Exciting News!

I’ve got two bits of exciting news!

That’s my excited face.

I’m branching out.

For the last three years, writing A Big Mouthful has been an incredible way to express my love of food and cooking.

Wonderfully, it has led to some new and exciting opportunities that I’m thrilled to be able to explore.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Leftovers | Comments: 1

Learn More about Me in Terra Organics’ Member Spotlight!

This week, I was thrilled to be featured as Terra Organics‘ first Member Spotlight.

Terra Organics is the home produce delivery service in my area that I get 95 percent of my organic fruits, vegetables and eggs from.

Produce delivery is one of my godsends for time saving. During the work week, I don’t even have to think about picking up fresh produce, because it’s delivered to my door each week. It also actually saves me money, since I’m not spending money on impulse buys from copious trips to the grocery store. We are able to eat healthier, eat local, and eat organic with virtually no effort. It’s a fabulous service that I am so thankful for.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Leftovers | Comments: 1

Holiday Gift Guide for the Home Culinarian

                                                                                                                                                              Photo Courtesy Bugs and Fishes

Holiday gift shopping can be tough, especially when you have an aspiring home chef, entertainer or gourmet in your life.  How do you know what they already have, or would love and use in the kitchen?  I mean, you may be Santa, but your elves are probably on permanent vacation.  There are so many days when I wish I had a staff of elves.  Anyway…

As an avid home cook myself, I compiled this list categorized by price (because let’s face it, we all have different gift budgets).  There’s also some creative stocking stuffers and gifts to get kids in the kitchen.

I handpicked these gifts from some of my favorite retailers and artists, including Williams-Sonoma Cookware, Anthropologie, Sur La Table, DEAN & DELUCA, artist Carrol Boyes, Amazon, Crate & Barrel, UncommonGoods and more. Each item is available online to make your holiday shopping a little easier.

Whether you’re shopping for friends, family or, ahem…yourself, these gifts will inspire your home cook to create all kinds of goodness in the kitchen.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Leftovers | Comments: 3

Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles

There’s nothing I love more than a  family business success story.  Even better, a local (to me) Tacoma family business.

I work in a family business myself, and I know the joys and challenges of working with family.  It seems to me that the ladies of Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles have got it figured out and are producing a mighty fine pickle, one jar at a time.

I have a confession.  I lead a double life.  A Big Mouthful is my food blog  mainly focused on recipes.  And then there’s Tacoma Foodie, a Twitter and Facebook I maintain to fulfill my local food and restaurant fix.  This is how I found about Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles, and I thought I’d share it with you, O’ Big Mouthful reader.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Leftovers | Comments: 2

Why I Love Pinterest (And Why You Should, too!)

A few weeks ago, I joined Pinterest.  I know it’s been around for a while, and lots of savvy folks are already pinning away.

If you don’t know what it is, Pinterest “… lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes”.

It’s a visual paradise of pretty things, helpful tips, DIY projects, funny quotes and recipes, recipes and more recipes.

Maybe it’s because I’m a Virgo, and Virgos typically like to have choices, explore and bring very specific things into their lives.  But I am really loving Pinterest, not only for my personal fancies, but also for blogging.  Here’s why:

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