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Foodies Freebie: January 2015 Wallpaper Collection

Happy New Year! How are you all doing? Did you enjoy your holidays? We hope you did and took advantage of the kind of long weekend, family gatherings, friends coming from out-of-town… We caught up with many friends. It was tough to see 2014  go, but we are welcoming 2015 with open arms. This past year we’ve done so much, and with the new year, we will be continuing our efforts here at The Foodies’ Kitchen. As usual, we have our January 2015 Wallpaper Collection, and next week we are sending our newsletter Notes from The Foodies’ Kitchen.

On New Years, Kitty made a no-flour (hence gluten-free!) Chocolate Cake, a recipe we will share soon! It was a little scary baking without flour, but the cake was perfect!  We have some great recipes lined up for this month, but we would love to know what you want us to be cooking and baking. Comment right here, reach us through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… or email.

For this months’ wallpaper collection, we feature strawberries. We love them! Specially in early morning smoothies to get our mornings going, like this Strawberry Mango Smoothie or this Strawberry-Grapefruit Smoothie.

So here you go, below you can download the last freebie calendars of the year, for your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.  We hope you enjoy them!

Helga & Kitty

January 2015 Wallpaper Collection

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Foodies’ Halloween Special 2013

This year we are sharing our recipes from 2013 and our best recipes from our previous year. As we are translating many of our recipes, we want to share the ones we’ve posted before for all of you, in both Spanish and English. We are sharing from appetizers, to soup, drinks, classic sugar cookies and even caramel apples… just like the ones from Snow White’s evil queen, and quick desserts like our MilkyWay cupcakes that can be prepared with store bought chocolates.

Also, we are sharing a set of downloadable freebies to make your Halloween set up feel more Halloweeney!

Kitty & Helga

Foodies' Halloween Special 2013

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Foodies Freebie: September 2013 Wallpaper Collection

On September 15th we celebrate Guatemala’s independence day, and to honor our beautiful country with our desktops, we are sharing our September 2013 Wallpaper Collection featuring these colorful worry dolls, and the bags that you get them in. Don’t know what Worry Dolls are? Well, let us tell you!

Worry Dolls (or muñecas quitapenas), are very small and colorful dolls, and usually are given as presents as a family of 6 dolls per pack. The ones pictured on our calendar are a slightly bigger version, but sold under the same name. If you find yourself not being able to sleep, you tell your worries to the dolls and place them under your pillow before bed. By the next morning, all your worries are gone. The legends also say that you can exhibit the dolls in your house after the troubles go away, since that’s how the elderly would prove how many worries the dolls had taken away from them… showing at the same time the number of happiness was regained with the help of the dolls. There’s a catch though, you can’t share your worries with anybody else or the dolls won’t be able to take the problems away.

The dolls are made by artisans in the Guatemalan highlands, most of them in Chimaltenango. Weekly, it is thought that a family making and selling the dolls, can sell over 400 doll families, making it 2400 potential worries taken away.

We hope you enjoy our wallpapers featuring a little slice of Guatemala’s folklore!

Kitty & Helga

Foodies Freebie: September 2013 Wallpaper Collection

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Foodies Freebie: August 2013 Wallpaper Collection

August looks like tomatoes… and onions… and bell peppers. This wallpaper, is wham! and bright, but we are absolutely loving it. This year we made a promise to you, our lovely readers and to ourselves: we would be posting more healthy recipes, and the wallpapers are no exception. Notice that we haven’t posted a single dessert on your desktops? We want to post some good-looking desserts, but we seem to find healthier and amazing pictures on our every day cooking adventures instead.

Helga’s little girl, is asking more and more to be involved in the kitchen cooking both sweet and savory dishes, and she absolutely adores it! Specially after seeing all the videos from Everyday Food with Sarah Carey. Kristen watches the videos diligently, and even after we tell her that there’s a new one (from our Facebook feed), she often has seen them already. She even plays that she is recording kitchen videos and telling us how to make deserts. At 4, that is an accomplishment… specially since she narrates the video in english!

Ok, back to the wallpaper collection, this recipe will be up later this month, but we can tell you that these roasted vegetables are just plain amazing. Since in Guatemala we are going through our rainy season, often we find ourselves craving for dishes that are more warm and hearty. If you want to change-up your summer salad for something equally delicious and but even tastier, try roasting your vegetables. We’ve found that roasted tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and broccoli are a pleasant taste buds surprise on the table. You can serve them as a veggie side dish to chicken (our weekday protein).

We hope this wallpaper inspires you to eat more veggies and fruits (did you know that tomato is a fruit?) throughout August!

Kitty & Helga

August 2013 Wallpaper Collection

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