December 28, 2007
Like many of you, we here at Chew on That have gotten caught up in the holiday season and haven’t gotten to post as often as we would have liked. But we know you can understand the hectic-ness that is the holidays and hope you can forgive our lack of posts.
We are, however, extremely excited for 2008 and everything it will bring! You can look forward to more videos, our first birthday, Monthly Mouthfuls and so much more (not to mention endless recounts of cruise food and adventures in Amsterdam).
Thank you all for your support, participation and enthusiasm about Chew on That – it means so much to us. Happy New Year! See you in 2008!
December 21, 2007
In a glorious turn of events, I’m taking a trip to Amsterdam this weekend. I’ve never been to Europe so I’m SUPER excited.
Naturally, I did some research on what foods I musttt try. Hopefully I’ll come back having tried it all but here’s what’s on my list (not that I enjoy all of these things but I’m still forcing myself to try them):
1. The Herring. That’s all people talk about on the forums. I am not huge on herring, but I’ll give it a try, hopefully.
2. The Broodjes (Dutch sandwiches) – when in the Netherlands…! :)
3. The Frites (fries) – they serve them with mayo unless you request ketchup. I’ll likely be requesting ketchup.
4. I hope to visit a FEBO at least once. FEBO is a food automat that is supposed to be terrible and only for late night desperation, but I still must try it.
5. The Pancakes! I hope hope hope to come back having gone on this. Yes that’s the Pannenkoekenboot, also known as the Pancake Boat!
6. And lastly, I hear you mustn’t leave Amsterdam without sampling their Indonesian cuisine, and more specifically an Indonesian buffet-style rice table meal called a rijsttafel.
7. Oh wait, one more thing! Falafel! I hear it’s great there too, and I hope to visit the MOZA street stand.
I’d love to try all of these things but we’ll see what I actually have time for! I will definitely report back if this all works out. Happy Holidays everyone!!!
December 20, 2007
There’s nothing like the holidays! I swear, we don’t hold anything back. It isn’t enough to have caramel popcorn. No of course not…we need to add crushed up peppermints to our caramel popcorn…and then! THEN! We need to drizzle it with dark chocolate.
Thank youuu Trader Joe’s!
I’m serious, thank you. It was delicious.
And if you don’t live near a Trader Joe’s and want to join in on the holiday gluttony, perhaps you can be inspired and make your own with these recipes:
Caramel Popcorn Kit in a Jar (great gift!), Cinnamon Popcorn, Lemon Meringue Popcorn, Honey and Spice Popcorn, Pina Colada Popcorn Crunch, OR Swirled Popcorn Mix,
December 19, 2007
I’ve always been a fan of Blue Moon. Nine times out of ten, it’s my beer of choice when I’m out at a restaurant with the standard domestic and import selections.
But, until recently, I never knew that my favorite hefeweizen had its very own, for lack of a better term, seasonal counterparts.
Winter, spring, summer or fall, there’s one for each! You can read about them all on the Blue Moon brewing company homepage but I’m here to tell you about Full Moon, the Winter Ale.
Yes, take the terribly lit photograph above as proof that I have tried the stuff.
I tried it…and I didn’t like it.
Shocked at my dismay, I gave it another couple sips…in fact I finished the whole bottle to be sure. The problem was how dark it was. I guess I didn’t read the description carefully enough but when I am drinking a Blue Moon, variation or not, I expect a lighter beer rich with citrusy flavors. But this one, this was rich in another fashion.
They say it’s supposed to “conjure up images of snowy cabins in the woods” and while I see where they’re going…I think they took it a bit too far.
Don’t misunderstand Blue Moon company, I like you, I really do…as long as you keep making the regular stuff!
P.S. If you’re interested in making your own beer, there’s a great guide here.