In many countries where the weather is very hot, the food is super spicy. As crazy as it may seem, the heat from the food actually results in cooling the body down. Spicy and sweet desserts are popular in the islands of Indonesia. One such dessert from Sumatra, is a hot fruit salad called Rujak Medan. Rich papaya, juicy pineapple, crispy jimaca, and tart apples are tossed in a simple processed sauce of roasted peanuts, hot chilies, brown sugar, and banana. To cool down by heating things up, make this exotic dessert. Get the recipe, just read more
Posts for July 23rd 2007
Whenever I think of traveling, I always think of those weird SkyMall catalogs you see on flights. Even though I know I'm not going to purchase anything, I always end up skimming through them and chuckling at some of the outlandish items. To make this week's travel week feel a tiny bit more authentic, I thought it would be fun to skim through and list some of the crazier items. The wackiest one I found was for a $129.99 Chilled Shot Machine. This machine will chill any shot of alcohol in no time at all. Just attach the bottle and pour. For more food-related, Sky-Mall approved items, scroll through the list below.
If we've peaked your interest in Indonesian food, be sure to check out this site full of lovely Indonesian recipes - including one for an amazing sounding Ayam Semar Jawa (Javanese Sweet Chicken in Spicy Sauce). - Original Indonesian Recipe
There's something about avocados that I just love. They're creamy, luscious and downright tasty. So when I saw this recipe for a traditional Indonesian Avocado Shake, I absolutely went wild. Avocado shake, topped with sweetened condensed milk and chocolate syrup?!? Doesn't that sound intriguing? I couldn't figure out where to rush out and get one, so I'll have to do the next best thing and give it a try at home. To check out the recipe and give it a whirl in your blender, read more
It may be a bit over the top, but I love to have the correct serving dishes for specific international items. For example, any time I make Spanish tapas I serve them in clay dishes that I purchased while living in Spain. Although I have never been to Japan, I really want a fabulous sushi serving set. There is something about the delicate, beautifully patterned serving sets that I admire and love. Can you help me find the most spectacular sushi serving set? Search the internet for the most authentic sushi sets and intricately designed chopsticks. Save your bookmarks in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag Sushi Serving Set. I'm excited to see the pieces you discover!
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Everyone knows that I love my KitchenAid Mixer (you can often see it in the background of my 52 Weeks of Baking posts). And I know there's been some coveting, so to make it up to you, we thought we would give one away! The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer is designed with enough power to prepare large batches of cake batter or cookie dough, but will also look super stylish on your counter.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below and we'll do a random drawing on Monday, July 23 at 5:00 pm, Pacific Time. Don't forget to email this to friends and family who may be interested in winning.
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Did you watch the finale of the Next Food Network Star? If so, then you know that it was a weird snooze-love-fest hosted by Marc Summers. I still have a hard time thinking of him as a "food personality," mostly because I can't seem to disassociate him from Double Dare. I spent the whole time expecting him to yell, "On your mark. Get set. Go!" - which, by the way, he never did. Although now that I've thought about it, don't you think NFNS would be more entertaining if the contestants had to go through physical challenges and obstacle courses? But I digress...
The finale episode was mostly a recap/reunion show. We saw highlights from the season, behind the scene clips, the contestants now (anyone like Jag's little glasses?), and all the tears, whining and goofing off that happened during the season. They pretty much showed anything that would drag the show out for 58 minutes before the winner was declared. So who won? To find out, read more
Since we're celebrating the birth of the ice cream cone today, I thought you might all be interested to know that participating TCBYs are giving away free junior scoop cones to Glamour magazine readers. However, thanks to the folks at Slick Deals, we were able to bring you the - wait for it - scoop! The coupon is good until August 31, 2007, however not all TCBYs are accepting printouts and some are asking for you to pay the tax, so call ahead to find out if the TCBY near you is participating.
Source: Slick Deals