My friend Jennifer spent the weekend with us and decided put her cooking hat on. She made a soup. No, not just a soup, the *best* soup I’ve ever had. Where did she find the recipe? On a blog called Bitchin’ Camero.
My hat tip off to both to Jen (the chef) and Melissa Camero, the force behind this impressive food blog. And now, here it is, the recipe to the best soup I’ve ever had: White Bean Soup with Mini Lamb Meatballs.
My friend Jenna is one lucky woman, she is married to a chef. (Don’t worry G, I am not complaining, I am a lucky woman as well!) So, Jenna’s husband can cook. Seriously cook. They share their culinary adventures on their blog called Sweet Fine Day. Check out this Stuffed Zucchini Flower post. Mouthwatering, no? This is one of these dishes that reminds me of my vacations in South of France as a kid. And it also reminds me that there are certain dishes that I’d never dare to try myself. Why? I don’t know. But the thought of cooking Stuffed Zucchini Flowers is intimidating, at least to me. Hat tip to Mark! And to Jenna for the beautiful photographs!
I just had to learn that no outdoor space is too small to have a grill. Only have a balcony but crave some grilled burgers or sausages? Don’t you worry, BBQ Bruce to the rescue.
One of the many perks of doing a houseswap is that you get to try other people’s stuff. Take the kitchen for example. During our current amazing stay in Switzerland we get to use different kind of coffee makers, toasters, blenders, pots and lids. And yes, this post is about a multifunction lid. The Lekue Suction Lid has won my heart. (Didn’t know a simple silicone lid could do that.) Watch the video below to get the idea…
(what’s with the elevator music in this video?)
What better is there on a hot summer day than a Ice Coffee? Well, there’s Ice Coffee and there’s Ice Coffee. Last year I discovered the Porsche of Ice Coffee’s when I ordered one at Love Lane Kitchen on the Northfork and it was served with Icecubes that were made out of coffee. Duh! Such a simple idea! As the ice melts, the coffee doesn’t get watered down. Ever since, I cringe at getting an ice coffee with regular icecubes. I’ll have to pick up some of these Cool Bean Ice Trays.
Rainbow Jell-o. Yes, I just went to rainbow heaven.
(Jessi, Liz, it has happened, I started a Rainbow Category)
This Trio Lasagna Pan is perfect for a family with a picky eater (like ours). Mrs. Picky could get her own strip of Lasagna. Very cool idea.
The Boomerang Wok’s cupped edge is supposed to make it easier to turn your stir-fry ingredients. All you supposedly need is one simple movement with the spatula and voila! I definitely would like to give one of these a try!
This Breakfast Pizza is making me hungry.
(I have no clue where I found this first, so pardon me not giving proper via-credit)
Oh, how crazy pretty are these nesting melamine kitchen bowls? A designer’s heart rejoices, right?
A video made in stopmotion for competition AdobeYouGC. The simulation of a tutorial which shows how to make butter cookies with the new Adobe Photoshop Cook!
(thank you rolyn)
This Home Hack over at the kitchn had me look: How To Clean Tough Burnt Stains Off Stainless Cookware.
Are you feeling challenged when it comes to boiling eggs? eggwatchers.com will help and entertain.
(thank you andy, made me smile)
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