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Monday, August 7, 2017

Tropickles! OR Tropickles? Walmart's Idea for Satisfying Cravings

Not sure if this is an idea who time has come or what!  Yes, I know lots of pregnant ladies crave pickles and ice cream.  But can you ever remember anybody craving fruit punch flavored pickles?  Not sure how the foodie folks at Walmart came up with this idea.  Maybe there were a bunch of pregnant ladies working in that department.  ☺





As usual, PopSugar is on top of things all thing food-related and has published a review of this product.




Chowhound also has something to say about them.

“As unconventional as it may sound, this unlikely flavor combination is one for the books. Tangy-sweet bread and butter pickle juice against a salty peanut butter topping makes for an incredibly rich, balanced ice-cream-eating experience.”




A 24 oz. jar less than $2.  
Are your curious to try them?
Great Value Tropickles at Walmart.






I shop at Walmart a lot. But when it comes to strange and exotic foods, I try to talk my kids into trying them out first.  What?  I got the idea from an old cereal commercial I used to watch on TV where kids were curious to try a new cereal and the way they tested it was to coax their baby brother into eating it first.  If he liked it then it must be OK.  So?  If it's a new food product?  If my kids like it, then it must be OK!



Friday, June 23, 2017

Mangos Plus Roses Equal Refreshing Earthly Delight

Almost everyone loves roses. But these flowers have a special meaning to me because of my late mother's rose bush which was the centerpiece of the front yard of my childhood home. Every time I see a roses, it's impossible to disassociate them from this childhood memory. 


My Facebook friend is knowledgeable about holistic health and alternative remedies and she published a wonderful article about rose water which she refers to a Grandma’s Secret Weapon. She explains the benefits of using it for skin care and suggests it be a part of aromatherapy. That sounds fabulous. But did you also know that you can drink rose water?



Following me so far? 

You're probably thinking: 'Hurry and get to the part about the mangos!'


Mangos (or Mangoes)?  Another childhood memory is being able to go out in my backyard or my neighbor's backyard and pick a mango from the tree to enjoy. To this day, it's always a thrill find any kind recipe that includes mango as an ingredient. Sharing the recipe gives me an even bigger thrill.



Here is a link to a quick and easy recipe that is sure to delight you.




In case you've never seen or heard of a “lassi”, here is a clear definition found in Wikipedia:

“Lassi (pronounced [ləs-siː]) (la-SEE) is a popular traditional yogurt-based drink from the Indian Subcontinent and originates from the Punjab. ... a blend of yogurt, water, spices and sometimes fruit.”

The definition does not specifically mention “rose water”. But it does say “water” and that's good enough! :)




Rose Flower Water by Malandel (French) 16 oz


The malandel is a product of France.
Rose flower water is produced by water distillation from rose flowers.


  • Not only is it great in a smoothie but can be added to a creamy tapioca or rice pudding and marries well with most ricotta cheese desserts and Italian sponge cakes, cookies and biscuits.


  • Shop TyentUSA.comSprinkle a few drops into ice water for an amazing transformation.


  • In the Middle East, it is used to flavor baklava (or filo desserts) and sherbets, and Turkish delight candies.










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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Pascal Caffet is a world famous chocolatier ...

Pascal Caffet is a world famous chocolatier and the French are more than happy to say “Ooh la la!” whenever this name is heard. He is revered as “le roi du chocolat”, that is to say, “the king of chocolate”. 

Zchocolate is partnered
with Pascal Caffet.


These luscious candies are offered to very appreciative customers. The products are often romantic gifts for Valentine’s Day. But these luxury French chocolates are a perfect gift for any occasion?

Discover the zChocolat Product Collections with greatest impression!



Nougats

Nougats ~ This assortment of nougats is handcrafted with whole Provence almonds coated with a paste made from lavender honey. 


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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Beyond Turmeric: 5 Indian Spices You Need in Your Pantry Now | One Green Planet (Reblog)

So happy to be learning more and more about world cuisine; especially India food and the spices used in various dishes. Found this blog post and have to reblog. Wouldn't be right to keep this cooking wisdom to myself.  😊

The best thing is that I love all of these spices and they can be easily be purchased via my online spice shop or probably at your local grocery store, depending on where you live.


Beyond Turmeric: 5 Indian Spices You Need in Your Pantry Now | One Green Planet


OGP specializes in vegan recipes.
 More from One Green Planet.


