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Secret Snack of Shame-a-Thon

By now I’ve been lucky to host nearly 40 Tell Simmer interviews, and in all but two of them* I’ve asked a guest – be they blogger, chef, writer or teen – to reveal their “secret snack of shame.”  Their answers, delightful and curious, confirm my theory: you may be confident, you may be sure [...]

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So many things to love about Calgary-based Julie Van Rosendaal, and they all start and end with personality, as in, “I’m in a hotel room with a bottle of Shiraz, answering your interview! Sick kid so we’re not leaving!”  More pluses: recipes from her popular blog Dinner With Julie, like yes-please Pumpkin Stout Gingerbread, her [...]

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Hello, friends and readers; if you’re reading on a weekend, no doubt you’re both. Life intervened this week, keeping me from Simmer with its pesky errands and calls. Not to mention that behind-the-scenes writing, you know, serious stuff, stuff not about crazy-Edie eggs or stick-eating dogs.  Before the blog rolls tumbleweeds, let’s pass the time [...]

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The food blog Pen & Fork greets readers with a fortune cookie. The fortune (in a photo) states: “You are a lover of words, someday you should write a book.” Lovely – but since Gwen Ashley Walters is the food writer-chef behind Pen & Fork, it might better read “someday you should write an award-winning [...]

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Tea & Cookies is a food blog, but I suspect that Tara Austen Weaver – better known as Tea, a beloved nickname – finds the term confining. So she rightfully expands the definition of her Seattle-based blog: “a collection of essays, photos, recipes, and other adventures.” Tea is a born storyteller, with a gifted eye [...]

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