Saturday, June 27, 2009

Where I'm going to be tomorrow

Everybody should come check this out. Lots of amazing people and incredible food. Be there!

Monday, June 22, 2009

A cool idea from a groovy lady

Food writer Monica Bhide has come up with a nifty idea for promoting her excellent new book, Modern Spice - a virtual potluck dinner! And I'm in charge of drinks, unsurprisingly.

I went with Monica's Pomegranate Delight. It's a simple, refreshing summer cocktail, the pomegranate cutting the sweetness of the grenadine and rum. Quite a success, I'd say!

Here's how it's done:

Pomegranate Delight
Serves 1


1/4 ounce (1/2 tablespoon) grenadine
1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) store bought pomegrate juice (see Note)
1/2 teaspoon sweetened lime juice such as Rose's
1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) white rum
Ice as needed
4 ounces (1/2 cup) chilled club soda

Mix the grenadine, pomegranate juice, lime juice and rum in a tall glass. Add ice and the club soda and stir gently. Serve immediately.

Note: You can use plain POM pomegranate juice for this recipe, or try one of the mixed varieties such as Pomegranate-Blueberry for an exotic-tasting cocktail. You can use pomegranate liqueur too, if you like - add 1/4 ounce (1/2 tablespoon.)

I drank two of these yesterday, very, very happily, while my husband slaved away at a borscht. The sun even came out! I credit the Pomegranate Delight.

Visit Monica's blog this evening and see who else is cyber-cooking what else from her fantastic, pretty much failsafe new book, Modern Spice.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

One day I'll get better at this.

Did a really fun interview today with Adam Roberts, The Amateur Gourmet, this afternoon, which you can listen to here.  I'm not the most expert of interviewees - I'm a little rusty - but I'm working on sexy bedroom voice.  Got any pointers?  Send 'em on over!