Wednesday, April 20, 2016

QuickBites

Welcome to sloCooking - blog home of Chef/Writer Heather B. Thomas. I hope you enjoyed the 10th Annual Earth Day Food & Wine Festival.

Thank you for your interest in my cookbook QUICK BITES. Unfortunately free download time has expired. Please email me if you are interested in purchasing a copy.

Happy cooking!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Awesome Event on April 23... Earth Day Food & Wine Festival

Hi readers... anyone looking for something fun to do this Earth Day? You are?? Fabulous! Head on over to Earth Day Food & Wine Festival and get tickets to the best food event on the Central Coast.


There will be fine wine, craft beers, delectable foods (don't forget to hunt down Two Cooks and see what we're serving), and live music - did you know the stage/sound system is going to be solar powered this year?

Did I mention you need to buy tickets now while they're still available? Make sure you tell them I sent you!

Earth Day Food & Wine has become the acclaimed culinary experience of the Central Coast with a sophisticated array of farmers, chefs, and winemakers gathering with guests under the oaks at Castoro Cellars. Don't forget to look for the owl man and the birds of prey that will be on display. It's really interesting to know they use these beauties for pest control in the vineyards.


Enjoy fresh and tantalizing local fare, SIP Certified sustainable wines, live music, and plenty Central Coast sunshine.

Event proceeds benefit educational scholarships for relatives of farm workers. Visit www.earthdayfoodandwine.com for more information. 

You’ll see that for a bunch of farmers dedicated to sustainability and nurturing the earth, they sure know how to throw one heck of a party!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Pancakes!



Did you know that Bisquick makes a version that is dairy free? You have to look for it, and not every flavor is made without dairy. But the original flavor, basic box of Bisquick has no dairy in it. Yeah me. Pancakes for dinner?

** And once again - I am not getting anything for posting about this product. This is just me sharing my own personal customer experience. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Two New Cookbooks



Two more cookbooks arrived today. Did you know Amazon sells used books in addition to new? If you’re shopping on a computer vs a tablet or smart phone, and you’re looking at the list of used books for sale, you’ll see where they’re shipping from!

You’ll also see what used books are sold by Amazon and eligible for Amazon Prime shipping. You can then compare that price, with a regular used book (which ships for $3.99/book) and see which is a better price, or will get to you fastest. If I can only find the used copy from a seller on the other side of the country, I’ll certainly jump on the chance for an Amazon sold book. 

If I have options for books sold from my side of the country I’ll purchase from CA (obviously), Oregon, Nevada and Arizona. All three of these will get to me in less than a week! I’ve already been looking though these, and can’t wait to start cooking. 

If you look closely at the copy of Allergy-Free Cookbook, you’ll see all the page markers I’ve put in place for recipes I want to try. If I decide to actually cook a recipe, I’ll move the marker over onto the side of the page. Once it’s cooked, the marker goes away, and I make notations in the index. If it’s a good recipe I’ll high light the recipe, if it tanked it gets blacked out with a sharpie!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Recipe Log



Bet you’ve been wanting to see my recipe log. Right? Well here you go. It’s a spiral bound notebook with a hard cover and lined pages. I write in my own form then off I go. 

In here I write not only the recipe name, but the cookbook name & recipe page number. In addition to making notes in the books after testing out new recipes, I also write notes in here for fast reference. Good, bad and the ugly!