Monday, February 25, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
When the day looks like this above (as it has been over here in the southwest lately), it's as if mother nature is calling upon me to make these:
Is it just me, or does stormy weather equal sweets? Is it just me, or does my little bakery traveler daughter have some awesome recipes in her High School Musical book?
In case it's just me, and you do not know about Zeke's Chocolate Chip Cookies, well, then here you go...save this for a rainy day. You'll be glad you did!
For my TOTALLY original chocolate chip cookie recipe I have shared and for which I have received rave reviews, go to my Enchanted Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. If you ever try them, do let me know what you think!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I have discovered a show that is becoming one of my favorite foodie shows. It is called Taste in Translation, and its host is the wonderful foodie chef Aarti Sequeira. I just love her. Knowing my penchant for travel and exploring the world in taste, you'll see why this show is now a favorite.
Here is what this show is all about (details are from Cooking Channel TV):
"Taste in Translation is an international taste-trotting tour of the world's most popular and flavorful food. You'll travel far and wide, over a mouthwatering map of the most delicious dishes on the planet as well as our top American favorites. To find out the REAL favorites, we'll check out diverse locations from four-star restaurants, to food carts, to private homes. Both locals and culinary experts will share their passion for their country's most beloved dishes along with a bit of the history behind the dish, some technique tips, and cultural lore."
#1 Birthday Food in Brazil: Brigadeiros
Brazil's birthday bonbon tastes like a fudgy truffle and
is a huge part of birthday parties in the country.
Aarti's recipe here.
If you recall, I reccently shared another recipe for Brigadeiros on my Ode to Saveur entry. I think this is kismet and I am a fool for not trying to make these, yet. They are officially on my To Do list!
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Bosnian Iced Coffee. See that gravel up in that glass? That's part of the deal and it is good. In fact, I think I have finally found a rival for my Starbuck's addiction. That's saying a lot, because I am that person who will spend an entire Saturday trying to emulate a Starbuck's recipe in my kitchen. I have the blog writers at Scarlet Lillies to thank. I'm not going to be dishonest...if I find a coffee recipe that might represent the country (and by "might" I know I am being flexible) I am visiting...then the coffee recipe has a 90% chance of winning over an actual dessert, like Bosnian Poached Apples, or other bakery item recipe. I love coffee that much.
I think because the coffee is so super-finely ground, and then brewed over the fire for a good 20 minutes, the flavor rivals a good espresso that could be added to an iced coffee.
Look at that gravel brewing:
I let this chill in the fridge overnight so I could enjoy the concoction the following morning. (Plus, if you're going to make an iced coffee, the coffee does need to chill.)
Here it is chilled. I ended up with about half a cup of chilled coffee. Next time I will double the recipe.
The chilled milk right before I try to froth it.
Now coffee has been merged into the frothy milk.
I added a drizzle of chocolate for good measure
I gulped all of this up in probably less than five minutes. Thank you, again, Scarlet Lillies. This recipe is a delight. My apologies if any part of this doesn't seem like authentic coffee from Bosnia and Herzegovina. But I can't help but think folks out there might like this, too!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Just in time for Valentine's Day...food love songs.
Ooooh-la-la! Love them. You must check this out:
Then, and only then, will you understand the
Rosemary Clooney image reference!
Monday, February 11, 2013
[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
Saturday, February 9, 2013
A lyric poem in the form of an address to a particular subject, often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter.
A poem meant to be sung.
On this upcoming Valentine's Day, I proclaim my love for Saveur.