Category: What's Up at TIK

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October 27, 2020

By Peg Kern

Travel Memories: My First Trip to Italy

Filed Under  Destination Features, What's Up at TIK, Italy

It's hard not to wax nostalgic about travel these days. As the effects of COVID-19 keep us all at home, with no clear indication of when we'll be able to travel again, those of us with wanderlust turn our minds to fond memories of trips past. I have been thinking increasingly of my first trip to Italy, when I was a university student taking part in a study abroad program… Read
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October 20, 2020

By Peg Kern

Changing the Lives of Women One Box of Aprons at a Time

Filed Under  Interviews, What's Up at TIK, India, USA

Today we're featuring an interview not with one of our fabulous chefs or tour guides, but with Theresa VanderMeer, the founder of the company that makes our aprons, totes, and document holders. If you've traveled with us on one of our multi-day cooking vacations, you've received one of these textile goods with your documents package, and we hope you noticed the tag on it that explains that your item was… Read
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September 22, 2020

By Peg Kern

Indulge Yourself! Food & Wellness Tour in Spain

Filed Under  Destination Features, What's Up at TIK, Spain

If you're like most of the world these days, you're more in need of self care than ever. Treat yourself to something to look forward to, like our fabulous food and wellness tour in Spain! The dictionary defines "wellness" as "the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal." But we think it's more than that, it is, in our opinion, being of sound body and… Read
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September 9, 2020

By Peg Kern

Grilled Lamb Kofta Kebabs with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

Filed Under  Recipes, What's Up at TIK, Israel, Turkey

Is it just me, or do you get tired of cooking the same meats all the time? During summer grilling season I cook a lot of hamburgers (my burgers are famous in several states, thank you very much), chicken, and fish. When I'm having company maybe steaks, pork, or sausages and hotdogs. And of course, for holidays I might go all out and smoke ribs or pulled pork. But one… Read
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August 21, 2020

By Peg Kern

How to Dry Fresh Herbs at Home

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, What's Up at TIK

If you like to cook, then you've probably already realized that not all dried herbs are the same. How many of us have old jars of little-used herbs that have been sitting around for years in our cupboards? And how often do we find when we go to use them that they are practically tasteless, odorless, and ... useless? Learn how to use fresh and dried herbs on a cooking… Read
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August 6, 2020

By Peg Kern

Favorite Cookbooks and Why We Love Them

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, What's Up at TIK

What's the best cookbook? Do you prefer one that covers all the bases, or do you like specialized cookbooks, one for bread, one for desserts, one for appetizers? Do you like cuisine-specific cookbooks, one for Greek food and a different one for Italian? I confess, I'm all of the above. I love cookbooks. Even though I, like most people, find a lot of recipes online (heck, I post a ton… Read
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