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Visual Recipe - Crab Cakes

Today’s Visual Recipe is Crab Cakes with Basil Aioli, courtesy http://foodmuses.wordpress.com. Crab is one of the most delicious meats I think. When I was a kid and my mom made curried crab, or crab and callalloo, I would eat everything else first and leave the crab for last. In my early years I was not expert at eating crab. In the Caribbean we would have these relatively small blue crabs which my mom was always scared to kill. She would throw hot water on them till they stopped moving, then she graduated to giving my neighbor to kill them for her. I loved the hunt for the meat within the crab shells and felt so proud when I got a good, satisfying chunk of meat. Slurp!!!

These crab cakes seem delicious and I encourage you to try them with the Basil Aioli. Definitely sounds like a great start to the weekend! Thanks Angie!

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Visual recipe-Peanut Punch

I have been a bit under the weather since yesterday, and wasn’t able to do a new Visual Recipe. ;-(. I have posted my Peanut Punch Visual Recipe for you. Hope you enjoy!  Don’t forget tomorrow is the 32nd World Wide SketchCrawl. I hope I feel better enough to head out and get some sketching done. Have a great weekend all!

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Visual Recipe - Greek Salad Pita Sandwich

Today’s Visual Recipe is a Greek Salad Pita Sandwich courtesy http://renascence309.wordpress.com and http://www.epicurious.com. I love sandwiches! I used to make this a lot, with a twist of course. Many times I would include chicken or tuna in my salad to add body, weight and protein to it, and pepper sauce for some heat. I toasted the pita just before putting the salad in as that warm, slight crisp of the bread with the juicy, cool salad would be… just scrumptious! Perfect meal for warm days.

Thanks Pam and Fray.

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Visual Recipe - Cheddar Biscuits

Today’s Visual Recipe is Cheddar Biscuits courtesy http://abcnews.go.com. These biscuits bring warm & fuzzies, and great longing for Red Lobster to me (excuse me while I lick my lips). My friends and I would go to Red Lobster in Silver Spring, Maryland every now and again. Just enough to keep it fresh in our minds, and just enough to dribble at the thought of it. Their biscuits have a large following of mouth-watering enthusiasts. A journey to have these cheese biscuits is worth it. I want you to picture this with me…

Walking through a cold winter evening, rubbing your hands together trying to create all the heat your extremities will allow. Necks bundled in scarfs, with warm clouds of breaths visible all around. Cold winds howling as leaves scamper by. Your walk is determined because you already know what you want tonight… you have been longing for it for days. As you get closer to the restaurant, your stomach gets more and more eager at the mere thought of its destination. You arrive, and you sit at your table, awaiting your basket of scrumptiousness. With every waiter and basket that passes by, you are excited, hoping that its for you. But look… she IS coming to your table. She puts the basket on your table with such haste… not realizing that it contains such precious gems. If it were you, you would place them gently, respectfully, and with a moment of silence because these biscuits speak when they arrive at your table… They whisper…”I’m all yours… I was waiting for you… like you were for me.” Picking it up you inhale its aroma, feel the inner softness between your fingertips, and your palate is excited! You waste no more time and you enjoy this explosion, this dance between your tongue and this creation…. Mmmmmm………

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Visual Recipe - Aloo Paratha

I have an exam today so I didn’t get the chance to do a new Visual Recipe for you all. I have however posted my Aloo Paratha Visual Recipe for you. Hope you enjoy! Click here to read previous post>>>

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Visual Recipe - Cou Cou

Today’s Visual Recipe is Cou Cou, courtesy http://www.tasteslikehome.org. This week my blog focused on Barbados and cou cou and flying fish is the national dish of Barbados.  It is also a traditional dish in Trinidad and Tobago. I grew up eating cou cou, callaloo and stewed fish a lot at my grandmother’s. And when there was left over, she would fry it so I could have it as chips (cou cou fries) with ketchup. Yummm!! Grandmothers are the best things ever!

I love cou cou and encourage you to try it. If you are in Barbados have it with a Banks Beer. But the sauce is the icing on the cou cou cake I think. I love a lot of gravy on my food, so I drench my cou cou in fish sauce.. Slurp! If you do try it, let me know how it came out..

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Visual Recipe - Chicken Fajitas

Today’s Visual Recipe is Chicken Fajitas, courtesy http://adventuresofse.wordpress.com. I love food…and anyone who knows me.. knows such. I don’t eat much, but I eat often…and I love me some fajitas. Seems that almost any meat and vegetable wrapped in a delight of flour and seasonings is a winner. Universal equation I guess. I think I will try to have or make some fajitas this weekend. It’s healthy, delicious, and puts a big smile on your face… Don’t forget to put a little hot sauce (pepper sauce) if you like it spicy!

Thanks for your recipe Erica! I encourage you all to try it, and have a great weekend.

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Visual Recipe - Mango Papaya Salsa

Forgive me for posting a bit later than usual today. I am in Barbados soaking up the sun, sand, sea…and the wonderful sketching opportunities. It is BEAUTIFUL here!!! The waters are as blue as blue can be…

For today’s Visual Recipe I am re-posting Mango Papaya Salsa by Aaron McCargo Jr. from Food Network’s Big Daddy’s House. It’s great for the summer and I hope you enjoy!

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Visual Recipe - Sangria

Today’s Visual Recipe is Sangria, courtesy http://laurenzietsman.wordpress.com/. The look of this alone makes me feel refreshed. It has been pretty darn hot these days and I would like to try it this weekend. I have added a few more fruits (pineapple and, apple). I have also added a few dashes of Angostura Bitters because I KNOW it makes the delicious even more delicious.

I can imagine myself at the beach, under a tree, reclining in a soft, cloud-like chair, shades on, hearing the waves lap onto the shore with my pitcher of sangria next to me. Sip sip… ahhhh… I had to leave this post to get something to drink. Yeesh! Thanks for such a lovely visual Lauren! I encourage you to try it, and have a great weekend.

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Visual Recipe - Peking Duck & Mandarin Pancakes

Today’s Visual Recipe is Peking Duck & Mandarin Pancakes, courtesy http://wholesomecook.wordpress.com. It is delectable and hope to try it one day. I love duck…it really “takes” seasonings. One of my favorite restaurants in DC is Sala Thai. They have a great duck special there. Try it and have a great weekend!

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