Posts for August 19th 2010
16 large fresh blackberries, divided
4 small fresh thyme sprigs, divided
6 tablespoons 100% blue agave silver tequila
1/4 cup Simple Syrup
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon Cointreau or other orange liqueur
2 cups ice cubes, divided
1/4 cup chilled sparkling wine
- Place 14 blackberries and 2 thyme sprigs in medium bowl. Press firmly on solids with muddler or back of wooden spoon until mashed.
- Mix in tequila, simple syrup, lime juice, and Cointreau, then 1 cup ice. Stir to blend well. Strain into large glass measuring cup. Mix in sparkling wine.
- Divide remaining ice between 2 tall glasses. Pour Margarita mixture over. Garnish each with 1 blackberry and 1 thyme sprig.
- Drinks, Cocktails
8 ripe plum tomatoes, seeded and diced*
2 tbsp finely minced garlic
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp finely minced fresh tarragon*
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 baguettes, cut in 1/2-inch-thick slices
6 cloves garlic, cut in half
- In a bowl, mix all ingredients except bread and garlic cloves. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside, unrefrigerated, 3 hours.
- Heat oven to 350°F. Toast bread on a baking sheet. Rub cut side of garlic on each slice; top with tomato mixture.
*When I made this, I used seeded and diced heirloom tomatoes and omitted the fresh tarragon.
- Appetizers, Vegetables
- North American
On Tuesday afternoon, we celebrated our four-year anniversary. Over the course of the past couple of years, we've had a lot of great parties from a tech event in LA, to a Sex and the City screening to a holiday bowling extravaganza. However, we've come a long way when it comes to parties, and the event that took place earlier this week was the best yet! Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the festivities.
This omelet makes a great hearty and vegetarian meal that can be easily whipped up in under an hour. Made of potatoes, eggs, tomatoes, and pepper jack cheese, it's a fantastic option for any meal of the day. If you prefer to take the healthier route, simply substitute four large egg whites for two of the whole eggs. To get the recipe, read more.
We all have the ability to become an extraordinary cook. If we all dig deep enough, there is at least one meal we've mastered and some we've flubbed. Practice makes perfect, and over time you've gained restaurant-worthy techniques. Not so sure your cuisine is award-winning? Here are a few helpful tips:
Try it out. It usually takes a few tries to perfect a dish. Try, try again . . . until you get it just the way you like it.
Seek out new ingredients. Spice up your cuisine by diversifying your culinary repertoire. Seek fresh ingredients at your local open-air markets and pick up some new, interesting additions in the ethnic food section of your grocery store.
So tell us . . .
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