COOKBOOKS, FOOD + DRINK | November 26, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Free Printables: Holiday Recipe Cards

holiday recipe card printables with an handwritten recipe

I am excited to share my first free printables of the holiday season. This year, I decided to design my own. I am starting with a printable project for foodies. From cookie exchange parties to the office pot luck, the holiday season provides many occasions to share and exchange recipes. This is why it is a [...]

COOKBOOKS, FOOD + DRINK | May 11, 2011 | by Heather Watterworth

On A Stick! by Matt Armendariz | Book Preview

matt bites on a stick book cover

I love spending time in the cookbook section of the bookstore, ogling creative food styling and searching for dinner inspiration – but it takes some serious salivating to get me to actually purchase a cookbook to take home. I’ve often judged a cookbook by it’s photography, only to discover same-old recipes that fall flat on [...]

COOKBOOKS, FOOD + DRINK | August 22, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

The Homesteader’s Kitchen | Book review

the homesteader's kitchen by robin burnside

Robin Burnside wrote a cookbook that promotes a lifestyle from the farm to your table. One aspect of The Homesteader’s Kitchen that I enjoy is her desire to teach people how to make your salad dressings and sauces from scratch. Making your own sauce or dressing is healthier, tastier, and it often only takes a [...]

COOKBOOKS, FOOD + DRINK | August 19, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

The Art of Preserving | Book review

the art of preserving cookbook written by Rick Field and Rebecca Courchesne for williams-sonoma

We all want to preserve the goodness and fabulous taste of the summer fruits and vegetables. If you are like me and need help to spruce your skills, I suggest that you take a look at The Art of Preserving written by Rick Field and Rebecca Courchesne for Williams-Sonoma. What I like about The Art [...]


February 10, 2010 | by Kim

The new Moleskine Recipe and Wine Journals...

moleskine recipe journal

My friend Harry Wakefield of MoCo Loco featured the brand new Moleskine’s wine journal and the recipe journal on his blog. Until [...]

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January 5, 2010 | by Kim

Whitewater Cooks at Home | Book Review

Whitewater Cooks at Home by shelley adams

If you bought the first cookbook of Shelley Adams, you are here for a treat. Her second cookbook is even better. What [...]


January 3, 2010 | by Kim

Food Network and HGTV is off the air of...

cablevision stopped airing hgtv and food network

If I was living in New York City, Long Island and the Tri-State Region, I would be an angry customer of Cablevision [...]


November 10, 2009 | by Kim

Discover Pasta History in the Encyclopedia of...

vintage wooden stamp was used to mint pasta like coins

What a pretty sight! These are pasta made by food historian and food teacher Oretta Zanini De Vita. As you can see, [...]

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October 5, 2009 | by Kim

Salty Sweets by Christie Matheson

salty sweets by christie matheson

Balancing salt and sweet is popular with chefs. Simply think of caramels with fleur de sel or molten chocolate cake served with [...]


October 5, 2009 | by Kim

Gourmet Magazine To Fold

gourmet to fold

I read on the New Times this morning that Condé Nast plans to announce that it will close 4 magazines: Gourmet, Cooking, Modern [...]


September 24, 2009 | by Kim

Let’s make a great cookbook

food52 editors amanda hesser and merrill stubbs

Good news for home cooks. You can enter a recipe contest every week with a cool winning prize. Harper Studio will publish [...]

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September 6, 2009 | by Kim

The Appeal of Home Canning and Preserving

canning pictures by thebittenword on flickr

Old cooking traditions are hot again. According to an article on the Globe and Mail, the younger generations enrolled in canning workshops. [...]

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