Here is a short and sweet blog post! I just wrapped up my latest Tablespoon.com video, this time it’s about mango! If you have trouble slicing mangoes then you definitely need to watch the video, because it’s easy!
Read the full blog post over at Tablespoon: http://taste-for-adventure.tablespoon.com/2013/07/25/how-to-cut-a-mango/.
Check out the video below:
Posted in Easy, Fruit, How To, Snack, Snack, Tablespoon.com, Video
Tagged cutting a mango, food video, fruit, how to cut a mango, how to slice a mango, Mango, recipe video, video
I have had visions of creating a salad in this style for quite some time and finally got around to actually doing it the other day! Along with fancying up the presentation of a watermelon salad, I wanted to try marinating watermelon and this was the perfect opportunity!
Initially I had plans to add some baby arugula into the dish, unfortunately when I went to the grocery store they were all out, so I just had to make do without it!
This salad really transforms the watermelon into a savoury dish that felt surprisingly hearty! Marinating the watermelon adds subtle hints of lemon, honey and balsamic to the freshness of the watermelon, and pairing it with the feta, mint, bacon and red onion makes it much more savoury. Topping it all of with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar gives it a bit of needed acidity and a nice tang!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Fresh herbs, Fruit, Lunch, Salad, Side
Tagged Bacon, Balsamic, cheese, easy, Fancy, Feta, fruit, marinated watermelon, mint, recipe, red onion, Salad, summer, vinegar, watermelon, watermelon salad
With summer finally arriving, fresh fruit is coming into season and I’m happy as a peach (pun intended). I’ve been eating them a lot for dessert or as a snack at lunch. When eating apricots one evening I thought – these would be great with a balsamic reduction! Now for those who haven’t tried balsamic reduction, it has a sweet-tart taste that enhances the sweet richness of fruit. Essentially, the combination of flavours play on each other to heighten each individual flavour palette. The balsamic reduction is great on top of fresh fruit like peaches, apricots, strawberries, blueberries, etc. Let’s get to this recipe so you can enjoy your summer fruit with a twist. Continue reading
To continue on with the beet recipes, here is a super easy, light, and tasty salad I made a couple weeks ago, since blood oranges were in season! If you haven’t tried a blood orange, you need to! They are really unique looking and taste great; I would describe their flavour as a orange/grapefruit hybrid.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Healthy, Salad, Side, Vegetable
Tagged arugula, beet, blood orange, cheese, creamy, easy, fresh, fruit, goat, light, orange, Roasted, Salad, summer, vegetable
While lots of dessert trends seem to come and go, I think cupcakes are just one of those things that will stick around forever (like the Little Black Dress of the baking world). After rave reviews of my Dr. Pepper Cupcakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes & Mancakes (bacon chocolate cupcakes) from BS’ers, I decided to continue on the trend of non-traditional, brand-name treats inspired cupcakes and made these Fruit Loop Cupcakes! These little babies have a sweet, fruity-tuity touch to them and bring back tons of childhood memories. Let’s get to the recipe…. Continue reading
Posted in breakfast, cake, Candy, cupcake, Dessert
Tagged breakfast, buttercream, cereal, cupcake, cupcakes, frosting, fruit, icing, kellogs, loop
I got bored the other night and decided that I should play bartender and came up with this drink. Take it for a spin yourself & let us know what you think! Be careful though, this drink is fruity enough to catch a bear!
Posted in Drink, Uncategorized
Tagged agave, aguave, bear, david, david's, fruit, martini, raspberries, raspberry, spritzer, tea, trap, vodka, wine
Recently I was told I had to bring an appy to a dinner party that was in three hours – I quite easily could have been told prior to, but it completely slipped my mind. Anyways, I couldn’t leave home to go and grab groceries and was stuck to a limited fridge and pantry of food and thought “Oh F, what in the world am I going to make that people will like?”…. so I thought “ah, rhubarb crisp with frozen yogurt – the perfect summer staple”, so off to Taste Spotting I ran to search for a funky recipe (I didn’t feel like using my staple recipe), but instead came across another delicious delight: Pavlova. I’ve never made it before, and its contains my largest baking fear: egg whites. But I thought, “Ah what the hell… Let’s just give it a try!”