Archive for the 'Tools' Category

Making Macarons (Macaroons)

A confection that has gained a lot of attention in the past few years is the Macaron. While a lot of us believe the Macaron originated in France, there has been some debate that it originated in Italy – “Some have traced its French debut back to the arrival of Catherine de’ Medici’s Italian pastry Read More

Pomme Natural Market

Finding locally grown organic, gluten free, and raw ingredients are aplenty, but getting them all in one stop can be challenging. I remember driving into Vancouver in anticipation of picking up that last ingredient in order to make a new dish. And many times, those trips proved unsuccessful. I resorted to calling the stores ahead of Read More

Stand Mixers

My first stand mixer was a wedding gift, a 350(?)-watt, 5L Sunbeam 10-speed mixer.  At the time, I was impressed because I baked a lot and never even thought to buy one.  After all, my parents’ generation all made do with a hand-held.  Did my world ever change!  I have to admit, when I saw Read More

Is Your Kitchen Functional?

I know it seems like common-sense; however, not everyone is working in a well laid-out kitchen space.  My current kitchen is much smaller than when I was living in TX.  You know what they say:  ”Everything’s bigger in Texas!”  True for a lot of things. There are ways, though, to make your kitchen work for Read More