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Hamilton Beach Stack & Snap Food Processor 8-Cup with Adjustable Slicing Blade, Built-in Bowl Scraper & Storage Case (70820)

The Hamilton Beach stack And snap food Processor lets you chop, puree, slice, shred and knead dough with ease. There’s no twist locking required for assembly – just stack the bowl onto the base and snap on the lid. The five attachments, including a built-in bowl scraper, save prep time and effort.

Product Features

  • SLICE, SHRED, CHOP, PUREE AND KNEAD Versatile processing lets you create homemade nut butters and cauliflower rice, slice from thick to thin, shred coarse or fine, puree sauces and knead dough Choose between two speeds plus pulse
  • EASY ASSEMBLY WITH QUIET OPERATION Stack & Snap design requires no difficult twisting or locking Quieter motor creates less harsh noise
  • BUILT-IN BOWL SCRAPER & SEALED BOWL The BPA-free, 8-cup bowl is sealed to prevent liquid leaks and includes a removable, built-in bowl scraper that eliminates the need to use a spatula
  • LARGE FEED CHUTE: Fits a whole block of cheese for quick, easy processing and less prep time
  • FIVE ATTACHMENTS WITH CONVENIENT STORAGE Reversible shredding disc, adjustable slicing disc, stainless steel s-blade, dough blade and bowl scraper included Case included for attachments can be stored multiple ways


Honey-Can-Do Double Cereal Dispenser with Portion Control, Red and Chrome

It’s breakfast time, and you’ve a got a hunch your kids want that crunch. That’s when you dole out the bowls and tell them to serve it up with help from this Double Cereal Dispenser. The dual dispensing technology uses a soft paddle wheel that keeps flakes fluffy as they tumble down and dance into their bowls. While Jake and Emma like turning the easy-twist knob and learning how to serve themselves a standard size portion, you enjoy the removable bottom tray for easy crumb clean-up. And if it’s never a good time for cereal time in your household, use these large cereal containers to dispense nuts, legumes, and more non-cereal consumables.

Product Features

  • Holds up to 17.5 ounces per plastic cereal container
  • Dispense standard size portions easily; 1 ounce per twist
  • Preserves freshness for up to 45 days to minimize waste
  • Doubles as dry food dispenser for nuts, candy, granola and more
  • Scratch-resistant and shatterproof construction
  • Promotes kids’ independence and healthy lifestyles
  • Dimensions: 7.5″ L x 13″ W x 16.3″ H
  • Dry-food dispenser with 2 17-1/2-ounce-capacity canisters
  • Keeps food sanitary and germ-free; preserves freshness for up to 45 days
  • Portion-control system–each twist dispenses about an ounce
  • Scratch-resistant, shatterproof construction; made in China
  • Measures 7-1/2 by 13 by 16-2/7 inches; 90-day limited warranty


True or False Cooking Quiz: Enter Now! by PW Fun & Learning

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Last copies of ‘Pomegranates and Saffron’ Cookbook

Photo: Receiving Best in the World Gourmand World Cookbook Award in Yantai in June, 2015.

I have some news. I didn’t think this would come any time soon, but, I found out I only have about 200 copies of my cookbook, Pomegranates and Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan, left. In the world! The news is as rewarding as it is a bit sad, as once the book is completely sold out, its future will be unknown – as of now, no plans to re-print it, unless circumstances change and I do so.

If you’d like a copy for yourself or your loved ones, THIS IS your chance! You can buy the book on the links below:

AZCOOKBOOK.com (ships worldwide; books here available until May 29th).

AMAZON.com (ships within US only).

I thank you for your support of my work from the bottom of my heart. This may not be the end, but the beginning of something more beautiful. I believe it. Book #2, perhaps?

Pomegranates And Saffron Hardcover | AZ Cookbook

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KACAGA Baggy Rack, 4 Pack Clip Food Storage Bag Racks Green Onto Holder Sandwich Bag Racks Ideal Plastic Kitchen Gadget Well Sealable Bag Holder for Ziploc Bags

HIGHLIGHTS:

HANDS-FREE BAGGY RACK STORAGE BAG OPENER & HOLDER – Simply fasten bag under clips and fill; it’s like having an extra set of hands in the kitchen.Non-slip rubber base; adjustable arms hold most sizes of storage bags,Folded for easy storage.

