Posts for July 30th 2007
A few weeks ago, Ejmemis gave me a fabulous little tip that I just had to share with everyone. Like a true Florida girl, she loves her key lime pie with a zingy, creamy filling and crumbly, buttery crust. I may not be from Florida, but I love key lime pie, especially when the weather is warm.
Miami's Joe's Stone Crab restaurant, is famous for their amazing key lime pie and luckily for all of us who don't live there, they've recently released the recipe! To get the recipe for this refreshing dessert, all you have to do is read more
People do the weirdest things in the hunt for the "world's record." This time the fine citizens of Collinsville, Illinois have partnered with the H.J. Heinz Co. in order to create the world's largest ketchup packet. The packet, which will contain 130 gallons of ketchup, is being submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records and is 8-feet tall, 4-feet wide and weighs over 1,500 pounds (680 kg).
If you don't believe me, here's a video of the event.
When we decided to declare this week salad week, I knew that the first happy hour would have to be the quintessential Bloody Mary. In a way the Bloody Mary is like a liquid salad - celery, onions, tomatoes - only with alcohol in it. I know that a lot of people dislike the way they taste, however there is something about the savory flavor that keeps me coming back for more. To whip up your own alcoholic salad, read more
Last week I told you how I love to have the correct serving dishes for specific international items. Although I have never been to Japan, I really want a fabulous sushi serving set. When I'm out eating sushi, I always admire the delicate, beautifully patterned serving sets and want to bring this sentiment into my home. So I asked you to help me find the most spectacular sushi serving set out there. You saved the pieces in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag Sushi Serving Set. I really like the aqua fish shaped sushi set that UrbanBohemian bookmarked. It's enough for two people and the gorgeous color of the plates makes me want to use these dishes for more than just sushi. However my favorite sushi set was found by gruaig_rua. The cobalt blue bamboo pattern is both traditional and sophisticated, elegant and modern, and absolutely lovely. Great job girl! Scroll through the list below to see what else you guys came up with!
For more on how the bookmarking feature functions check out geeksugar's guide.
Sometimes I think I should have been a math major. Although, on second thought, it doesn't really take a math whiz to understand that:
The recipe for this lovely Swedish Strawberry Cake was provided by TeamSugar member Twinkle. Filled with layers of vanilla custard and delightful berries, this cake will have your friends and family singing your praises. The recipe comes from Swedish celebrity chef Tina Nordström - whose show I actually saw for the first time today on PBS - and it is absolutely droolworthy. I don't know about the rest of you, but I have some math homework to attend to right now... To check out the recipe (thanks Twinkle!), read more
Whether they're from your own garden, purchased at the grocery store, or picked from a farmers' market stall, tomatoes are summer's most beloved
vegetable fruit. When they are in season, nothing beats enjoying the simple tomato in all its fleshy, red, ripe glory. When choosing tomatoes look for locally grown, fragrant, heavy, tomatoes with skin that yields slightly to pressure. Bright colored ones are best flavored. It's best to store tomatoes at room temperature rather than in the fridge because the harsh coldness will affect the taste of the fruit. When using a recipe that calls for a certain type of tomato refer to this helpful glossary. read more