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Monday, January 21, 2013

Roasted Grape "Bruschetta"

Have you ever come across a recipe that was so delicious and so simple it made you do a face palm because you hadn't thought of it? Well, that's exactly what this little gem did to me. Grapes are a pretty awesome fruit but I don't think they get near as much credit as they deserve. Sure, we throw them in fruit salad and turn them into jelly but that's about it. I started to appreciate the grape for something more in high school when a good friend of mine opened my eyes to grape pie. Yep, you heard right, Grape. Pie. I thought, well that sounds weird but never being the type to shy away from a new culinary experience, I gave it a whirl. My mind was blown, it was incredible. A similar thing happened when I saw a recipe for roasted grape bruschetta. Man, why didn't I think of this!!! Of course, mixing the sweetness of grapes with the savoriness of thyme was a taste bud treat waiting to happen! What I didn't expect was how ridiculously simple it would be to make and how I almost forfeited the rest of my dinner to keep eating the bruschetta.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Lady Liberty Coasters

FINALLY, a craft blog!!! 

A former co-worker of mine who also happens to be a rockin' artist (when you're done reading this, check her out here), was doing a project with a Peter Max book. As she was showing me her work, I spied a page she had taken out of the book with six of his Statue of Liberty lithographs. Later that day, I discovered she was kind enough to leave it on my desk and an idea was born.