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News on Saint Lorenzo Patron Saint of Cooks

It’s August 10th, and today we celebrate the day of Saint Lorenzo Patron Saint of Cooks. Through a post we published a few years ago,  we’ve been getting a lot of inquiries from our followers about where they can get their Saint Lorenzo statue, so we are happy to inform all of you that you can get it through our website!   Wouldn’t it look lovely in your kitchen?

We partnered with DemiArt Woodcarvings from Santa Cristina Valgardena in Italy so you can buy Saint Lorenzo statues directly from here. All you have to do is click on the image bellow and you’ll be taken directly to their store.  They are beautiful wood carved statues, exactly like the one seen on the film. If you use our link, we will get a little tiny bit of the profits. You will be paying the same price. If you order your Saint Lorenzo Statue today (August 10th), you will get a 15% discount.


Kitty & Helga


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Orange Chicken

I’ve been in a citrus mood lately, so I have another orange chicken recipe for you this week. I decided to use this one because I liked the combination of ingredients in the marinade. Since I made this on a busy weekday, I completely omitted one step: The original recipe asks that you dredge the chicken pieces in an egg mixture and then coat with cornstarch. Then you have to fry the chicken in 1 cup of oil. I’m sure this step renders a delicious crispy crust, but… no. I really don’t want to dredge the chicken pieces in an egg mixture and then coat them with cornstarch on a busy day.  So, I just marinated the chicken and then stir fried the pieces, adding the thickened sauce at the end. It was still very flavorful, and definitely on the lighter side with no cornstarch coating and a lot less oil. I also used only 2 tablespoons of sugar instead of ½ cup.

White rice is the perfect side for this dish, and a simple cucumber salad would be a great pairing. So there you have it, another one of my busy mom weekday recipes!  Let me know if you try it.


Orange Chicken

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Foodies Freebie: August 2015 Wallpaper Collection

July flew by as fast as it came, and next thing we know we are in August. Somewhere in Facebook a picture popped… some stores are already displaying Christmas ornaments. Can you believe it? Anyway, we are delighted on how good the reception of our new section Little Foodies has gone, specially since the little sous-chef is excited looking for new recipes for her to make. She picks each one! All have been a great success.

This month on our Wallpaper Collection we feature gorgeous strawberries, pears and granola. We whipped up a batch of our The Best Granola Recipe to keep handy for our weekly breakfasts at home. It takes about an hour to prepare and it lasts for quite a while… though it never lasts more than 2 weeks at home. This time we skipped the sesame seeds.

Now, have you subscribed to our newsletter Notes? There, we share the recipes we posted throughout the month, the Wallpaper Collection, as well as some extra goodies. You can subscribe here. So while you wait for our newsletter to arrive, go ahead and download our freebie calendars of the month, for your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.  We hope you enjoy them!

Helga & Kitty


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