Description:100% brand new & high quality

Material: ABS

Color: Green (As the picture shows)

Size: 8.66inch*3.54inch(Height adjustable)

Package includes: 4 pc(Give 10 transparent sealed bags)

KINDLY TIP:

Please be reminded that due lighting effects, monitor’s brightness/contrast settings etc, there could be some slightdifferences in the colour tone of the website’s photo and the actual item. Item Measure by hand, it could be 1-2 cm different. hope you can Understanding, will be sincerely appreciated.

Product Features

  • PROMOTIONS:Buy now 2 PACK Give 5 PCS transparent sealed bags;4 PACK Give 10PCS transparent sealed bags
  • USEFUL HAND: Hold the freezer, storage or sandwich bag, any type of Ziploc bag under the clip and fill it. The best practical plastic bag holder with pocket clips. Cooking gadgets are a fantastic kitchen evaluator and must have a kitchen essential; use this shelf to grab your bag while you fill the content with food to provide you with a worry-free workplace
  • MEASUREMENT: Rack measures 8.66″ by 3.54″, adjustable in The default height of the arms are 6.5 inches and it can reach up to 10.5 inches. Arms can be folded down so that you can easily store it in your drawer
  • SIMPLE SET-UP: Fasten the baggies under the rack clips and fill with your favorite foods – its as easy as that!This bag rack doubles as a simply drying solution. Hang to dry your food storage bags after rinsing them to reuse later
  • MORE ABOUT: Non-slip rubber base to ensure food transfer into the bag without spill. The Gadget folds are done using it.


StarChefs San Francisco 2019

Courtesy of StarChefs

I’ve long been impressed by the Rising StarChefs awards. Unlike chef awards, their process is transparent and has a rigor that is often missing. I spoke with Antoinette Bruno, the CEO and Editor in Chief of StarChefs to discuss the upcoming awards and the diversity that they reflect. The StarChefs Gala takes place on June 11, 2019, buy tickets or learn more.

What’s the process for selecting Rising StarChefs?
Antoinette Bruno (AB): The selection process has more or less remained the same since 2002. The awards program has just grown in size and scope. StarChefs covers four cities or regions a year. From the nomination process through the Gala, it takes about six months per city. Today, we have a network of more than 1,200 Rising Stars alumni who contribute their nominations. We also accept recommendations through social media, our website, and during in-person interviews. We do in-house research as well, and candidates are vetted through a “pre-interview.” Generally, an editorial crew of two, sometimes more, visits the restaurants for an in-person interview, tasting, and photography, and then reports back to the editorial team at StarChefs HQ in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Many times we will return to restaurants for more than one visit.

Often the StarChefs Rising Stars Award is the first major award or national recognition a young chef, sommelier, bartender, or artisan may receive. Because StarChefs is on the ground in restaurants interviewing and tasting with hundreds of chefs and other industry professionals across the country every year, we have insights into the hospitality industry on a micro level. No other publication in the country has been able to do this kind of grassroots work.

The current list of Rising Star Chefs in San Francisco is incredibly diverse, was that intentional? 
AB: Talent is talent. Identifying the talented young leaders of the hospitality industry is our intention. We intend to find winners that represent the diversity of the industry and the city or region they represent. We have gotten better at this over the years by expanding the pool of communities we reach out to for nominations and from whom we gather information and recommendations. Unless the people involved in our process are diverse, generally the group of winners won’t be terribly diverse either.      

How important is diversity in the restaurant industry? 
AB: The diversity of the workforce in the restaurant industry is what drives it forward. It’s the industry’s greatest asset and strength. Some of the most exciting restaurants in America right now are run by immigrants or the children of immigrants—San Francisco Rising Star Chefs Robert Hernandez of Octavia, Nicolas Delaroque of Nico, Laura and Sayat Ozyilmaz of Noosh, Francis Ang of Pinoy Heritage, Reem Assil of Reem’s, Janice Dulce of FOB Kitchen, and Bartenders Emilio and Miguel Salehi of The Beehive are among them.

It’s been a few years since StarChefs had an awards gala in San Francisco, what brought you back this year? 
AB: We’ve been taking a deep dive into the San Francisco Bay Area every three years since 2005. We return to a city in search of a new class of Rising Stars based on the city’s size and depth of the restaurant industry there. For example, we cover New York every other year, Chicago and Los Angeles every three years, and Washington, D.C. every four years.  

How would you characterize the San Francisco dining (and bar) scene?
AB: The Bay Area has always been a region of peaks and valleys, and indeed we saw a metropolis bouncing with growth and change. Still, in a challenging city for cooks, we found no shortage of talent—in San Francisco and Oakland. StarChefs gave out 23 Rising Stars Awards this time around, to a total of 26 winners. Eleven of those award winners are women—the most of any class of Rising Stars in the 17-year history of the program. The San Francisco Bay Area’s diversity—including the second largest population of Filipino Americans in the country—is reflected.

