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Henkels 12-Piece Knife Block Set Giveaway

Not a review, just a nice giveaway from one of the most premier German knife companies, J.A. Henkels! Jaden

Henckels International makes essential kitchen tools every home chef needs. From steak knives to spatulas, each product offers high quality at an…

Grilled Baby Back Ribs

People don’t associate French cooking with grilling. But if you go to any neighborhood festival in the summer, out in the countryside, there’s invariably a grill covered with sausages, including merguez, lined up and sizzling away, as well as a…

La tendance du snacking en France

Le snacking est un terme apparu en France à la seconde moitié du XXème siècle pour désigner le fait de manger des plats prêts à consommer. Vous pouvez commander des snacks, vous les faire livrer ou les manger sur place.…

Date and Tamarind Loaf

When I flipped through Nik Sharma’s new cookbook, Season, the Date and Tamarind Loaf struck me with an air of comfortable familiarity. I’d never had this particular dessert before, but the exotic ingredients are some that I adore. I was…

Japanese Mushroom Recipes

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I’ve been playing around with Japanese mushrooms lately. Look at these babies! From left to right, these are White Beech Mushrooms (Bunapi Shimeji), Brown Beech Mushrooms (Buna Shimeji), Maitake Mushrooms and King Trumpet Mushrooms (Eryngii)

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These are organic and grown in…

crank it up

Recipe: cranberry walnut pepita sourdough boule Autumn feels good. We are starting to see frost patterns on our deck and I don’t have to take my jacket off when we go hiking because it remains nice and cool. Denver Erin…

Grand menu chasse: 3ème entrée: Roulé de râble de lièvre et foie gras!

On continue notre grand menu chasse avec une viande incontournable en période de chasse, le lièvre. C’est une viande gouteuse, tendre et savoureuse, mais qui demande du travail ! Nous avons choisi une recette avec le râble (filet) de lièvre…

Scanpan CS+ Wok Review & Giveaway

This is a Scanpan CS+ Wok review and giveaway, with both PROs and CONs, after testing for 3 weeks. -jaden

Scanpan CS+ Wok Review

I have a long history with Scanpan. We owned and gave away a few sets of Scanpan cookware…

Aubergines rôties au bbq pour un baba ganoush


Acer Chromebook 11 Laptop Giveaway

*Not a review, just a giveaway featuring Acer Chromebook! Congrats to Monica Patten in Orem UT for winning our last Acer Chromebook giveaway that ended Sept 25, 2018 – jaden

Best Value Chromebook

As the best value 11.6″ Chromebook – the Acer Chromebook 11…

How to cook rice in the microwave, perfect every time

Cooking rice in the microwave is cheaper and faster than having a rice cooker. We’ll show you how to cook rice in the microwave, with perfect results, every time. We’ll also show you a secret Asian grandmother trick to measuring…

Le Petit Grain

A few months ago, I started following an interesting-looking Instagram account of a bakery in Paris that was making all their breads using natural leavenings, rather than commercial yeast. I didn’t know anything about it, but not only were they…

A Mea Culpa, a Question, and a Bribe

Hey bakers and friends, Susan here. I know it’s been a while. I’ll cop to having been off on extended frolics and detours, pursuing other Life Goals and altogether neglecting both this blog and my sourdough starter. I’ll cop to…

{San Jose} Ozumo Santana Row Brunch

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Ozumo Santana Row brunch is the most fun I’ve had at brunch recently. I’ve been to Ozumo in San Francisco a few times for their classic Japanese menu, but to not their San Jose branch. When I heard that Ozumo…