Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Spicy Bisque To Warm You On A Cold Night

At a recent farmer's market, I came across this delicious soup recipe. The ginger and cayenne pepper make this soup a little spicy but so good on a cold fall night. Enjoy!

Spicy Winter Squash Bisque

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Medium Onion, coarsely chopped

2 Tbsps of Chopped Fresh Ginger

1 Medium Butternut Squash, peeled and cubed

1 3/4 Cups Vegetable or Chicken Broth

1 Cup of Coconut Milk

2 Tbsps of Sugar

1/4 Tsp of Salt

1/4 Tsp of Cayenne Pepper

Heat oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, ginger and cayenne pepper, saute 5 to 7 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in squash and broth, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer 3o minutes or until squash is tender. Add coconut milk, sugar, and salt; cook five minutes more. Process mixture in batches in a blender. Serves six.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cake Wreck No More

For those of you looking to avoid a "cake wreck"- Cuisipro's Food Decorating Pen is a must have tool. This plunger-style pen makes writing and decorating so easy and works well with icing, honey, sauces or chocolate. From cupcakes to cookies, it comes with two tip sizes and is dishwasher friendly. All you do is pull back to fill and squeeze to decorate for a consistent, professional look every time. Goodbye messy icing bags.

Cuisipro Food Decorating Pen is available online at amazon.ca or from your local kitchen store. Retails for $9.99.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's The Great White Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

I love decorating my home for the fall season. Baskets of assorted gourds and pumpkins, candle holders adorned with colorful candy corn and beautiful orange Chinese lantern flowers are a few of my favorites.

This year, I plan on going a little more contemporary by decorating with white pumpkins. I love the simple look of a white pumpkin on a black stand with black stenciling. A few grouped together would make quite a statement and look fabulous on a fireplace mantle. Plus, for under $5 a pumpkin, it is a cost effective way to decorate for the fall season.

Pumpkins available at your local grocery store.