Author Archives: Vivan Hoffman

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 »