“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 […]

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 […]

Cookbook Status Update, an Article, and an Upcoming Webcast

Wonderful news everyone- we just signed and sent off the proof that says the cookbook has been edited and reviewed (ad nauseum!) and it is ready to begin printing! We are beyond thrilled to be moving to the next stage in seeing our dream come to fruitition. Next up: MARKETING! Below are a few interesting […]

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 […]

GREAT NEWS!

Karen and I have some fan-freakin-tastic news to share with you: we’ve received an ANTICIPATED PUBLICATION DATE of March 2014 from the publisher! YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We got the news just in time for Christmas! It’s a Christmas miracle! 2014 is going to be a great year! Happy Holidays to all of you and thank you all […]

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 […]

Cookbook Update and Photo

“…we will now commence with the production process.” As of an hour ago, all final paperwork was submitted to the publisher for the deadline to receive everything and begin working on it’s publication! K and I got a great email back from the publishers this morning, with the last few words listed at the beginning […]