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First Things, Second.

Today we’re launching GroovyArtichokes.com and we’re really excited about it.

Bette and her mother, Julia Kiene, 1939.

Bette and her mother, Julia Kiene, 1939.

We, are Julia and Bryan. Bryan’s the dad and Julia’s the kid. Julia is the Great Great Granddaughter of Julia (Wolcott) Kiene who wrote many cookbooks for Westinghouse in the 1950’s. Julia recently discovered that when her grandfather was about her age, he helped his grandmother test the recipes for her cookbooks. One of these books in particular, The Step-by-Step Cook Book for Girls and Boys, excited us most. Julia immediately wanted to try some of the recipes and her mother said, “Well, if you’re going to do that, you might as well blog about it.”

So here we are. Blog first, cook second.