Monthly Archives: May 2011

Challenge 14: The Taste Test

If you are like me, and are a huge lover of food programs in particular, then you are going to LOVE this challenge. I got the idea from watching programs such as Masterchef Australia and Hell’s Kitchen and I have always wanted to try it. The Taste Test is one of the toughest challenges presented to contestants and chefs would say that a good palate makes one a better chef. The test always looks so simple watching from the comfort of my couch and I always feel like it is a bit like watching trivia game shows. It always appears as if contestants get the simplest of ingredients wrong and at home you always think you can do better. So how hard is the Taste Test really? We Tastebudz are about to find out! Continue reading

Scones for Tea?

My daughter came home from school on Thursday with an invitation from her teacher for full tea at high noon on Sunday. She seemed excited about the idea as you might expect most little girls would be prior to such an event. What girl doesn’t like the idea of dressing up, using dainty table settings, and practicing her outrageous British accent for an hour or so? The invitation was for seven girls in her class and at the bottom it read “You may bring food or snacks appropriate for afternoon tea,” along with an in-character reference to parents’ vehicles as carriages when announcing child pick-up times.

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Knefeh Katastrophe!

The disaster that was my attempt at Knefeh…. Continue reading

Knefeh Surprise

Last Thursday, my nephews’ and niece’s Easter vacation started. Marc my sister’s second, decided he wanted to stay at Grandma’s till Saturday, when his family will come to pick him up and take him home.

Marc, I noticed, has taken quite an interest in cooking along the last couple of years. Whenever I am in the kitchen, he rushes in saying:”A vos ordres, Chef!”  (At your orders, Chef!). Marc also is a huge Knefeh fan. So it seemed like a great Saturday morning activity with him, to surprise his family.

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