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Brisket 101 – a video for beginners

April 26, 2015

Well hey! Some of y’all know I’m a proud co-founder of the Australasian Barbecue Alliance (ABA), who act both as a sanctioning body for competition barbecue in Australia, and as a general resource for all things low’n’slow. It was only a… Read More...

Taking It To The Streets: Pisang Goreng ‘Asli’ Banyumas (The Foodie Magazine, Feb 2015)

April 26, 2015

Teatime for Indonesians doesn’t require fancy scones and jams. We only need our gorengan. For that, we take a look at a fritter hawker in East Jakarta.… Read More...

Garam Masala Yogurt Cake

April 26, 2015

I appreciate everyone who has been reaching out to me since my recent post about a prolonged bought with fatigue. I’ve been grateful for all of the thoughts, suggestions and words of encouragement. After a visit with the doctor, it looks like… Read More...

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Bärlauch-Knospen einlegen aka Bärlauchkapern

April 26, 2015

Tweet Die Zeit für die Knospen vom Bärlauch ist kurz: Bei mir ist der Bärlauch spät dran, vor nicht ganz zwei Wochen sah ich erste Knospen. Zum Einlegen der “Bärlauchkapern” zu wenig … Zum Rezept » Copyright by Claudia Schmidt,… Read More...

Trade Up To Help Expectant Mothers in Uganda

April 26, 2015

Trade Up To Help Expectant Mothers in Uganda Have you ever heard the story about the guy from Canada, Kyle MacDonald, who traded a red paper clip for a house?  His story is actually a little more… [[ This is… Read More...

Radical Short Ribs Video

April 26, 2015

Radical Short Ribs We found some beef short ribs on sale and that was all we needed to make our mouth water. Patti picked up 3 pounds of them and the rest is delicious history. Thinking we would do a… Read More...

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Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium, Brandon, FL

April 26, 2015

I don’t always cook, but when I do, I trash the kitchen like a drunken rock star. “Which is why I generally prefer to leave food preparation to the professionals. Still, it’s nice to have a few culinary tricks up… Read More...

How to Grow Pineapples

April 26, 2015

I have so many pineapples in pots on my back porch that I finally decided to plant them all in an organic raised bed. I started with 20 plants, and 7 of the plants have baby pineapples. Pineapples are naturally sweet and… Read More...

Jealous Sweets – a review and giveaway

April 26, 2015

I must admit that I’ve been waiting for a review request from Jealous Sweets for quite a while. Not only is one of their founders a local lad, and went to the same school as my children, but their entire range… Read More...

Homemade Croquettes

April 26, 2015

Ham leftovers meet Spanish flair with these cheesy fried bites complete with a simple dipping sauce. By Keith Jackie These ham and cheese croquettes were born when Keith and I were sitting at the table looking at all the leftover… Read More...

Basic Little Potato & Five Onion Soup (with 4 Variations)

April 26, 2015

I have tested and retested this soup many times over the years, adjusting the key elements to create a soup with good body and memorable flavor. The onion element, for instance, began as a mere hint of flavor and then… Read More...

La Madeleine Flavors of Provence

April 26, 2015

Thank you to La Madeleine for the complimentary meal. All opinions expressed here are my own experiences. My daughter and I visit the Flower Mound location of La Madeleine often. Here favorite on the menu is the Chicken Salade Croissant. I swear by… Read More...

Texas BBQ Wannabe: 135

April 26, 2015

135. Bronco Belle Texas BBQ (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) Updated list:  1. Texas Smokehouse (Decatur, AL)2. Hill Country Barbecue (Manhattan)3. Dallas BBQ (Manhattan)4. Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q (Beijing)5. Capital Q (Washington, DC) – RIP6. Little Texas (Iasi, Romania)7. Back Forty Texas BBQ… Read More...

5 Donut Recipes from Around the World

April 26, 2015

Who doesn’t love a good donut once in a while? Sitting on a terrace or a porch (if I had one) on a warm Spring day with a cup of coffee, a delicious sweet treat and a good book is… Read More...

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Austin Food & Wine Festival 2015: Rock Your Taco & More

April 26, 2015

The Austin Food & Wine Festival is a food and beverage lover’s paradise. Samples of each abound. As in, on my first day there, I had had two wine samples, pie, brisket, tartlets and a vodka tonic by 11:10 a.m.… Read More...

Glazebrook House Hotel | A Perfectly Modern Country Hotel

April 26, 2015

If you were to write a wish list for the perfect, modern country house hotel, what might you include? For me I’d be looking for a beautiful rural setting with plenty of varied attractions in the vicinity, easy to get… Read More...

