When it comes to raising homegrown produce, patience is required—unless you grow sprouts. A snap to cultivate indoors, these tasty germinated seeds provide you with fast good-for-you food. So begins the Parade.com article about Homegrown Sprouts, by Rita Galchus. The story gives a quick overview of how to grow sprouts for home use, including supplies needed and uses for different types of sprouts. Learn More.
The Soupmaker’s Kitchen: How to Save Your Scraps, Prepare a Stock, and Craft the Perfect Pot of Soup, by Aliza Green, is No. 2 on the Washington Post's Best Cookbooks of 2013 list. Learn More.
If an artist is not necessarily someone who is lonely, starving and unstable, then what does an artist look like? Can an artist actually live in abundance? Those are the questions asked by blogger Jess Green in a recent post at The Huffington Post. The answer: Flora Bowley, author of Brave Intuitive Painting for Quarry Press. Learn More.
Amy Rice, author of Playing with Stencils, recently shared two sneak peeks from her book with the Design Sponge blog. Learn More.
Making Artisan Pasta is one of the top six cookbooks in Cooking Light's Best Technique and Equipment category. The list is one of 12 categories in the magazine's list of Top 100 cookbooks over the past 25 years. Learn More.
Making Artisan Pasta is one of the top cookbooks of 2012, according to the Washington Post. Learn More.
Elizabeth LaBau loves candy. Always has. Used to lug a pillowcase along on her childhood Halloween trick-or-treating treks. Now the new mom is busy encouraging others to have fun with candy-making in "The Sweet Book of Candy Making" and as the "guide to candy" at candy.about.com. Learn More.
Mati Rose McDonough, Author of Daring Adventures in Paint, was featured on the Creative Living with Jamie podcast recently. Learn More.
The term “extreme beer” is difficult to define. Is it high strength? Weird ingredients? Freaky style-mashups? Whatever extreme beer may be, Sam Calagione, author of Extreme Brewing, A Deluxe Edition with 14 New Homebrew Recipes, is the high priest of it. Learn More.
Lilla Rogers, author of the upcoming book "I Just Like to Make Things," can turn what may seem impossible into something that can be accomplished. Learn More.
Author Gary Lincoff has been working on his new book, "Joy of Foraging," for more than 40 years. Learn More.
Bartender Katie Loeb believes anyone who can shop, boil water, measure ingredients and operate basic kitchen equipment can make their own garden-fresh cocktails. Her book, "Shake, Stir, Pour - Fresh Homegrown Cocktails," includes step-by-step photos of some of the more complicated techniques for those still shaky around a shaker. Learn More.
Susan Schwake, author of Art Lab for Kids, is also a baker. Her recipe for blueberry coffee cake was recently featured on Design Sponge. Learn More.
Kim Flottum, author of The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook, offered readers of Mother Earth News tips on producing and selling honey. Learn More.
Katie Loeb, author of Shake, Stir, Pour, was named the grand prize winner of the Barenjager Bartender Competition September 11 in New York. Learn More.
Katie Loeb, author of "Shake, Stir, Pour: Fresh Homegrown Cocktails," spoke with Joy Cardin of Wisconsin Public Radio about her craft cocktail recipes. She's a bartender, sommelier, and a creator of craft cocktails. Learn More.
Alex Lewin, author of Real Food Fermentation, explains to the Boston Globe that the popularity of fermentation is a part of the rise in the interest in cooking and food in the U.S. Learn More.
Author of Art Lab for Kids, Susan Schwake, is now writing a regular Art Lab for Kids post, twice a month at the Illustration Friday blog. Look for sneak peeks from the book as well as loads of other exciting art ideas for kids! Learn More.
Art Lab for Kids has received a resounding thumbs up from NickJr. Australia. Yvette Hamilton says the book is "destined to become a family heirloom because of it's timeless collection of really practical, fun and engaging art projects – suitable for kids of all ages." Learn More.
Flora Bowley, author of Brave Intuitive Painting, has found inspiration for her art in the Indonesian island of Bali. Learn More.