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4th of July!

6 Jul

This 4th of July, it was extremely hot out.  Naturally, we had a barbecue complete with meat, meat, meat, and more meat (get the hint?).  We had a lovely feast of steak tips, ribs, and sausage along with some veggies and of course, dessert.  I was in charge of the sweets for the evening and decided on a chocolate fudge pie (which was sadly eaten before I could snap a photo) and some frozen pops to mitigate the heat.  

ImageSuch a feast.  We went at it like vultures.  

After we all recovered from our food comas, we dove right into dessert.  The chocolate fudge pie was a success (hence the lack of documentation), but the pops were sensational.  Now, I’m a big fan of pops to begin with.  My friends from school and I love to indulge in Pleasant Pops whenever the chance arises, and I couldn’t help myself when I discovered the cookbook, Paletas, by Fany Gerson.  The 4th of July pops recipe I used, however, was especially favored by Mastah Grillaz (one of which ate 4 pops).  The greek yogurt, raspberries, and blueberries (yes, I deviated from the actual recipe) were healthy and refreshing after a major pig-out on such a hot day.  

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I had a little trouble getting the pops to come out of their molds after freezing them for a few hours.  I read up on how to get the best pop results, and the Paletas book says freezing them as long as possible is key.  Next time I attempt these, I’ll try leaving them in the freezer overnight and see what happens!

 

 

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So quaint- who doesn’t love patriotic pops in a patriotic house in a patriotic state?

Food in Instagram

17 Feb

Even though instagramming food is considered socially unacceptable, let’s be honest, it’s mildly addictive.  I get particularly guilty of food-instagramming when I try something new or a masterpiece has been created.  So here are a few things clogging up my Instagram:

ImageThese dumplings were a replacement for ones that I could have made myself for Chinese New Year.  I tried to find wraps for them at Whole Foods, but couldn’t find them! I was so sad.  So I ventured over to the freezer section and picked out possibly the saltiest food substance I have ever consumed.  Mmm…

ImageShortly after eating the saltiest dumplings ever, I went over to my friends’ dorm to watch the Grammys and eat gourmet steak and shrimp kabobs!  Needless to say, an Instagram of this masterpiece was necessary.

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On Friday, my boss and I discovered the Red Hook Lobster Pound food truck.  We were a bit skeptical at first, but were quickly enamored with it.  The Maine style lobstah roll was totally up to par with my -elitist- New England lobstah palette.