Dana Slatkin

Five Farmgirl Finds for Mom

What do you get the mom who wants “nothing but your love?” Let’s face it, though she may never ask for anything, any mom would appreciate a small token of thoughtfulness. These fun finds make life just a little sweeter, fresher, and more stylish. Here are my top gift picks for Mother’s Day or any day:   1. Giant Ice Cube Maker A single, elegant cube of ice captivates in cocktails or cold beverages, without watering them down. This BPA-free silicone tray pops out six giant cubes in a snap. In my last class, we floated fresh mint leaves, raspberries and lime slices inside. Also handy for freezing pesto, baby food, and broth. My new favorite gift for hostesses, brides and moms-to-be. Under $10 plus shipping.   2. … [Read more...]

December Thanks…and a Giveaway

‘Tis the season for gratitude, and I want to take a moment to thank you all for your readership, your kind words, your good company in my kitchen, and your continued inspiration. You are the reason I started this blog almost 6 years ago, and you are what keeps it going! 2014 may be almost over, but there is still time to squeeze in one more giveaway. This beautiful acacia wood salad bowl is the most popular item in The Farmgirl Shop. It’s the perfect size for two or a crowd, shallow enough to showcase any salad and large enough for easy tossing. I use mine nearly every night. For a chance to win, just fill out the form below. You can enter as often as you wish. The winner will be selected at random and notified by e-mail first week … [Read more...]

Farmgirl 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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Every year I vow to get an early start on holiday shopping…only to find myself fighting traffic and crowds at the last minute. So this year I really mean it. In case you do, too, here are some of my favorite goodies that you can buy in your pajamas. What are your best finds? Farmgirl readers would love to know!      1. Yuzu Juice and Vanilla Paste are my ingredient crushes of the year. Type them into my Search box and you'll find a number of recipes in which they really sing. For a thoughtful foodie gift, tuck them into a versatile indigo bamboo bowl along with my top two cookbooks of the year, Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More and Zoe Nathan’s Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes From Our Kitchen. 2. … [Read more...]