In a never ending quest to expand my culinary horizons and due to a large amount of fresh basil in my fridge, I decided it was time to try making pesto for the first time!
It certainly won’t be my last!
This stuff was delicious! I ate a significant amount just “taste-testing” the pesto and I had to stop myself before it got out of hand and I ate it all! Along with trying my hand at pesto, I figured why not shoot a video for it too right!? I wanted to try a different editing style on this video, and decided to channel my inner James Brown and make a funky piece of music to go along with my vision. I gotta say I’m pretty happy with the results!
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!
If so, I apologize in advance, this post is not for you, but for the sake of others I must go on! In the latest installment of Tablespoon.com videos, I present to you “How to Grill Corn”, a quick recipe video detailing the process of grilling corn in their husks to some bumpin’ tunes (made by yours truly)!
I was blessed with straight teeth, and fortunately didn’t have to exile my pearly whites to years behind bars. As a result, my love for corn has remained strong and every summer when corn is in season, I fully embrace it!
A little late to make on Canada Day (today), but just in time for Independence Day, I present to you my latest video creation for Tablespoon.com! I was very curious to try this Vodka-Infused Watermelon, and was quite pleased when the entire bottle of vodka disappeared into it! The result was a very boozy, yet refreshing watermelon! The unfortunate thing is I don’t drink much, and had a real craving for fresh watermelon after making this. Every so often I would sneak into my fridge, grabbing a piece of vodka-infused watermelon, hoping maybe that piece didn’t get much infusion…no luck.
All I had was a very vodka infused watermelon.
I had two choices: eat the watermelon and get drunk by myself (and wallow in lonely drunkenness), or live a sad watermelonless existence until I picked a new one up . I opted for the latter, freezing the watermelon until I have an occasion to make some slushy frozen vodka-watermelon drinks!
As you may know from this post I wrote a few weeks ago, I have joined the Tablespoon.com team of bloggers, and have been working on some exciting video projects! I recently wrapped up the third one, and have a couple more in the pipeline that I will be sharing as they are published!
When the idea for a campfire video was proposed, I loved the idea, and had the perfect plan for it! My parents live on a beautiful acreage that I knew would provide a great backdrop for everything! Unfortunately, the day I decided to make the video, it was really windy, hardly ideal for making a campfire (especially one I would be filming)! Undeterred, I set about making a wind barrier around the fire pit, and soldiered on, roasting, eating and filming Many delicious crescent dogs!
I have some exciting news to announce! After making a promotional video for National Grilled Cheese Month (watch it if you haven’t!), I was contacted by Tablespoon.com (a website under the General Mills brand). They wanted to know if I had made the video (I did!), as they were interested in a video partnership to produce similar content for their website! After emailing back and forth, we decided a great topic for the first video/blog post would be “How to Roll a Spring Roll”.
Let’s start this post with a little disclaimer. Yes, Bodum sent this stuff for free, no I’m not gonna suck up to them, if this product actually sucked, I would let you know! Besides we will be GIVING AWAY a FREE Immersion blender and set of mixing bowls to one lucky reader, and we wouldn’t want to give you something that we didn’t like, even if it is free! So let’s get started on this BS’ in the Kitchen “No BS” review!
Yesterday I received an email regarding an interesting new project called ‘The You Generation‘, which is basically a YouTube talent search being put on by SYCO (Simon Cowell’s media company). Now, I should mention we are not receiving anything for posting this, but I was intrigued enough to spread the word! Plus Epic Meal Time is involved and they are hilarious.
The You Generation is currently open for YouTube submissions until this Saturday April 13th in their “Fantastic Food Challenge”. Check it out if you’re into the whole food video thing! (I’m think I might need to enter this!). There are a ton of other categories you can check out as well.
While this post may be a little untimely as summer has reached its end, there is never a bad time for anything coffee related, at least not for me! I actually made this in June, but haven’t gotten around to posting it because it’s another VIDEO POST! Of course I shot it, started editing it, made the music, and when it was almost finished, got busy with other things and didn’t wrap things up until now! But alas, here it is, the delicious cold brewed coffee for your reading/viewing pleasure.
Prior to making this, I kept seeing and hearing things about Cold Brewed Coffee and how great it was, then it showed up in the July 2012 issue of Bon Appetit (which I subscribe to) and being the coffee addict I am I had to try it! As stated in the name, what sets this coffee apart is the fact that it’s “cold brewed”. Instead of running through your regular coffee making method (pouring some steaming hot water over your beans for a brew), you let it sit at room temperature in cold water for around 15 hours! Now that’s a long time when you’re fiending for a cup of joe, but that’s why you make it ahead of time, resulting in an even quicker way to get your fix when you really need it.