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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

Foodies Freebies: September 2014 Wallpaper Collection

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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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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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Foodies Freebie: June 2014 Wallpaper Collection

Have you been following Susan on Instagram? She’s been amazing! She even made it to Instagram’s Suggested User list at the end of April. Susan is extremely talented, and as we’ve been doing, we are sharing a new Wallpaper Collection with you with a picture of hers. This time, featuring a gorgeous tea-cup and a teaspoon. We love her style and finesse, and we are not the only ones. She has over 27 thousand followers, and this weekend she took over the Uncommon Goods Instagram account. If you haven’t heard about Uncommon Goods, it’s an online store that offers great and unique gift ideas. We love the site.

Now, we have great recipes lined up for you this month, including a blog love post that we’re working on where we share with you some of our current inspiration posts and blogs. We have a few desserts lined up, as well as some savory dishes, including a Slow Cooker Guinness Pulled Pork. We love our slow cookers! We are back in track with the blog, and our posting schedule.

Follow Susan and keep a close look to her business Andie.M Design Shop, as well as her famous Instagram account! Back to the wallpaper collection, you can download them all for your Desktop, iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone (all Retina and iOS7 friendly).

Helga & Kitty

Foodies Freebie: June 2014 Wallpaper Collection

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