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As many of you know, I am a big fan of my Zojirushi Bread Machine. I purchased mine almost two years ago from King Arthur Flour and indeed it has been money well spent. 
I love this machine because I can load it up with the ingredients, set  the cycle and carry on with my day. [...]

I have a lot of thoughts on the 4.5- cup work bowl found in the 16-cup Elite food processor.
I love the convenience of having a small work bowl available and ready for action. This bowl is great for taking a large expensive hunk of Parmesan and turning it into some really yummy grated cheese.The little bowl is [...]

In theory, I like the concept behind the Elite Collection’s nested work bowls.
My 16-cup Die Cast Metal Food Processor features 16 cup, 13 cup and 4.5 cup capacity bowls. In order for the smaller bowls to operate, the largest bowl needs to be in place. The bowls fit snugly together and are easy to align [...]

At long last, I am getting around to posting my personal thoughts and opinions on Cuisinart’s new Elite Collection Food Processors. About a month ago, I wrote a general round up on the new design feature and attributes for Amazon’s Al Dente blog. If you aren’t familiar with the Collection, you [...]

As many of you know, Cuisinart is launching its newest line of food processors–The Elite Collection. I have already written something on this for Amazon’s Al Dente blog and will be posting additional specific information regarding the 16-cup model on my blog soon. In the meantime, here’s an industry newsflash on how sales are [...]

Too Many Tomatoes!

September 12th, 2009

Thanks to Seattle’s warm sunny summer, I now have a tomato glut!! Indeed, that’s a great thing, but it’s made my brain think harder than ever.
When you harvest 10 to 15 pounds of tomatoes every couple days, it’s hard to eat that many fresh. So, what have I been doing? Here’s a brief
round up:
Roasted [...]

A Great Blueberry Cake

September 11th, 2009

Looking for a quick and easy blueberry cake that uses basic ingredients and a standard 9-inch
square pan?
If so, then check out my recent post on Amazon’s
Al Dente blog. Thanks to cookbook author, Norene Gilletz, I’ve featured just that!
The cake is made in the food processor and can be assembled and oven ready [...]

We eat a lot of wild salmon in our house. My husband and sons take great pleasure in fishing for wild salmon here in the Pacific Northwest, and thanks to their hobby I now have a freezer full of flash frozen fillets.
Last weekend, I poached a one pound salmon fillet and stashed it in the [...]

As many of you know, I am an avid food processor user. I have an array of Cuisinart food processors in a variety of sizes and models.
Now that my garden is bursting at the seams with tomatoes, potatoes, squash and herbs, I’ve committed myself to using my homegrown veggies
in a variety of quick [...]

Preserving-Go Greener Pesto

August 22nd, 2009

There’s a lot of buzz in the Seattle food community these days regarding canning and preserving. Yes, indeed, it’s a great way to store seasonal foods for the offseason. This is something I’ve been doing for the last 15 years or so.
Admittedly, there was a phase when folks thought I was a bit odd for [...]

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