Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Wine Video Podcast

My husband just finished his first video podcast! It turned out really well. If you are into wine, you might be interested.

This first one is an interview with the winemaker of Goldeneye, Zach Rasmussen, who makes awesome Pinot Noir.

My husband is not the guy *in* the podcast. He was behind the camera.


Saturday, February 24, 2007

Homemade "Moose Munch"

My husband is a huge fan of Harry and David's Moose Munch. I'll admit, it's pretty great.

For tomorrow's Oscar party, I decided that one thing I wanted to try was making my own version of that delectable treat.

For the base (caramel popcorn) I followed this recipe from Karen DeMasco as published in Fine Cooking. (Wow, online they even have a video!)

Then I made a "salad" with equal parts of mini-marshmallows, broken bits of graham crackers, roasted almonds, and caramel popcorn. I melted some coating chocolate and dipped clumps of the goodies randomly, cooled them on aluminium foil, and mixed the clumps in with the corn.

The result is so good it might break some local laws.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Brunch and Petits Fours

This morning, I made brunch for seven people.

Cherry muffins
Currant scones
Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with Dill Hollandaise over Crumpets
Roasted Potatoes
Tea, Orange Juice, Mimosas
Petits Fours

Since the petits fours were so pretty (and sadly, the only things I had a moment to photograph), I'll focus this post on those:

Pouring on the glaze:

Completed product: