Sunday, February 27, 2011
I made the Lemon Coconut Tarts yesterday and they were soo good that I was gitty with possibility for variations. My mind just kept going and going...So Last night I finally gave in to Orange Chocolate Custard Tartlets.
Oh my gosssssshhhhh. more than I could have ever hoped for. The bright orange essence cuts through the heaviness of the chocolate. The smooth velvety texture of a custard gives your mouth the pleasure of chocolate pudding you can eat with your hands...I love cooking! This is why.
Orange Chocolate Custard Tartlets
*3 Eggs plus one yolk
(If you use extra Large eggs omit the extra yolk)
*1 1/2 C Sugar
*3 Tblsp butter (melted)
*2 C Milk (pref whole)
*3 Tblsp Orange Zest ( 1 sm orange)
*3/4 C Flour (sifted)
*8 oz Chocolate Melted (pref dark or bittersweet)
Preheat oven to 325f
Prepare Muffin Tins with Baking Spray. Spray liberally.
Combine, Eggs, Sugar and Milk. (blend)
Whip until frothy.
Add Orange Zest
Add Flour (blend for 30 seconds minimum)
Mixture will be thin.
Pour Mixture into each prepared muffin tin to 3/4 filled.
Bake @ 325 for 35 minutes. No longer.
Remove from oven and move from pan to cooling rack immediately.
If using Cupcake Tin recipe yields 18.
If using Mini Muffin Tin yield is 36
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
|Portuguese Braised Favas|
Monday, February 21, 2011
I introduce you too Rich Fletcher of Rich Fletcher's Good Food Revolution:
As I said he is a great cook, a fantastic photographer and ultra supportive friend! Rich surely knows the idea of Winter Blues. He lives in a Frozen Tundra. Canada!
His Photo Blog never ceases to astound! How a person that is so Deep in the frozen flurries can continue to provide his readers with Fresh, Wholesome, Locally obtained ingredient driven recipes is bewildering to me.
Rich's idea of a trip to grocery is a Daytrip to a wondrous land! As a foodie I so love Rich's shopping days. He always comes home with a story and an ingredient or two that will get the curiosity factor going.
So when Rich decided not to decide on what to submit to the Party..he gave a compilation of dishes sure to please. Just one example would be the jaw breaker, juice dripping 1/2 lb Home Burgers Rich is famous for!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Zenobia Sethna is a delightful woman who is boldy honest about her experiments in the kitchen and out.
She tells that she comes from a "non vegetarian" household and that she has always had an "uneasy" relationship with meat. While a confirmed 100% Vegan, she is now exploring the "Raw" revolution. Her take on this comes from research, documentaries and her admitted lack of "cooking" experience.
"Rawk Me", (Raw Girl in Mumbai) Zenobia's Blog, is a light and refreshing blog on a new discovery of Food in its natural state.
I was very impressed with the ability to combine, herbs, oils and spices to only enhance the natural flavor of the food.
Zenobia does cook, but her natural preparations are to die for!
Pictured here is one of her Blog's offerings that takes a grocery store staple and reminds us of where the idea originates!.
Homemade Sun Dried Tomatoes. Zenobia gives us a simple recipe, yet she provides us with the confidence to "do it ourselves". A lovely take on a common ingredient in my pantry, as well as I'm sure in many of my readers.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Profile on Blogger you will find a sweet young 20 something who shares her world for all to see. Sorority, Religion and best of all, Her Engagement to her "Best Friend".
Can I tell you how impressed I was? Amber is the quintessential 2011 Woman of today. Yet she is honest and humble enough to share her struggles within that balance for all to see on her blog. (Sweet Life as a Wife). Amber is also honest enough to share her faith with the world and bold enough to let everyone know that it is in this faith that she gets her strength and sometimes a little conflict. To view Amber's struggles and triumphs is to know a wonderful little chamber of the everyday Modern woman. I am proud to have become a Fan of Amber and hope that you will too!
Stop by Amber's blog and pick up her recipe for Eggs in Purgatory.
and for a wonderful view into a Young Couple's Kitchen. You'll be so glad you did! I know I was :)
So far we have had:
Ken @ Top Chef Fan with his #1 on Food Buzz's Daily Top 9 Pulled Pork Carnitas Tacos
Lynn @ Southern with a Twist with her Grilled Shrimp over Baby Spinach.
If you'd like to join the Party there's still time, stop by the Revolution Blog pick up the "Party Badge & drop a comment stating "You're In". I'll contact you and let you know when I'll be showcasing your Ideas, Recipes and Photos on my Blog, Facebook and Twitter!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Lynn is a Caterer, a Community Volunteer and all around Great Friend to anyone who knows her!
Her Blog Page is jam packed with good ol Southern Favorites made with a "Today" interpretation.
