Inspiration for recipes not only comes from staring at the pantry, for scents are part of the culinary experience. Lavender Apple is one of my favorite shower gels at a small chain of bath shops located in New York City. It’s not a teenage bubble gum, sugary scent. The fragrance is mildly sweet and calm. The taste of this bread recipe is slightly similar to the smell of the shower gel because of the lavender flowers. However, this bread has an earthy taste.
A few months ago, My Life Runs On Food’sFacebook fans were asked to describe their favorite Fall recipe. Of course, it was Apple Pie.
“Ooohh! I remember going to the apple orchard with my grandmother! Picking the apples, watching them make fresh apple cider and then bringing home all those baskets of apples! She would make apple everything! But my favorites were apple pancakes and pies! Mmmmmmmm! That was the best! Reminds me of those candy apples too, the ones with the red, hard, cinnamon candy! Gotta love the Fall!” – Monique Foley
The chefs on the FoodNetwork’s show, Chopped, do wonders at the strange ingredients presented to them. One show used canned jackfruit. Another show had the chefs make an appetizer with live eel, peas and ugly peaches. On the show, they’re three rounds: an appetizer, a main course and the dessert. After each round, a judgment is made. The contestant’s dish that’s on the “chopping block” after the silver dome is lifted, is eliminated from the competition. The winner takes home a $10,000 prize. These chefs are brave to display their knowledge and skills in front of the camera. There are no factors that would give one chef a competitive edge. It’s creativity that wins the game. Continue reading Fennel, Granny Smith Apple and Sharp Cheddar Cheese. 20 minutes. Go!