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Theresa Sterbis
Works at Theresa M Sterbis, CTD, LLC d/b/a Project Partners Design
Attended Northwestern University
Lives in Fremont, California
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From Super Storm Sandy to today.

The first time I visited CT was the weekend after Super Storm Sandy. My reaction to CT that November day in 2012 was one of awe – awe at the terror of what natural forces can do and awe at the resilience and determination of the people who lived through…
The first time I visited CT was the weekend after Super Storm Sandy. My reaction to CT that November day in 2012 was one of awe - awe at the terror of what natural forces can do and awe at the resi...
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A new appliance that separates the wine lovers from the connoisseurs.

Back in the home building heydays of the early 2000s, I lived in the Chicago suburbs and used to do all the kitchen design work for a custom home builder who built ‘spec home’s on Chicago’s Northshore. Anyone familiar with Chicago knows that the…
Back in the home building heydays of the early 2000s, I lived in the Chicago suburbs and used to do all the kitchen design work for a custom home builder who built 'spec home's on Chicago's Northsh...
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We have squatters!

It is common knowledge in the beekeeping world that to start a new hive box you have two options: 1) Buy a queen bee and 3 pounds of worker bees as a starter kit, or 2) Capture a swarm in the spring and convince them to make your hive box their home. Back…
It is common knowledge in the beekeeping world that to start a new hive box you have two options: 1) Buy a queen bee and 3 pounds of worker bees as a starter kit, or 2) Capture a swarm in the sprin...
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Find your local garden show for the sights and smells of beautiful days to come

Anyone who lives in an area that gets winter snow knows that by now they are sick and tired of it and ready to move on to the showers that bring flowers and accompany warmer temps. I suspect it is this reason and this reason alone why it is no mere…
Anyone who lives in an area that gets winter snow knows that by now they are sick and tired of it and ready to move on to the showers that bring flowers and accompany warmer temps. I suspect it is ...
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The Fermentation Bandwagon makes its next stop at the 'corned beef' station.

Although I am a red-head, I am in no part Irish. Many people assume that I am but I am German through and through. Not growing up in an Irish household, I don’t recall ever actually having homemade corned beef and cabbage. I have eaten corned beef on a…
Although I am a red-head, I am in no part Irish. Many people assume that I am but I am German through and through. Not growing up in an Irish household, I don't recall ever actually having homemade...
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The first and second day in a seventeen-day adventure to the land of snow and ice and so much more.

I saw a quote credited to the late Susan Sontag that read “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” I couldn’t agree more! It was with that spirit in mind that I began this series entitled ‘From The Everywhere List’. First quest - Antarctica. Back…
I saw a quote credited to the late Susan Sontag that read "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." I couldn't agree more! It was with that spirit in mind that I began this series entitled ...
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Reduce, reuse, recycle...our salt brick finds a new purpose.

You know how some things are fresh, new and fun when you get them but, with time, the newness wears off and they find themselves relegated to some dark corner of a storage closet never to be seen again until you move or you die? I know we had a whole…
You know how some things are fresh, new and fun when you get them but, with time, the newness wears off and they find themselves relegated to some dark corner of a storage closet never to be seen a...
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Really?! You can make ketchup from mushrooms?!

Shortly after I started experimenting with fermented foods, I found a recipe for mushroom ketchup. Being American, I had never heard of any type of ketchup that didn’t start out as a tomato except for the banana-based variety that I saw in use in the…
Shortly after I started experimenting with fermented foods, I found a recipe for mushroom ketchup. Being American, I had never heard of any type of ketchup that didn't start out as a tomato except ...
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An Oakland classic that still garners rave reviews.

Type the word ‘Wolf’ in your search engine today and the first thing that likely pops up in the autofill is ‘Wolf of Wall Street‘ – the Oscar-nominated movie based on Jordan Belfort’s book about life as a wealthy stockbroker who lives large…until he…
Type the word 'Wolf' in your search engine today and the first thing that likely pops up in the autofill is 'Wolf of Wall Street' - the Oscar-nominated movie based on Jordan Belfort's book about li...
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The Fermentation Bandwagon makes another stop. This time we try pickled sardines.

Flipping through Mary Karlin’s “Mastering Fermentation” book, I came across the section that focuses on seafood. Being a huge fan of pickled herring, my eye went straight to the recipe for pickled sardines with fennel and I made a mental note that I would…
Flipping through Mary Karlin's "Mastering Fermentation" book, I came across the section that focuses on seafood. Being a huge fan of pickled herring, my eye went straight to the recipe for pickled ...
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Designer, Foodie & Life-Long Learner
Introduction
I am a bit of a Renaissance woman; I have a lot of interests that I enjoy and they keep me from getting bored! As my day job, I operate Theresa M Sterbis, CTD, LLC d/b/a Project Partners Design which allows me to specialize in providing high-quality kitchen and bath design. With a love for food, wine, gardens, the outdoors and anything else I have yet to try, I enjoy writing for two blogs and can occasionally be found guiding tours that are often design, food or wine oriented.

You can see my full bio on LinkedIn. Some of my favorite design projects are in my portfolio on Houzz.com. Additional details can be found on my websites at www.proj-partners.com or www.tmsctd.com. The blogs can be found at anediblequest.wordpress.com and at projectpartners.wordpress.com.
Bragging rights
Walked on all seven continents
Education
  • Northwestern University
    Industrial Engineering, 1980 - 1984
  • Harper College
    Interior Design, 1999 - 2001
  • International Tour Management Institute (ITMI)
    Tour Directing, 2013 - 2013
    Certified Tour Director
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Theresa M. Schirmer
Work
Occupation
Entrepreneur and Owner of Theresa M Sterbis, CTD, LLC d/b/a/ Project Partners Design
Skills
Kitchen and Bath Designer, Blogger and Tour Guide
Employment
  • Theresa M Sterbis, CTD, LLC d/b/a Project Partners Design
    Managing Member, 2013 - present
    Own and operate all aspects of my CA-based kitchen and bath design business. With my interest in food and kitchens, I also write two blogs and do the occasional food and wine tour.
  • Project Partners Design, Inc
    Owner, 1999 - 2013
    Own and operate all aspects of my IL-based kitchen and bath design corporation doing business in CA. For simplicity's sake, I closed this business in 2013 and re-established it as a CA-based LLC. The service is the same. Only the business registration is different!
Places
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Currently
Fremont, California
Previously
Cincinnati, Ohio - Mount Prospect, Illinois - Rolling Meadows, Illinois - Prospect Heights, Illinois