July 2015 – Good Reads

July 2015 Good Reads


∴ Heidi of 101 Cookbooks wrote about what goes into printing a cookbook.

∴ The answer to my prayers: Here is why you need to stop washing dishes by hand.

∴ Behind the scenes: A visit to the Le Creuset factory.

∴ See Tokyo through the photographs of a woman-in-love.

∴ You do not even need to watch the whole of this video to stop what you are doing and go to the kitchen to make waffle sandwiches.

∴ Smart coffee for regular Joes: A flowchart to help you choose the right coffee brewing method.

∴ Check out the how-to video series of Saveur to learn some simple yet helpful tricks in the kitchen.

∴ Have you ever wondered what do they mean when they say, “You have tomatoes in your eyes.”? Here are 10 weird food sayings around the world and what they mean in English.

Juneau, Alaska through the lens of Sonja & Alex of A Couple Cooks

What is in your New York Minute?

∴ There is absolutely nothing I do not like (sorry for the double-negative) in Farmhouse Pottery’s shop.


∴ May I offer you a popsicle? Check out the recipes from Wit & Vinegar’s Popsicle Week event.

∴ A great ice tea recipe is all you need in these dog days of summer. Here is a list of 13 ice tea recipes from the Time Magazine.

∴ A simple yet delicious recipe for summer parties: Creamy Garden Vegetable Spread – (link no longer available)

∴ 7-minute eggs is “foolproof” – Tested and approved.

∴ Watch it to make it: Chocolate Almond Eclairs from Love Comma Cake

∴ For all fennel lovers out there: Grilled Fennel and Brown Rice Salad

∴ From my newest favorite food blog: Dishing Up the Dirt – Zucchini Basil Soup with Fried Shallots

∴ Snixy Kitchen’s Gluten- Free Rosemary Peach Hand Pies with White Chocolate Mascarpone

∴ Finally, Lindsay of Pinch of Yum made a video for her famous Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

∴ Gathered & Feast’s Roasted Peach, Basil & Buffalo Mozzarella Salad


∴ From America’s Test Kitchen Podcast –  The truth about Gluten: Media Hype or Good Science?

∴ From Pure Green Magazine –  Deconstructing Coconut Oil with Matt Geddy of Skinny & Co.

∴ From Food 52’s Burnt Toast –  Cookbooks: The good, the bad, and the ugly

∴ From First We Eat Podcast – Sourdough: The Science Behind Sourdough Bread

∴ From This American Life (Non-food related) – Abdi and The Golden Ticket

∴ From Food Blogger Pro ( For Bloggers) – Understanding How Your Visitors Can Help You Build Traffic and Create Income (BTW if you are a blogger, I highly recommend listening to this podcast in general. It is full of some very helpful information.)


∴ Fiction: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – Good summer beach read with a surprising twist at the end. Reviews say that it is like Gone Girl, but I thought it wasn’t as strong. Still, it was a page turner.

∴ Non-Fiction: The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do by Jeff Groins – In my opinion, this book is a must-read for creatives and for those who are not happy with their current life/job. It is about finding your calling and how to turn it into a meaningful and full time career.

∴ Cookbooks:
I bought 2 cookbooks this month:
(1) Seven Spoons: My Favorite Recipes for Any and Every Day by Tara O’Brady: I bought this book after listening to Tara’s interview with Pure Green Magazine’s Podcast and it did not disappoint. It is full of great everyday recipes with clear instructions. I plan to cook and share recipes from this book in the upcoming month.
(2)What Katie Ate on the Weekend  by Katie Quinn Davies : To be quite honest, I bought this book for Katie’s photography as I am a huge fan. However, I found that there are some interesting and creative recipes in there.

∴ From Goop: The Best Summer ’15 Reading –

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  • Monica - Loved the coffee flowchart–totally explains why we have aeropress coffee every day!ReplyCancel

  • Emilie @ The Clever Carrot - Thank you for the link love, my friend. What a beautiful round up of inspiration! I will dream of lying in that hammock all day… have a wonderful and relaxing weekend. xoReplyCancel

    • Aysegul Sanford - Ha ha.. Come on down, the hammock is right here Emilie…
      I am a big fan of your beautiful blog and delicious recipes. Happy to share.

  • Beeta @ Mon Petit Four - What a great roundup of links. I loved all the blogging info from Food Blogger Pro. I’m also going to go to my local B&N to pick up the book “Art of Work” as I’m definitely intrigued. Thanks so much for sharing! <3ReplyCancel

    • Aysegul Sanford - Beeta… Thank you for your kind words. I love sharing the good stuff from all over the internet. Art of Work is a really good read. The author, Jeff Groins, also has a great podcast called Portfolio Life. It is mostly geared towards writers, but a lot of stuff he talks about are relatable for bloggers like us. So if you are into listening podcasts I highly recommend it.

  • Adriana @changingplate - what a wonderful post! Thanks to you I’ll be spending all day going through all these wonderful sources of information and thank you so much for including me, I feel honored to be alongside such talent such as yourself, your support is very much appreciated! XReplyCancel

  • Suzy | The Mediterranean Dish - I always look forward to the links you share. Thank you for your good work in sharing such a resourceful list! I know I will be listening to some of the podcasts for sure!ReplyCancel

    • Aysegul Sanford - I am so glad to hear that you liked these lists. I read a lot of stuff on the internet and love sharing it with my readers.
      Thank you Suzy!ReplyCancel

  • Laura&Nora @Our Food Stories - Great inspirations, thanks for sharing!! love katie’s books and photography as well 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Traci | Vanilla And Bean - Wow! Look at all the goodies you’ve collected! Do you do your research as you lounge in that hammock on the beach? Ahhhhh… one can dream, right? I am a fan of This American Life… listen all the time! Looking forward to listening to First We Eat too! Thank you for this my dear!ReplyCancel

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