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.