Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mai Tai Tuesday {Hawaiian Shirt Included}

The name is cute isn't it, but not cute the next day- PROMISE! It's taken me an entire week to actually write this blog, as I couldn't even bare to look at the pictures I took last week.

We try to get together with our neighbors at least once a week to have dinner and wine, while it's typically a low-key kind of night, last week turned into a week-night booze fest. I don't recommend this at all, except for on a weekend.

I guess that's what happens when you have air force boys next door that bring rock out to hard liquor during the week and don't think twice about what they have to do the next day.

What You'll Need:

A Hawaiian Shirt {some people choose to dress the part}

12 oz. Cocktail Glass Filled with Ice and the following items...

1 oz. Light Rum
1 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix
1 1/4 oz. Pineapple Juice
1/4 oz. Orange Curacao
1/4 oz. Amaretto

1 Full Cap Grenadine
1 oz. Dark Rum

Pineapple & Cherry for Garnish {or soaking into the beverage}

Welcome to Mai Tai Tuesday, enjoy your hang-over!

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Most Interesting Man In The World.

Hands-down, The Voice is my new TV addiction. Thank God for DVR. Truly entertaining, but even more so with this man.

Cee Lo Green, the most interesting man in the world.

I was intrigued by the sparkly suit and rocking diamond watch from last night's episode. If you missed, here it is.

I am undeniably jealous of that watch. It's SICK! I can't find any close-ups online to show it a little more up-close and personal, but bling bling!

Oh, and yet another outrageous performance. Just watch, and laugh. The man is so talented, but just so damn bizarre. I love it!


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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dear Bobby Flay, With Love

Oh yes, it's summertime in hot and sweaty Chs. No better way to enjoy an evening then with some of your favorite all American foods. Dear Bobby Flay, you don't have shit on this burger.

Stuffed Blue & Balsamic Burgers

What You'll Need:

1/4 lb burger per person
Blue cheese
1 Large vadalia onion, sliced thin
3 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

First, place the burger in a bowl. Add salt and pepper and mix thoroughly with hands.

Next, patty burgers into 1/4 lb stacks {no need to shape at this point}

Split the burger in half and form into small patties with craters in the center {see below}

Next place diced onion on medium heat in skillet. Saute with balsamic vinegar until reduced.

Let onions sit to cool before stuffing begins.

Next, stuff a tablespoon of blue cheese on top of one of the halves of burger. Once onions are cool, then place onion on top.

Place the second half of the burger on top of the topped onion and cheese. Press together around edges as shown.

Cook to your liking and enjoy with a delicious side like fresh cucumber, tomato, basil and mozzarella salad and dress with red wine vinegar, salt, pepper and olive oil.

Bring it, Bobby!

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Holistic DIY Remidies

First things first, I've had 4 weddings this week, and other numerous catering gigs, so pardon my lack of posts! We also have a house guest, my bff from HS Brooke! Brooke just moved in last week, and is waiting on closing her house and in the meantime is staying with us. It's like a sleep over every night.

It's exciting to have bff time all the time, we work and play together. Brooke is my new assistant at Newton Farms Catering and is working side-by-side with me to take over the operational end so I can focus on what I do best- sales & marketing.

Anyways.. I've always wanted to try to holistic home remedy of ear candling. I hear it works wonders!

For those of you that don't know a lot about it, here's a brief description of what it is and how it works {from Wikkipedia }

Ear candling, also called ear coning or thermal-auricular therapy, is an alternative medicine practice claimed to improve general health and well-being by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal.

Your technically supposed to use a plastic or paper plate covered with foil, but we were all out- so here's what we came up with.

One end of a cylinder or cone of waxed cloth is lit, and the other placed into the subject's ear. The flame is cut back occasionally with scissors and extinguished between 5 and 10 centimeters from the subject.
The subject is lying on one side with the treated ear uppermost and the candle vertical. The candle can be stuck through a paper plate or aluminum pie tin to protect against any hot wax or ash falling onto the subject. Another way to perform ear candling involves the subject lying face up with the ear candle extending out to the side with a 45 degree upward slant. A dish of water is placed next to the subject under the ear candle- just in case :)

Seriously, amazing. I feel more balanced and can hear better out of both ears. It's worth the $3.99 per pack of ear candles and the laugh with your girlfriends!


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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Eat It Up at Eurasia

Wow, you can tell I've obviously been so busy with work, I've been so bad with blogging. I have SO much to catch up on.

Here's a review from a fabulous, new restaurant in Mt.Pleasant Eurasia. If you haven't yet been here, I highly recommend it! The ambiance, food and staff were top notch. It's actually located in a strip mall off of 17N, but you wouldn't ever suspect it when you walk in. If your dreading the downtown scene because it's tourist season, try some of the fabulous off-the-beaten path places in Mt. Pleasant or Johns Island.

The city chic interior with Asian flare is eye candy and sets the tone for everything else. We were greeted at the door by one of the owners, which to me is a huge thing! It's nice to see them involved in daily operation. We chatted of course, about the "industry" since I'm a restaurateur's child and in the food and beverage industry myself.

The menu is divine. So many delicious looking things.

I started with the best Onion Soup I've ever had. The onions were cooked in balsamic, and topped with Mozzarella unlike traditional French Onion Soup.

And the main entree, Pan Seared Big Eye Tuna.

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