When I was at the last Cupcake Social soiree, I found about about a yummy website called Bakespace.com. Some call it the Myspace for bakers and cooks..I call it a great idea.
BakeSpace.com was created by media producer (and avid baker) Babette Pepaj to help make the search a fun, rewarding and inherently social experience. BakeSpace combines the functionality of a traditional online recipe database, utility of an online food forum/blog and the fun of an online social network with a unique "recipe swap" platform.
If you are into social networking and love food this is for you and if you are not into social networking and love food this is still for you. It's a fab way to share recipes or build up your recipe collection.I just may set up a kosher soul dessert profile.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
I love me some couscous! It makes such a great side dish with almost anything.
Here is are fun facts about Israeli Couscous:
Israeli couscous is a version of North African Berkukes, introduced by immigrants from various parts of North Africa in the early 1950s, and Levantine Maghrebiyya common in Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. Couscous was meant to provide a rice substitute for those immigrants from eastern Arab countries and from Persia. Unlike North African couscous, it is not semolina, but rather a toasted mixture of bulgur and flour.
Here's a great recipe you can use with fish or simply by itself. Nosh on!
Israeli Couscous with Feta and Cucumber
Kosher salt and pepper
1 ½ cup Israeli couscous
1 cucumber, seeded, sliced, and quartered
1 cup of feta cheese
½ cup pecans (optional)
2/3 cup red-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1) In a medium pot of boiling salted water cook couscous for 5 to 6 minutes. Drain and cool by running under cool water
2) Transfer couscous to a large bowl. Add cucumber, feta, vinegar, oil, and pecans. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss till everything is combined.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
While I was at the liquor store, a lovely woman offered me a rum and coke. Since I was there I thought why not. Oh, yes...it was my first introduction to Don Q, a smooth Puerto Rican rum (www.donq.com)! The rum was fabulous and even more importantly some of their rums are kosher. YES! What I tried was Don Q Cristal and Don Q Anejo. All I can say is smooth and it is U kosher baby...Check it out.
Nosh on! ~Shoshi
Here are a few drink recipes to try with this fabulous rum:
Don Q Bull Frog
1 shot Anejo Rum
1 shot Vodka
1 shot Tequila
1 shot Blue Curacao
1 shot Gin
Bull Frog Directions:
Add all the shots of Alcohol to a pint glass, turning the mixture Blue then add the Red Bull to create the BULL FROG...Serve Bull Frog in a Pint Glass
2 oz light rum
2 oz dark rum
2 oz passion fruit juice
1 oz orange juice
juice of a half a lime
1 Tbsp simple syrup
1 Tbsp grenadine
orange slice for garnish
Squeeze juice from half a lime into shaker over ice.
Pour the remaining ingredients into the cocktail shaker.
Shake well. Strain into a hurricane glass.
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