Photo courtesy of kelliesfoodtoglow.com
This month’s Blog Of The Month goes to Food to Glow, written by Kellie – a Floridian living in Edinburgh.
“Who am I ? (semi-short version): I’m Kellie, a food-obsessed Floridian living in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, Scotland for more years than I care to admit. I am blessed with a gorgeous family who willingly eat almost everything that I make, although they aren’t too keen on starving as I faff with my camera and moan about the lighting (our northerly latitude is a new pet hate). Growing up I loved eating Cuban and Florida-style foods – plenty of grouper sandwiches, hushpuppies and my mother’s piccadillo.”
Kellie posts amazing recipes, gorgeous photos and all alongside witty, intelligent writing.
I particularly like the look of her Cauliflower and Green Olive Tapenade Gratin. Mmmm!
My friend baked some of these delicious Pistachio Macarons recently and it got me thinking about food fashions. A few years ago everyone was all over cupcakes like a rash. Some people are still having cupcake pyramids (and such) at their weddings. I prefer the idea of a ‘cheese cake’ (wedding cake made from a selection of cheeses but made to look like ‘normal cake’) – yum. For the past year, or maybe slightly more, everyone is obsessing over Macarons. Also, who do you know that hasn’t been for afternoon tea? You can get afternoon tea for £10 each on the high street now. How has this happened?
Apparently, cupcakes became fashionable after they appeared on an episode of Sex and the City. Macarons then featured on Gossip Girl.
Does everyone else think drinking coffee has an air of charm just because of Friends? Or was it just as trendy before the popular American show?
It just makes you wonder what’s next. Will it be Spam sandwiches or carrot juice? If you want to be ahead of the game, I suggest you keep well up to date with all popular American TV shows with a primarily female audience. Vampire Diaries here I come…sigh.
After recently becoming more interested in the nutritional elements of food, it seems that there are very few really, really tasty desserts out there that look good, taste good and have lots of vitamins. I decided to make these fruit skewers a couple of months ago, and they turned out really well. Apologies for the blurry photo!
Here’s how you can make them yourself:
- Take a load of your favourite fruits (three or four different ones work best). I used mangoes, blueberries and strawberries.
- Put them on a stick. I used skewers that were around 25cm in length.
- Melt your favourite chocolate. I put chunks of milk chocolate into a glass bowl and melted it in the microwave. Heat for around 1 minute to begin with, then check and stir. Keep doing this until it’s all melted (but not burnt). Don’t put chocolate into a saucepan and heat it up, as it’ll most likely burn (not good).
- Put the skewers onto a plate and pour the chocolate over them. If you want to make it look really pretty, you could use white and dark chocolate so that you get a more marbled effect.
- Put the skewers into the fridge for around 45 minutes.