Bartaza Encore Coffee Grinder Review

Bartaza Encore Coffee Grinder Review

Why did we wait so long? I didn’t start drinking coffee until I was in my late 30’s. I don’t consider myself a coffee snob, or an expert by any means. But over the past decade or so, I have started to really like good coffee. I drink it more for the taste than the...
Geeking out on Grains

Geeking out on Grains

I’m a bit of a nutrition nerd. I’ve taken nutrition classes in Coursera. I’m taking a cooking/nutrition class on Rouxbe. I follow many of the plant based doctors on Facebook and “How Not to Die” is one of my favorite books. For...
Le Creuset is A-OK

Le Creuset is A-OK

Several years ago, I was given a 3 1/2 quart Le Creuset French Oven as a gift. I had coveted my in-laws’ Le Creuset oven and they were kind enough to get me one of my own. This started a trend and I now have a few pieces of Le Crueset cast iron cookware...
Stand By Your Sifter

Stand By Your Sifter

I have been a fan of Oxo products for years. They make quality tools that are affordable and work well. I was even more pleased recently when I finally got around to dealing with the cracked lid to my flour sifter.  The Oxo flour sifter comes with two lids, one for...

The Search for a New Mixer: Part 4

Taking the Plunge Most of my research took place in early January. While I was tempted to take the money I had saved and make the purchase, I decided to wait until after my birthday. Although, unlikely to get it as a gift, I didn’t want to spoil anyone’s...
The Search for a New Mixer, Part 3

The Search for a New Mixer, Part 3

As I searched for reviews of stand mixers for making bread dough, both the Bosch Universal and the Magic Mill/Electrolux (now Ankarsrum) mixers rose to the top of the list. The Bosch was less expensive (approximately $360), but also not as attractive. I hate to admit...