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Cooking with Seasha at Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens

Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens is new and improved! With a brand new cook-in kitchen and Dash & Albert rug center on the main floor, complete with custom upholstered seating and bedding, Vermont's favorite kitchen store just got a whole lot bigger! With the addition of our long-awaited kitchen center comes new weekend cooking classes from a selection of professional chefs from around the area. Here at Stowe Kitchen, Bath & Linens, we are blessed with our own in-house chef and culinary afficionado, our very own Seasha Scribner. Seasha will be leading the upcoming classes, beginning in mid-June following our grand opening of the new space on Tuesday, June 14th. The classes will be held on Friday evenings at Stowe Kitchen, Bath & Linens from 5-7 p.m. as well as two demo classes held on Saturday mornings beginning at 11 a.m. See our event page more details 

Meet Seasha Scribner! Seasha is a Private Chef living and working in Montreal, Quebec five days out of the week, and two days here at her home in Vermont as a part of our team at Stowe Kitchen. Seasha has a distinct love of all things fresh and all things food. Her passion for cooking began to take shape when she was just fourteen years old, assisting in her grandmother's kitchen on her farm in rural Ontario. Seasha would help to prepare quick and easy lunches for the workers on the farm and fondly remembers her grandmother's famous saying "if you can hear their spoon hitting the plate, you know they loved it." From that point onward, she built a career in Public Relations whilst religiously flipping through cooking magazines and preparing meals for her own family. In 1999, Seasha moved to Stowe where she began training for the first time in the culinary arts at Harvest Market, focusing solely on pastry work. After working for five years at Harvest Market and absorbing all of the  knowledge that she could in the delicate art of pastry, Seasha moved to the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2004 and trained as a Sous Chef with East West Catering, specializing in Pacific Caribbean Fusion. For her next adventure, Seasha moved to Fort Worth Texas in 2008 where she worked for the first time professionally as a Private Chef on a 20,000 acre ranch cooking for a fifteen-person staff. Fast forward two years to 2010, Seasha is living on the south shore of Montreal with a catering business, servicing magazines, photography studios and private homes. Seasha has a long list of loyal clients stretching from Montreal to Stowe, VT. She can accommodate to any individual tastes and health preferences. 

Seasha understands that the kitchen can be an intimidating place for anyone just starting out in the art of cooking. Her goal is to help build confidence in the novice chefs of Vermont with a sincere interest in the craft. She will be working largely with the products sold in store to create inspiring dishes for any occasion. Her primary focus will be on fresh, healthy eating, highlighting seasonal produce as it becomes available, and of course, lots of herbs. Take the tips that you learn here home tonight! Join Seasha on Friday, June 17th from 5-7 pm. at Stowe Kitchen, Bath & Linens for an introduction of what is to come! Come learn from the very best how to entertain in style and create beautiful, seasonal meals that you will want to make again and again. 

What are the 5 Best Organic Skin Care Products?

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Gone are the days of wool turtlenecks and two pairs of socks. Spring is officially here in Vermont and there is no better time to switch up your skincare routine to accommodate for the long-awaited warm weather. Here at Stowe Kitchen, Bath & Linens, we are big supporters of organic-made products and we always love to support our local vendors who work to produce quality products that we are proud to represent and use ourselves. Below is our selection of some of the best organic skin care products on the market today with links to the ones we sell.

Ursa Major: 4-in-1 Face Tonic - Ursa Major is a locally sourced company, created to promote healthy choices in all areas of life and provide you with a healthy alternative to the "toxin-laden products that pervade today's market" says the company. Ursa Major's 4-in-1 Face Tonic makes our list of the top five organic skincare products. This multi-tasking miracle product works as a cleanser, exfoliator, healer and hydrating toner all in one, leaving the skin feeling soft, hydrated and pampered. 

Jurlique: Daily Moisture Balancing Serum - Jurlique products have been a skincare staple at Stowe Kitchen, Bath & Linens, for the past several years for a distinct reason: it's gentle, it works and it caters to every skin type out there. The line comes to us directly from the Adelaide Hills in Australia where anti-aging technologies are combined with organically made products, using the antioxidants that nature provides to create beautiful results, regardless of skin type or concern. The Daily Moisture Balancing Serum (Rose Moisture Plus) is a great place to start when exploring Jurlique's distinct line of products. The Rose-infused collection specifically works best with normal skin types, the most universally effective. The serum slides on beautifully, dissolving in seconds, leaving the skin feeling effortlessly hydrated for a full 12 hours. It works wonderfully underneath your heavier moisturizers and make-up and gives off a subtle rose scent that lasts throughout the day.

Pre De Provence: 100% Pure Argan Oil - Pre De Provence products hail from France where they are formulated from "the purest vegetable oils, rich shea butter and other natural ingredients." Profits from the Argan Oil specifically go to benefit a Moroccan Women's cooperative, Marocavie, working to provide affordable healthcare, decent education and fair living wages to women living in local communities. Deemed "one of nature's most powerful anti-aging antioxidants" on the packaging, this product is known for its significant concentration of Vitamin E and fatty acids which penetrate deeper into the layers of the skin. It's non-greasy formula absorbs quickly and fills in lines before your eyes whilst working to combat the skin dryness that leads to signs of premature aging in the first place. Argan oil is also a multi-use product. You can slather it on your cuticles, hands and problem areas for unbeatably soft skin all over. 

Morihata: Binchotan Facial Soap - Made from charcoal powder, the Binchotan Facial Soap from Morihata is a miracle product in a smooth, black bar. Charcoal has a purifying effect on the skin, drawing excess dirt and oil from the pores, revealing a smoother, brighter complexion after only one use. Charcoal has been used for centuries throughout Japan as a natural skin perfector, a gentle and effective exfoliant. 

The Naked Bee: Hand & Body Lotion - The Naked Bee products are formulated in the U.S.A with "all of the good stuff, and none of the bad stuff" as their tag line suggests. The line features products free of parabens and dyes, aimed to be a natural and affordable skin care and beauty alternative. Made with the ultra-hydrating and anti-aging Hyaluronic Acid, the Moisturizing Hand and Body Lotion is a must-have product for optimal skin health all year round. Light enough to smooth on in the Summer and deeply moisturizing enough for long Winters in Vermont, the Hand and Body Lotion provides long-lasting hydration and the Orange Blossom Honey scent is always inviting and never overwhelming.