What am I eating? Homemade Almond Milk

In a bid to try new things and learn about how to prepare fresher foods, I came across the idea of making my own nut milk. This is not a new idea by any stretch of the imagination, but new to me. I was always under the impression that doing things like making your own…

What am I eating? I Try Pista Burfi

#954 on the List of 1001 Things to Eat Before You Die Burfis are a generalized term for popular Indian candies eaten at special occasions. There is a whole slew of recipes to make different types but they usually contain sweetened condensed milk, nuts, spices and are decorated with an edible silver leaf. I am…

I Try Ras el Hanout

#715 of 1001 Foods to Try Before You Die         I have decided that I am going to tackle the aromatics section of the list. I figure aromatics ship easier and I can make recipes at home for the fam. Much easier than say trying to ship a weird type of fish…

I Try a Boston Cooler

Once again, in my attempt to try the unusual I came across a “recipe” for this drink on one of my favorite sites, atlasobscura.com In a section called gastro obscura people write in on local favorites of their homes. A Northeastern treat of the US is a soda shake that is made from ginger ale…

Have You Ever Had Peanuts in Your Coke?

Weird right? I come from a family with quite a few southerners. My dad is a out and out southerner from East Tennessee. I have tried many southern staples from his childhood: ice box cake, ham hock and lentil soup, hard cake, but until recently I had no idea that this was a thing let…

What am I cooking? Steamed Jaggery and Coconut Milk Pudding/Watalappan

#993 of 1001 Foods to Eat Before You Die What Is It? From Wikipedia, “Jaggery is a traditional non-centrifugal cane sugar consumed in Asia, Africa and some countries in the Americas. It is a concentrated product of cane juice and often date or palm sap without separation of the molasses and crystals, and can vary…

ARC – A Literary Tea Party by Alison Walsh

I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I absolutely love the ideas in this book. I am a book lover, but also a lover of the ideas and scenes in books. Cooking can be a great storytelling tactic. Everyone has to eat, and many…