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The Foodies’ Kitchen turns 3… And an Announcement!

We are thrilled to be turning 3! Time time sure flies by. It’s been 3 years of fun, hits and misses… but above all, of culinary adventures that we share with our friends and family. These past few months, we have been thinking about doing something BIG for Foodies. And it began with our little makeover. The new site and logo gave us an unexpected push, and we started adding more things to our little site:

  • We expanded the Desktop Calendar to a Desktop Collection (Desktop, iPad and iPhone wallpapers)
  • The Foodies’ Kitchen Store (powered by Amazon)

One of the things we started thinking from the early days, but didn’t get on it right away, was to have The Foodies’ Kitchen in both english and spanish. We talked about it several times over the years, but last December when we were releasing our new look, we decided it was time! So, the work started behind the scenes, working behind the scenes: making the backbones of the site ready to take on a new duty: serving as a mirror for our content in both spanish and english. that meant coding, making things look exactly the same and properly translated. After a week or so, we started to translate the first batch of recipes. To the day, we have translated 72 recipes and articles. The work ahead of us is long: 548 recipes and articles to translate.

From today on, all of our new recipes will be in both Spanish & English. And we will be adding more to the mix as we go. Of course, we wanted to launch this with all of our recipes translated, but they are quite a few, and you won’t believe how sometimes certain ingredients are not that popular locally, so we have to look for the correct translation for them. Since not only our recipes get our love, the Desktop Collection will also be in both Spanish and English (we already updated our May calendar so you can download it in spanish too). To switch between both languages, you’ll find a big button on the sidebar to your right – click away!

And because just translating wasn’t going to be enough, we have a brand new domain for our Spanish counterpart: lasfoodies.com. We absolutely love our name in english, but it’s quite a mouthful when sharing our site with someone who doesn’t speak english. It’s short, memorable and we are crazy happy about it.

And trust us, this new year at The Foodies’ Kitchen will bring more surprises! You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and BlogLovin’.

Kitty & Helga

Foodies Freebie: December 2012 Desktop Calendar

December? How fast did this year went? It’s crazy that it seems like yesterday that we were posting our first recipe for 2012: Cauliflower Soup. Now, several recipes later, we’re sharing our last desktop calendar for 2012. This is a recipe that we’ll soon feature on our site, a Classic Shortbread Cookies recipe. All throughout December we will be sharing some recipes that we started testing in our kitchens since last Christmas! We hope you enjoy it and that all the goodies that you bake come out delicious!

Revision: We just posted our Classic Shortbread Cookies recipe here

Kitty & Helga

For the Desktop Calendar, you can click here.

Foodies Freebie: December 2012 Desktop Calendar

Foodies Freebie: November 2012 Desktop Calendar

November is here and so its great produce! This month we feature Squash as our desktop, and we are giving you also a full list of all the produce you can find in season this month that we found on ChefHermes.com:

Vegetables

Pumpkin, Beetroot, Jerusalem artichokes, Broccoli, Leeks, Seaweed, Cabbage, Squash, Cauliflower, Parsnips, Swede, Celeriac, Turnips, Celery, Chestnuts, Chicory, Chillies, Horseradish, Kale, Kohlrabi, Potatoes, Pickling onions, Shallots, Swede, Turnips, Watercress.

Fruit & Nuts

Apples, Pears, Quinces, Medlars, Almonds, Chestnuts, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Cranberries, Elderberries, Passion fruit, Plums, Pineapple, Mango, Satsuma, Clementines, Pomegranates, Dragon fruit.

As always, you can follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterestFlickr and Google+. Swing by and say hi!

For the Desktop Calendar, you can click here.

Foodies Freebie: November 2012 Desktop Calendar

Foodies Freebie: September 2012 Desktop Calendar

It’s Independence month in Guatemala, so for the September 2012 Desktop we featured  little handicraft baskets that are a staple in our country. They come in different shapes and sizes. Usually, you see them used as bread baskets,  some of them are small as a lime like the ones in our photograph.  They were all tied together from the handle and placed around a candle as a decorative item at a restaurant’s table.

We have some great Guatemalan inspired and Guatemalan classic recipes for you this month, make sure to keep checking back with us :)

For the Desktop Calendar, you can click here.

Foodies Freebie: September 2012 Desktop Calendar