Fun poster for the kitchen. Available now through Pop Chart Lab.
Last Christmas, Santa brought me a Kindle, and to-date, I have purchased zero books for the device. I check out every book I read on my Kindle through the library system, which when you read 80 books a year, saves quite a bit of moolah. Of course, I have a system I use to check-out [...]
Each holiday season I am seduced by glossy magazines and fancy blog photography with interesting recipes for the holidays. Occasionally I will make a recipe twice, but my greatest cooking challenge comes from trying something new. Here is the list of recipes I tried in November and December 2012, noting them here because they are [...]
December 12, 2012 – what a great date! To commemorate, here is my list of 12. 12 what, you ask? I don’t know, 12 whatevers. 1. The chickens are off their latest molting strike, and we are back in egg production. Yipee. 2. I have so much honey from this year’s harvest that I have [...]
Well, with the visit to the orthodontist last month, we now have two of us in full metal mode. Keeping those suckers clean and free of food debris has been a trial, but a couple things have really helped. Here are my top 4 products for folks with braces: Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser This water [...]
Happy National Pi Day. Yes, I know it is that kind of pie, but I don’t care, we are still going to eat pie in our house tonight!
JenFul posted the last 13 years of her life as seen through her Amazon orders. I thought this was hysterical, so I went to see what my order history looks like, starting in 2001. It is very amusing, here are some of the highlights: Most CDs purchased – 12 in 2004, everything from Mighty Mighty [...]
Our new friends were over this weekend, and we got to talking about bread making. Yvonne was struggling because she is used to cake yeast and was having difficulty finding a good local source. It made me wonder what the difference is between cake and granulated yeast, as I always reach for Bob’s Red Mill [...]
Halloween this week! Kids are beyond excited, and we need to have a plan for quick dinner Monday night before trick-o-treating. I am thinking a vegetarian chili from the Frog Commissary cookbook, along with corn bread and fruit. The best thing about last week’s menu was the pear cake I made midweek. I will write it [...]
I don’t believe I am exaggerating, this notepad is pretty darn exciting and will probably ultimately extend my life, or at least reduce the amount of stress each morning. The original idea came from Vicki, who made a notepad at the beginning of each school year to use for afternoon dismissal instructions. The pad included [...]
Sometimes, when I am not writing for Kitchen Gadget Girl about our family fun in the kitchen, I can be found writing for other worthy websites, including: Foodily Blog: Can-it-Forward: Preserving Tomatoes, Planning a Block Party, and Is it a cabbage? Is it a lettuce? Cooking with CSA. Credit Sesame Blog: 6 Ways to Save on Your Next [...]
Last month I attended a Macaron making class with Pim Techamuanvivit of Chez Pim, taught at Love Apple Farms in Santa Cruz. I met Pim a while back at BlogHer Food or Foodbuzz, and have known her through her work with Menu for Hope, a charity drive she held several years in a row raising money [...]