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Foodies Freebie: November 2014 Wallpaper Collection

We know that the lack of recipes from this last month has been unusual, but in a few days we will spill the beans on our main reason. Now, for this month, we have some fall-full recipes coming up. We often try recipes before posting them on the blog. That is for holidays, special occasions or even regular weekdays. Last year we made this great Bourbon Spice Cake, so this year we am going to make it to share it here. Also, Pumpkin Soup, we already have a recipe for it (you can find it here Curry Pumpkin Soup), but we are going to get a second one around here. Not everybody is a fan of coconut or curry. Also, we have been searching for a perfect go-to vanilla white cupcake. We’ve baked…maybe 4 recipes and non are as perfect as we want, or have so many ingredients and steps, it’s crazy. Do you have a favorite recipe you’d like to share with us?

Now, for the November 2014 Wallpaper Collection, you can download them just bellow. If you have a recipe you would like to see featured at The Foodies’ Kitchen, leave it on the comments, contact us through Social Media or email us! We would love to hear your suggestions!

Helga & Kitty

Foodies Freebie: November 2014 Wallpaper Collection

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Foodies Freebie: October 2014 Wallpaper Collection

Hello all! Thank you so much for visiting our little blog. We are so happy that in the last month we have been finding more TFK fans! Last month we were invited by Nokiate Restaurant to a tasting of their new menu. The dishes were unbelievable! We shared our experience on Instagram, but you can get all the pictures (and names of the dishes we tried on our Flickr Page. We shared the table with Beatriz and María from GuateDining, Ma. André and David from THY Mazine, Andrea and Mónica from Look Magazine , Stephanie from Stephanie’s Closet and her boyfriend Roberto. We had a great time and an amazing meal!  You can stop by  Nokiate’s FB page and say hi!

Pumpkins! We both have a small centerpiece in each of our homes to celebrate the everything-pumpkin-season. The first thing we celebrate here in Guatemala when October comes around is Children’s Day, which is celebrated on October 1st. In the US it’s an observed date on some states (second Sunday in June). Here, we go all out. Usually, there are plays at schools, special brunches for kids and all sort of fun things. We spent the day with our little sous chef and had a blast.

Also, October is Cancer Awareness month, and we are honored to be asked by Perry to be ambassadors for their program #CintaDeLaEsperanza. You can go to CintaDeLaEsperanza.com and donate your Facebook or Twitter cover picture. Perry and Cinépolis Guatemala will donate for every profile signed up. If you don’t want to donate your wall or you’re not active on social media, you can head out to your nearest supermarket and buy Perry’s turkey sausages, and those funds will go to INCAN, Guatemala’s Institute against Cancer. For those abroad, you can head out to donate to your favorite against cancer organization. We love to help and we encourage you to do so too.

This weekend, Look Magazine and Wunderkeks are hosting the second charity bake sale #WunderBakeSale. Wunderkeks is baking over 700 brownies, 1,500 cookies, 2,400 truffles, 200 pies, 160 cakes, 1,200 cupcakes… a never-ending list of desserts. All of this to raise Q.100,000 for INCAN, Guatemala’s Institute against Cancer that we mentioned above. These funds will go entirely for the fight against breast cancer. The event will be at the KitchenAid Gourmet Center in Paseo Cayalá, on October 4th and 5th, from 10AM to 6PM.

We will be unveiling more surprises we are working on, but in the meantime, you can download the complete October 2014 Wallpaper Collection for your Desktop, iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone. If you have a recipe you would like to see featured at The Foodies’ Kitchen, leave it on the comments, contact us through Social Media or email us! We would love to hear your suggestions!

Helga & Kitty

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Foodies Freebie: September 2014 Wallpaper Collection

Where is the time going? Seems just a few days ago that we just began August. For some of our readers, this weekend marks the official end of summer, and coincidentally enough this weekend finally started raining here in Guate (some rain that we have expecting for quite a few months already), so it’s a goodbye-sunny-days for us too. For us it has been a busy month, with some site improvements to make it load faster, more articles and recipes and… a brand new newsletter called Notes from The Foodies Kitchen.

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We are launching our first newsletter! We are thrilled with the response of every single one of you. We moved our blog subscribers to the newsletter so you can get a much prettier version of it, instead of the automated newsletter that showed both languages. We will be sending it once a month to avoid inbox overcrowding, and it will include links, news and much more. Expect to receive it within the first 5 days of each month. Have you subscribed yet? If not, you can do so by clicking here or the picture above.

September is the month of Guatemala’s independence day (September 15th), so we love to feature some of our Guatemalan heritage. In this case, this is Pan Dulce, sweet bread that we usually have with our afternoon coffee, a true staple of Guatemalan cuisine. We are looking for a traditional recipe to share with you, specially with those fellow guatemalans who live abroad!

So in the meantime, we have the next best thing to pan dulce… a Pan Dulce wallpaper! You can download the complete September 2014 Wallpaper Collection for your Desktop, iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone (all Retina and iOS7 friendly).

If you have a Guatemalan recipe you would like to see featured here, leave it on the comments, contact us through Social Media or email us! We would love to hear your suggestions!

Helga & Kitty

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Foodies Freebie: August 2014 Wallpaper Collection

This month on our August 2014 Wallpaper Collection we feature these eggs. Aren’t they just gorgeous? No matter which eggs are your favorite, always buy fresh eggs. If you want to know about the difference about white vs. brown eggs, you can read all about it in one of our earlier posts here. Now, a few tips on eggs:

Freshness: To test the freshness of eggs, fill a bowl with water and place an egg in it.

  • If the egg lies on its side, its extremely fresh.
  • If the egg stands up, it’s not as fresh and should be eaten soon.
  • If it floats to the top of the bow, discard it as it is no longer fresh.
  • When you break the egg, it’s yolk should be round, perky and bright yellow. If the eggs have some days already on them, the egg whites becomes runny and the yolk will be flat and slightly pale.

Storage:

  • On the countertop at room temperature is just fine. Specially if your eggs are organic.
  • If you are in the US or Canada, you need to refrigerate the eggs. This because the USDA requires that all of the eggs are power-washed, removing all organic matter, stripping the egg’s shell of its protective coating. Also, since the stores sells them refrigerated, you must keep them in the fridge as well.

How long to keep them:

  • We suggest up to 3 weeks from the purchase date.
  • Check the pack date and sell-by date, those are two different things. Pack date is when the eggs were washed, graded and packed. Sell-by date is the latest date that the stores can carry the eggs at the store.
  • If the eggs you buy have an Expiration date, you can use the eggs until that date is reached. But, since they are not fresh, is better to use them for hard-boiled eggs rather than poached.

We hope our tips help you out in the kitchen. To get more tips like this, you can follow us in all our different channels: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

You can download the complete August 2014 Wallpaper Collection for your Desktop, iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone (all Retina and iOS7 friendly).

Helga & Kitty

Foodies Freebie: August 2014 Wallpaper Collection

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