Not been on the blogs lately, however, I did get hold of the latest Taste Magazine and read the awesome write up of my beautiful friend Tandy from Lavender & Lime.
I have been really under the weather since Wednesday, finally gave in and went to see a doctor yesterday. Hopefully by tomorrow I will be A-OK again, he suggested lots of rest to help my body rebuild the damage that has been done…
Today marks my brother’s 30th Birthday!
So I have to give a great big shout out to my big brother! Hope your day is filled with all the love and happiness you could ever ask for, and more!
Along with this great celebration, I am now 9 weeks and 6 days away from our wedding, I am super excited and can not wait to marry my soul mate & best friend (and favorite person in the world). Still not found the shoes I want…I am starting to think I should just get married barefoot!
Another interesting happening in my weekend…I got my little cheffy paws on the Verlaque Dried Mango & Chili Reduction. Now I want to play! But I first have to feel better! Been reading all my Taste Magazines and Food & Homes, finding inspiration!
Pink’s Quiz is always a great way to educate not only myself, but others, and I so do love reading everyone’s answers.
What is an Italian dumpling better known as?
What is “strata” in culinary terms?
Bascially a brunch type dish, you place layers of leftovers on a piece of stale bread, cover with cheese, and a milk & egg mixture and bake in the oven.
What does “sous vide” means?
Cooking foods that have been sealed in an air tight plastic bag, by means of a water bath with controlled (lower) temperature over a long period of time
The “fifth taste” discovered by Japanese scientists, called “umami” describes what?
A mixture of savory & beefy kind of flavor
What are the main ingredients of “vichyssoise”?
Otherwise known as Potato & Leek Soup, served cold, I am going with potatoes, leeks, cream, and stock
What is Mentsuyu?
Japanese condiment made from soy sauce, dashi sugar and mirin
The fruit of which African tree is use to make monkey bread?
Baobab tree, otherwise known as Adansonia (thank you Bonzai reseach!!!)
Why is fish traditionally served with lemon?
Enhances the flavor of the fish, would be my guess
What is tahini?
It is a sesame seed paste which is appears a lot in Mediterranean cooking
What are the basic ingredients of Fregolata, a hard and crumby cake, which are eaten all over northern Italy at the end of a meal?
Flour, butter, eggs, almonds, vanilla and I think its lemon juice that goes into this cake