Monday, January 19, 2015

The Social Menu: Weekly Trending Foods in Social Media

Good morning everyone! Here are some weekly trending foods in the wonderful world of social media:

The wonderful invention of the slow cooker, crockpot, whatever you want to call it. I am sure these recipes will give you any reason to use it. 

Siracha has made quite an appearance in the world wide web. Bon Appetit being one of their top presenters.

Why? Maybe having a mouth on fire is a faster way to feel warm in this weather?

The rise of homemade cereals. Do I need to say more? I am so excited about these that I am listing them all below:

Just to name a few.

Ok, I might be a little too excited. They might be a little advanced for some, but I will admit, the homemade Cookie Crisp is something I might try as my next experimenting novice project.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Month Long RX

Happy New Year! Though I got to spend every ounce of the holidays down at the family home in Georgia, they were a little more stressful time this year. For me unfortunately, I have had to take care of some health issues that sadly affected the one thing I enjoy, especially around the holidays: my diet.

2014 was not an easy year for me, which caused me to not really take care of my diet the way I usually do. I ended the year treating what I have built up all year long, possibly longer. Therefore, I have not been able to share as much as I wanted to over the holidays.

What did I get to enjoy? First, I could not pass up my favorite family oysters Rockefeller. My last glass of alcohol actually comes from Georgia’s own Red Hare Brewing Company, which I highly recommend if you are ever visiting the Atlanta area. Though I paid my consequences for sampling their offerings. The holiday season also includes my birthday so I had to go to my favorite restaurant in DC, Roses Luxury.

My progress? It is looking good so far. In fact, I am going to try and start incorporating more foods this week to see how I cope. I also plan going to a nutritionist to see what else is making me weird. Possibly over doing it? Maybe, but I am a health nut and a foodie at heart, so I will do anything possible to make sure this does not happen again. I will definitely share what information I find as for my quest to get better continues.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Social Menu: Weekly Trending Foods in Social Media

Welcome back and happy New Year! As much as I wanted to share the holiday events, I was unfortunately under the weather until last week. In any case, below are some of this week’s popular social media findings:

Food charts and lots of them

 Numbered ingredients: Fudge, bread, even pineapple cake

The endless different kinds of chicken: Honey chicken, skinny chicken, lemon chicken, chicken wings, whole chicken, garlic brown sugar chicken, just lots of chicken 

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Experimenting Novice: The Hot Toddy RX

I have been enduring a cold in the past couple of days just like everyone else throughout the transition into the season. I did not have any medicine readily available at the time, but I did have several items instead, one of which included Bourbon. Therefore, I thought it would be worth a shot to try a Hot Toddy to see if it would speed up its process and allow me to sleep.

Why not? I noticed some people say the cocktail RX does not work while yet the remedy is posted on Web MDEven Serious Eats recently posted a tasty remedy  So again, why not?

Verdict? I immediately felt better. I felt so much better that not only did I sleep well, I had another Hot Toddy the next day just to get the rest of the cold out of my system, or what was left of it.

Hot Toddies have variations including water or tea or using various kinds of Whisky or Bourbon. I chose to have simply hot water, a fantastic organic honey I have from Caledonia Spirits lemon juice, and of course, some Bourbon. Two ounces worth, to be exact and recommend no more for potential lack of sleep.

So here is my RX for all of those potential cold patients out there this season and enjoy!

2 oz Bourbon or Whisky
.25 oz Lemon Juice
2 T Honey
4 -6 oz Hot Water

 Build in glass or coffee mug. Stir, garnish with a lemon peel.