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  • Holiday Staff Picks

    We’ve had a wonderful year of exciting publications this year at Roost Books and we’re already looking forward to sharing our 2017 list with you. Below you’ll find a list of staff favorites that we’re giving to our family and friends this year. If you feel inspired and need a last minute present, it may not … Continue reading

  • A Gift List for Children

    This holiday season, we’ve teamed up with Sarah Olmstead, the author of the book Imagine Childhood (who also runs a carefully curated online store with the same name), to put together this list of books, toys, and tools that will inspire children to create, imagine, and explore. Enjoy! Stars: A Family Guide to the Night Sky by … Continue reading

  • Our Thanksgiving Menu

    Here in our office we have a tradition of sitting down for a Thanksgiving meal together around the big wooden table in our kitchen. We put together a menu of recipes from our cookbooks, and colleagues sign up to make a dish or cocktail. As you gather with your family this holiday season, we invite … Continue reading

  • Watch the Sweet Sugar, Sultry Spice book trailer!

    We just love Malika Ameen’s gorgeous new book trailer for Sweet Sugar, Sultry Spice, her debut book that features spice-enhanced recipes “arranged by spices and the feelings and sensations they evoke: Spicy and Warm; Floral and Aromatic; Bright and Fresh; Savory, Earthy and Nutty; and Complex and Mysterious.” The warm embrace of clove and ginger, … Continue reading

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Raising Wild cocktail

Raising Wild cocktail recipe
1) Begin with a chilled zombie or highball glass. Add two sprigs of wild giant hyssop, monardella, or any mint-family (Lamiaceae) wildflower you may have gathered on this morning’s hike. All these lovely plants are cousins of Artemisia Tridentata (big sagebrush), named for Artemis, the Greek goddess of wild nature.

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Neon Photo Postcards
Neon Photo Postcards
We enjoy digging through old photos at home and finding unusual vintage postcards at flea markets. We also love screen printing, but not the work and cost that come with setting up a small print job. These postcards mimic the look with some basic office labels, tape, and a little inspiration from one of Erin’s favorite artists, John Baldessari. Read More...
Tea Towel Picnic Blanket
Tea Towel Picnic Blanket
We keep a special blanket in the trunk of our car for impromptu picnics, when and wherever we feel like it. Vintage tea towels lend their colorful graphics, design elements, and conversation starters to our one-of-a-kind picnic blanket. Simple construction combined with sturdy fabrics intended for dining and cleanup creates a functional and decorative showstopper of a blanket you will use again and again.
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Mud Pie Tea Party
Mud Pie Tea Party
Glorious mud! It’s the essential fine-dining ingredient in a mud-pie kitchen. Hosting an afternoon tea party in your garden offers lots of opportunity for sensory play, teamwork, language development, reading, writing, counting, and wonderful imaginary play.
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Lighted Cardboard Dollhouse
Lighted Cardboard Dollhouse
Children love to fashion little houses out of cardboard, decorating them with fanciful papers and drawings and adding a string of lights for an extra dose of magic on winter evenings. Read More...