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5 May

Spring Flower Lollipops

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Happy first day of spring!  To celebrate I've made a special treat for you with colorful spring flowers. I've been enamored with edible flowers ever since making candied rose petals earlier this year. By doing a little research (that includes taste-testing) I've found that just because a flower is non-poisonous, doesn't mean it is also yummy.  That's why I'm sharing my list of favorite edible flowers.  They are all fairly well-known (easy to find) and add a certain something when used sparingly in dessert. Basil Chamomile Hibiscus (you can also find these at specialty markets -or online -packed in syrup!) Johnny-jump-ups Lavender Marigolds Pansies Roses Violas Violets Common sense note:  Eat only those flowers you are positive you can identify.  Use organic, pesticide-free plants from nurseries and herb shops that offer organically grown...
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5 May

Vatos Urban Tacos: KoMex Food

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"Eat, Drink, Chill." That's the slogan of this Korean-Mexican restaurant that is satisfying foodies in Korea and Singapore. After growing up in Southern California and Texas, three Korean-American friends living in Seoul realized they were homesick for a taste from their childhoods. They were missing Mexican — and not the fast food kind. Budding restaurateurs Sid Kim, Jonathan Juweon Kim, and Kenny Park decided four years ago to fix that, opening their own taqueria — Vatos Urban Tacos — in a diverse neighborhood of the capital. Their success has ushered in the Ko-Mex revolution, which marries typically Korean flavors — like kimchi and pork belly — with Mexican staples such as jalapenos and carnitas. -  READ MORE HERE ON NBC Inside Photo: The Seoul...
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4 May

Destination Spotlight: Singapore

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Sightseeing | Garden by the Bay Photo: Toonts Fusion & Classic Recipes | Blogger: Chun Rong http://www.xlbcr.com/ Photo: Chun Rong Cultural Event | Dragon Boat Festival More Details: DBS Marina Regatta 2016 Photo: Experience Florida Marine Coffee Lovers | Nylon Coffee Visit Nylon Coffee that sources, roasts & brews coffee from around the world, bringing back better coffees unique in its own way and presenting them to a wider audience.  ...
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3 May

Have You Eaten At Australia’s Top 10 Restaurants?

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 It’s no secret that Australia is home to some of the finest restaurants in the world and the recent announcement of the top 100 eateries in the country confirmed exactly that. The worthy winners of Australia's Top Restaurant awards for 2016 were voted by local chefs and restaurateurs themselves, so it’s safe to say the venues gracing the list are the cream of the crop. Taking out the number one spot was Melbourne’s multi-award winning restaurant, Attica. “Ben Shewry has built Attica into a unique and personal experience that celebrates all that Australian dining excellence is about. With its passion for just-picked and wild plants, an intuitive use of native produce, and exceptionally warm, sincere service, it deserves every accolade and award it wins—especially...
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3 May

Quesadilla Roll-Ups Are Way Better Than the Regular Kind

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Fact: every rolled-up version of a food is better than its original counterpart. If you've already tried grilled cheese roll-ups (or even if you haven't), it's time to take things to the next level with quesadilla roll-ups. It's hard to believe quesadillas could get any better — is there any better combination than carbs and cheese? — but trust us, these twirled versions not only look adorable, but also taste amazing.

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As long as you buy flour tortillas, you're set up for success — they're the most pliable tortilla and make for easy rolling. You can also use either shredded cheese or sliced cheese and either stay securely inside. From there, you sizzle these quesadillas up in a greased...
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3 May

5 Foods That Are Safe To Eat After Their Expiry Date

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Few things are more frustrating than going to cook a meal, only to discover some of the ingredients have passed their expiry date. Do you toss the items and order takeout, or take a risk and eat them anyway? In light of all the at home entertaining you will be hosting soon as the cooler weather sets in, we thought now was the best time to take a refresher on which products are fine to eat after their "use by" date from Cleveland Clinic's report. Keep this list handy next time you're unsure whether to eat or toss food.  Milk should be safe for roughly two to three days after the use by date. Keep it in the back of the fridge, which is typically the coldest...
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2 May

Brandee Brown’s Harlem

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Brandee Brown says she wants to write a guide to gentrification in New York. “You know how rich people do those books where they tell you to put the small fork on the right, put the small knife to the left. I want to do an etiquette book for gentrification in New York. How to fucking act.” We’re sitting in Streetbird Rotisserie, a relatively new chicken shop in Harlem, a few streets away from 111th and Lenox where she was born and raised and where she still lives with her parents today. You might know Brandee from big billboards (DKNY with Cara Delevigne, Vashtie and Chelsea Leyland, to be exact) and magazine pages, famously the muse for big time fashion photographer Ryan McGinley....
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2 May

Crepe Cake With Salted Caramel&Mascarpone&Cinnamon Pear Puree

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The fanciest cake of them all! Or that’s how it looks, right? The beauty of this dessert is that if you know how to make pancakes, you can make a stunning finish to a meal.  I layered mine with salted caramel sauce, mascarpone cheese, and homemade cinnamon pear puree, but any of your favorite fillings will do.  Imagine how delicious nutella, smashed bananas, and finely chopped walnuts would be, or a simple crepe cake filled with whipped cream, coffee syrup, and shaved chocolate? There are so many directions to take this versatile, impressive looking cake, so have fun with it!

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 INGREDIENTS (CREPE CAKE) 20 simple crepes (recipe below) 1 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese 1 1/2...
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1 May

The “Girl Eat World” Instagram Is Literally A Feast For Your Eyes

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Every so often, you find an Instagram account that, once discovered, you can't tear yourself away from. This week, that account is@girleatworld. Run by young travel and food blogger Melissa Hie, the Instagram collects images of the most delicious street food that she eats at various exotic locations. According to her blog, Melissa moved around a lot with her family but was not a great traveler. That all changed in 2009 when she moved to Singapore alone, learned the language, made friends, and got the travel bug. In 2013, she went backpacking in Europe all by herself, and that's when the idea for @girleatworld was born. "I didn't feel like asking strangers to take pictures of me and I'm not too fond of selfies,...
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1 May

The Insanely Addictive Cookie Recipe You Need to Try This Weekend

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Miles loves chocolate chip cookies. I think he’s a purist that way when it comes to desserts. Nothing fancy, just something simple and delicious. His grilled cheese, however, has to have gruyere cheese with dry-rubbed black forest bacon on sourdough. I think I’ve created a teenage foodie monster! But back to cookies. I first saw this chocolate chunk sprinkle cookie with sea salt recipe in my Facebook feed. It was from Sydney Kramer from Crepes of Wrath, one of my favorite blogs. These cookies were adorable and I wanted to make them as soon as I saw the picture. Then I read the recipe. They’re mostly made of brown sugar (yes!), have a little bit of corn syrup for chewiness (yes, yes!),...
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