Blogaversary: Put ’em Up! (Giveaway)

I come from a long line of canners and food preservers (well, at least I know my Mom made jam and my Grandmother canned loads of stuff from her prolific southern California vegetable garden), but most of what I learned has been self taught. By the time I got around to being interested in making

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Blogaversary: The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage (Giveaway)

The fun continues this week as I celebrate the 5th anniversary of Kitchen Gadget Girl with another book review and giveaway. Last week’s was fun, we talked about meals we take to others who need a little support. This week, we are going to talk about food, family and learning to eat, courtesy of the

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Blogaversary: From Our House to Yours (Giveaway)

Happy Blogaversary to me, Happy Blogaversary to me, Happy 5th Blogaversary dear me-e-e-e-e, Happy Blogaversary to me! Yep, that’s right, it is the 5 year blog anniversary of Kitchen Gadget Girl. Started in May 2008, this blog has attempted to chronicle my adventures in the kitchen, mostly around seasonal, local and organic foods. I also

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From My Home to Yours: Japanese-inspired (cookbook review)

Our dear friend Atsuko gifted us with a copy of Everyday Harumi, Simple Japanese Food for Family & Friends, during our visit to Japan last month. Harumi appears to be the Martha Stewart of Japan, offering Japanese women a modern take on traditional Japanese foods, all built around her family favorites. The cookbook is fun

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Cookbook Dinner Club: Holiday Magazines

The Cookbook Book Club met last night and our theme was recipes from holiday issues of our favorite food magazines. Did not manage to take many photos myself, so I am poaching the ones I can find that go with the recipes. All the recipes were successful, and many will appear on tables this holiday

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