Posts Tagged ‘Honey’
Monday, August 11th, 2014
If I had to choose one smell that I feel sums up fall, it would be baking apple pie; this chai syrup comes in at a close second.
But since it’s about a month too soon (at least for me) for hot beverages like hot chai lattes, I’ll wait on that for now… (more…)
Monday, February 18th, 2013
One of my favorite family traditions is every winter we snowbird down to Florida for a couple weeks of vacation. We are Disney fanatics, the whole lot of us (well, maybe aside from Mike, who claims that he goes for my sake…but when we’re there he seems to be enjoying the food and merriment for his own sake as well, lol), so the bulk of our time gets spent there. (Last year I posted about the afternoon tea we had at The Grand Floridian.)
We have a few favorite places where we always eat in each Disney theme park; at Hollywood Studios one of our favorites is 50’s Prime Time Café. They serve classic American comfort food (think pot roast, meatloaf, fried chicken, and chicken pot pie) in a 50’s atmosphere. To further add to the ambiance, the waitress has you call her “Mom” and scolds you if you put your elbows on the table or if you don’t finish your veggies.
We didn’t end up going to Florida this year, so our Disney time was out; I was recently craving a really thick, old-fashioned milkshake like what they serve there. There are two flavors in particular that I’m really crazy about: chocolate peanut butter cup and peanut butter and jelly. Peanut butter is definitely the common denominator. (more…)
Friday, January 25th, 2013
I don’t remember the first (edible) recipe I ever made, but I remember what it was for my brother: grilled cheese.
He was about 10 and home alone for the first time. Of course, despite orders not to, he cooked for himself. My mom said she got home and he ran over to her, saying he figured out the secret trick to the best grilled cheese in the world. (A mighty tall claim for a 10-year-old!) My mom, who was more than a little intrigued, smiled and asked What? Grinning like the Cheshire cat, my brother exclaimed You have to slap the cheese back and forth between your hands first before you make it! (more…)
Thursday, December 13th, 2012
Today’s recipe for my 7 Days of Festive Holiday Treats is something that is perfect for gifting. It’s quite unique – give a festively wrapped jar of this syrup to a friend, then watch them read the label and their eyes light up as they exclaim Oooh, what is this?!
The fact that it is as easy to make is it is exotic-sounding will be our little secret though. (more…)
Sunday, August 19th, 2012
A while ago a friend of mine was sweet enough to send me a copy of a book he thought I’d enjoy, called Mourad: New Morocan by Mourad Lahlou. My friend knows me well because I swooned over this book the instant I opened it. (more…)
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
Ever notice subtle seasonal changes in your eating habits? I don’t just mean the gravitation towards soups in the winter and salads in the summer…these days it seems like I crave something warm and comforting all day long.
Case in point, every day around 3 o’clock in the afternoon I like to make a cup of tea…it keeps me warm on these chilly January days. And of course a little treat along with tea never hurts, right? (more…)
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
Can I let you in on a little secret? I’m not really sure how I feel about buckwheat. (Probably not the best way to sell you on these scones, but I have to keep it real, right?) This was the first time I baked with it, and actually, the first time I’ve knowingly had it (other than in soba noodles, which I do enjoy). Buckwheat is so healthy, I wanted to like it, really I did. But it’s just so…I don’t know…grassy, maybe?
Truth be told, cardboard-y is probably a better word. (more…)
Monday, September 12th, 2011
A bulk-sized bag of sunflower seeds is pretty much a permanent fixture in my freezer. No, not the same, really old bag (it kind-of sounds like that’s what I meant but nope, lol!). I replenish my freezer with a new bag every couple months or so because I go through them so often (toasted up they make a great snack, garnish for salads and soups, or addition to muffins). (more…)