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There's So Much to Love About French Confit Pots

There's so much more to love about confit pots than their beautiful appearance and striking colors. The word "confit" stems from the French word "confire", meaning "to preserve." Antique confit pots were historically used before refrigeration was invented as containers to cook and preserve duck in duck fat. The French pot itself is quite unique. Its glazed, yellow top and clay bottom differentiates it from any other pot. It is most notably recognized in Vincent van Gogh's sunflower painting, and has been a staple in kitchens for centuries.  Image courtesy of Wikipedia    The top half of the pot was typically colored a mustard yellow. Some were green and some were colorless, but confit pots are predominantly yellow. The bottom of the...

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3 of the Most Gorgeous Homes on the Cincinnati MLS Right Now

Cincinnati is full of some amazing architecture. All across the city, home styles range from french colonial and tudor to modern and contemporary. Cincinnati has some of the most gorgeous homes, and luckily for us, some of them are on the MLS right now. Below is a compilation of some of the most gorgeous homes for sale, right now.  1. 9105 Kugler Mill Rd. Indian Hill, OH 45243 We can let some of these images speak for themselves... I mean, just look at it! Who wouldn't drool over its expansive front lawn covered in fresh, green grass? Surrounded by various sources of vegetation, this home is absolutely stunning.  This gorgeous estate offers ample space for your collection of literature. Personally,...

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