Win A Cookbook!

Ari of Baking and Books has cookbooks taking over her apartment! These cookbooks have been donated as part of a fundraising effort for the 2007 Jewish Environmental Bike Ride in support of Hazon, a non-profit whose mission is to change our world by educating people about our environment, the food we eat, and the ways in which our relationship to these essential aspects of our lives influences our spiritual well-being.

Here’s how to get your hands on a new cookbook: For every $5 donation you make, you will receive one virtual raffle ticket which qualifies you to win a fabulous prize. And yes, you may win more than once! For more information or to make a donation, visit Ari’s site.

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th, Minus Some Stripes

Yes, I’m a dork and made a cupcake flag (minus some stripes) to take to a barbecue later today. Mini red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. The white stripes are just plain frosting; the red have sanding sugar; the blue have blue sprinkles; the stars are made from fondant.

My Kitchen

As part of a challenge by Ilva at Lucullian Delights, Kristen over at Dine and Dish posted a picture of her huge kitchen. Naturally, I decided to do the same.

My Very Cluttered Kitchen

However, being as I live in Hollywood, in a rent controlled one-bedroom apartment built in the 70s, my kitchen is not pretty, or clutter-free, or huge like Kristin’s. And while it’s going through a bit of an identity crisis, the brown tile floor, Formica counter tops, brightly colored knobs, and my KitchenAid mixer are somehow living together in harmony.

So yes, this is where, lately, the magic has been happening.