Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Chocolate Choices

It's official. No matter if temperatures are hi or low where you are, tis the season to enjoy chocolate. All kinds of rich chocolatey treats have come through our doors this season. Our latest pre- Christmas gift are these assorted chocolates by Bohem. Festive colors and  individual wrapping make these the perfect little holiday treat. Bitter, pistachio and milk chocolate are your choices. Enjoy.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Epicurious Asks...

This will come as a shocker to all you cocktails fans out there.
I kid.
According to Epicurious.com the  holiday dish people are most looking forward to this season is "creamy, boozy cups of eggnog"

Tis' the season.

Create your own eggnog treat with this all-natural recipe.
Click here. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Moutere Gold Blackcurrant & Vanilla Bean Jam

Whenever we have visitors from out of town, we indulge in local fare while all together. It gives people a true sense of the place we're living in and a way to connect mind and belly. Our most recent visitor happened to be a well traveled foodie whose palette I've come to trust without question. After very conscious food shopping, we spotted this luxe treat at Breads of Europe.
Moutere Gold makes their products in small batches without additives and preservatives. Said foodie had been on a serious vanilla bean paste kick in her most recent baking forays so how lucky were we to find this indulgent jar of jam?
We paired the Blackcurrant & Vanilla Bean Jam with fresh baked bread and a wedge of goat's milk cheese. Divine.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sauce Says It All

It's THE essential sauce for every spicy food fanatic.

Photo courtesy of my spicy food fanatic middle child.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Oh...Okra

They are known internationally as Bhindi, ladies' fingers, or bamia among other names, but the mucilaginous nature of the okra plant is unmistakable. That slimy goo tells keen palettes that okra has permeated the premises.

It's not for everyone. In doing a bit of street research, it's a love/hate relationship with okra in this world. This finding is surprising considering it's a cultigen. That means people, over the course of time in Ethiopia and South Asia, chose to cultivate this plant for their own domestic and, in this case, digestive purposes.

We enjoyed this shared okra salad plate at The Bodhi Tree. Yonba dedi they call it. Burmese cuisine. Or is it Myanmar now? Whatever the case, this healthy dinner addition was divine. As a Texas family, we normally enjoy the more unhealthy potion: Southern Fried. Those are yum, y'all.

However you enjoy okra, please do. It's so good and good for you.

Note: History even recorded the slimy little delicacy dating back to the time of Moors. I suppose, one must be healthy to pillage and plunder.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Rekorderlig Cider: A Summer Staple

This premium cider range is taking the drinking world by storm. Hailing from Sweden, Rekorderlig features fancy flavors like Elderflower & Lime or Pear as well as traditional Apple. Old world sturdy bottles serve as the perfect presentation for the full bodied beverages. With just the right touch of carbonation, Rekorderlig is a refreshing treat for the hot days ahead. As you can see, we are stocking up...

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Berries Make It All Better

It's just about berry season Down Under. Fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and the like are almost ripe for the picking. We got the jump by thawing some frozen ones we helped harvest late last year. We put them atop everything including the rice cereal for breakfast you see here. I bet your getting blue with envy!

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