Sunday, February 26, 2012


iPad doodle with ArtRage app.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A different look at food preservation

I stumbled on this article through Etsy: Artist Jihyun Ryou combines design with more traditional methods of keeping food fresh without refrigeration.

While not necessarily practical for all climates or households with more than 2 people, I like the idea behind it and designs are simple and clean. Control humidity and avoid keeping certain foods next to each other because they release certain gases which may speed up ripening or affect flavor.

Click here to see more of the designs.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Stalker Cookies

Butter cookies with royal icing and edible ink by Kopykake. Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Recipe Box App

Available for iPad $3.99. Also a "To Go" version for the iPhone.

If you're like me and you have dozens of bookmarked websites with recipes you love, (or want to try) and you want to consolidate them all, this is an awesome app. Very user-friendly interface, easy to navigate and edit and once you've input the recipe, you don't have to be online to look at them.

Basically, you copy/paste a recipe from the internet (or from any other digital document) into their app, then cut it up into the appropriate sections (generally Ingredients and Directions). Or you can just hand type the recipe yourself. There's a great in-app keyboard with keys like "preheat," "chopped," measurements, etc. to save you some typing. I'm actually addicted to plugging in as many recipes as I can right now, so I don't have to sift through all my books.

You can also import photos from your albums or from the internet.

It's great if you're out shopping and you forget what ingredients you need. Personally, I love propping it up near the kitchen, instead of having to run across to my computer, while dripping ingredients all over the floor.