Still no word from Anca about the recipe but I feel I’ve got it in the bag! I even decided to make things easier on her by asking permission to cook for her family. By asking I mean, waving my arms and saying each word 50 times before we finally understood each other. She accepted giving me a curious look and went on her way.
I dug out an old recipe called Beef and Guinness Stew. It’s exactly what it sounds like but with vegetables as well. If seasoned right, the flavors are quite brilliant.
It was pretty amazing cooking without a microwave or stove. The iron grates they cook on outside heat up quickly and dare I say, make the food taste better? Maybe it only tasted better because I was sore and tired from cooking for 19 people. Yes…19.
I hope you enjoy this as much as they did.
I’m quite sure I am not alone in this confession of intense love for any combination of peanut butter and chocolate. I’m surprised I’m not grotesquely overweight by now but with the food I eat on a regular basis. But anywho, the treat shown above is a healthier version of the classic Reese’s Cup though I still advise against gorging, as tempting as that may sound. This is a lengthy process so make a lot and as always enjoy!
1 cup raw almonds
1/8 cup honey
Dash of sea salt
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tbsp honey
1 bar of 70% dark chocolate
Melt the chocolate in a saucepan. Once melted, pour half the chocolate onto parchment paper, spreading it out into a 1/4-inch thick layer. It should as thin as the bar was before melting, which means it had enough thickness to hold its own when hardened.
Put the chocolate spread into the freezer. While the chocolate hardens, it’s time to roast the almonds. Spread the almonds over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.Massage 1/8 cup of honey and a dash of sea salt into the almonds until each one is evenly coated.
Spread the almonds so that each has its own place on the parchment paper. This will ensure equal roasting. Broil the almonds in the oven on medium (or low), keeping an eye. This process will only take under 5 minutes, so don’t go anywhere.
Keep an eye on the almonds and move them around with spatula so they wont burn. Once finished, they should golden brown. Along with 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil and 1/2 tablespoon of honey, food process the cooled almonds until the mixture sticks together. At first it will become mealy but will soon clump.
Form an almond “patty” with your hand, placing it on the frozen chocolate to cover its area, leaving about 1/2 – 1 inch width from the almond mixture to the edge of the frozen chocolate. Warm up the rest of the melted chocolate so that it spreads easily, topping the almond layer evenly, making sure to “seal” the edges so that the melted chocolate meets the frozen chocolate.
Pop back into the freezer until hardened – about 30 minutes.
Ever had dinner around a bunch of dead bodies? Unless you’re a serial killer the answer is probably no. So for all you murder free people with an itch for something unique and delicious, come to the Bonaventure Cemetery for a Feast of Flesh! I mean food!
When: May 18, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Where: Bonaventure Cemetery Savannah, GA
Price: Tour- $20; Dinner- $15
Contact: (912) 816-4460
Age limit: None Specified
This tour is complete with morbidly curious exhibitions, along with Q&A session over dinner, with storyist and event host, Shannon Scott! Still includes group photo & official event poster!
The Tour: An opportunity to see Bonaventure Cemetery, in a legal way, after the sun sets and after the gatekeeper jangles the lock & chains behind us! Then the real show begins! If you’ve never seen Bonaventure during her “enchantment hours,” then you’ve not experienced the whole spectrum of colors, sights and sounds of this place so loved by history and the world!
So bring a flashlight, bring a camera, bring your nerves & no worries, this tour will give you an appetite for food & more stories!
Event info courtesy Savannah Now
Most of us love Sushi, but its simple perfection seems daunting so most of us never think to learn to do it ourselves. It’s surprisingly simple. Learn a new trick and impress your friends!
For the food enthusiast in the South Carolina area or Savannah (if you don’t mind burning up some gas on the open road), you will want to check out this event!
It’s a world class experience that gives the average Joe the opportunity to taste first class cuisine from top notch chefs (see what I did there?).
In a nutshell, high-profile chefs from the Charleston area are partnering with growers and producers to prepare local ingredient dishes to taste. There will also be live music by the Garage Cuban Band, local Beer, wine and food demos. Participating restaurant include: FIG,EVO,The Glass Onion,SNOB,The Fat Hen,Social Restaurant + Wine Bar,Husk,Two Boroughs Larder,Poogan’s Porch, Cru Café,the Daniel Island Club,Duvall Catering and The Grocery.
When: Sunday, April 22 4:00-7:00pm
Where: Middleton Place Plantation Pavilion, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Charleston,SC