Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Homogenization of America

Guess what is at Wal-Mart?!!!! That's right East Coast has finally met West Coast; Red Vines are here! I a still suspicious if they are here to stay, so every time I go in I hoard a few more packages. The first day I saw them was when I was doing my 4th of July picnic shopping. I snatched up an armload of the sweet chewy gems on my way to the Esplanade to enjoy the Boston Pops' dress rehearsal. If you are unfamiliar with the event, it is the same show that is broadcast the night of the 4th of July, minus the fireworks. But it is a good show and kind of our tradition. You have to get there hours before and camp out in the elements until the big show. When you have kids you either get quite friendly or quite unfriendly with those who border your blanket. Well, when I busted out the Red Vines (and caused a little commotion among the west-loving crowd I was with) some girls turned around and looked curiously at the bag and said, "You're not from around here, are you?" I replied, "Girls, I am about to change your life" and offered them a vine. Of course they melted. I sung the praises of Wal-Mart and they were off to buy their own stash.

To me, Red Vines are summer. And we all know that summer is the best time of the year. You can't go camping, swimming, boating, anything without a bag of Red Vines. At least that was how I was raised. Only my family bought the big family pack. You know the one, it had an assortment of sizes and shapes and, most importantly, it had black licorice. I am hoping to see that in a Wal-Mart near me soon!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Open My Veins and Pour It In!

I am in love! When I am thinking of nothing else, I am dreaming of Briana's Poppy Seed Dressing. When I a lay awake at night I consider slurping a tablespoon of this sweet elixir to soothe me back to sleep. Hardly a day passes without me sampling this "To Die For!" dressing. My current favorite combination is a bed of spring mix greens with red onions, feta cheese, almonds, avocado, strawberries and a good amount of Briana's Poppy Seed Dressing. I could go for a fix of that right now. I am probably going through a bottle of this stuff a week. Every time I go to replenish my stock I consider trying another of Briana's collection. I have gone as far as trying the Blush Wine Vinaigrette; it was yummy, but no match for the Poppy Seed. Has anyone tried any of the others? The Lively Lemon Tarragon looks intriguing...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hail, All Lovers of FOOD!

We suspect that there are very few of you out there who do not proclaim a love for food. As your newest favorite bloggers, however, we Kitchen Goddesses hope that you'll catch some of our absolute & unadulterated passion for anything food-related: baking, braising, and sauteing, fruit-picking, eating out, recipe-reading, grocery-shopping (okay, maybe passion is an exaggeration here), gadget-testing, and of course, eating.

This blog is about food, in all its glory and in all its simplicity. The categories below will give you an idea of what we intend to highlight on this blog, though, as Kitchen Goddesses, we reserve the right to write about whatever we want, as well as to eat cookies for breakfast, darnit.

Pity the Food: Dispassionate and unbiased reviews of restaurants and other food purveyors

All the Food That is Fit to Print:
Reviews of cookbooks, cooking magazines, and online cooking resources

Wooed by Food:
Stories of how food has enriched and transformed our lives

You Got the Right Stuff:
Reviews of kitchen and food products

Workin' It:
Tips to help you out in the kitchen or wherever food takes you

And most importantly.....
RECIPES, including the following:

Best in Show: Recipes to really show your stuff, even if it takes all blasted day
Like Momma Used to Make:
Good home cookin'

Gimme Some Sugar:
Desserts and anything sweet

Just a Spoonful of Spinach:
Sneaking in nutrition when no one is watching

When you have no time

Into the Mouths of Babes:
Food to entice young people

Morning Delight:
Breakfast and brunch offerings

Your Cheating Heart:
Sophisticated fare, involving shortcuts or infidelity

Rating System: All reviews of recipes, kitchen tools, restaurants, books, etc., will be rated on a scale of 1-5 peaches. Five peaches is obviously the best (I mean, we are talking about the perfect, hand-picked, juicy, sweet summer peach). Feel free to disagree with us. In fact, we welcome all of your feedback, and hope that you'll rate our recipes and other items, as well. We also might be requesting your own recipes and reviews in the near future, so prepare to unleash your inner Kitchen Goddess as a guest blogger!

We hope that you always leave this blog with your tummies grumbling for something delectable. Bon Appetit!