You Deserve It

Before I share today’s very ‘special’ recipe I have a few little things (ramblings) to share!

– Hey have you entered my giveaway where 2 gift baskets worth 75$ will be won. Full of neat kitchen toys and a gift certificate. And it’s open to everyone world wide. So go enter now…well after you have read this post. You have till October 15th 2011, 23h59 EST to enter.

– 43 hours left till I host my 12 hour long Food Film Marathon. Yikes, Getting excited and nervous! OMG OMG OMG!

– I was approached by to submit recipes for a cookbook specially aimed for youth hostel kitchens. Recipes will be up for public vote on their Facebook page and the winning recipes will be published, winner’s blog links included. Check out all the details on how to enter. It’s a great idea as I have my fair share of stories from meals I have prepered while traveling in your hostels. Yep those will be coming up here real soon!

– Got my new point & shoot camera which is considered low end for what is on the market, half the price of my 2 year old camera but twice the mega pixels and more functions, go figure! Can’t wait to see how good it is in the kitchen!

– Finally…yes yes I am considering joining the band wagon and make my own cookbook. Nothing official but starting to look into it. This is an old idea, a cookbook of ethnic recipes (no big surprise), and at that time I had asked for recipe contributions from members of the now defunct Cheap Ethnic Eatz dinner group. So I was browsing the contributed recipes and I fell on a joke recipe which is quite funny. I had to share it:

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Ξ You Deserve It! Ξ

1 cup corn syrup
1/2 tsp margarine
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 small onion

Set onion aside. Combine remaining ingredients in medium saucepan and cook on high for 35 minutes prior to spouse coming home. Make sure to use old pan. Burn concoction to an unrecognizable blob. If stench isn’t bad enough, add vinegar.

As you see spouse’s vehicle approach, cut onion to produce tears. Sob, “I’ve burned dinner and there’s nothing left to cook.”

Make such a fuss about the day’s misgivings that spouse whisks you off to the restaurant of your choice. Comb hair, apply make-up, adorn beautiful outfit and enjoy!

18th Floor Cherry Tomatoes

Before I start this post I just wanted to send out a big thank you to Amanda at The Mindful Table. She lent me temporarily her second camera while I wait for mine to resurface from it’s silly journey. I mentioned a couple of times my recent pics were from my cell phone and of bad quality but did not tell you why! Well silly me I left my camera on my friend’s kitchen table in Virginia before going of to North Carolina. So upon my return my friend arranged to return my camera by mail. I of course sent her the money for the shipping. But she was badly instructed by the postal worker on how to fill out the forms. I got a notice for the package with an amount of money, not a small one, requested for duty. IT’S MY CAMERA!!!!!!

At this point if I pay duties and ad the shipping, well it’s more then this old camera’s worth. And I am not going to pay and then TRY to get customs to change their mind. So I declined the package and it will either fall in the hands of a custom agent who will call me (I gave my refusal with my phone no.) or my friend will have the package returned and she will resend it the cheap proper way. So this is why I am camera-less at this time!

No idea why I never tried this before but this summer I bought a baby cherry tomato plant for my balcony, all the way up on the 18th floor where I live.

I am very excited I have little green fruits. I cannot wait to watch them get red. I have very little veggie gardening experience…any tips and comments are welcome.

Oh and had to share this ADORABLE pic I found online too!

Cats and Food

Just too cute!…if you like cats!

Ha Ha Friday

A cute one for Friday…and I have 2 cats so no one get offended!


Food Lost in Translation

I got a joke email with funny translations. Some pics were food related so I thought I would share. The last one is not food related but too funny. Click  to enlarge pics.

Have a great laugh