2016 Rising Star Chef Yoni Levy is now the chef of Salesforce HQ. He left his post at beloved Outerlands so that he could spend more time with his growing family. Chefs are now taking care of themselves and their staff more than ever. We saw these trends of self-care and tech influence merge at Rising Star Chef Adam Tortosa’s restaurant Robin, where he has created an extraordinary benefits program (including a trip to Japan!). We found San Francisco and Oakland in love with natural wines, with Rising Star Somm Louisa Smith leading the charge. And, of course, so much outstanding bread—more than you can stuff in a suitcase.

In what ways is the dining scene in San Francisco different from other American cities? 
AB: The Michelin stars for California were released today, and Northern California has the highest concentration of stars in the country. No surprise there. So, the bar is high in San Francisco. StarChefs is an industry-facing publication, rather than consumer. I encourage all young cooks to come to San Francisco to stage around if they can swing it. Because the city is such a tough one for young cooks to survive financially, the labor shortage is acute. Kitchens need the extra hands and it can be relatively easy to get in the door and gain valuable experience at some of the best restaurants in the country.    

Looking forward, any predictions for how dining will continue to evolve?
AB: I hope that we will continue to see more of what we found in this class of Rising Stars: more women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community represented in leadership roles. I also hope we continue to see the expansion of proper benefits programs for restaurant workers, like we have seen in the Bay Area, as well as a continued focus on the work/life balance and the mental and physical health of chefs and hospitality professional on the whole.

Thanks StarChefs!


Dash Compact Air Fryer 1.2 L Electric Air Fryer Oven Cooker with Temperature Control, Non Stick Fry Basket, Recipe Guide + Auto Shut off Feature – Aqua

Compact Air Fryer Enjoy the indulgence of crispy fried foods without the guilt. The Dash Compact Air Fryer uses AirCrisp technology and a rapid air circulation system to quickly crisp your ingredients while eliminating extra calories from added oil. Use 80% less oil when you cook in the Dash Compact Air Fryer, while enjoying equally delicious and healthy results. Feature-Benefits: AirCrisp technology and a rapid air circulation system fries ingredients without oil, resulting in delicious food with no extra calories. 30-minute timer shuts off automatically, eliminating the possibility of overcooking or burning. Non-stick basket cleans easily with no extra mess. Temperature control dial allows the user to adjust the heat for a variety of different foods. Easy to read temperature dial and timer for convenient control. Compact size stores easily in any kitchen. 1.2-liter capacity is perfect for portion control and individual servings. Recipe guide included with up to 15 easy to follow recipes. Cool-touch housing and handle. Dishwasher safe parts eliminate extra messy surface areas. Non-slip feet for stability.

Product Features

  • HEALTHIER FRIED FOOD: Dash Compact Air Fryer uses AirCrisp technology (instead of oil) to help reduce added fat by 70-80%, without sacrificing the flavor of your fried food (No more residual smell hours after you’ve eaten)
  • QUICK + EASY: Short on time? Simply load the 1.6 qt capacity fryer basket, set the temp, and set the timer. Your food comes out crispy, guaranteed, EVERY TIME. And in less time than it takes to pre-heat your oven, making it more energy efficient
  • SAFER: The auto-shut off function prevents overcooking, and the cool touch housing and handle makes it safer to use. It’s so simple, even your kids can use it! (bonus, the nonstick fryer basket is dishwasher safe for even easier cleanup!)
  • VERSATILE: This is the PERFECT appliance for picky eaters, large families, or those who have busy schedules. Appetizers to desserts, 1 dozen chicken wings, 1lb French fries, even baked goods, and all within minutes of setting the timer – it couldn’t be easier!
  • COMPACT + LIGHTWEIGHT: Half the weight of a standard fryer, the Dash Air Fryer is your MUST-HAVE for that first apartment, smaller kitchen, college dorm life, or camper/rv traveling. Plus, its sleek design and trendy color options will accent any kitchen space
  • INCLUDES: Recipe guide companion cookbook with 15+ recipes that go beyond fries. Available in Black, White, Red, and Aqua; 1000 Watts.


Yueshico Stainless Steel Watermelon Slicer Cutter Knife Corer Fruit Vegetable Tools Kitchen Gadgets with Melon Baller Scoop Extra Original Sold by YESCO INTERNATIONAL LLC

Wide Compatibility

Samsung Galaxy S9/S8, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus/S8+,
LG G6,G5,V20, LG Nexus 5X , Huawei P9/P9 Plus, Huawei P10/P10 Plus, Huawei Mate 9,
Google Nexus 5X ,Nexus 6P, Google Pixel, Google Chromebook Pixel,
Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL,OnePlus 2,3,3T, ZTE Axon 7, Moto Z2 play,
HTC 10, Nokia N1,Asus Zen AiO,Lenovo Zuk Z1,Nintendo Switch,
2015 Apple new MacBook with 12″ Retina Display and Other Type-c devices

Product Features

  • NEWEST SUPERIOR DESIGN: Your best solution for eating watermelon design by YUESHICO. This watermelon slicer come with one automatic cutter blade, just push the watermelon slicer tool into watermelon, watermelon cubes come out automatic. Watermelon cutting ruler help you to measure 0-2CM cubes as your ideal size.
  • PERFECT CUBE SLICES: The watermelon slicer is designed so that you can cut the perfectly cube shaped slices of watermelon that you cut every time! It’s unique composition allows you to make clean and quick slices in watermelon without breaking a sweat! This unique slicing mechanism allows you to cut the watermelon into the perfect cube size 2CM that you want every time you use it.
  • ABSOLUTELY SAFE & KID-FRIENDLY EDGES: YUESHICO watermelon slicer features unique rounded edges and non-sharp blades, making it perfectly safe. All you have to do is use them to push cut the watermelon into cube, and they’ll be perfectly safe, even for children! Never have to worry about accidents.
  • BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: 100% Money-Back Guarantee. Order today while supplies last. Because we trust the quality of our products, if something ever happens to your watermelon slicer, YUESHICO WILL REPLACE IT immediately without any costs or efforts from your side.
  • QUICK & EASY TO USE: Stainless steel 18/8 Watermelon Slicer is an serve easy tool to allow quick cutting and serving of watermelon cubes smoothly and easily. Watermelon gets the cubes you imagined with just one easy step, just push it. Quickly and effortlessly cuts into the watermelon fruit; allowing for fast and easy serving straight out of the melon cube onto the plate. Make your own watermelon salad in one minute, enjoy refreshing watermelon cubes hassle free without dealing with drippy mess.


Cooking with Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds, and Stems into Delicious Meals

“A whole new way to celebrate ingredients that have long been wasted. Lindsay-Jean is a master of efficiency and we’re inspired to follow her lead!” 
—Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, cofounders of Food52 

In 85 innovative recipes, Lindsay-Jean Hard—who writes the “Cooking with Scraps” column for Food52—shows just how delicious and surprising the all-too-often-discarded parts of food can be, transforming what might be considered trash into culinary treasure. 
Here’s how to put those seeds, stems, tops, rinds to good use for more delicious (and more frugal) cooking: Carrot greens—bright, fresh, and packed with flavor—make a zesty pesto. Water from canned beans behaves just like egg whites, perfect for vegan mayonnaise that even non-vegans will love. And serve broccoli stems olive-oil poached on lemony ricotta toast. It’s pure food genius, all the while critically reducing waste one dish at a time.

“I love this book because the recipes matter…show[ing] us how to utilize the whole plant, to the betterment of our palate, our pocketbook, and our place.” —Eugenia Bone, author of The Kitchen Ecosystem 

“Packed with smart, approachable recipes for beautiful food made with ingredients that you used to throw in the compost bin!” —Cara Mangini, author of The Vegetable Butcher
 


My Rainbow After the Storm

Toddler standing in a boat

After a couple years of silence on this blog, I’m back, not with food, but with hope for those who have suffered unexplained recurrent miscarriages and for any woman who is trying to conceive that might be concerned about their egg quality for any number of reasons. I have some things to share with you.

As my daughter’s third birthday rapidly approaches, I’m filled with the same love, joy, gratitude, and wonder that filled me up the second she was placed in my arms for the very first time. But I have one burning question: what happened to the last three years?

I remember our first year together flying past. Milestones were measured day to day, week to week, then month to month and clothing sizes changed so fast that some outfits were never worn more than once if at all.

But within that rapid movement of time, there was a stillness that I didn’t understand or appreciate. It’s not until your child is completely mobile that you realize how slowly those first months actually passed.

Hold on, mama, because once the toddler years hit and survival mode is engaged, two years will pass in a blink of an eye and all of a sudden you have a threenager slamming a bedroom door in your face while you’re hit with the realization that you never did finish filling out the first year of that baby book.

Oooops.

