We had gotten back from The Bahamas and had a little time to kill before we could check into our hotel, so we stopped at this place for some wine. It was fantastic; how it basically works is that you preload what looks like a credit card with however much money you want. Then you can go around to the 100’s of wines and pick your pour – 1 oz., 3 oz., 5 oz., 9 oz., etc. The bigger the pour, the more expensive it is.
Fun fact about me – I am a huge bookworm. I believe I read somewhere in the ballpark of 52 books in 2015, and while I certainly won’t reach that number this year (I’m spending much more time working on thee ol’ bloggity blog here), I am making time to read more books related to food blogging. Specifically, I’ve been focusing on food photography books.
I took a class last fall and learned all about using my camera at a basic level, and while I certainly have improved, I have a lot more I can do to kick up my food photography game. With that in mind, I went out and hit up some Labor Day sales last week and began to climb down the rabbit-hole of collecting food styling props.
Happy Tuesday! It’s the second week of my new weekly ‘How To’ Tuesday posts, and this week we’re talking about how to grill corn on the cob.
There are a number of ways to cook corn, but as someone who lives in a state where -20 degree temps and feet of snow are a very real possibility a number of months out of the year, I am a firm believer in taking advantage of that grilling time when you can, and grilled corn is my favorite.
When I was little my Dad used to cut up cucumbers and put them in this vinegar/sour cream sauce. I loved it and thought the man was a genius. I still hold my Dad in very high regard, however I now know that he was making what is a common and pretty classic recipe – Cucumber Salad.
Broccoli – the one vegetable I’m having major regrets that I didn’t plant it in my garden. It’s always exciting planning the garden each winter for the spring; the idea of having fresh vegetables right at my fingertips, or rather out my back door, is amazing. All winter long I stare at the barren garden beds, dreaming about what I’m going to plant.
I’ve had ‘make zucchini chips’ on my to-do list for awhile now. They seemed like they would be so easy to make, as well as providing a healthy alternative to regular chips, which I have a seriously weakness for.
One of the best things about living in Iowa is, hands down, the corn. Idaho has potatoes, Florida has oranges, and we here in Iowa have corn. Of course our wonderful farmers grow much more than corn here in Iowa, but corn is probably what we’re most known for, at least if you’re outside of the farming industry.