Originally posted on The Domestic Man:
Roasted asparagus is no big deal, right? To roast asparagus, you basically just roast asparagus – not really worthy of a dedicated blog post. But pair this under-appreciated vegetable with a traditional Béarnaise sauce and you’ve got something spectacular. It’s funny what a few egg yolks and some butter…

how to do a photoshoot at home

Featured: Acacia wood trays and bowls. Kilner Clip Top Jars. Laguna Placemats. We take most of our own photographs here at Pacific Merchants HQ. As a result, we’ve learned how to prepare for a photoshoot, as well as how to have a photoshoot at home, which keeps our budget reasonable and our photos really relevant. […]

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Wedding guests: Not sure how much to spend on a wedding gift? You’re not the only one. Many people question not only how much to spend, but also how much to give for a wedding gift. We here at Pacific Merchants believe that every gift should have great value, which to us means the enjoyment […]

The Ancestral Table Release Party

Check out our friend Russ Crandall’s new book The Ancestral Table: Traditional Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle for some great recipes and information on the Paleo Lifestyle.  If you’re in the DC area and are either a devoted Paleo fanatic or are asking yourself “what is paleo?” stop by the release party and check it out.  […]

Valentine's Day Cookie

…Then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered some great gift and recipe ideas we hope inspire the best Valentine’s Day ever. Let’s start with the obvious: 1. Plan ahead.  When is Valentine’s Day 2014? February 14th, 2014.  Same calendar date as always, but this year it falls on a Friday. Hooray! You and […]

Guacamole in Acaciaware

As I’m sure you’re all well-aware, the Superbowl is right around the corner. When is the Superbowl? February Second, 2014. With this year’s Superbowl tickets costing upwards of $2,500 a pop (if you can find one.)  There’s a pretty good chance that you’re watching the game from on a TV somewhere. And there’s a really […]

Jar Cakes Wedding

Getting wedding invitations by the bucket full?  So are we. Facebook feed flooded with holiday-season engagement announcements? Here too. Wedding season is right around the corner, and most brides and grooms we know are starting to embark on the exciting yet daunting planning and preparation journey. If you have a soon-to-be bride or groom in […]