Monday, May 28, 2012

the word of the day...

Macerate (according to the food dictionary at to soak a food (usually fruit) in a liquid in order to infuse it with the liquid's flavor.

Here's a peek at some macerated fresh fruit salsa!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

farewell fiesta

Last evening, I helped throw a farewell party for a lovely young lady, who, in a few short weeks will be moving to the Yucatan in Mexico and getting married. Naturally, the hostesses for this party wanted to celebrate her upcoming move south of the border with some Mexican flavors...with a Vegan twist. All but one of the dishes (two if we're counting dessert) were Vegan-friendly. The hostess who opened her home for the fiesta had perfectly placed windows, and I had some fun snapping photos before the guests arrived.


Veggies Galore

Cheesey Black Bean Enchiladas

Corn, Tomato and Onion Salad

Our menu for the evening:

tortilla chips, freshly made salsa and guacamole
tons* of fresh veggies with garlic hummus
grilled chicken fajitas with caramelized peppers and onions
cheesey black bean enchiladas
corn, tomato and onion salad (my favorite!!!)
tres leches cake
fresh fruit salsa with cinnamon sugar pita chips

* slight exaggeration

Monday, May 7, 2012

babies shower(s)?

I'm not exactly sure what to call a shower given in honor of a mom carrying twins. It is a baby shower, because it's not a bridal shower. But do you make it plural? Babies shower? It was just one party, so the shower stays without an 's'. Right?

Regardless of the grammar confusion here, the mommy-to-be and the party were both lovely!

Here are a couple of pics of our yummy food...

Always a favorite: Fruit kabobs

A soon-to-be favorite: Strawberry Bruschetta
We also noshed on fruity chicken salad croissants, some fresh veggies, phyllo wrapped asparagus and a spinach salad with warm bacon vinaigrette.