Thursday, February 26, 2015

In Her Kitchen: Recipes from Grandmas around the World

Disclosure: I received a review copy of In Her Kitchen. All opinions are my own. 

Oh to be a grandma!

I know that when the day comes that I welcome my children's children into this world, I will be the happiest women on the planet. To know that my children will also experience the joy that is parenthood will be a tremendous blessing.

In Her Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Grandmas around the World by Gabriele Calimberti is a wonderful tribute to all those hard-working and loving grammies everywhere. Calimberti was inspired to create this book by his very own Grandma: the night before he was to embark on a photography trip around the world, his nonna lovingly prepared him his favorite dish: ravioli. It was then that he decided to set out one day, to meet grandmothers around the world.

Calimberti ended up visiting grandmas in 60 countries. He profiles 60 women along with the signature recipes that are their family's most requested. From fried iguana to caterpillar stew, there's a taste of every culture in this book. I enjoyed sharing it with my students and my own kids, and I'm going to give the Turkish recipe - Karniyarik (Stuffed Eggplant) a try tonight!

Check out Calimberti's charming book trailer, where you'll see him cooking with his dear grandmother below.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

LEGO Justice League Vs Bizarro - Now on DVD + Blu-Ray + Digital HD #JusticeLeague #BizarroLeague

Disclosure: Special thanks to Partners Hub for sponsoring this post. 

LEGO Justice League Vs Bizarro is now available on DVD + Blu-Ray + Digital HD!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Review and a Recipe: RAW Fit #GardenofLife RAW Fit Frosty

Disclosure: Special thanks to Garden of Life for sponsoring this post. 

While I don't run marathons, every day of my life is like a marathon. From the moment I wake up to the moment the sun goes down, I'm on the go go go. 

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Perfume for All Seasons: Scentbird

Disclosure: Special thanks to Scentbird for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

If you like changing your fragrance with the seasons, if you adore perfumes of all notes, here's a great new service that lets you experience the thrill of new scents on a monthly basis.