Last Reply by SnowStorm | Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk
This Sunday, March 10 will be Cooking on Q—my 21st 24-hour cooking event at QVC! I just realized that today when driving home. That's something, no?
All these cooking events have had a few things in common: tons of food, lots of people, and a fair amount of chaos. Over the years, the behind-the-scenes chaos has calmed down and is now much smoother than it used to be. When I first arrived at QVC back in 2001, cooking event day was a day that the crew sort of dreaded. Food stylists would need to scramble to secure a table on which they could present their food and products. Tongs and to... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Love My Husband | Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk
Ahhh… the New Year... Every January I think my life will slow back to a normal pace again because the crazy holidays are over. Every January I am wrong. Why is it that January feels just as busy, if not busier than December? Maybe it’s that feeling of a new beginning and so far to go before you reach your goals? Start the race off with a sprint, so to speak? Or maybe it’s because we all finally slow to a stop when the holidays eventually arrive, and gearing up to go again seems hard?
Regardless, the fresh start of January makes me strive for success, efficiency ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by VirginiaSquirt | Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk
I used to think that spring was definitely my favorite season of the year. New life starts to emerge and plants that you didn't even know were there pop their heads out of the earth. The days become warmer, and you can open your windows again to let in the fresh air. But every year, leaves start to drop, and I change my mind—fall becomes my favorite season. Well, until spring comes back. It's September now, and autumn has come around again, and I realize that what I really like is the change of seasons—winter into spring and summer into fall.
Part of the reason the change of seaso... Continue Reading
Last Reply by kjf42 | Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities
So, tonight has finally come! I've been looking forward to March 7 for many months now. All day, I’ll be showing off the latest Technique has to offer—a 10-piece Hard Anodized, Dishwasher-Safe Colorsmart Cookware Set—Today's Special Value. (K36575)
When I first saw this cookware set, it was just a digital rendering. But I was stunned. It was gorgeous! Truly, it was the best-looking cookware I've seen in a long, long time. Of course, I needed to see it in person and put it to the test. The factory sent me samples and I wasn’t disappointed. The physical samples of the co... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Nancy of Central NYS | Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities
What a little color can do... I can't believe it's already starting to happen, but it is! Here's a photo of a pretty little flower that popped it's head up out of my flower bed this week.
Beautiful! Spring is my favorite season, and here’s why. For several months now, my backyard has been all shades of gray, brown, tan, and beige—with a little evergreen here and there. Now, quite suddenly and without warning, I'm seeing a pop of blue. This made me venture out into the garden to see what else was going on. That's when I discovered that the tulips are starting to push out of... Continue Reading
Last Reply by cupper | Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
It's January. The holidays are over. It's cold outside (and slushy here in Philadelphia). I'm already sick and tired of wearing a heavy winter coat, but I've got months of that coat ahead of me. What can make us all feel better? How about some glorious smells and delicious bites from the kitchen? That always works for me! This week, QVC is giving all of us food lovers a special treat—a full 24 hours of all things FOOD! QVC usually holds their 24-hour cooking events in March and October, so this extra January event is indeed special. I'm thinking of it as a late Christmas gift.
W... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Red_Sox_Fan | Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities
Happy New Year, everyone!
I had a great Christmas and New Year's, even though I came down with a nasty cold just before the 25th. I did my best to recover, and ended up spending four days and three nights in the Catskills on what I call a "dog vacation." I went on many excellent walks through the woods with Sadie and Ruby, took on home cooking in a very tiny kitchen, played the guitar, and read a ton. It was so relaxing that I even considered extending my stay, but came back to Philly all the same. The weather over New Year's was so nice and warm, and the city was fun and calm from the holida... Continue Reading
Last Reply by GoldieG | Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities
Sometimes I sit down to write my QVC blog and I really wonder what you folks would like to read about. Well, last week one of you just handed my subject to me on a platter: Bob11 wanted to know how my kitchen is stocked. That's an easy one, so here goes...
First of all, I live in a small house, so my kitchen is not huge (but it's beautiful and I love it!). I don't have endless cupboards and cabinets for storage, so I have to be choosy about the cookware I keep in my kitchen. Now I have to make a disclaimer: I do have a basement! :) I keep quite a lot of the overflow cookware and thing... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Cinnamon1 | Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
I was sitting in the QVC salon on Sunday before my presentation on In the Kitchen with David watching QVC (because there are TVs EVERYWHERE in the QVC studio), and I thought, "I wonder if I could get all my Christmas shopping done in 24 hours just by watching QVC?" Could I make a list of people, grab a pad of paper and pencil, and sit in front of the TV for 24 hours (taking breaks for meals and some sleep, of course), and finish my shopping that easily? I think it's quite possible, don't you? The exciting thing about shopping that way would be that you wouldn't necessarily know what you're sho... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Red_Sox_Fan | Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
Are you thinking I'm crazy to be talking about berries now that fall has arrived? Well, I'm talking about dried berries. Not those nasty little shriveled things sold in bulk bins at grocery stores across the country, but plump, moist, luscious dried berries. Not easy to find, you say? Well, many of you already know that one of my favorite tasks as part of my job is finding new food items to present to all of you. I get to peruse the huge market of food out there, find smaller manufacturers whose products are less available, and bring their goods to QVC. That way, you can have these pro... Continue Reading