Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Food Magnets!!

It appears that magnets are the new thing, so I have decided to jump on the train and see where it takes me.

I love to photograph just about anything. I tried my hand a food photography for a little bit - nothing professional of course. Well, I had these pictures just lounging around in my computer so I decided to wake them up a little and share them with all of you.

So ...

Please help me welcome ... The Food Magnets!!!

Presenting ...

Kiwi -

Lemon -

Asparagus -

Strawberry - Tomato -

You can find my magnets on my etsy site here - http://www.etsy.com/listing/67685063/food-magnets

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Blog Shoppers

Since I'm up and on the computer early this morning I think I will participate in the Saturday Blog Shoppers!! Stop by Quilts Galore to see the whole list of Saturday Blog Shoppers - http://www.quiltsgaloreandmore.blogspot.com/

The item that I'm going to showcase today is ...

Pumpkin Apple Butter

It is made with applesauce and pumpkin with just the right amount of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves.

I have people tell me that they love it on their morning toast, in their hot oatmeal and I enjoy it on a bowl of ice cream!!

You should try it out!

And for stopping by you can use coupon code ... SATURDAYBLOG ... for 15% off!!!

Have a great shopping day!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Chinese Five-Spice

Last night I cooked tilapia rubbed with chinese five-spice. This was the first time I had ever used this spice ... and let me tell you what ... WOW!! It was soooo good!!

If you like the taste of black licorice - which I do - you will love it. Just opening the jar of the spice was amazing. The smells of cinnamon and star anise were just wonderful.

I rubed the tilapia - or any fish I suppose - with the five-spice. Then I cooked it in a little bit of olive oil for about 2 minutes on the first side. While this was cooking I mixed together 2 tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce with 1.5 tablespoons of brown sugar. Once I flipped the fish over I poured this sauce over it and let it cook another 2-3 minutes.

I have to admit that I did not come up with this recipe on my own - it was all www.Eatingwell.com.

I cooked up some rice and a side of broccoli to go with it. I didn't think to take a picture or I would post one. But if you are looking for something different for dinner and like trying something new - TRY THIS!!

The five-spice was a little expensive - $5.00 per bottle. But I only used a tiny amount. I might see if I can whip something together to sell in my store so that you all can try it out.

Friday, January 28, 2011

100th Sale!!!

I hit 100 sales today on my etsy site ... RosaMariasKitchen.etsy.com!!!

I'm so excited. Hopefully things keep going good as this has been such a wonderful adventure for me. I have another site ... NoteablyRelaxed.etsy.com ... where I sell photographs and note cards and will soon be adding magnets and possibly bookmarkers.

Thank you all to have purchased from me. And if you haven't - stop by and take a look around! If you have an idea for a new product don't feel shy about shouting it out. I'm always up for trying something new.

Thanks again to everyone!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Storque!!!

I never thought that etsy would put something on the storque food related, none the less put one of MY items on there. BUT THEY HAVE!!!

It has the wonderful title of : Eatsy: The Fundamentals of Food Porn. The define food porn as — the sexualization of eating and cooking.

My Chocolate Banana Jam is one of the featured food items on the page. You have to go check it out!!!

There are several other tasty treats on there that would love to be brought home as well.

In honor of my feature on The Storque I will be offering a coupon code: STORQUE0111 - which will give you 25% off in my store while the storque is featuring my item.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


What is mexinese? Well ... this past weekend my husband and I and 3 other couples got together for a progressive dinner.

For all of those unfamiliar with a progressive dinner - it is where you have cocktails and appetizers at one couples house, main meal (hosted by 2 people this time) at anothers house and dessert and games at the last house.

Another lady and me had the main meal together. We decided to do a taco bar so that people could make their dinner how they would want it instead of just making one big entree. It turned out fabulous. Everyone had an amazing time and all of the food - at all of the houses - was very good.

The one thing that happened was that I brought home a lot of mexican leftovers. Now don't get me wrong - I LOVE mexican food. But it has to be a little different each time. So last night I decided I was going to try to make Chinese out of my Mexican leftovers.

I know, I know. My poor husband! But I ended up making Egg Foo Young and Fried Rice. Egg Foo Young is usually made with bean sprouts, green onions and chicken or pork. Since I didn't have green onions and am not a big fan of bean sprouts I just used regular onions instead. Then added the leftover chicken from the taco bar (front picture). It is something like an omelet. It of course has lots of soy sauce in it!
The fried rice is just a fried rice - except made with mexican rice! I scrambled some eggs and sauted some onions. Added soy sauce ... and ... wa-la! Fried Rice!
I thought it was pretty good, especially considering what I started with! My lovely husband is so great because he eats just about anything I put on the table.
What will I come up with next? I still have a lot of veggie leftovers so we will see what I come up with tonight.
Any suggestions?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Verdict Is In

My first batch of Chocolate Banana Jam has been made. And my final conclusion is ... AMAZING!!!

To me it tastes like a nutella (not as thick) with a bit of banana in the background.

It probably isn't for everyone but I think that it would be delicious on toast or biscuits in the morning. I even thought about putting it on a pizza crust for a dessert pizza.

It was super easy to make and the house smelled wonderful while I was making it.

Verdict = keeper (at least for me!)