GOOD READS & FINDS FROM THE INTERNET
∴ Heidi of 101 Cookbooks wrote about what goes into printing a cookbook.
∴ The answer to my prayers: Here is why you need to stop washing dishes by hand.
∴ Behind the scenes: A visit to the Le Creuset factory.
∴ See Tokyo through the photographs of a woman-in-love.
∴ You do not even need to watch the whole of this video to stop what you are doing and go to the kitchen to make waffle sandwiches.
∴ Smart coffee for regular Joes: A flowchart to help you choose the right coffee brewing method.
∴ Check out the how-to video series of Saveur to learn some simple yet helpful tricks in the kitchen.
∴ Have you ever wondered what do they mean when they say, “You have tomatoes in your eyes.”? Here are 10 weird food sayings around the world and what they mean in English.
∴ Juneau, Alaska through the lens of Sonja & Alex of A Couple Cooks
∴ There is absolutely nothing I do not like (sorry for the double-negative) in Farmhouse Pottery’s shop.
RECIPES TO TRY
∴ May I offer you a popsicle? Check out the recipes from Wit & Vinegar’s Popsicle Week event.
∴ A great ice tea recipe is all you need in these dog days of summer. Here is a list of 13 ice tea recipes from the Time Magazine.
∴ A simple yet delicious recipe for summer parties: Creamy Garden Vegetable Spread – (link no longer available)
∴ 7-minute eggs is “foolproof” – Tested and approved.
∴ Watch it to make it: Chocolate Almond Eclairs from Love Comma Cake
∴ For all fennel lovers out there: Grilled Fennel and Brown Rice Salad
∴ From my newest favorite food blog: Dishing Up the Dirt – Zucchini Basil Soup with Fried Shallots
∴ Snixy Kitchen’s Gluten- Free Rosemary Peach Hand Pies with White Chocolate Mascarpone
∴ Finally, Lindsay of Pinch of Yum made a video for her famous Creamy Cauliflower Sauce
∴ Gathered & Feast’s Roasted Peach, Basil & Buffalo Mozzarella Salad
INFORMATIVE & ENJOYABLE PODCAST EPISODES TO LISTEN
∴ From America’s Test Kitchen Podcast – The truth about Gluten: Media Hype or Good Science?
∴ From Pure Green Magazine – Deconstructing Coconut Oil with Matt Geddy of Skinny & Co.
∴ From Food 52’s Burnt Toast – Cookbooks: The good, the bad, and the ugly
∴ From First We Eat Podcast – Sourdough: The Science Behind Sourdough Bread
∴ From This American Life (Non-food related) – Abdi and The Golden Ticket
∴ From Food Blogger Pro ( For Bloggers) – Understanding How Your Visitors Can Help You Build Traffic and Create Income (BTW if you are a blogger, I highly recommend listening to this podcast in general. It is full of some very helpful information.)
BOOKS TO READ
∴ Fiction: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – Good summer beach read with a surprising twist at the end. Reviews say that it is like Gone Girl, but I thought it wasn’t as strong. Still, it was a page turner.
∴ Non-Fiction: The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do by Jeff Groins – In my opinion, this book is a must-read for creatives and for those who are not happy with their current life/job. It is about finding your calling and how to turn it into a meaningful and full time career.
I bought 2 cookbooks this month:
(1) Seven Spoons: My Favorite Recipes for Any and Every Day by Tara O’Brady: I bought this book after listening to Tara’s interview with Pure Green Magazine’s Podcast and it did not disappoint. It is full of great everyday recipes with clear instructions. I plan to cook and share recipes from this book in the upcoming month.
(2)What Katie Ate on the Weekend by Katie Quinn Davies : To be quite honest, I bought this book for Katie’s photography as I am a huge fan. However, I found that there are some interesting and creative recipes in there.
∴ From Goop: The Best Summer ’15 Reading –