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Archive | February, 2020

A close up of some cookies with white frosting

A Note from Marcy December 2019

Dear Fellow Bakers and Friends, It’s hard to believe but it’s just a few short weeks away until the holidays. This always presents me with a bit of a quandary.  As I publish the first of each month, I try and plan recipes that make sense in the beginning of the month but also later […]

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A Note from Marcy February 2020

Dear fellow bakers, Happy February my cocooning friends! I hope you’re ready to bake some special things because this issue of features four new recipe gems that are game changers! I was going to make this issue my usual Valentine’s Day sort since it’s one of my favorite holidays. Call me corny but I […]

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Ankarsrum Mixer, the Saab and Volvo of Mixers!

Ankarsrum Mixer For the longest time, I thought a mixer meant: Kitchenaid. And to be clear, I love my Kitchenaid mixer. But increasingly, there’s a new mixer in town. It’s not new to Swedish bakers since it comes from Sweden but it is somewhat new to us. The mixer is called the Ankarsrum mixer, built […]

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Api-Flex Beeswax Food Wrap

Api-Flex Beeswax Food Wrap

You have to love a product that makes use of natural substances (beeswax on organic hemp and cotton fabric), is recyclable and economic. Api-Flexi is a Quebec based company that excels at its one product : natural food wrap. Api-Flex is  a flexible, reusable, food-grade natural food wrap that comes in a variety of sizes […]

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Best Bets in Cookware 2019

2019 Best Cookware Bets Nothing beats quality cookware, especially when it comes to stockpots and skillets or quality non-stick. Here’s a batch of newly tested cookware especially recommended by the Test Kitchen   Chantal’s Iconic Enamel on Steel 6 Quart Stockpot is a work of art! If you want a hard-wearing but charming, wholly […]

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Breville Smart Oven Pro is a Rockstar!

      The Breville Smart Oven Pro feels and operates  like a high end toaster but in reality, due to its size and oven temperature accuracy, can double as an extra (full sized) oven, which is especially handy during holiday times when you have a slew of side dishes that need the proverbial 350 […]

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TrusTea from Ireland, fine teas for the discerning palate I drink a lot of tea from many different companies but over the years I’ve only had two favorites: Harney and Sons Fine Teas and Upton Tea Imports (I love their River Shannon Tea). But now I have a new favorite (and bear in mind each of these companies tea sensibility is quite different). […]

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