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Home & Entertaining2019-02-11T10:57:37-05:00

Cold Storage Confessions

We recently stumbled upon a video that had us chuckling. In the 25-second clip, a Texas-based roper gives a tour of his barn refrigerator after the sun has set (as confirmed by the chorus of crickets in the background): “I've got a little bit of everything,” [points to a jar of pickles]...

Treats for the Team

Forced to stay at home and left to their own devices, many folks have upped their gastronomy game over the past couple of months. At OR, we’ve been spending a lot of QT with our KitchenAid Stand Mixers, and recently thought...

In Honor of Earth Day: Your Green Gardening Guide

If you're not a big fan of Mother Nature [insert side-eye here], you'll be happy to know that today is the final installment in our three-part Earth Month series. You can stop reading now, and we'll see you next week! However, we happen to have a bit of a girl crush...

The Literary Short-List

Many parts of the country are in their second week of sheltering-in-place, so we guess you could say things are getting pretty serious. Some folks are adapting to the new reality by organizing happy hours on Zoom, testing another pasta...

The Well-Appointed (Horse) Trailer

Hauling is often synonymous with horse shows, where dust, sweat, mud, green slobber stains, and various oils, grease and goo come with the territory. Despite the gritty side of competitive riding, there is something to be said for [...]

Feeding Fido: The Pros & Cons of a Raw Food Diet

It should come as no surprise that we at OR spoil our pets. There is always a supply of carrots in the fridge, bone marrow in the freezer (woof!), and even the barn cat gets a warm water bottle tucked into his infrared blankies on cold nights...

The OR-Method for a Tidy Existence

Friends of OR often ask us how we come up with relevant topics about which to write week after week (after week). The answer is always the same: We generally choose to feature topics that are currently of significance in our lives. It feels authentic, and...

5 Techy Tools for a Twenties Kitchen

There comes a time in every person's life at which gifting season means creating more space in the pantry, because there will inevitably be additional kitchen gadgets. A lady never discloses her age (or the cost of her horse[s]), but...

Last-Minute, Farm Market-Inspired Gift Ideas

The winter holidays are upon us, and with a later-than-usual Thanksgiving this year, some of us feel like they’ve arrived a bit ahead of schedule. Though the retail season has been cut short, some last-minute shopping...

Six Recipes for Thawing Out this Winter

Last week, we took inventory of our tack rooms to help prepare you with a short list of items that make it easier to embrace Old Man Winter. This week, we turned to our [...]

The [Second] Best Panna Cotta Ever

Estela is the culinary brainchild of Chef Ignacio Mattos, and one of NYC's best restaurants (if you ask us). While the savory food at Estela is nothing less than cerebral, it's the dessert menu that often has us sidling up to the bar at...

Ask The Expert: Designing for the Equestrian Lifestyle

"When you live and work in the heart of horse country, the lifestyle itself is always in fashion, and is reflected even more so in our homes,” says Susan Victor, co-owner of Nandina Home & Design in Atlanta, GA, and Aiken, SC. The proliferation of snaffles, stirrups, and spurs...

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