Mother holding a newborn baby

All of this is to say that there’s a reason I haven’t updated this blog in a couple of years. I’ve been at home with a toddler and time seemed to actually vanish. That, and cooking has become stressful rather than pleasurable so my kitchen hasn’t been a source of inspiration for quite some time.

Of course I’m glossing over all the joys of toddlerhood, and there are so many. I have plenty of funny and heartwarming stories I’d love to share and probably will. But today I want to introduce a different topic and propose some ideas for the direction I want to take this blog.

You see, I have a problem. I am the author of a food blog and I don’t have a whole lot of interest in cooking or talking about food right now.

Perhaps next month I will suddenly have the urge to create recipes and tell you all about it. Perhaps Hazel will slow down a bit and let me cook, or even better, help me cook. I hope so. And whether it’s next month or next year, I know that I’ll be back to writing about food fairly soon.

For now, however, I want to talk about how I came to finally have a healthy pregnancy and end up in this wonderfully challenging predicament of parenting a beautiful, smart, funny, and “spirited” three-year-old. I’ve written a bit about my experiences of recurrent miscarriage in the past. I’ve also mentioned in passing that I had an ectopic pregnancy that resulted in emergency surgery and the loss of a fallopian tube.

However, I haven’t told you about how I finally found hope and then success on my own after five failed pregnancies when doctors could offer no explanation other than my age and no advice except to try IVF.

I will be forever grateful to Rebecca Fett, who put so much time and research into the book It Starts with the Egg. This book changed my life. It gave me hope when I was hopeless and it gave me the courage and tools to try and change my circumstances on my own, before turning to medical interventions that had been recommended but were completely out of reach financially.

For me, the lifestyle changes recommended in this book worked. In three months.

I ate a healthy diet, got some exercise, and avoided certain chemicals in food, cleaning and laundry products, makeup, skincare, and hair care products. My husband did the same. I also took the recommended type of prenatal vitamin and a couple extra supplements. Nothing crazy. Nothing outrageously expensive.

I got pregnant immediately after taking the suggested three months to implement these changes. Even though I was in my 40’s. Even though I had only one fallopian tube.

I went on to have a perfectly healthy pregnancy. In May of 2016 I delivered a perfectly healthy baby girl. This book gave me hope and then this book gave me my daughter. I truly believe that.

I think every single woman who is considering pregnancy should read It Starts with the Egg. Even if you are young and healthy and have no reason to suspect fertility issues, you have nothing to lose and so much to gain by reading this book two to three months before trying to conceive.

If you are experiencing fertility issues, miscarriages, and/or you’ve already tried or are planning on IVF or other fertility treatments, then you definitely need to read this book. This book was written for you. All of you. It even gives advice for men, who are often overlooked when it comes to fertility advice.

I wish that it hadn’t taken me so long to write about this book and my lifestyle changes here. It is difficult to open up about our struggles with recurrent pregnancy loss and I guess I needed time and distance even to discuss our successes in depth.

Moving forward on this blog, I want to share more about specific changes Phil and I made individually and as a couple to clean up our life together in order to increase our chances of having a successful pregnancy.

Some were simple changes, like avoiding fast food for a few months and switching to unscented laundry detergent. Others were a bit more daunting, like getting rid of pretty much all of our personal care products, including almost all makeup, hair products, and perfume then trying to find products that were safer but also effective.

It wasn’t always easy and it still isn’t, but I’m looking forward to sharing our experiences so that it might be a bit easier for those of you who want to make similar changes.

Why I Chose Beautycounter: Because my health and everyone else's matters

Another thing I want to share is that I have recently become a consultant for Beautycounter, a skincare company I absolutely love that has a mission I can stand behind: to get safer products into the hands of everyone. I use and love many of their skincare and makeup products and I actually first learned about Beautycounter years ago after checking into product recommendations from the book It Starts with the Egg. It’s taken me a long time to get on board, but I’m excited and proud to finally be aligned with this company.

You can follow my safer beauty and skincare adventures at CrossCleanBeauty on Instagram. If you’d like to find out more about the company and products or just start shopping, Beautycounter.com is a great place to start. My PinchMySalt Instagram and Facebook will continue to be a mashup of food, family, chickens, and random things from my life, just like this blog.

So here’s to a new chapter for Pinch My Salt. If talking about our struggles with unexplained recurrent miscarriage and singing the praises of the book that changed everything for us can help just one other person, revisiting this painful subject is more than worth it. And for those who are here just for the food, I’ll do my best to get back to that as soon as possible, too.