Thursday, April 2, 2009

Taste Spotting

Okay, I wasn't planning on posting again so soon - but a friend of mine pointed me in the direction of a rather fun website. It's called - It's a collection of photographs having to do with food. Anyone can post to it, all you have to do is register and follow their submission guidelines.

Here's a screenshot of the page I got when I went to the site...

There's a category page so you can check out pictures depending on what you're looking for - like drinks, restaurants, or people with food items, etc.

Here's a screenshot of the category page...

I found the website interesting and the photographs are pretty great. Go and check it out! Maybe you even have photographs that you could add to it...

Here's to busy shutters and full memory cards.

- Cait

Tea Drinker

I love drinking tea... I like to enjoy it hot and I also like to enjoy it super cold and poured over ice. It's even good when mixed with lemonade - an Arnold Palmer (half iced tea and half lemonade). I like my tea strong whether it's hot or cold. I usually go for a strong black tea, sometimes a mint tea, and in the summer a tea with peach and ginger or mango can be refreshing.

The tea I've currently been drinking often is Tazo's "Awake" tea. I love the design of the wrapper the tea bag comes in. I like the tea steaming hot and sweetened with some clover honey.

What's your favorite tea?

Besides the actual tea, I love tea cups, mugs, and tea pots. There are a bunch of really amazing ceramic artists on Etsy that make all of those items. One artist in particular, Natalya Sots, makes some of the greatest tea pots I've ever seen. They are colorful, playful, and just plain fun. Any of her pieces would be a lively addition and conversation piece to any occasion where tea and/or coffee is served - but imagine an Alice in Wonderland mad-hatter themed "tea party" of sorts. What fun would that be outside in a garden or on a patio on a nice spring day?

Above is a photograph of Natalya Sots's
"Teapot with red polkadots"
(which I'd be insanely happy to own...)

Here's to hot cups and warmed souls.

- Cait

Grab a Knife and Fork

Pull up a chair and enjoy my plate...

I've been working on the idea of a food blog for awhile now... The thought sprang into my mind one night, I'm not sure what exactly brought it on - but I knew it would be a fun idea. I love to cook and share the things that I make with others. I also love the restaurants around Bucks County and I'm always up for trying a new one. There's also an abundance of fresh produce from local farmers markets, farm stands, farm co-ops, and pick your own in the area.

I plan on posting daily (or close to daily) about the meals I've made (perhaps even just made that day), about some of my favorite cooking shows on Food Network, cookbooks I love and use often, cookbooks I'm looking forward to getting, kitchen tools/gadgets, restaurants I've recently visited, and any food adventures that happen to pop up (like apple picking, the Strawberry Festival in Peddlers Village, berry picking, etc). I've been wanting to plan days to post things like cookbook and restaurant reviews - but I haven't really settled on which day I'd like to do that...

I was going to start this blogging journey on a Sunday or Monday - but after messing with Photoshop CS4 and creating a header for the blog I had to post something. I was pretty happy with the result and excited to start sharing. I have a lot of pictures to edit and organize and I need to try and find links to some of my favorite restaurants. I also might head out with my camera and photograph some of the restaurant locations because some of the places are in amazing spaces.

Here's to warm ovens and full bellies.

- Cait