here and there

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bellinis and appetizers

BELLINI  Appleton V/X Jamaica Rum, real peach, sparkling wine (1¼ oz.)

SUSHI CONE tempura prawn, avocado, spicy mayo, cucumber.

SPICY ITALIAN FLATBREAD crushed tomatoes, peppered salami & Mediterranean olives.

 Wow, look at this bellini!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Root Beer floats

 Summer is here! Root Beer Floats that are a trademark of A&W! Big heavy Frosty Glass mugs were used for this treat in A&W!  

A scoop of vanilla ice cream placed in  a tall  glass and slowly add chilled root beer! One can jazz it up by adding whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. Don't forget the straw!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

madeleine cookies.

Chef Chris Thielman demonstrates how to make madeleine cookies.
lemon madeleine

This recipe method is quite different from Chef Chris's recipe.. Her tip on using two spoons to drop filling into each mould reminded me of my Mom's method

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Blue Box

Some of the editorials say that Blue Boxes have brought the Riff Raffs or is is it "Riff Rats" to an area!  Yet, I would rather see the homeless walking with a purpose, than pan handling.  Just think how much exercise this person gets as he pushes a cart in a race with the pick up trucks!  The two senior Chinese couple that have been picking up bottles all day all week in our strip malls in the area for a very time are a picture of health.  Although I do doubt they are homeless. 

I pointed out to him,as he light a cigarette at our Blue Box, in who's Blue Box he would not find any recyclable bottles as I handled him empty wine bottles!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The best things in life are the unexpected!

Relaxing after supper!

Yummy corn salad with avocado and lime!
Nova Scotia lobster that was picked up at Hong Kong Supermarket on 17th..most of them were culls but I managed with help from the manager and a former lobster man who had just purchased 20 lobster to find small lobsters with all claws attached. The line up at the fish counter told me the lobster were fresh and at a good price! And they were delicious!

So yummy!!!