Posts for May 28th 2010
750 ml bottle of plata or blanco tequila
1 quart ripe strawberries, washed, hulled, and finely chopped
Special equipment: Muddler, 2-quart mason jar, and fine sieve
- Place chopped strawberries in jar. Muddle to release juices, then pour in tequila. Seal tightly, and allow to stand for 2 to 3 weeks.
- Strain through a fine sieve or double cheesecloth.
- To serve, pour over ice with simple syrup. Add a squeeze of lime for tartness, or club soda for effervescence.
Makes about 3 cups.
- Drinks, Cocktails
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2 fresh or frozen and thawed yellowfin tuna steaks (3/4 pound total), cut into chunks
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
1 cup sunflower sprouts or other sprouts
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
3 tablespoons lime juice
- Arrange a rack in the oven about 6 inches from the heating element and preheat broiler. Arrange tuna on a large, foil-lined baking sheet in a single layer and broil, stirring once or twice, until cooked through and browned in parts, 4 to 5 minutes; set aside to let cool.
- In a large bowl, toss together tuna, avocado, pepper, sprouts, pineapple, onion and lime juice and serve.
Serves 4 to 6.
Nutritional information per serving (about 7oz/201g-wt.): 170 calories (60 from fat), 7g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 12g total carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 18g protein
- Salads, Seafood
- North American
Sex and the City 2 is finally out in theaters — Buzz's review is out, our tickets are bought, and we're ready to sit back and watch the movie! As we prepare to relax with our girlfriends over Memorial Day, here's a look back at some of the highlights from all our SATC 2 coverage across the network. From fashion to interiors to just tons of photos of all the women, check out some of our very favorite posts about the famous fab four!
- Fab gathered the glam looks of the Sex and the City 2 clothes and had an exclusive chat with wardrobe designer Pat Field about her picks for the movie!
- Geek revealed that Carrie is keeping her Mac but Samantha is taking her HP Mini on their journey and has hot gadget suggestions for the Fab four
- Buzz wants to know if you can tell the TV show from the movie and asks the eternal question of Mr. Big vs. Aidan
- Yum made our mouths water with 10 food trends SATC made famous and a special cocktail for the film
- Bella's quizzing your SATC beauty memory and shows us what the women really looked like in the '80s as well as their characters' hair evolutions
- Très looked at 20 old flames from the series, famous relationship quotes, and friendship lessons from the girls
- Lil has exclusive details on Charlotte's daughters' room decorations and tests your knowledge of SATC's babies
- Casa has the scoop on the movie's sexy interiors straight from the designer and a closer look at all the decor
- Savvy has life lessons straight from the SATC women and wants to know which of the foursome has the coolest career?
- Fit takes a look at Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha's workouts through the years but points out not all their habits are healthy
When I saw this recipe in a recent issue of Martha Stewart Living, I knew within two seconds of reading the title that I would be making it. I love crostini and I love avocado. The fact that it also involves crispy prosciutto and manchego cheese is just a plus. To make this delectable appetizer, you don't really need any cooking skills; you basically toast baguette slices, crisp the prosciutto, and layer it with mashed avocado and shaved cheese. Seriously, these crostini are incredibly easy, and the resulting bite is sure to be a hit with guests. It's also totally versatile: it would be equally delicious to start a Mexican, Spanish, or Italian menu. Learn the uncomplicated preparation after the jump.
1 10-ounce box couscous
1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and pepper
2 pounds beefsteak tomatoes, cut into wedges
1/2 small sweet onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh mint, torn
1/4 cup (2 ounces) roasted almonds, roughly chopped
- Place the couscous in a medium bowl, pour 1 1/2 cups hot tap water over the top, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.
- Stir in the chickpeas, orange zest, 1 tablespoon of the oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
- In a separate bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, mint, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and the remaining oil. Spoon the couscous and tomatoes onto a platter and sprinkle with the almonds.
- Main Dishes, Salads
- Mediterranean/Middle Eastern
Vegetable-oil cooking spray
2 pounds russet potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
3 tablespoons olive oil
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Freshly ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat 2 rimmed baking sheets with cooking spray; set aside.
- Put potatoes, oil, 1 tablespoon salt, and the cayenne in a large bowl; season with pepper. Toss to combine.
- Arrange potato slices on prepared baking sheets, spacing them 1/4 inch apart. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until potatoes are crisp and golden brown, about 30 minutes. Spread out potatoes on parchment paper; let dry 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle with salt, if desired.
- Side Dishes, Potato
- North American
I recently attended a friend's wedding in France. Both the bride and groom originally come from Turkey, so they followed many of the Turkish wedding traditions. On the Thursday before the wedding, they held a big party to prepare the bride, which felt almost like a wedding itself!
There was a DJ, dancing, and food, but one thing was noticeably missing: alcohol. The hosts and many of the guests were Muslim, so it's not customary for them to to have alcohol at parties. Without a glass of champagne, it definitely took an extra effort to mingle with strangers or get out on the dance floor, but I did appreciate the lack of hangover the next day. The bride and groom did however provide alcohol at the wedding, where the Raki was flowing all night (for those who wanted it). Seemed like a good compromise to me!
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