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March 29, 2011

Giveaway: Bite Me Cookbook

Bite Me: A Stomach-Satisfying, Visually Gratifying, Fresh-Mounthed CookbookFrom Amazon.com $16.47From Publishers Weekly For those who want sass, attitude, and a fly-by-night-feel, sisters Albert and Gnat offer up a fun collection of 175 recipes pulled together in a quirky package complete with offbeat photos (think grandma vacuuming another grandma, an underwear-clad woman emerging . . .

March 28, 2011

Giveaway: Coffee Bean Tea Leaf Kaldi Machine

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Kaldi MachineI recently had a chance to demo the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Kaldi single cup machine. Every year for Christmas, there’s always one thing on my list to Santa – a few bags of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf coffee. When I used to live in the . . .

March 28, 2011

Giveaway: Chef Collection Personalized Pepper Mill

Chef Collection Personalized Pepper Mill Own the “Original Wine Bottle Pepper Mill” as shown on Emeril’s show. Don’t be fooled by cheap imitations! Add a dash of personality to every meal with your very own Chef’s Collection© Personalized Pepper Mill. Inspired by wine connoisseur’s east to west, our clever Wood Peppermill features a “corkscrew” . . .

March 28, 2011

Greek Style Mac ‘n Cheese

Recipe for Greek Style Mac and Cheese, loaded with olives, feta cheese, sundried tomatoes and spinach.

March 28, 2011

30 Ramen Hacks

The item in my pantry that runs out more often than rice is instant ramen. It’s the perfect midnight snack — well — it’s the perfect hangover breakfast too! Serious Eats has a list of 30 Ramen Noodle Hacks – from adding baby spinach and hard-boiled egg (common for traditional Japanese ramen) to using it […]

March 24, 2011

Knit Herringbone Scarf Pattern

Most of the items that I knit is cutesy girly scarfs or stuff for the kids, I haven’t done much “manly man hand-knitting” though there are a ton of patterns and books for man-knits. When I hand-make an item for someone, it’s an all-encomassing experience. I go overboard in the whole “personalization” thing, with the […]

March 23, 2011

Crêpes with Sweet Coconut Cardamom Filling (Patishapta)

Light, sweet and aromatic! Crêpes with Sweet Coconut Cardamom Filling (Patishapta). Soma Rathore, ecurry.com shares the recipe for these crepes that are perfect for Spring brunch.

March 23, 2011

Indian Fish Coconut Curry

Step by step photos for Indian Fish Coconut Curry Recipe from Entice With Spice Cookbook by Shubhra Ramineni.

March 23, 2011

Spring Asparagus

My friend Sally Cameron makes oven roasted asparagus and dresses it up with lemon zest, grated cheese and crispy prosciutto. Lovely, lovely spring dish.

March 22, 2011

Giveaway: Libre Tea Giveaway

Libre Tea GiveawayThis is one of my favorite new products – Libre Tea allows you to enjoy hot, loose-leaf teas on the go. The exterior is unbreakable polycarbonate and the interior wall is glass. There is a filter in the cap so that the loose leaf tea stays put while you drink.Libre Tea Glass ‘n . . .

March 22, 2011

Steamed Pork Buns

Steamed Pork Buns recipe on my other site, New Asian Cuisine

March 22, 2011

Giveaway: Kenmore Elite Portable Induction Cooktop

Kenmore Elite Portable Induction CooktopThe hot and searing with the simplicity of sublime, cool. The seduction of control,now, there for the touching. Kenmore Elite® Portable Induction Cooktop delicious by design™ Advanced, professional technology-Induction cooking is the most advanced, efficient way to cook. Used by professionals for its fast, even heat and . . .

March 22, 2011

Hot News

A little over ten years ago, I built my dream kitchen. It was my first home that I’d ever owned and I purposely bought an older home, knowing that I would gut and remodel the entire thing. The house had so many walls that you felt like a mouse in a maze just navigating from […]

March 18, 2011

Crocheted Apple Cozy

Wait. Before you make a judgement…I actually do have a legit excuse for crocheting a sweater for the apples. My kids bring a snack in their backpacks everyday, the same backpack that gets thrown, kicked, stuffed under bus seats, violently slung over the hook and hackysacked around. Yes, I could pack their fruit in a […]

March 18, 2011

Indian Lamb Kebobs

These Lamb Kebabs are from Shubhra Ramineni’s brand new book Entice with Spice: Easy Indian Recipes for Busy People. I’ve just made a version of her fish curry (loved it!) and will post that soon. In the meantime, her Lamb Kebobs are featured on my other site, New Asian Cuisine.