I'd been wanting to try Whimsy & Spice for ages, but just never got around to it until they announced their 4-year anniversary. The sale was the perfect moment to cave and order their sampler box! No need to be indecisive when you can just get a little of everything. I knew I was going to be in for a treat when I opened the shipping box to this little treasure trove. Perfectly packaged to the 9's, these taste even better than they look. I haven't gotten around to sampling everything yet (I'm trying to be good about savoring), but I can say that the espresso dulce de leche brownies are pure chocolate bliss. Tea time is going to be looking pretty wonderful around here for the next little while.
Monday, March 19, 2012
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"Most people hate Mondays." Kate Collins, Mum's the Word
"Nobody told me about the poison oak." Meg Cabot, Ninth Key
"There was once a boy named Milo who didn't know what to do with himself - not just sometimes, but always." Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
"The granite was cold and rough against the gray-cloaked man's palms." Kristen Britain, Green Rider
"Afterwards Sarah could never quite be sure whether it was the moonlight or that soft, furtive sound that had awakened her." MM Kaye, Death in Kashmir
"It was a dark and stormy night." Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
"As an interactive horror experience, with beasts from Hell, mayhem, gore, and dismemberment, it was an impressive event. As a high school prom, however, the evening was marginally less successful." Rosemary Clement-Moore, Prom Dates From Hell
More to come...
Monday, March 5, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Roast Asparagus with Poached Eggs
1 bunch Asparagus
2 Cloves Garlic, finely minced
4 Eggs, poached
2 pieces Naan
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Snap the asparagus spears at their natural breaking point and lay out on a lipped baking sheet. Toss with the garlic, generous drizzle of oil, and salt/pepper to taste. Roast for about 10-15 minutes, or until tender.
Prepare a pot of boiling water to poach the eggs. As soon as the asparagus comes out of the oven, get to poaching. I would suggest this method from Smitten Kitchen. While the eggs are finishing up, heat the naan for a few seconds in the microwave and lay the asparagus over it. Top with the finished eggs. Finish it off with a sprinkle of cayenne and salt/pepper to taste.