5 Steps to Get Him to Share the Grill

April 26, 2015

Let’s have a little heart to heart about some things. You know a girl on girl chat about how rough it can be to convince your guy to let go of his char-kissed dreams and let you “man” the mighty… Read More...

Easy and Spectacular Grilled Appetizer

April 26, 2015

Much credit goes out to my lovely wife for this creation.  To make a long story short, she was craving guacamole and she also wanted some bruschetta.  Hey, easy enough; let’s just stick the two together! Started out with the… Read More...

Brown Rice Risotto with Spring Vegetables

April 26, 2015

Made with nutty brown rice that require plenty of stirring, this aromatic dish is a great way to utilize seasonal produce. By Lauren Cosgrave A great stress reliever for me is making risotto. The continuous stirring allows my mind to… Read More...

Keep Pizza Awesome, Not Danica Patrick’s “Easy Meal” Style

April 26, 2015

This post brought to you by Aspen Dental. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Mom Foodie at blommi.com. As any food lover knows, deliciousness is a perfect marriage of taste and texture. Let’s take a plate of… Read More...

Painted Twigs: Simple and Inexpensive Decorating Idea

April 26, 2015

Who would have ever thought that Painted Twigs would turn out to be a simple and inexpensive decorating idea? We have transformed twigs that we cut from the back yard into a cool decoration for the Front Porch.  Decorating your… Read More...

Simple Bunting and Flags: Spring Inspiration

April 26, 2015

Decorating your home doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money. Adding this Simple Bunting to any room will give it a splash of color. Or use it for a party and make some matching flags for drinks… Read More...

Sunday Morning Comics April 26th, 2015

April 26, 2015

Sunday Morning Grilling Comics April 26th, 2015 “I plan on doing a lot of outdoor grilling, so I replaced the water with BBQ Sauce” Gotta love his grilling style! Every Sunday – the finest Grilling Comics from cartoonist Jerry King!… Read More...

Blueberry-Lemon Tea Cake

April 26, 2015

I’ll admit I haven’t been posting with any regularity at all lately. This is largely due to the fact that I’m trying to lose weight and get into better shape. So, while I’m sure you all appreciate an occasional healthy… Read More...

Pumpkin – Coconut Biscotti #SundaySupper

April 25, 2015

As someone who doesn’t particularly care for it, it’s rather ironic that I’ve become my family’s “queen of biscotti”. Logistically, biscotti are the best type of cookies to make if you’re planning on gifting or storing them – being deliberately… Read More...

Cheesy Loaded Garlic Knot Recipe

April 25, 2015

Here is a quick version of garlic knots loaded with cheese made with refrigerator dough. A great appetizer or snack these buttery little pull aparts are so addicting you will be asked to make these time and time again! This… Read More...

Foodie Quotes #31

April 25, 2015

“I won’t be impressed with technology until I can download food” – Anonymous… Read More...

Banana Blueberry Multi-Grain Pancakes

April 25, 2015

Although I have jumped onto the sourdough train, not everyone has the patience for sourdough or always has the time. So here is another instant pancake recipe that is 100% whole grain and full of delicious spices. Filled with both… Read More...

BBQ Pork Burgers with Bacon and Cabot Smoky Bacon Cheddar

April 25, 2015

BBQ Pork Burgers with Bacon Just when you think pork can’t get any better, my friends over at Cabot Creamery sent me a cookbook with a BBQ Pork Burgers with Bacon hamburger recipe in it, the picture in the cookbook… Read More...

Weekend Healthy Recipes Roundup April 25th

April 25, 2015

Are you ready for another weekend post of healthy recipes? During the week I head over to Pinterest looking for recipes with a healthy spin. While one of my biggest pleasures is developing my own recipes, I find inspiration and delicious ideas from… Read More...

Fresh Primer: Strawberries

April 25, 2015

If you ask ten people at random to name their favorite berry, eight of them will say, “strawberries of course.” And who’s to argue? In the height of Northwest strawberry season, it’s hard to imagine anything tasting better than these… Read More...

Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Inaugural Class Inductees!

April 25, 2015

First year Hall of Fame inductees, clockwise from left to right: Edmund McIlhenny, John “CaJohn” Hard, Dave DeWitt, Dave Hirschkop, Chip Hearn Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Class of 2015! The fiery foods industry is rife with talented and influential… Read More...

Finding The Perfect Lemon Tart

April 25, 2015

An easy dessert with a coconut macaroon shell just waiting to be filled with lemon curd. By Kathy Gori I hate it when I lose things. Who doesn’t? One thing I especially hate to lose is a favorite recipe. Now,… Read More...

