Friday, December 30, 2011

Le chocolat chaud parfait


  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Dash ground cloves or nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3 cups almond milk or milk
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® pure vanilla extract
  • Large Chocolate (bar) chunks
  • Whipped cream
  • Whole cinnamon sticks
  • Marshmallows (Optional)


  • Combine cocoa and sugar in small saucepan; stir in water. Bring to boil; reduce heat and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add the cloves, cinnamon and coconut milk,almond milk and chocolate chunks. Simmer 5 minutes (do not boil). Whisk in vanilla. Pour hot chocolate into mugs; top with whipped cream and marshmallow (optional). Use cinnamon sticks for stirrers. 
  • 4 servings.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

oy oy oysters

Oysters can be eating freshly raw with butter and seasonings to taste,grilled,baked,steamed, fried, barbecued,souped,stewed,smoked etc... and peal necklaces do come from oysters.

          Baked oysters

4 big shell-on oysters
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves
Melted butter
Sea Salt
Lemon wedges (optional)
Shuck the oysters with an oyster knife and set aside. Heat the oven to 375 degree F.
Top the oysters with the chopped garlic, parsley leaves, and season with salt and paprika (to taste). Add some melted butter in each oyster.
Bake the oysters in the oven for 20 minutes. Transfer out and serve immediately. You can add a squirt of lemon juice before eating
More Info on oysters HERE and this site HERE is great


Thursday, December 15, 2011