparents were moved up to New York from their home in Florida to an assisted living community, we all knew there were items they owned that they would no longer need or have room for, one of which was my grandma’s beautiful KitchenAid stand mixer. I fought to get that mixer passed down to me harder than I’ve ever fought for anything in my life, and I’m damn glad I did because do you know how much those babies cost?! Spoiler alert: the “cheapest” model is $260, aka a hell of a lot of dough to drop for something that mixes, well, dough.

That said, they look absolutely gorgeous on any countertop, they come in a variety of colors to match anyone’s kitchen, and most importantly, they make cooking and baking so much easier and streamlined (seriously, I would never have the energy to bake half the time if it weren’t for knowing my mixer would do most of the work). So if wanting one is wrong, you should never aim to be right.

If you’ve ever drooled over one of these gorgeous kitchen accessories while trying to decide if it’s worth eating ramen for a year to pay it off, I have excellent news: Target is having a huge sale on KitchenAid mixers, and the brand’s $450 5-quart mixer is 44 percent off.

Yes, you read that right, but for the people in the back still doing the math: you can get the KitchenAid Professional 5-Quart Mixer for less than the full price of its cheapest model at just $250. Plus, a few other models are on sale.

So if you’re still here, run, don’t walk, to your local Target (or better yet, click add to cart online) to finally grab your very own KitchenAid mixer.

KitchenAid Has a New All-Black Stand Mixer That Matches Your Soul

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Designer accessories, Jeep stolen from former Cleveland Cavalier Jose Calderon’s Avon Lake home

AVON LAKE — The home of former Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Jose Calderon was burglarized sometime last month, according to a police report.

The report, filed Aug. 1, states that the burglary happened between July 21-25 at Calderon’s Lake Road home. A neighbor told police he checked on the home knowing no one was there and discovered the garage door open. A door to the kitchen was also left open.

Items taken include a Chanel watch, Prada handbag, Louis Vuitton shoes, Apple Mac computer and an XBox.

The report also says a white 2017 Jeep Wrangler was stolen.

Police have not provided information on any potential suspects.

Calderon signed with the Detroit Pistons in early July.

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Designer accessories, Jeep stolen from former Cleveland Cavalier Jose Calderon’s Avon Lake home

AVON LAKE — The home of former Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Jose Calderon was burglarized sometime last month, according to a police report.

The report, filed Aug. 1, states that the burglary happened between July 21-25 at Calderon’s Lake Road home. A neighbor told police he checked on the home knowing no one was there and discovered the garage door open. A door to the kitchen was also left open.

Items taken include a Chanel watch, Prada handbag, Louis Vuitton shoes, Apple Mac computer and an XBox.

The report also says a white 2017 Jeep Wrangler was stolen.

Police have not provided information on any potential suspects.

Calderon signed with the Detroit Pistons in early July.

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Dominica to ban Styrofoam, plastic dinnerware in 2019

Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the country will be imposing a ban on Styrofoam cups and containers as well as plastic plates, cups, cutlery and straws. 

In his Budget presentation on Wednesday, Skerrit said that the adverse effects of climate change can no longer be ignored. 

“We have long had a tradition for respecting and preserving the environment.”

“It is the citizens of our country who litter…keeping our country clean and beautiful must start with each and every one of us.” 

Effective January 1st, 2019, a number of items considered inimical to the environment will be banned.  This will include plastic straws, plastic plates, plastic forks, plastic knives, Styrofoam cups, Styrofoam containers.”

He added that this was just the first of a list of items and a ‘very long list would be coming soon’.

Skerrit added that the country was able to receive its first cruise chip less than four months after Hurricane Maria due to the hard work to repair the country’s capital, while Carnival Cruise Lines has also resumed visits to the island. 

Skerrit said via a social media post that the measure will help in addressing the island’s waste management problem.

“As I mentioned in my budget address earlier, Dominica prides itself as the “Nature Isle” and we must in every way deserve and reflect that designation.”

“The issue of our solid waste management continues to challenge that perception, which is why I have proposed to adopt measures that will help in the preservation of our environment.”

Skerrit said it is hoped that Roseau will be viewed as the environmental hub of the Caribbean. 

“Our relationship with our natural environment is key to building resilience because there is no planet B on which we can live. If we ignore the environment, take it for granted or treat it as though it can stand up to extraordinary and incessant abuse, we do so at our own peril.”

Natural asset valuation and investment are the kinds of out of the box approaches…our development imperatives are environmental approaches,’ he said.

 

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Dominica to ban Styrofoam, plastic dinnerware in 2019

Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the country will be imposing a ban on Styrofoam cups and containers as well as plastic plates, cups, cutlery and straws. 

In his Budget presentation on Wednesday, Skerrit said that the adverse effects of climate change can no longer be ignored. 

“We have long had a tradition for respecting and preserving the environment.”

“It is the citizens of our country who litter…keeping our country clean and beautiful must start with each and every one of us.” 

Effective January 1st, 2019, a number of items considered inimical to the environment will be banned.  This will include plastic straws, plastic plates, plastic forks, plastic knives, Styrofoam cups, Styrofoam containers.”

He added that this was just the first of a list of items and a ‘very long list would be coming soon’.

Skerrit added that the country was able to receive its first cruise chip less than four months after Hurricane Maria due to the hard work to repair the country’s capital, while Carnival Cruise Lines has also resumed visits to the island. 

Skerrit said via a social media post that the measure will help in addressing the island’s waste management problem.

“As I mentioned in my budget address earlier, Dominica prides itself as the “Nature Isle” and we must in every way deserve and reflect that designation.”

“The issue of our solid waste management continues to challenge that perception, which is why I have proposed to adopt measures that will help in the preservation of our environment.”

Skerrit said it is hoped that Roseau will be viewed as the environmental hub of the Caribbean. 

“Our relationship with our natural environment is key to building resilience because there is no planet B on which we can live. If we ignore the environment, take it for granted or treat it as though it can stand up to extraordinary and incessant abuse, we do so at our own peril.”

Natural asset valuation and investment are the kinds of out of the box approaches…our development imperatives are environmental approaches,’ he said.

 

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free:

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