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Archive for November, 2010

The new DRY Recommends

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Amanda Hesser enjoying a Lavender DRY Soda (Amanda Hesser enjoying a Lavender DRY Soda)

Welcome to the updated version of  the DRY recommends blog.  In the past this blog has been a collaborative effort by the DRY team, sharing with you a variety of our favorite things. In our updated version the blog will be written by me (Sharelle) and I will be focusing on recommending my favorite people, organizations, farms, food companies etc. Basically, it is me writing about all of those people that inspire me daily.

So who am I – I am Sharelle,  the Founder and CEO of DRY Soda. I am also a mother of four kids and four dogs and a wife of one amazing fellow. I live in Seattle, truly the most beautiful city in the US (well it is, but of course it is grey here a lot!). Admittedly I have an amazing job, but truth be told, it can also be very challenging at times and I need inspiration. Learning and sharing about all these great Americans who are really shifting the way we eat and drink – inspires me and will hopefully do the same for you.Now I am going to ask for all of you to be patient with me as I begin this process – I am really comfortable creating soda and selling it, but am a bit more nervous writing a blog!

To get me started — I went to a potluck dinner for food bloggers last night and the guest of honor — none other than one of my favorite foodies —  Amanda Hesser!  Amanda is an amazing food writer for the New York Times, co-founder of Food 52  and she just published The Essential New York Times Cookbook!  Admittedly, I was very nervous being in a room full of professional food writers — but I decided against the intimidated freak out — and just had an amazing time eating and sharing with all of these incredible people. OK so enough about me — onto my first DRY Recommends: DRY Recommends: Amanda Hesser’s amazing food network: food52

Food52 is a Website that gives home cooks a place to showcase their recipes and to engage and be inspired by others in “lively conversation”. I love this website – It is the perfect place to go on a Saturday afternoon with glass of wine in hand and plan out some great dinner — but it is also the perfect place to go on Wednesday night — when I still have hours of work left, have three soccer practices to go and Amazon Fresh order comes tomorrow — so the fridge is empty. It is just such an engaging site – and one that provides endless inspiration and endless camaraderie with other food centrics (my new word!).

So please check out Food52 — you might just find your new favorite place on the web or an idea for dinner tonight!  And I leave you with a quote from Food 52:

We think cooking is really important…because:

  • • If you cook, your family will eat dinner together.
  • • If you cook, you will naturally have a more sustainable household.
  • • If you cook, you’ll set a lifelong example for your children.
  • • If you cook, you’ll understand what goes into food and will eat more healthy.
  • • If you cook, you’ll make your home an important place in your life.
  • • If you cook, you’ll make others happy.
  • • If you cook, people will remember you.