If you are looking for a new desktop wallpaper to download, here’s a free digital download of a pretty food photography desktop calendar that you can use for the month of July! There’s also a download for a smartphone wallpaper if you prefer. Keep reading to get your July 2019 desktop calendar or just scroll past all the text and download the file you want.
Baking books I’ve got my eye on this month
Since it’s ice cream season, I would love to get the new Salt & Straw ice cream cookbook that came out this year. I had Salt & Straw ice cream in Portland and LOVED it, so I should get their ice cream recipe book, right? The Salt & Straw ice cream cookbook is available on Amazon and it looks like it will have many of their fan favourites, like the Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons ice cream recipe. Yum! The other ice cream book I’d like to get is the Van Leeuwen Artisan ice cream cookbook (also available on Amazon). It’s a little older, but it was recommended by the chef at one of my favourite Montreal ice cream shops, so I know it’s got to be good. Homemade ice cream is fantastic and not as hard as you’d think. If you want a few ice cream recipes to get you started, try this popcorn ice cream, a recipe from the Hello, My Name is Ice Cream book, which is available on Amazon and truly a great ice cream reference, or this bourbon cherry ice cream recipe that you can use to make ice cream sandwiches. If you are wondering what ice cream maker I use, I have a really old Krups machine that works great (available through resellers on Amazon), but if you want a newer model, I’ve heard a lot of great things about the basic Cuisinart ice cream makers (also on Amazon). If you plan on making a ton of ice cream and are willing to invest, I’d buy the Breville ice cream maker on Amazon, which has a compressor so no need to pre-chill the freezer drum for 24 hours! A girl can dream…
July 2019 DESKTOP CALENDAR
Every month, I create a calendar that you can download for free to use as a desktop wallpaper image and I also create a Smartphone wallpaper image that you can also use. I made this July 2019 desktop calendar (and Smartphone wallpaper) just for you! This digital download can be used as a free desktop background for your computer (or smartphone). Simply click the size of the image you need below and the image will open. Download that image by right clicking on the image to save it to your computer (or do what you’ve got to do to save it to your phone). Find the file in your folder of Downloads (or Photos) and right click on the image title to set the image as your wallpaper/desktop image. Note the file may have also been saved to your desktop depending on the settings of your computer.
Image source & recipe: blueberry rhubarb crisp with marzipan crumble topping
Janice Lawandi is chemist-turned-baker, working as a recipe developer in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She studied pastry at Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa and cooking at l’Académie Culinaire. She has a BSc in Biochemistry from Concordia University and a PhD in Chemistry from McGill University.