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#HipsterTravels: Blue Doors Coffee, Bandung

April 25, 2015

I have a tendency to deviate from the norm, and I’m not quite sure why. Either I was wired with ‘rebellious’ cord in my ‘processor’, or I’m simply addicted to the short-lived bliss of sticking out from the crowd. That… Read More...

Denver diner’s dinner at Lamberts

April 25, 2015

Yesterday, I posted pics from my Wednesday dinner at Stiles Switch with a new friend from Denver. Turns out that, before he headed back to Denver, he had a meal at Lamberts. Last night, he emailed me some pics from… Read More...

Chick-fil-A opening in Deerfield Beach

April 25, 2015

Chick-fil-A restaurant brand seems to be opening new stand-alone restaurants all around South Florida lately. Well, add one more new location to the list. Chick-fil-A is building a brand new restaurant in Deerfield Beach on Hillsboro and Powerline. The location… Read More...

Thai-Inspired Corn Fritters

April 25, 2015

Served with a zing of pineapple sauce, these Thai-style corn fritters are crunchy on the outside with a touch of spice inside. By Jessica Cox These vegetarian Thai-inspired corn fritters are scrumptiously light and ludicrously crunchy all at the same… Read More...

Spring Brush Embroidery Cookies: Spring Inspiration

April 25, 2015

Celebrate this season, a baby or a new bride with some delicious sugar cookies that have been decorated so beautifully, you won’t want to eat them. These Spring brush embroidery cookies give a beautiful presentation and if you follow the step-by-step… Read More...

Angel Food Strawberry Cheesecake Video Recipe

April 25, 2015

Being a career woman, wife, mom and grandmother, I love recipes that I can whip together quickly that taste great and everyone raves about. This is one of them. The ease of this one after working all day is the… Read More...

Cherupayar Dosa / Green Gram Dosa

April 24, 2015

A Dosa full of Protein… Ingredients Green Gram: 1 CupGreen Chilly: 2 – 3Ginger: 1 Small PieceShallots: 3 – 4Asafoetida: 1 PinchCurry Leaves: fewSaltWater Cooking Time: 15 MinutesMethod Wash and soak the green grams in enough water overnight or 5… Read More...

Fun Food Facts #14

April 24, 2015

Fun Food Facts #14: FACTS ABOUT FAST FOOD PART 1 of 3… Read More...

Apple Chipotle Glazed Ham

April 24, 2015

Apple Chipotle Glazed Ham We, too, get by with a little help from our friends. These friends were a real Apple wood smoked ham from Zaycon Fresh and Country Bob’s Apple Chipotle All Purpose Sauce. In honor of a great… Read More...

CHEF G’s PAN-SEARED DUCK BREAST

April 24, 2015

Guest Chef CHEF G’s PAN-SEARED DUCK BREAST People often steer clear of duck because it can be rather intimidating at first, but duck breasts are actually very easy to prepare. Now I have prepared some very luxurious dishes using Louisiana… Read More...

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Morning Routine: A Great Start to your Day

April 24, 2015

We all have heard it over and over again, morning routines are an essential start to your day. But what does a morning routine look like? What if you are limited on time? What if you are a stay-at-home or… Read More...

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Baked Salmon en Croute Recipe

April 24, 2015

Here is my version of a “Gordon Ramsey’s Salmon en Croute recipe” loaded with fresh leeks, Shiitaki mushrooms, spicy brown mustard, fresh dill and Atlantic Salmon wrapped up it a delicious puff pastry dough. “In the culinary arts, the term… Read More...

How Much Water Does it Take to Create Food?

April 24, 2015

Whether it is a steak or an avocado, growing food requires gallons of water. Find out where your favorite food ranks. Beware, beloved chocolate ranks near the top. See the statistic used to make this video here and here. The… Read More...

Hump-Day Dinner at Stiles Switch

April 24, 2015

Had dinner Wednesday with a new friend from Denver. He landed in Austin, got a rental car, & drove straight to Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, where I was waiting to meet him. It was his first visit there. After… Read More...

Friday Fourplay: Famous Last Supper Film Series, London’s Dali-inspired Cocktails, When Artists Cook, and an Edible Cake Garden

April 24, 2015

The 4 most interesting food/drink-related things we saw this week. Continue reading →… Read More...

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Mango and passion fruit fool with whipped coconut cream

April 24, 2015

The sky is blue and the sun is shining, so it’s time for something tropical. Even if it’s not quite warm enough to take off your coat. What could be better than fresh tropical fruit, cooked down with plenty of… Read More...

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