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 June! There’s also a download for a smartphone wallpaper if you prefer. Keep reading to get your June 2019 desktop calendar or just scroll past all the text and download the file you want.
Recent baking book release I’ve got my eye on
I am trying to buy less cookbooks and baking books, but it’s pretty difficult because I’m obsessed. Plus I like to keep tabs on what is being published in the baking world, what’s trendy, etc. In the last few months, people have been talking a lot about Happiness is Baking: Cakes, Pies, Tarts, Muffins, Brownies, Cookies: Favorite Desserts from the Queen of Cake by Maida Heatter (available on Amazon). Dorie Greenspan wrote the foreword to the book. Maida Heatter is very known and well respected in the industry. She’s been writing baking cookbooks for decades and published her latest cookbook at the age of 101. Can you believe it? I hope to be half as productive as her if I even make it to that age! What’s interesting about this new baking book is that it has no photos. Instead, the book is illustrated. And this isn’t the first illustrated baking book I’ve come across. In 2018, Maira Kalman and Barbara Scott-Goodman published an illustrated book dedicated to cake (the book Cake is also available on Amazon). Are illustrated baking books becoming a thing? Even in the cooking world, illustrated books are popping up. For example, Samin Nosrat’s Salt Fat Acid Heat is entirely illustrated (get it on Amazon). The illustrations were so popular, the publisher is selling prints (also available for purchase from Amazon).
June 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 June 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.
Photo & recipe source: Simple gluten-free chocolate cake with strawberries & whipped cream
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.