Chinese Broccoli with Garlicky Ginger Miso

I’m so affected by food that even the mention of certain city names can illicit a salivary response. Pavlov’s dog for the foodie. If I think “Chicago”, I immediately remember Grant Achatz painting our table with candy gems, fruit baubles and sweet jams. Tomorrow, I’m heading back to Chi-town to speak at a food blogger event hosted by Verizon Wireless. Included in the trip …

Technique® Light Weight Cast Iron Giveaway

Giveaway: Technique 2pc Enamel Light Weight Cast Iron Frypan Set

Now you’ll have all the cooking features of cast iron, in a lightweight design. Made with porcelain enamel exteriors and DuPont Teflon Scratchguard ULTRA nonstick coating, these pans provide energy-efficient heating and easy cleanup to make them favorites in any kitchen. From Technique(R) Cookware.


Desperately Seeking Distractions

Our schedules this week worked out just right. Scott is off competing at a Taekwondo tournament in Arkansas. He’s gonna kick some butt. The boys are in sports camp during the day, and by the time they get home, they are so exhausted that they voluntarily go to bed early. And me? I’ve got a cookbook manuscript to edit. This is …


Did you know oysters are ticklish?

I’ve managed to have packed a month’s worth of activities in Seattle into a weekend. We (my luggage and I) were in Seattle for BlogHer Food, a conference where 500 food bloggers congregate in one spot to talk about food, eat food, take pictures of food and gush about how great we all are. No joke. I love it. We …


Giveaway: Knotty Daughters Aprons

Knotty Daughters Apron Giveaway
Included in this giveaway:
2 adult aprons (of your choice from the Knotty Daughters Website)
2 child aprons (of your choice from the Knotty Daughters Website)
How to enter the Knotty Daughters Apron Giveaway


Perks is a strange sounding word

One perk of having your own business is being able to combine a biz trip with a mini vacation. I feel a bit sneaky sometimes, how can I call hanging out on the beach, “work”?! Last week Scott and I took off for a few days to meet with my friends at [](, who run the [Steamy Kitchen Store]( business …

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Pampering my gals

One of the reasons we bought this property is that it’s big enough to get reasonably lost in. Or purposely hidden in. Or accidently both, especially when you’re playing hide and seek with the kids with freedom of 5 acres, 3 buildings, 2 ponds, 2 hen houses and a “freaky forest.” We have a separate cottage that is mainly used …

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Giveaway: $200 Steamy Kitchen Store Gift Certificate


There will be one (1) grand prize winner.
The grand prize winner will receive one (1) $200 Gift Certificate to the Steamy Kitchen Store.

Rules & Details:

Approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $200.00.
Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the Grand Prize cannot be awarded as described for . . .