A number of years ago Tom and I ordered some grilled artichokes at one of our favorite restaurants in the Napa Valley. No matter what else we order at the restaurant, we never fail to order their grilled artichoke. The restaurant gave us a general idea of the ingredients in the marinade, so after a few tries of our own, this is a close match.
I was thinking about “Forks and Corks” this morning and why I am spending time doing this Blog. I started this Blog mainly because I love to cook and enjoy the whole process of cooking, serving food to old friends, new friends, and family. I have recipes that I simply want to share. But besides sharing recipes that Tom and I like, it became clear to me as I was talking to our … Keep Reading!!!
Before I start with the recipes, I just had a flash-back of a pizza story. I was very pregnant with our first child, Ali. Tom was in Graduate School and although Tom had about 5 jobs to keep us going, I was the “Big” Breadwinner! Hah! Our big “splurge” was when we would go to a pizza restaurant in Berkeley. About 5 married couples would join us, of which so happens … Keep Reading!!!
This is a fun partial lesson in thermodynamics! Honestly, chemical cold packs or homemade ice cream from a baggy are probably better illustrations of thermodynamics, but I just wanted a semi-acceptable reason to make pop rocks with my kids…So, thermodynamics it is.
In this experiment, we will be observing an endothermic process, which is a reaction when the system absorbs energy from its surroundings in the form of heat. (The opposite would be an exothermic process which would be a … Keep Reading!!!
This is a great moisturizing body scrub for dry skin. The banana contains Vitamin C and B6 and a large amount of antioxidants and manganese. The sugar helps remove old skin cells, the coconut oil and coconut butter work as moisturizers and are antimicrobial, the Shea butter provides vitamin A, and the apricot kernel oil also provides vitamin A as well as vitamin E and C.… Keep Reading!!!
The boys love this tea during chilly afternoons, or during our spa and yoga nights.
We rely on this coconut butter scrub recipe during the fall/winter months to keep dry and flaky skin at bay. Another perk is that it smells AMAZING.
1. Place pear, coconut butter, and honey in a small food processor or blender.
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Transfer to small bowl.
4. Stir in sugar.
5. … Keep Reading!!!
This firework cocktail recipe will rival any pyrotechnic sky show. Ingredients (for 2 cocktails):