Yep, it is another day not have to have an excuse to hit happy hour in honor of a spirit, today is National Rum Day. Just like National Tequila Day or National Pina Colada Day, the celebration of an international spirit is all you need to enjoy your favorite libation with some interesting recipes to make the day complete.
In honor of National Rum Day here are a few ideas to create with the ever popular sugar cane based spirit that will transport you to the islands instantly.
Mount Gay Rum introduced a new limited edition bottle earlier this summer, just in time for Rum Day. The collectible Nautical G Limited Edition Mount Gay Rum commemorates and celebrates the sailing tradition and influence within the brand.
Nautical Golden Coco
2 oz Mount Gay Rum Eclipse Nautical “G” Limited Edition
4 oz coconut water
1/2 oz fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice
Directions – Pour Mount Gay Rum over ice in a tumbler glass. Top with coconut water and pink grapefruit juice to taste. Stir and serve. Continue reading "What To Drink Now: Rum Day"
I’m going to file this one under “I Wish I’d Thought of That.” Am I the last person on the planet to learn about Three Dog Bakery in Plano and Southlake? Well I knew nada until this little puppy of a press release sat up and begged me to read it. It all happens Saturday, August 18th.
Free Pupcakes (a doggie cupcake, edible for humans, too!) will be handed out to every visitor to Three Dog Bakery in Southlake and in Plano on Saturday in celebration of International Pupcake Day!All visitors, two and four-legged, will be able to ask for their Free Pupcake from the pastry cases of the original bakery for dogs, while supplies last. Each pupcake is made with human-quality ingredients but just baked for a dogs diet. They certainly look delicious enough to eat! Three Dog Bakery celebrates International Pupcake Day annually, raising awareness for healthy & natural dog nutrition.
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People are impressed when you can make something from scratch that they’re accustomed only to ordering. Most people who even consider making something like pizza dough from scratch, think it’s a complicated process.
And it is. Very. If you’re confused by throwing a bunch of stuff in a food processor, hitting a button and then walking away and waiting*, this may not be the recipe for you, and, in fact, recipes may not be for you. Stop wasting your time.
What follows a pretty basic dough pizza formula, so it’s easily adaptable (I’ve done wheat and oat flour variations). Learn it, tailor it to your taste, and brag to your friends about how much smarter you are**. They’ll be impressed, possibly to the point that they will kinda hate you. But you can make pizza and they can’t.
Pizza envy after the jump Continue reading "Look What I Made: Pizza Dough Recipe"3 Comments »
Take advantage of the heat reprieve we’re getting this weekend (highs in the low 90s) and go roam your local famer’s market. Scattered showers are predicted, but don’t let that keep you indoors. Most of the markets are running at full speed rain or shine. August is the month that many local fruits are winding down, so run, don’t walk, to get your fill of the peaches and melons!
Celebration Farmers Market:
This week you should find fresh TX peaches, tomatoes, cucumbers, okra, squash, peppers, melons, corn on the cob, red beets and fresh-hulled peas, some organic tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, cookies, tamales, and Mozzarella Company cheeses, among other spoils. To go along with your vegetables, pick up almost any cut of pork that you can think of from Holleman Farms. This isn’t just any type of pork, it is Red Wattle Pork, a breed that produces extra lean meat. Sadly, Cita’s Salsa will be absent, but In A Pickle will be back with their famous bread and butter pickles and their other pickle varieties.
4515 W. Lovers Ln.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Continue reading "Dallas-Area Farm to Market Report Weekend of August 18-19"1 Comment »
Just when you feel like you are up to your eyeballs in Dallas douchebags, you get an email from Tom Spicer and somehow this city takes on more depth. Tom Spicer is a forager, a poet, a cook, and a nutjob. Today he’s selling amaranth greens used in creating callaloo, a delicious Caribbean soup especially when the pretty weeds are stewed in coconut juice. (Yes, there are variations in the spelling of the dish. I am using epicurious.com‘s version which is our style. Tom, of course, has his own. Hit it, Tirebiter.
Do not Dred Calaloo~
From Kingston Town to Kat Mandu
there’s an edible green that’s good to stew
and this Jamaican spinach is sooo delicious too
So when nothing ventured means nothing gained
cook these nice greens but make sure they’re strained
then add some fresh lemon juice so their flavor’s contained
Amaranth greens in colors from green and red to a variegated hue
will capture your imagination, your heart, and make your happy tummy too
ok, there you have it… it’s the best I can do, say hello to my Jamaican friend, Rasta Calaloo
Hey, where are you people? It’s day four of KRLD Restaurant Week. Are you participating? If so, please share your experiences. Tip your servers and if they are exceptional, snap their picture, take down their name, and allow us to adore them.9 Comments »
Last week I gave away four $50 gift cards to Central Market. Those lucky folks will be getting their prizes in the mail by the end of this week. If you missed out on the fun, here’s your chance to redeem your good fortune.
Today I’m giving away a $50 gift card to eatZi’s.
If you enjoy lingering inside eatZi’s, sampling its bread and cheese as much as I do, you should enter our drawing right here. EatZi’s actually won our Readers’ Pick for Best Gourmet Shop and Best Bakery for Bread in our Best of Big D issue this year. Pretty baller, eh?
I’ll pick one winner by 5 p.m. at the end of today, so hurry up and enter your name for free grocery money!