Tips and Tricks to Use Turmeric in the Kitchen

Turmeric is potent stuff, and it has made a recent bang on the "Let food by thy medicine" scene. It's no wonder really, as the bright orange spice has serious anti-inflammatory properties that have garnered it attention as a natural preventative and/or treatment for things like arthritis, assorted cancers and Alzheimer's, to name but a few.

Peach Jalebi: Indian Funnel Cake [Vegan] - Made with Saffron and Cardamon

1 cups sugar; 1/2 cup water; 1/2 cup peach juice; 4-5 saffron strands; 1 teaspoon ground cardamom; A pinch of orange food coloring (optional) ...


Spicing It Up with Cumin: Health Benefits, Tips, and Recipes

Cumin, an oblong seed with ridges and a yellow-brown color, has been used since ancient times in Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. It originated in Egypt and belongs to the same family as caraway, parsley, and dill.


Why Ginger-fication of our Food Is a Good Thing

Ginger is a wonderful thing. It's highly medicinal, known to combat stomach ailments of all kinds and has anti-inflammatory properties said to rival any non-steroidal drug in its treatment of muscle and joint pain.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

World Cuisine: Great Recipes from Around the World (and Texas)

Have a grocery and gourmet website, specializes in herb and spices.  Often find gems around the web that are reshared in my business pages, Google+ and Facebook.

 

Though I am a contributor, my articles for HUBPages.com are not food-related but the Food and Cooking section of this website is loaded!!  So I shared some links here too.  Enjoy!




A handy reference list. Descriptive list of the different and popular dishes from the Philippines that every Filipino family have enjoyed cooking and serving on their dinner table.
A Taste of the Caribbean: Make Jamaican Patties for Supper!  This is a great recipe for authentic tasting Jamaican Patties; delicious golden pastry filled with curried beef and spices.
Recipes from the indigenous peoples of French Polynesia and their Marquesas Islands.
Brawn Loaf, Christmas Cake, Wattelseed Pavlova …



Biltong – A cured meat that originated from South Africa and often compared to the American jerky.
East African cuisine is the food of countries such as Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda.

Greek Tzatziki is a great way to use cucumbers!
People often mix up oriental cuisines – they mix up Korean food with Chinese and Japanese. In reality, even though the Korean cuisine is partly influenced by Chinese and Japanese cooking, Korean food also has its very own unique taste and cooking techniques.

Quick and Easy Beef Kimbap Recipe

Quick and Easy Beef Kimbap Recipe

In my hub titled 5 Asian Dishes You Can Make at Home (link below), I mentioned my love for the beef kimbap (sometimes also called kimbob). A kimbap is basically the Korean version of the Sushi. It is a rice roll with some fillings wrapped in nori or dried seaweed wrap.

When in Texas, eat like a Texan. Especially enjoy some of the fusion cuisine, like Tex-Mex. (Fusion cuisine refers to a style of food that combines elements of different cuisines.)

Top Ten Best Texas Food Recipes and How to Cook Like a Texan


Top Ten Best Texas Food Recipes and How to Cook Like a Texan

Cooking like a Texas? This means you must at least know how to cook barbecue brisket and big bowls of thick, hot, hearty steamy chili con carne!






Friday, January 6, 2017

Edible Fruit Bouquet Arrangements: Home Made or Ready Made?

Don't know about you but every year one of my Top 10 New Year's Resolutions is to eat more fruits (and veggies; especially the green leafy kind).  But thinking about it.  Not only is it a good idea to eat more fresh fruit, but since there are holidays, birthdays, and special occasions all throughout the year, giving fruit as a food gift is also a good thing.  

Don't you love receiving fruit baskets and edible arrangements?  

Do you prefer to make your own or purchase these gifts ready made?


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Fabulous How to Video: 
Make Edible Fruit Bouquet Arrangements! 




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But if you're still not into making these arrangements or you don't have the time, there is a convenient way to order online and have this lovely edible gift delivered.

Edible Arrangements Coupons



Fruit Bouquets: Deliver delicious fruit bouquets to share!



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Leafy Greens: An A-to-Z Guide to 30 Types of Greens


Leafy Greens: An A-to-Z Guide to 30 Types of Greens

Everyday spices for everyday cooking. Use of the right herbs and spices can turn a bland meal into a sumptuous dining experience.


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