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Foodies Freebie: July 2014 Wallpaper Collection

It’s already halfway through the year. 6 months already have gone by, and 6 more to go. We are so happy that our little community is growing. Can you believe we’re almost 4,000 foodies from all of our social media channels? That means over 4,000 screens get filled directly with our recipes, tips and ideas… without counting all the visitors we get on the site. We are in cloud 9! You can find links to all of our channels right here: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

As we’ve been doing so lately, we are loving Susan’s work for our desktop calendars. This time, we have a gorgeous pair of tomatoes to brighten your desktop. Even though it’s summer in the US, we are in the beginnings of our rainy and gray season, so we love this chunk of color for our devices. Follow Susan on Instagram if you are not yet one of her over 27 thousand followers. We absolutely love her!

As always, you can download them all for your Desktop, iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone (all Retina and iOS7 friendly).

Helga & Kitty

Foodies Freebie: July 2014 Wallpaper Collection

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Purple Potato Patties

I’ve been seeing purple potatoes in our local supermarkets lately, which reminded me that I had a recipe to share with you.  Purple potatoes have a moist and starchy consistency, I wouldn’t use them to make mashed potatoes because I think it could turn out gluey, but they are a great variety to use for roasting or baking.  I tried making purple potato patties with them, and they were an interesting side dish to add a little variety to our weekday meals.  I’d like to try roasting them, together with red and regular potatoes, I think I would cube them and roast them with some garlic, rosemary and olive oil… I’ll let you know how that turns out. I also saw a recipe for potato salad using them, which sounds interesting enough to try.

I’ve been getting a little bored with my weekday cooking lately and am looking to add some variety.  With these patties, even if it’s still potatoes… at least they’re purple!

Helga

Purple Potato Patties

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Blog Love: June 2014

Hey there! It’s been a while since we’ve shared some Blog Love. We will be sharing this posts once a month from now on. These are recipes or ideas for either upcoming recipes or inspiration. We love ‘em all. This time around we are featuring this lovely blogs: Bake at 350, Objetivo El Cupcake Perfecto, Love and Olive Oil, Smells Like Home, Clean and Delicious, Design Love Fest, Oh my Veggies and Miss Candiquik. As you do, we browse through Pinterest, we subscribe to RSS feeds, use Foodily for recipe searches, all because we are looking for new recipes to try. Some recipes to try at home and some to share on our blog.

We love blogs from all around the world, and we will be sharing more sites of bloggers we love and admire! From the US to Spain, these are amazing blogs that you will love too. Do you have favorite blogs you would like to share with us? Let us know either on the comments or through our Contact Page.

Helga & Kitty

Blog-Love-June-2014

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Red Velvet Cake

Meet my nemesis. The Red Velvet Cake. I have tried endless recipes, and last year I found this recipe by Bakerella and I loved it. Specially because it uses all-purpose flour. The cake is moist, crumbly… perfect to pair with cream cheese frosting. My only issue? I couldn’t get a nice and proper red dye to make it red. If you look at the post linked above, you’ll see that the cupcakes ended up being fuchsia, not red. And that was the red dye I could get here. Fast forward a couple of months, and I brought back from a trip to the US a couple of red dye bottles. Yay!

Last week I was itching to bake. It was late at night, but I didn’t care. I thought at some point, of making a chocolate stout cake, but then.. I couldn’t help myself and I grabbed all the ingredients, and whipped the cake pretty quick. No heavy machinery needed. A whisk and a bowl. Nothing simpler than that. And, I’ve found that I can bake the recipe in 3 pans, that way I can do a three-tiered cake. All cakes with three tiers look more impressive, and are more tasty. Maybe it’s because you take a longer time to eat it? I don’t know, but definitely takes someone’s breath away.

At some point I will try to make a Velvety cake with natural food dye, however, in my previous tests, adding juice instead of dye color to a recipe alters it completely, as you can see online, there are some cupcakes or beet cakes that sink a bit in the middle… But, we will try. I have my eye on this Red Velvet Cake With Beets by the amazing Beth Kirby from Local Milk. Anyway, a little dye in a cake once a year, never hurt anybody! You can replace the color as you wish, maybe a bright blue or a green maybe? There are no limits to the imagination!

Kitty

Red Velvet Cake

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