Author Archives: Vivan Hoffman

Different types of air conditioners

Air conditioners have become ubiquitous and it is hard to imagine having to go through the sweltering summer days without using one. These life-saving machines are a must if you want to be comfortable at your own home. AC units not only cool down the high temperatures, but they also remove humidity from the air… Read More »

Best coffee machines to suit your kitchen

Semi-Automatic Espresso Machines are your one-way ticket to becoming your professional barista and giving up on the eternal lines at your favorite coffee shop. Sounds good? If so, you should take a look at what we consider the benefits of owning a semi-automatic espresso machine. First, you should know that semi-automatics come along with commitment… Read More »

4 Best Rotary Tools

When it comes to rotary tools, you might find yourself struck by the many use-values of this crafts instrument. If this is your first time interacting with the concept, I will brief you in the story. As a general approach, rotary tools can largely perform anything from carving, polishing, and sanding to engraving and other… Read More »

Sea Scallops with Lemon Risotto & Buttery Pan~Seared Artichokes

 Ode to the Artichoke The soft~hearted artichoke put on its warrior suit and, straight-backed, built a little dome. Underneath its scales, it was impenetrable. Right next to it crazed vegetables bristled and twisted themselves into creepers, cattails, or histrionic bulbs. Beneath the earth slumbered red~whiskered carrots, the earth sucked dry the vines that draw wine… Read More »

Winter Tomato Soup & Crispy Baked Kale with Gruyere Cheese

This tomato soup is one of our family’s favorites.  It cooks in the slow-cooker which makes it a favorite of mine.  The vermouth adds such a wonderful flavor and don’t be stingy with the dried tarragon.  Using a hand-held immersion blender, once the soup has finished cooking, also saves time {check out the one I… Read More »

Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Homemade Soda & Popcorn

Sunday dinners are different.  More often than not, the table is set in the dining room, flowers and candles dress the tabletop, dinner starts a bit earlier and we linger around the table a little longer, savoring a meal as well as the last few moments of the weekend.  But one of the greatest gifts,… Read More »

Baked Eggs with Spinach & Bacon

We love eggs.  Plain & simple.  A wonderful breakfast for sure but eggs can also make an impressive & satisfying dinner {in a short amount of time}. Quick, easy & satisfying was what we needed tonight.  The children were out of school today in honor of the Martin Luther King holiday & I managed to… Read More »