Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Turkey leftovers

Leftover caramels from our non-existent caramel apples at Halloween and leftover sweettart bones made the perfect turkey drumstick dessert for Thanksgiving. I came up with this one on my own, and I'm quite proud.

Simply score the corner of the carmel with a knife to make an opening to stick in the candy bone. Then press the carmel around it and shape it by molding in the corners (pressing it against a plate was a quick solution).


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Halloween Spooktacular 2010

Our first Halloween party went eerily well. Mua ha ha ha... 

A few looks at some of the food goodies:

Brain Cupcakes

Cheese Brain Dip

Broken Heart (Fennel bulb with celery stalks in dyed water)

Baby Mummy Fingers (ginger in dyed water)

Pickled Brains (Cauliflower in dyed water)
Can't wait until next Halloween!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

In Vino Veritas

A recent vacation in Wisconsin provided the opportunity to visit Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac, WI. I took the $3.50 tour - and it was well worth it! The actual tour had a few interesting stops, but I would have liked to wander around more of their facilities. The tasting was great though -- I think we ended up tasting nearly 15 different wines.

Aren't the grape vines beautiful? I can't imagine what a winery tour would be like in Napa Valley. Must be breathtaking!