Ya Gotta Eat So Why Not Have Some Fun!
Welcome to Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World with 213 members now with more coming. There will be 3 new Contributing Writers on the site. Welcome Dale Rogerson, Jeff Kotinsky and more up and coming food lovers in the works that will do regular features on the site.
What have you been cooking and baking and grilling lately? I would love to hear from you.
November 20th, 2013
The World Market's Taco Seasoning-Photo coming soon!
Photo coming soon!
Vita Mia-Delicately sweet cookies with a hint of raspberry. These are wonderful with tea or coffee or as a light dessert with gelato or by themselves with fruit.
Have you all been shopping lately and found a product that you absolutely love? Well this is the place to share why you loved it and where you got it and how much it was for how much!
Give the address of the place you bought it if you can so others in your area can find it too!
Wonderful ingredients are like paints in an artist's palette to me, and they literally inspire me to create things I wouldn't have otherwise.
Here are a few of the products I have found in my travels here and there.
Share a photo of some of your favorite products in your pantry, in your fridge or wherever, and tell why you love it!
EasiYo Yogurt Maker
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
September 11th, 2011
For my 50th birthday my parents surprised me with a $100 check and I must say it warmed my heart! I was at Bristol Farms with my friend Rick and spotted this Yogurt Maker from EasiYo that requires no electricity and operates of the same premise as your trusty Thermos. The normal price on this gadget goes for $45 but they had it on special for $29 the day I got mine.
I had never seen it anywhere before, not even Sur La Table, Target or other major stores. You might find it on Amazon.com at the low price I found it.
All you do is simply mix the EasyYo mix and cold water and shake the plastic bottle with a tight screw top lid. I made some plain yogurt this afternoon which should be done now, come to think of it.
Then you simply put the jar with the soon-to-be-yogurt in the large thermos-receptacle and pour boiling water all around it until the water fills the line up to where the yogurt mixture is in the screwed jar. Then, simply screw the large container down and let it go for 8 to 12 hours. After 8 hours you will have yogurt that you can then flavor with honey, pureed berries or your choice of fruit.
Each yogurt maker comes with two different yogurt mixes: I got Strawberry-which was outstanding and not too sweet. The texture comes out custard-like and is the best blended type I have ever had. I made the plain one today.
So goes this latest installment of “Polly’s Picks” here on Cooking Up A Storm All Over The World!(c)
"The Heirloom Tomatoes from Whole Foods Market were the most juicy and flavorfully sweet I have had in my life!
Drizzled with Giada's Pesto Sauce and some fresh basil, it was sumptious, simple and if a tomato could be elevated to "divine"; it was!"-
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Pizza Crusts from Whole Food Market
You can buy two medium size crusts for a pittance or two larger ones for about $6 and then bake a pizza when inspiration strikes.
Volkos Greek Style Yogurt
The rich consistency of this high quality yogurt will have you coming back for more! Granted you can't get these for under a dollar as other brands, but for $1.19 you will be happily satisfied when you taste the rich and creamy texture of this great yogurt.
I was at The Whole Foods Market at Bella Terra working on advertising all of their events for the month of July and had their strawberry pre-stirred one mixed with about 1/2 cup of the Cherry Pecan Trail mix, which is to die for, but you will want to stay alive to remember it! ha ha
Here is one of my latest discoveries that just fill your cup with joy and literally blooms in your tea pot. I was amazed when they really looked like what they showed on the container. (I remember when I was a kid and got a container of "Sea Monkeys" that were really brine shrimp too!)
Each flowering pod can be used over to make 2 pots of tea, so the container makes about 250 cups of tea for $12.
June 20th, 2011
This mango naked juice I got at Starbucks was outstanding! For not having any sugar in it it was satisfying, thirst quenching and I will get it instead of coffee a lot more often.
I had tried their carrot juice but never this one before. I think you would love it if you tried it too!