Video Shoot Day and Some Really Cool Prawns

Since getting the hard copy, as well as the Kindle version and the Nook version of “Every Bite” launched, Karen and I have wanted to focus on a more interactive, and, hopefully, even more helpful version of the cookbook. So we got together with our friends Jen and Connie to develop an I-tunes book! So, […]

“Zero Waste Week”- Sept 1st-7th

Mark your calendars! “Zero Waste Week” is only 3 days away! What is “Zero Waste Week” you ask?! It’s a week spent focusing on waste generated and how we can work together to reduce it; as an individual, as part of your local community, and as part of the worldwide community. While it is important […]

Tell Amazon/Publisher we need the Cookbook available on Kindle!

Hi all! We need your help with something. We need all of you (and anyone else you know) to go to the cookbook page on Amazon (link is below) and click on the “Tell the Publisher! I’d like to read this book on Kindle” option. This is located on the right side of the page; […]

West Seattle Farmers Market Update/Found a Great New Friend on Twitter!

Cookbook Update: Carol was going to be at the West Seattle Farmers Market on Sunday, August 10th from 10:30-1. Unfortunately, she has to postpone a week. She’ll now be there Sunday, August 17th (near the front entrance to the market on Alaska Street) from around 10:30-1. Come say hello! This week, we found a great […]

Strawberry Tops/Leaves: Tips and Information

With it being summer with lovely, glorious strawberries around everywhere, what do you do with those strawberry tops and leaves?! Here is a suggestion from Food52 on how to use them up and reduce food waste (Food52 always has the BEST photos!): http://food52.com/blog/10484-how-to-use-your-strawberry-tops?utm_source=http://chocolateandzucchini.com&utm_medium=e-mail&utm_campaign=2014-07-newsletter-vo And here is a little information about the leaves themselves: This link […]

“What Does Foodportunity Mean to Me”- Updated Entry for Contest

Below is my original post from the “What does Foodportunity Mean to Me?” contest I entered back in September of last year. I’m reposting this, along with an update, to enter the contest again for the upcoming Foodportunity event on July 28th at the Palace Ballroom in downtown Seattle. The grand prize is a table […]

Great Tips Shared at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market

While we were out at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market today (to both promote Every Bite and to enjoy this fantastic Seattle weekend!), we learned some great tips while talking to other cooks. Karin shared a great and creative way to use up leftover salmon. She makes a “mashed potato and salmon quesadilla.” She takes […]

Recent Recipe Testing By a Cookbook User

One of our most favorite parts of the cookbook writing process was when we had people test recipes for us in the early stages. It was so helpful to get their feedback and so much fun to see their pictures posted like that of a proud parent! So you can imagine how excited we were […]

We Did It!

It’s official! We’re PUBLISHED authors!   We received our complimentary and marketing copies earlier this week and the book looks wonderful! We’re really very please with how it turned out and feel that the whole piece truly represents us and what we were trying to accomplish when this idea first came about 3 years ago. […]

The Why, When, and How: Peeling Tomatoes

Peeling Tomatoes?! Do I really need to do that?! Sometimes you might want to, and it’s a very quick and easy process. Here, we discuss and demonstrate this technique for you in case you need it at some point in the future. Why: using peeled tomatoes gives a better texture to a dish you’re using […]