July 2011

Mango Strawberry Macadamia Nut Shortbread Bars and the 4th of July in Hawaii

July 29, 2011

AJ and I took the month of July off, packed our bags and went to paradise (ie. Maui). I called it “my sabbatical” as I had grandiose plans to do many things that I can’t seem to do when I am at home, in my apartment, with the numerous distractions that come with being at […]

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Peanut Butter & Co. and the All Star Recipe Blog Series. Plus a Peanut Butter Giveaway

July 26, 2011

This is sponsored content from Peanut Butter & Co. For those who don’t follow me on Twitter, you may not know it, but I’ve been in Hawaii for the past few weeks. Since my partner AJ happens to be a college professor and I’ve been freelancing ever since I quit my job, we have a […]

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Branding and Design 101 for Food Bloggers Part 2: the BlogHer Food Presentation

July 25, 2011

Last Thursday I posted part 1 of the BlogHer Food Session Branding and Design 101 for Food Bloggers that Sabrina of The Tomato Tart and I lead. It’s discussed why you should consider branding your blog, how to figure out what your brand is, case studies on popular and successfully branded blogs, as well on […]

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Branding and Design 101 for Food Bloggers Part 1: the BlogHer Food Presentation

July 21, 2011

A couple of months ago, my fabulous friend Sabrina of The Tomato Tart and I gave a presentation at BlogHer Food. The title of it: Branding and Design 101 for Food Bloggers. At the end of the presentation, we promised that we would post the presentation online…and then we didn’t. UNTIL NOW. Part 1 of […]

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Boozy Blueberry Cherry Red Wine Pie and an L.A. Party

July 18, 2011

The car trip down to Los Angeles was uneventful. AJ was cycling down for the AIDS Lifecycle and I was heading down there to pick him up and to spend a little time with my friends in Southern California. As usual, we were staying with our friend Rita and Damon, in their condo over in […]

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SPONSORED POST: The Final Four French Fry Finalists

July 14, 2011

Previously on Eat the Love [cue hilarious intro theme song to the situation comedy that is this blog]: Irvin was contacted by Alexia Foods to help create a new French fry flavor [quick scene of Irvin making different French fry flavors in a sassy manner on the floor of a factory assembly line, ala the […]

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Strawberry Chocolate Tart with Lemon Caramel and The Meals on Wheels Star Chef’s & Vintner’s Gala 2011 recap

July 11, 2011

[Advanced warning: this is an epic long post. Don’t look/read it on an empty stomach] Once a year, there comes an event that is THE absolute best San Francisco Bay Area’s food & wine event of the year: The Meals on Wheels Star Chef’s & Vintner’s Gala. I’ve been going to the black tie event […]

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SPONSORED POST: Blackened Cajun Waffle Cut Fries

July 7, 2011

If you’ve been following along with some of my past posts about the Alexia Foods “Reinvent a Classic” I’ve been tasked to create a new French fry flavor for Alexia Foods (along with 20 other bloggers) in a contest to come up with something fantastic fabulous. The problem for me, I have TOO many ideas. […]

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Pie Party (real and virtual): Blood Orange Lemon Vanilla Infused Shaker Pie

July 5, 2011

Ahh… Pie. Who doesn’t love pie? I’ve talked about my friend’s love of pies in posts and have even won a few pie contests but I’ve never had the pleasure of making pies with anyone else. So when Shauna, Garrett, Justin, and Ashley all started tweeting about having a virtual pie party together, it was a […]

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SPONSORED POST: You say (Sweet) Potato. I say (Russet) Potato.

July 3, 2011

People always ask me where I get my inspiration from when I’m cooking or baking. OK, well maybe not ALWAYS (fine, I got asked it once by my friend Shila) but it’s an interesting question that I always wonder about other food bloggers. Do they bounce around to other food blogs to get inspiration or […]

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Peanut Butter S’More with Strawberry Marshmallows & Bacon Peanut Brittle and Pebble Beach Food & Wine Recap part three

July 1, 2011

If you have visited my blog this week, you’ve read about my adventures with Sabrina at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine where I noshed on sustainable seafood and grilled cheese with wine, all the while hob nobbing with fancy pants food obsessed people. But the place to go and be seen was the Tasting […]

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