I entered a chili contest. Woohoo! I am sharing the Ranting Chef’s page with you all. The chili I entered, is a meatless chili, seems strange right ? Shouldn’t chili be full of meat ? Well mine isn’t!!! LOL Mine is a delicious Tofu chili, don’t knock it until you try it. It really, really is deliciously good. I am not the biggest fan of meat, but I do like a steak once in a blue moon. I love love chili, and I wanted to make a recipe that uses Tofu… tada so here it is. I would so love if you could VOTE for my “Audi Rose, Terrific Tofu Chili” at http://www.rantingchef.com please vote contest poll closes October 22, 2014… 😀 TANX!
Sharing time! A page from Village Sweets… A christening cake for a baby boy
Just wanted to post Village Sweets latest cake creation (was a cake pinned on pinterest). Loved making the ruffled diaper! Heehee
“Friday Afternoon Kocktails” time… Made a delicious refreshing Sour Cherry Sangria. Yum yum, this hit the spot Friday afternoon after work, a tall glass loaded with ice, sitting by the pool, chilling with my Sangria, on a hot sunny day, I couldn’t ask for more. Cheers!
Sour Cherry Sangria
– 1 Bottle of Zinfandel (750ml)
– 3 Cups of FRESH squeezed Orange Juice (I used about 4 Really Big oranges).
– 2 Cups Club Soda or 7-Up (I like the fizzy and I used 7-Up)
– 1/4 Cup Triple Sec
– 1 Jar Sour Pitted Cherries, juice drained (NOT Maraschino)
– 1/2 Cup of the Sour Cherry Juice (from the jar)
– Several Slices of Oranges (keep a few to decorate your glasses)
– Several Slices of Lemons
– Lots of Ice (for the glasses not the pitcher)
In a glass pitcher add the Zinfandel, the fresh squeezed Orange Juice, Club Soda or 7-Up, Triple Sec, Sour Cherries, Sour Cherry Juice, Orange and Lemon slices. Stir well and refrigerate until very cold. In a tall glass, fill with ice, pour in Sangria, decorate the rim with a few orange slices…Enjoy! Simply refreshing !!
“FAK !” I hope to have a recipe every Friday for our “Friday Afternoon Kocktails”. It is nice to just sit and relax and have a cocktail (you can make it virgin, they still taste amazing even if you don’t add the alcohol) and cocktails look soooo pretty too! Weather has been rather hot here to say the least, the humidity just makes it more unbearable. At least I have some comfort in the enjoyment of my pool and a nice cold refreshment makes it so much more enjoyable. My recipe for my cold frothy Pina Coladas. You can hold the alcohol or not, your choice. I opted for the booze (Oooops!).
– 2 Cups Fresh Pineapple (Blended and pureed and put into ice cube trays, Freeze. Do this a day ahead)
– 3 oz Rum (I used 1 oz Bacardi White Rum and 2 oz Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum)
– 1/2 Cup Coconut Cream
– 1 Cup Pineapple Juice
– 1 Cup Crushed Ice
– Fresh Slices of Pineapple and Maraschino Cherries (on the stem if you can find them) for Decoration and eating enjoyment 🙂
Put all the ingredients into a blender and Blend, Blend, Blend… Serve immediately in a tall glass and decorate with Pineapple slice (I forgot to keep myself a few slices of fresh pineapple, o0yyy! But I did add the cherries heehee). A cute little paper parasol was missing, oh well next time.
The joys of gardening…. I do like to tend to my garden (which has been really hard to even get started this summer), but I admit I can sometimes be very lazy about actually “tending” to it, I just hate weeding and sometimes it gets the best of me to get motivated. I actually got out the shovel, the rake and bags of earth to start a project that I was supposed to do last year, oh well. I spent hours at the garden center trying to pick what I envisioned to be my little forest of greenery and flowers, well my mature garden, which in the pictures will look so different in 2-3 years. I usually stick to planting perennials, only annuals for a few pots here and there. Digging and turning the earth is hard work! I am pooped, and my space was only about 20 feet x 3 feet. I am pretty happy with the results, but I will have to keep my eye on my greenery (Ferns) since I have more sun shinning on them, then what I had thought back at the garden center. Here’s a few pics to maybe inspire all you gardeners out there!
A share from Village Sweets ! Cool Airplane Cake…