Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Birchbox day!!!!! #birchboxman #ateliercologne #cwbeggsandsons #dasboom #vaughn #quirky #themanfromuncle #blog

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Just arrived from mistobox Brasil decaf yeah I know old people drink decaf #nighttimecoffee #coffee #mistobox #panthercoffee #blog

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

This month from Toms- La Antigua Guatamala #tomscoffee #toms #coffee #blog #tomscoffeeroaster

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Monday, May 4, 2015

I'll be checking out Bespoke Post. First box looks pretty nice #bespokepost #lineoftrade #bucklers #blog

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So I'm trying out a new subscription service called Bespoke Post.  So far it looks pretty cool.  I'll check out the products and put up a review.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Trying some Baxter of California this month!! Nice... #birchbox #birchboxman #baxterofcalifornia #blog

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I'm excited to to try out a few Baxter of  California products this month, I'll let you know how it goes

Friday, March 20, 2015

So, Guinness pudding is a thing..so of course I made it #guinness #pudding #blog

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The recipe calls for Guinness draft, I used extra stout because......well just because.
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • One 14.9-ounce can Guinness Draught
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 7 ounces high-quality bittersweet (70 to 72% cacao) chocolate, finely chopped
  • Special equipment: Six 8-ounce old-fashioned glasses
  • In large nonreactive mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar.
    Open can of Guinness and slowly pour into 4-cup measuring cup, pouring down side of cup to reduce foaming. Pour half of Guinness (about 7/8 cup) into heavy-bottomed 3-quart saucepan. Add 2 1/4 cups cream and whisk to combine. Set over medium heat and heat, whisking occasionally, until bubbles just begin to form at edges. Remove from heat, add chocolate, and whisk until smooth.
    Slowly pour hot chocolate mixture into eggs, whisking constantly to prevent curdling. Return mixture to saucepan and set over moderately low heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens and coats back of spoon, about 15 minutes. (Pudding will look separated.) Pour into blender and blend on high for 1 minute. Divide pudding among glasses, leaving at least 1 inch of space at top of each. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled and set.
    Meanwhile, pour remaining Guinness into small saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to moderately low and simmer, uncovered, until reduced to 1 tablespoon, about 20 minutes. Pour syrup into small bowl and let cool.
    Beat remaining cream until soft peaks form. Add Guinness syrup and beat until combined. Divide cream among 6 glasses of pudding and serve.
Stay hungry!!!!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Great deal from Audible

I love audio books, and probably the best way to get the latest is through Audible.  It's a great way to make chores, or drives/commutes go quickly!!  If you sign up with the link below you will get two books free and a free 30 day membership trial!!

Give it a try
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Great meal planning site

I occasionally am asked about meal planning and weekly menus.  I bounce around  a bit, and I often just like to do it on my own cruising through cookbooks and making a list.  But, sometimes that just sucks so I let someone else do it.

My favorite on right now is The Fresh 20.  It's a great site for healthy meal plans, and it even gives you a super easy shopping list.  Every Friday you can download a new meal plan, that includes 5 evening meals, a shopping list for them, a page that shows you what you can prep ahead of time to make cooking easier and faster, and all of the nutritional info for each meal.  The meals do take into account what is in season and could possibly be picked up at a farmers market.  In the winter you will have to add some salad stuff from the super market, because it tends to be a little shy on fresh vege's (seasonal)

It is a membership site and will cost you $24 bucks a quarter, that's 8 bucks a month.   In my judgement that's money well spent.

They offer several options to your meal plan memberships, with plans that include classic, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, kosher, meals for one, paleo and a weekly lunch plan.  The normal subscription gets you access to 1 plan of your choice.

So head on over to The Fresh 20,  and check it out.
They also have a book on Amazon that you can buy.


Friday, January 23, 2015

Food pyramid

It seems like the experts tell us a different way to eat healthy every couple of months.  But, the Mediterranean style of eating has stayed pretty much the same.  Check out the food pyramids, style changed a bit, but the principles stay the same.

Still the best healthy eating plan.........and you get to drink wine....EVERYDAY!!


Monday, January 5, 2015

Jan 5

Well here we are, another new year, another long gap in posting.  So I'll try again.  One thing that I have learned is that to narrow a focus leads to trying to hard to find something to write about.  So I'll go back to the basics.  Food for health, for interest and the original idea I had to look at history and meaning behind food.  So what will it look like?  Not sure.  But let's see were it goes.