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Archive for October, 2012

Fire hydrant Fountain in Encino today

October 31st, 2012 Comments off
Categories: Home, Los Angeles, Photos, Photos-Photography Tags:

My Favorite Things for October 2012

October 31st, 2012 Comments off

My Favorite Things

Here are my favorite shared items for October 2012.

Please let me know in the comments if you find any of the particularly useful. I’ll keep my eye open for similar items — Douglas

Categories: Elsewhere, Shared Items, Tips Tags:

Photo: Jason Tucker and Megan Enloe (@podcastjunky) at BarCampLA 6 four years ago

October 26th, 2012 Comments off

Video: #KitchenParty – Nadia G of Bitchin Kitchen – Recorded Version

October 25th, 2012 Comments off


Q & A With Nadia G of Bitchin Kitchen


Watch Live!

This week on Kitchen Party..  Q & A with Nadia G, Host of the Cooking Channel’sBitchin’ Kitchen. From a web series to cookbooks and then a popular cable food show, we’ll hear from Nadia about how she did it.

WATCH  SHOW: To watch the show, we’ll post the video above the day of the show (around an hour before the show goes live). You’ll simply click on the video at 5pm PDT or 8pm EDT. Or you can watch on our google+ account. Follow our google+ account and RSVP to our event to get a reminder when the show goes live!

JOIN THE CHAT: post to twitter with the hashtag #kitchenparty

THIS WEEK’S GUEST: Nadia G, Host and Author, Bitchin Kitchen  

THIS WEEK’S COOKBOOK: Calling all halloween recipes! Submit your favorite Halloween recipes for a chance to be included in our community cookbook:


Categories: Event, Food, Podcast, Show, Television, Video Tags:

Contest: Calling all cookie bakers…Share a recipe for your chance to win a KitchenAid Appliance!

October 25th, 2012 Comments off

Calling all cookie bakers…Share a recipe for your chance to win a KitchenAid!   

Post your awesome cookie recipe on the Facebook page to enter the Cookie Contest and get a  chance to win a KitchenAid® 7 Quart Stand Mixer. The recipe with the most votes from the BakeSpace community wins the grand prize mixer. You can invite your friends and family to vote… so what are you waiting for? In addition to the grand prize, we’re also giving away a KitchenAid® Food Processor, Waffle Baker and Hand Mixer for recipes based on best presentation and creativity.

Visit the Cookie Contest Today!

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4 Years ago at BarCampLA: Good Times!

October 25th, 2012 Comments off

Food: Ricotta Cheese Meatballs

October 20th, 2012 Comments off

With a Sicilian-American wife, you can imagine that pasta and meatballs are a regular menu item — and that would be true. What first caught my eye about this recipe was the use of ricotta cheese (which you can easily make at home) instead of breadcrumbs. I wasn’t looking for gluten-free recipes, but my wife loves ricotta cheese and I thought this would be a way to change things up and include them in the meatballs. The photos look absolutely mouth-watering and I think we will be trying this out very soon now.

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Video: #KitchenParty – How to publish a successful food blog w/ Nichelle Stephens from Cupcakes Take the Cake! – Recorded Version

October 18th, 2012 Comments off

Watch the recorded video below!

Success blog

How to publish a successful food blog

Nichelle Stephens from Cupcakes Take the Cake! We’re talking Cupcake Recipes & how to #publish a successful food blog.

To watch the show, simply go here on Thursday at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT on our page or head on over to our site at:

And don’t forget… every show we publish a community cookbook based on the topic. This week we’re sharing #cupcake #recipes . To our your favorite recipe to our #community #cookbook upload your favorite recipe here:

Your Hosts Every Week: Babette Pepaj from , +eff Houck from the Tampa Tribune, Rene Lynch (LA Times) & Douglas Welch (pro blogger – a Gardner’s Notebook)

Categories: Baking, Food, Podcast, Show, Video Tags:

Food: Rigatoni with Creamy Tomato Sauce

October 17th, 2012 Comments off

This looked so good that it immediately caught my eye on Pinterest. My wife loves ricotta in her pasta sauces although I find it can overwhelm the flavors. This recipe looks balanced between the ricotta and the tomato sauce, so I think we will definitely be given it a try.  I am also a fan of larger pastas, like rigatoni, as opposed to spaghetti or other smaller pastas. I think it gives a nice, different eating experience to vary the types of pasta you eat.

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Food: Making Hard Cider from Cold Antler Farm

October 15th, 2012 Comments off

Jenna over at the Cold Antler Farm blog writes about all sorts of homesteading projects, like hauling wood with her draft horse, raising sheep and other animals and teaching others about all these things with her Antlerstock Homesteading Conferences (my term) held a the farm itself.

Today, she gives us a run down on how she make hard cider. This is a bit more complicated than my version, but I just might give it a try.

(See Hard cider project is fermenting for my older blog post and 2 short videos)

Her cider is more potent, do to the addition of extra honey to ferment into alcohol.

Read the entire post on the Cold Antler Farm blog.

Cider coldantlerMake A Small Batch of Hard Cider! from coldantlerfarm by Jenna

Every year my friends and I gather to hand press gallons of fresh apple cider at our good friend Dave’s home in Vermont. Sadly, this year a late spring frost ruined our apple harvest and few if any local apples were around in the wild or at orchards to forage or pick. Which meant no hard cider, the real reason we all get together to crush and press.

But today I decided no late frost was ruining my favorite Yuletide drink. I decided to just buy some fresh-pressed cider at Saratoga Apple, get a small fifty-cent package of champagne yeast at my local Zymurgist, and make my own small batch.

Read the entire article

Categories: DIY, Drinks, Elsewhere, Food, Make, Recipe Tags: