While sitting in quiet corner cafes in Barcelona enjoying Spanish wine and tapas, you frequently run into Pa amb tomàque, Pan con tomate, and pa amb oli on menus. Bring a taste of Barcelona to your home with this classic Catalan snack.[Read more…] about Pa Amb Tomàque: A Catalan Staple
We’re always on the lookout for new, spicy sauces to incorporate into our cooking and dump on top of our short rib tacos on Taco Tuesdays. I personally really enjoy spicy food and can’t get enough of it. For the last few years we’ve grown a variety of peppers on our own that we’ve created our own small batch hot sauces with, but there are so many great hot sauce varieties that we love bottled hot sauces as well. We’ve compiled a list of some of the sauces we enjoy to share with you that are different from the normal fan favorites like Sriracha, Tapatio, Tabasco, Frank’s Red Hot, and Cholula. The sauces vary with their levels of heat so there should be something for everyone. Spice up your kitchen with one of these unique hot sauce concoctions.
When it comes to grilling and BBQ, there are so many different techniques and recipes to try out. Instead of cooking up your normal, go-to burgers or chicken recipe, test out something new. These cookbooks provide a variety of recipes for different styles of barbecue and also contain a lot of helpful tips and tricks when it comes to preparing your meat and the actual cook itself. Whether you’re interested in the science behind barbecue or you’re looking for a new Kansas City barbecue sauce to try, these all contain solid information about cooking.
We write a lot about barbecuing and our favorite recipes, but I want to take some time in the next few weeks to share some healthy, delicious meals that we enjoy preparing at home. I’ve had quiet a few of you reach out asking for simple, healthy meals that you can prepare in your own kitchen. A very easy crowd pleaser is pan seared salmon with sautéed vegetables. While you can choose whichever veggies you’d like, I normally like to do sweet potato, onion, mushrooms, and sometimes some zucchini together. This recipe is filling and only requires a few ingredients.
We sit in a small bakery eating rhubarb pie and sipping earl grey tea. She tells me she doesn’t feel the way she thinks she should. She complains that her house is cold and that the sliding glass doors are rattled by the wind at night. She feels no warmth in merino wool socks and heavy knit blankets. She thinks that he is going to leave her.[Read more…] about The Love Notes She Found
Cast iron is a great material to use in your kitchen while cooking or while camping outdoors. We love cast iron for it’s even heat, non-stick qualities, durability, and versatility when it comes to cooking — you can use it on the stove, in the oven, or even over an open fire while camping. It can be a bit needy so here’s what you need to know when it comes to cleaning it.[Read more…] about How To Clean Cast Iron
We all have those friends that are hyper focused on living a life centered around wellness, fitness, and health. Finding gifts for our wellness-obsessed friends can be challenging to say the least. We’ve taken some of the guess work out of holiday shopping for these members of your list and have created a gift giving guide for every fitness junkie, health nut, or wellness guru you have to shop for this season.
Looking for some travel tips or new stories about adventure? Here are a few great podcasts to download before your next long flight. These podcasts are engaging and discuss a variety of topics including culture, finding the motivation to travel, important places you’re going to want to see, and country specific topics related to the people you will meet and the food you will enjoy.[Read more…] about Podcasts To Inspire Your Next Journey
When summertime ends and it cools down for fall, we always have wood burning in the fireplace and search for cozy, homey dishes to make and enjoy with friends. Finding apple butter in a grocery store (especially good apple butter) is an impossible task. It’s one of those things that will never taste as good from the store, you’ve got to make it yourself. As Thanksgiving approaches, we decided to try making apple butter and were so happy with the results.
Las Vegas has an array of fine dining experiences available for visitors. Even several hours away from the ocean, Las Vegas’s sushi scene is one that we can’t get enough of. These restaurants offer unique creations and quality sushi that will make you wish you could come back week after week for more. Here are eight of our favorite sushi restaurants in Las Vegas… more favorites to come!