Better Odds Than The Lotto

Guess what…. We’ve raised over $50,000 $61,506.00 this year for Menu For Hope! Holy hungry hippos. You guys rock. In case you haven’t bid on prizes yet, here is the master list of prizes and First Giving’s site where you can enter your bid. In the prize pool, there are some hidden gems, prizes that for some reason or other, …

Winners of the Big Holiday Giveaway!

Oh you guys totally rock – over 800 entries to the Steamy Kitchen Big Holiday Giveaway! Baby, I just gotta say I love ya and I wish that I could give each and every one of you a nice little gift. But yeah um maybe when I win the lottery. While I’m waitin’ for my big day, it’s time to …

2008 Menu For Hope: East Coast Prizes

This year, I’m so lucky to be the East Coast USA host for Chez Pim’s fifth annual Menu For Hope fundraiser that supports the World Food Programme. Last year, we raised nearly $100,000 through the online food community and that money went to supporting the school lunch and farming program for the children in Lesotho. Will you consider helping this …

How to Sharpen Your Knives

ch um…okay, I lied. I’m not going to talk much about SHARPENING knives…but rather HONING or STEELING your knives. But I think most home cooks think that using the rod pictured above is for sharpening. Read on – I’ve interviewed Chad Ward, a knife expert and author who will show you step by step how to properly hone your knife. …

A Nifty Trick: How To Peel and Cut Kiwi Fruit

These little fuzzy kiwi fruits are fussy to peel, because the skin is so incredibly thin, and a perfectly ripe kiwi is delicate to handle. But it’s still one of my favorite tropical fruits, as I love the sweet, tart, juicy fruit with the crunchy little black seeds! Wanna know my trick to peeling kiwi fruit? It’s super simple, the …