Team #HFTK Wins First Place in Montclair Fourth of July Parade

Three days of work, four hundred and twenty three feet of glitter garland, a whole bunch of crepe paper, and some stuffed pigs and chickens did the trick: Hot From The Kettle won first place for best float yesterday at Montclair's annual Fourth of July Parade.

Team #hftk, Mike Sondey, John Lee, Elizabeth Palmer Starnes, Mr. Hot, and myself, send a patriotic "congratulations" to all participants in the parade.  What a legendary day!

Photo Credit: Cristin Kettle-Sondey

Here are some great pics Fourth of July pics from John Lee!

Fourth of July Parade Montclair 2012 from Melody Kettle on Vimeo.

Tweet your parade pics @melodykettle or @johnleesandiego with hashtag #hftk.


Hot From The Kettle: Ah . . . Chocolate!

Partycake Partycake's Fudgey Brownie BitesOn the heels of a five day juice fast, I had a shoot this morning with the confectionary architect, owner of Maplewood's Partycake-Partycake, Laura Himmelein. 

Laura baked up her Fudgey Sweetheart Brownie Bites, and the aroma was a chocoholic dream.  I was eating vicariously through my oldfactory senses!

Check out the divine creations she baked up in the Kettle kitchen in the gallery