Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011
|Princesses at tea|
|Tea with crumpets|
Strawberries and brown sugar
A sunset orange cocktail of Tanqueray's London Dry Gin with a splash of fresh orange juice and a drop of Angostura bitters
One final note, the crumpets were amazing; even though we accidentally added the baking soda with all the other dry ingredients - instead later with the milk. Any Brit would've recognized them as a homemade crumpets: Golden and chewy on one side and spongy and blond on the other side with holes (similar to English muffins) throughout. Warm and spread with butter, they were royally delicious.
|Imposter Prince William's Biscuit Cake and crumpets with strawberries|
|Royal Cocktail ingredients|
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
|Strawberry Pico de Gallo salad|
|Tacos at Pico de Gallo restaurant in Tucson|
|Pouring horchata, a sweet rice drink at Pico de Gallo|
|Horchata and Pico de Gallo salad: Fresh coconut, mango, watermelon|
Strawberry Pico de Gallo
1 pound strawberries, washed and halved
½ cantaloupe, peeled, sliced in 8 slices
1 mango, peeled, cut in bite-sized chunks
½ lime, juiced
½ tablespoon sweetened flaked coconut
1/8 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
Arrange fruit on a serving platter by mounding berries and mango in center and cantaloupe slices fanning out around platter.
Sprinkle lime juice over all fruit. Sprinkle fruit with coconut, salt and chili powder.
|My recipe for Pico de Gallo salad|
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
It makes me smile to ponder that no one seems to know that the singular form of paczki is paczek (according to the Detroit Free Press tweet yesterday.) Obviously, no one else can eat just one either.
We certainly didn't. My dear husband was at Kirschbaum's (a local German bakery which has embraced the Polish tradition) by 7:30AM for a box of these fried yeasty yummies. They were fresh, thickly sprinkled with powdered sugar and filled with poppyseed, strawberry, blueberry, cheese (a cream cheese custard) and Strawberries & Cream fillings. The blueberry was terrible - the filling was fake food chemicals. (My kids still ate the sticky sweetness.) But the poppyseed was amazing.