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September Scones

Leftover blueberries in the  fridge=Yummy Treats. I have never made scones before but I woke up this morning and thought today is a perfect day for scones. So, i scoured the internets for some recipe ideas and came up with this combination and it turned out quite well. Make some and try em out for yourself!

Ingredients List:  Makes 10 servings.

  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Egg lightly beaten

*Click on the picture for a step by step explanation of how to make these delicious Scones:

 

I am currently doing a really great contract in Ottawa. 2  interesting and thrilling operas. The show opens September 10th. Get the details here.

Happy Long Weekend.

Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa

 

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Hail Caesar!

Brunch Potluck idea: Caesars…

This morning, I crashed a brunch potluck at the artscape lofts in the west end. The spirit of the afternoon was incredible and I had the chance to meet some cool people.

Brunch Potluck???? I was stumped about what to bring (breakfast is not my forte): and then VOILA vodka saves the day…again.

Seriously though the Caesar is a Classic Canadian Cocktail and the perfect addition to brunch. I mean who doesn’t love the caesar? Well lot’s of people…you either love it or hate it.

Traditionally the drink is garnished with a lime wedge and a celery stick BUT this being a Foodventure I decided to get creative and make a few different types of garnishes.

I made 3 combo’s:

  • Spicy shrimp, Jalepeno, Celery
  • Grape tomato, Baby Spinach, Chorizo Sausage
  • Pickled Pearl Onion, Beet, Cucumber

***click on the picture for a closer look!

Finally:

How to make a Caesar! ( people love to make variations of this cocktail ***including myself*** but this is a classic caesar recipe)

  1. Take your cocktail tumbler and dip it in lemon juice.
  2. Take you celery salt and rim your glass with the salt (the lemon juice will make the salt stick to the rim of the glass)
  3. Add ice with a spoon
  4. Add 1.5 oz of Vodka
  5. Add 1 dash of Tabasco
  6. Add 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  7. Add Clamato Juice
  8. Garnish with Celery Stick and Lime Wedge
  9. DRINK!

Some cool additions/variations:

  • You can never have too much Worcestershire sauce.
  • Add a dash of lemon juice to the drink
  • Add some salt and pepper
  • Add some freshly grated horseradish or wasabi.
  • My sister loves to add pickle juice (weird) but a pickle is a delicious garnish for the caesar.
  • A spicy bean is my favorite garnish.

It’s okay to drink in the morning if it’s a caesar but just remember to daytime pour and not nighttime pour! Try one tomorrow morning. Speaking of tomorrow, I am doing another brunch like activity but this time it’s mimosa’s and oysters. Oh and if you can think of something that rhymes with mimosa other than samosa email me at foodventuresandotherstories@gmail.com.

Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa

Berry Christmas Casserole

This year i was in charge of all the food for Christmas day! A family first, seeing as my mom usually does everything. We started Christmas morning off with a French Toast Casserole and a special champagne punch.

Ingredients List:

  • 1 loaf French bread, cubed
  • 6 egg whites
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package frozen unsweetened mixed berries
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • **This is a two part recipe seeing as you must let the bread and wet ingredients sit overnight in the fridge!

Serves 6

**click on the picture for a step by step explanation of How to make a Berry Christmas Casserole.


The casserole was a huge hit.  The perfect way to start Christmas Day. It is so easy to make and really looks incredible. We enjoyed it with a sparkling Christmas Punch (that was OK but in the end Mimosa’s are way more delicious!) Later on, I cooked a full turkey dinner which was a success ( My sister did admit that although my stuffing was good “Nothing beats Mom’s Stuffing!”).  My brother heads to BC tomorrow to relocate and so i’m going to make him something tasty to eat in the car for his long drive West. Look for it soon!

Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa

P.S.   In the New Year, I’m going to start going on Foodventures all over the place! I received a sneaky little camera which will be perfect for Guerilla foodventures and best of blogs. Fun!


Maniacal Monkey Loaf!

I have the chance to spend the Holidays at my parents house in Northern Ontario this year. It’s my first Christmas “home” in 4 years.  It’s pretty chaotic right now: Mostly because Oscar and my sister’s 3 month old puppy Elton won’t stop chasing each other! In honor of the two little monkeys I decided to name this yummy chocolate banana loaf the Maniacal Monkey loaf.

Ingredients List:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter-soft
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 -1/2  tsp of vanilla
  • the juice from half a lemon
  • 1- 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3  very ripe (rotten) banana’s
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup walnuts

Makes one loaf

**click on the picture for a step by step explanation of How to make Maniacal Monkey Loaf

 

It smells and looks incredible AND it tastes like heaven in your mouth! In a pinch this is a very easy and tasty treat to bring over to someone’s house or to serve during the festivus season.

It’s going to be a busy couple of days and i will be doing a ton of cooking so many updates in the next little while. I hope that wherever you are and whatever you believe you are well fed and content. Happy Christmas!

Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa