Category Archives: Feature Fridays

TIME to Sing For Your Supper: Feature Fridays

TIME One of the great things about the internet is stumbling upon something you never knew existed, which can also be one of the down sides.  This is one I’m not sure about, so I thought I’d share to get your opinion.  I love food and I appreciate many music genres, but this had me scratching my head a little.  TIME Video featured a new book and CD called The Recipe Project  by Brooklyn band One Ring Zero.  The band turned recipes from famous chefs into songs, featuring recipes from Mario Batali, Michael Symon, David Chang, John Beck, and others.
Yep, you heard me right, you can sing a recipe, each one produced to the tune of the chef’s choosing.  It certainly puts a whole new twist on ‘sing for your supper’.  Is this one of those times when the words don’t matter as long as it’s a catchy tune?  Is this something you could listen to long enough to memorize the recipes?  Interesting … sort of … I think.

What say you?

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(Dear subscribers, sorry for the 4785 post in your inbox, lesson learned about hitting “publish” before giving it a title.)

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Do You Like Cute Food?: Feature Fridays

cutestfood.com

If you’ve never explored Pintrest, I highly recommend it for your next surf session or coffee break (do people even take coffee breaks anymore?).  It is where I discovered an entire website dedicated to cute food. Well, unabashedly they claim it is the cutest food.  I have to agree, there are pages and pages of food creativity gone crazy with cuteness like these panda rice balls.  If you like your food cute, or just want to admire the efforts of others, check it out … I’ll take my browse break with coffee, thank you.  Enjoy!

Seasonal Ingredient Map [via Epicurious]: Feature Fridays

Epicurious Seasonal Map

THIS is cool!
An interactive map from Epicurious showing what is fresh and grown locally in your area, by month.  Ever wonder when you can expect local strawberries or winter squash?  Want to be more purposeful about buying locally, but not sure what is available?  Just click on a state and there it is, along with ingredient descriptions, shopping guides, recipes, and tips.  Pretty neat, huh?!  Well, I liked it, though on Fridays I can be easily entertained. 😀  Enjoy!

Common Cooking Mistakes: Feature Fridays

The Most Common Cooking Mistakes

I like lists it simplifies life.  I don’t like making mistakes in the kitchen it complicates life.  When I Stumbled across this list of common cooking mistakes by Cooking Light, it satisfied both.  Reviewing the list I could relate with two in particular, #3 because I forget baking isn’t like cooking (it requires more precision), and #20 because, well, like a lot of other things I assume I’ll remember (I do the same thing with garlic bread).  It really is a handy list to have around.  Enjoy!

Embroidering a Cake with Sprinkles [via Clockwork Lemon]: Feature Fridays

Embroidered Cake by Clockwork Lemon

In my kitchen, picking thyme leaves is considered tedious, though worthwhile.  Sorting sprinkles? Now, that takes the cake in the realm of tedious cooking tasks (pardon the pun).  I imagine Stephanie at Clockwork Lemon knows like few others the reward of cooking labor when she completes a work of art like this.  Yes, an embroidered cake folks, she has an artistic eye, not to mention patience and perseverance. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Caramel Filling [via Hoosier Homemade]: Feature Fridays

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies by Hoosier Homemade

Yes, we are still on a pumpkin kick, sure to last until sometime close to Christmas. I must confess I am not a big fan of whoopie pies …
So why feature this post?  Because when I saw this photo on Pintrest by Hoosier Homemade it made me think of my friend, Rebecca, who LOVES whoopie pies (and I love things that remind me of friends). This post is dedicated to her and all the whoopie pie lovers out there—and it’s pumpkin!  Enjoy!

Pumpkin Anything At This Point: Feature Fridays

It is September and in my book, it is time for pumpkin—and ANYTHING pumpkin works for me. Muffins, coffee drinks, yes, even pumpkin ice cream.  Here’s a few links that caught my eye and just might soothe the pumpkin beast … have to try them all just to be sure! 😉 Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures

 

 

 

 

 

Harvest Pumpkin Soup from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte from Confections of a Foodie Bride