One More Day…

by Cate on June 17, 2005

… and then it’s finally Friday. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m ready! The Husband is taking Nicholas and my stepdaughter down to the shore for the weekend. I opted to stay home so I could rest more in an effort to finally rid myself of the bronchitis. A house all to myself for the weekend – not sure I’ll be able to handle so much peace and quiet!

No cooking tonight — just take-out at my parents’ house. Spanakopita and Greek Salad for me and a Rib-Eye for The Husband. After taking the week off from cooking, I’m hoping to start getting back into it this weekend. Just lacking energy and motivation this week. It happens to the best of us.

Digital Dish is the first book to compile food writing specifically from food bloggers. I ordered my very own copy a few weeks ago and plan to delve into it a bit this weekend (along with finishing up Ruth Reichl’s Garlic and Sapphires). If you’re interested in Digital Dish, you can get more information on Tomatilla’s site (click on the icon on the left side of the web site). The book includes recipes, stories and pictures from food bloggers around the world. I was surprised to find out that it doesn’t include anything from Chocolate and Zucchini, considered by many to be the most “famous” food blogger. Nevertheless, it’s an interesting read.

New magazine alert! It’s called Weekend. My Mom noticed an ad for it in the current issue of O Magazine (Oprah‘s magazine), and I stopped at 7-11 on the way home to see if I could find it. Pay dirt! It’s look, style and content are very similar to Real Simple, a magazine I happen to like. A bunch of recipes/cooking articles in this premiere issue, including One-Pan Pasta (five simple dinners that are sauced, tossed and served from a single pan), Salads that Sizzle (Light up the grill, just add greens and toss a perfect summer dinner), and Dinner on the Beach (Planning an outdoor party? Think Paella and the fun will follow). There’s also a piece on making great summer pitcher drinks and an article on finding weekend cooking classes best suited to your level of skill. For non-foodies, there’s also plenty inspiration on other topics as well. Some headlines include What to Do this Weekend, Shopping List (How to get the best new stuff for your home, your garden and your life), organization tips, getaways, outlet road trips, bike riding, Chicago night life and much more. I’m hooked.

Until next time…

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Owen June 17, 2005 at 5:40 am

Hi Sweetnicks,

We invited Clotilde from Chocolate and Zucchini to take part in the book but she declined because she is negotiating a book deal of some kind of her own. It’s a shame because the contract for the authors is specifically for use just in the compilation and leaves theauthor with the right to publish the pieces elsewhere at any time.

Hope you like the book!

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Cate June 17, 2005 at 11:20 am

Wow, Owen, you’re quick! I agree, it is a shame that she declined. Still a nice read nonetheless. :)

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Anonymous June 17, 2005 at 12:18 pm

And the name of the new magazine is…?

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Cate June 17, 2005 at 1:07 pm

Anon- whoops! It’s “weekend.” Thanks for catching that – going back to edit.

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Jennifer June 17, 2005 at 3:23 pm

Glad to see you bought a copy – being one of the contributors I might be biased, but it’s really quite the collection. And it’s the first of its kind, so it really is quite unique!

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crystal June 17, 2005 at 7:09 pm

I’m going to look for that magazine this weekend–sounds like a fun read (I love magazines). I’m off to look for the blog book now, thanks for the heads up!

Also, I hope your weekend is restful and healing.

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