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 […]

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 […]

INCORRECT COOKBOOK SHIPMENT – black and white photos

Hello all- We have recently been made aware of a printing error on a recent batch of cookbooks that were sent to Amazon (and, potentially to you or someone you know). This batch of books contains photos in black and white. This is an incorrect version of the book, as the photos should all be […]

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 […]

What Do I Do With Those Leftover Mashed Potatoes?!

Got leftover mashed potatoes and don’t know what to do with them? Try this great, easy recipe: “Bacon Cheddar Patty Cakes”. They’re SO good and are a great way to use up leftovers in a delicious way! http://www.luicucina.com/2013/09/bacon-cheddar-patty-cakes.html Another use for leftover mashed potatoes: use them as the topping for Shepard’s pie. (on of my […]

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 […]

“Food Waste: Why Almost Half Our Food is Never Eaten”

K found this really interesting piece from KCRW’s “To the Point” about food waste. It’s definitely worth taking the time to listen to this. We found it quite helpful and informative. The “food waste” discussion starts around the 8:30 mark: KCRW’s “To the Point”: Food Waste- Why Almost Half Our Food is Never Eaten Just […]

The Why, When, and How: 4 Different Phases of Boiling Water

There are different phases of boiling water, depending on what it is needed for. Here we discuss and demonstrate for you.. Why: It’s important to use the correct phase; depending on the need. The wrong stage used with food preparation could mess things up (not to mention ruin your pots and pans and/or make a […]