Lynn loved the Summer in the Kitchen Party idea, even though she is unhappy with the Frozen state she is in and decided to Join Us! What a great Bright, Fresh Flavorful submission it is.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
I'd love to change that for you.
Join us for The Summer in the Kitchen Party!!
Bring the "spirit" of summer into your house in revolt of the freezing harsh winds of Winter blowing outside of your door.
Cover those Windows that yield to the Grey Cloudy Sky with Sunny Bright Colorful Patterned Fabric.
Turn on some Breezy Jazzy Tones of Summer Jazz, Like you hear here, & pour yourself a refreshing Tropical Drink. Plan a Menu of Fresh, Light, Summer Favorites & Bring Summer's renewal and soul replenishing warmth into your spirit right in your Kitchen!
Summer is a "feeling". Summer is a sense of mind that takes us to baseball Games, the ocean shore and family fun!
Take hold of this feeling and spread it among your family, friend and neighbors! Beat out the blues of Winter's darkness! Revolt against the harshness.
My Blogging friends and I are going to Share Recipes and Pictures with you via our Blogs, that will hopefully inspire you to Bring the warmth of Summer into your hearts and energize you enough to make it through these few more weeks of Winter.
Take a Break with us and Join the Party. Post Photos of your Summer Party to inspire Neighbors and Friends to Revolt against the Winter Doldrums. Have Fun! Join the Party!
All photos should be posted to: Food is Love (here on Facebook) Those without Facebook can email me the photos here @ firstname.lastname@example.org and I would love to post them for you!
Please, Join the Party, Stop By our Participant's Pages & Enjoy the Recipes, Photos and Inspiration!
Lynn Elliot Vining @ Southern with a Twist
Rich Fletcher @ Rich Fletchers Good Food Revolution
Ken Canterbury @ Top Chef Fan
Chris & Amy White @ A Couple in the Kitchen
Kate @ Diethood.com
Christine Riojas @ bellabloo
Amber @ http://simplysweetlifeasawife.blogspot.com/
For our Participant Badge click over to The Summer Revolution Blog here: It's a Revolution!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
This easy to clean nonstick griddle makes 2 delicious waff...
Just Right For 2
Love that it only makes 2 Waffles. It's just the right size to keep on the counter as it stands for easy storage.The Green Light indicator makes it easy to know when the exact right time to pour the batter in. Very Easy cleanup Love it!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
You are invited to a revolution. You are invited to have Summer in your kitchen!
or can be emailed to me @ email@example.com and I will post them to the Food is Love Facebook Page!
Then grab the Code Below and Join the Party!
Music For Your Party!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I Love Eggplant can you tell? I know it's only February.. but the thought of a soft, sweet bit of Eggplant just warms my tummy. This weekend I visited my favorite farm stand and I found some beautiful Eggplant.
I had to add it to my week's Menu. I do a big shopping every two weeks. I plan each meal and include it on my list to shop for, but this week I had a side step. EGGPLANT.
An easy hearty, meatless meal that satisfies every little Italian hankering you could possibly have.
2 lbs Eggplant (sliced)
2 Cups Bread Crumbs
1 1/2 C Parmesan cheese
2 Tblsp Basil (chopped)
2 Tblsp Oregano (chopped)
2 Tblsp Garlic (powder)
Salt and Pepper
3 Eggs (beaten)
1/4 C Water
4 C Marinara Sauce
3 Cups Mozarella shredded
2 Cups Vegetable Oil
In Medium Sauce pan, Warm 1 Tbslp Olive Oil , Tblsp Onion chopped, Tblsp Garlic chopped.
Saute until Onion translucent.
Add 1 10 oz Can Crushed Tomatoes
Add 1 15 oz Can Tomato Sauce
Bring to boil.
Lower to medium Heat.
Add 1 Tblsp Basil (chopped)
Add 1 Tbslp Oregano (chopped)
Add 1 tsp Red crushed pepper
Add 1 Tblsp Sugar
Simmer 30 mins.
Taste, add salt and pepper to desired flavor.
Slice Eggplant in rounds
Set up 2 bowls for Dredging.
In Bowl 1: Place Bread Crumbs, 1/2 C Parmesan Cheese, Basil Oregano Garlic Powder and Salt Pepper. Combine all ingredients until spices well incorporated.
In Bowl 2: Beat 3 eggs and 1/4 c Water.
Dip Eggplant Slices into Egg wash, then into Bread Crumb Mixture.
In Large Saute Pan warm 1 1/2 C Vegetable Oil.
When Oil is warm enough for frying, (slight smoke),
place Dredged Eggplant in pan.
Fry until golden Brown.
When Eggplant is Golden Brown, remove from pan, drain on paper towel.