Now that Thanksgiving is outta the way, we are thrilled to announce our holiday survival kits for 2013!
Please join us at Zest Bakery on Thursday, November 21st from 5pm-7pm for a cooking demo and book signing by Chef Amy Fothergill, author of The Warm Kitchen!
Happy Eggnog Month! Errr... November. :)
If you love eggnog but are now eating paleo or even just dairy-free, this eggnog is for you! It is stupid simple to make and only requires 4 ingredients! Eggs, coconut sugar, almond milk and nutmeg. 5 if you want the adult version ;)
When my sister and I were kids, we used to create breakfast-in-bed menus and take them to our parents. Inside the menu, our parents would find checkboxes next to a list of our offerings: things like eggs, pancakes, waffles, toast, coffee, OJ, hot cocoa, or milk. After they'd made their selection we'd retreat back to the kitchen to assemble their order. Occasionally we'd try to get creative and they would end up with olive pancakes or coffee with grenadine. But no matter what we made, I think they were always appreciative.
In my opinion, there is only one flavor of frozen yogurt worth getting: pistachio. Actually, now that I think about it, my favorite flavor of gelato and ice cream also happens to be pistachio.
Oddly enough, I'm not a fan of nuts in their whole form. I find the way they absolutely always get stuck in my teeth to be off putting.
Halloween is upon us, friends! Don't let your gluten-free eaters go without this Halloween! We have lots of yummy treats to delight!
Check out this year's Halloween menu!
If this pasta dish were one of the Real Housewives ladies on TV, it would definitely be NeNe Leakes, who is a self-proclaimed "rich bitch." If you haven't seen Nene on TV, she is known for her strong, aggressive, and often confrontational personality. Much like Nene, this recipe for fettuccine with avocado-lime white cheddar sauce from Melt, the Art of Macaroni and Cheese, offers no apologies for its richness and has the goods to back it up.
"Every day when my husband gets home I make him this tea."
I'm standing next to my friend Vijitha as she explains the ins and outs of making a traditional spiced milk tea known as masala chai. The aroma of the simmering spices and strong black tea is intoxicating. I watch as Vijitha strains out the spices and returns the remaining pot of tea to the stove. She adds sugar, a cup or two of milk and brings the tea back to a simmer. Once Vijitha determines the tea is ready, she ladles it into some mugs and hands one to Patrick and me.
One of my favorite moments from attending the International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC) up in Seattle, actually happened one morning before the conference. My roomie and friend, Annelies, and I have started a tradition of exploring local bakeries that are exploring-distance from the conference location. When we are feeling extra motivated, we run to our destination, but other times, we take a leisurely stroll.
It's on these bakery expeditions that we see the city, sleepy-eyed and dewy as a new day takes shape.