Friday, January 20, 2012

What I'm obsessed with part 2

Welcome back for another installment of current obsessions.

Today we have a mix of stuff for the home and some delicious looking recipes.

The home stuff I just can't get away from as we are still unpacking and setting up our new house.  Plus I consider where you eat and conceive delicious creations as important as what you make.  It's all part of what makes the experience, right?  At least that's what I'm going with.

Mac & Cheese with Roasted Jalapeno and Pancetta - Does this mac & cheese look divine or what?  I think I make a pretty killer mac & cheese, but this one looks pretty unreal and I hope to make it very soon.

Four Cheese Grilled Pimento Cheese and Bacon - There may be a theme emerging here, one that includes cheese, perhaps?  But just seeing this photo on Tasteologie and I was in love! I've long had an infatuation with Pimento Cheese and never actually made it.  This sammie may be the kick in the butt I need to get on it.

Tomato Jam from Savvy Eats - So I met Julie of Savvy Eats last May at Camp Blogaway.  We got talking about canning and preserving and she mentioned these preserves.  Well I didn't grow Sungold's this summer of find them at my farmer's market, but I made this jam with rainbow cherry tomatoes and just today had some slathered on a grilled cheese. Wow, is all I have to say.  I've also put it on an egg and cheese breakfast sandwich which is equally amazing.  I'm currently hoarding the jars I have left so as not to run out before tomato season.

San Pellegrino Pompelmo - The San Pellegrino Almost Chef Toronto competition is coming up and as a gift their PR peeps sent over a case of various San Pellegrino flavors.  There were the usual suspects of Aranciata, Limonata, Aranciata Rosso and a flavor I had never seen before, Pompelmo. Pompelmo is grapefruit.  Grapefruit is probably my least favorite citrus, but I tried it anyway and am currently in love. It's not too sweet, but also only has the slightest hint of that grapefruit bitterness that I typically find a turn-off but works beautifully here. If you come across it in your store, buy a can and give it a try, I promise you won't be disappointed.

Jug Lights - I think someone shared these beauties on Facebook and I'm so wishing I hadn't already had a light fixture for over my dining table.  It's such a cool lamp and one I will be keeping book marked for when we redo our kitchen.

Isn't this table divine? I may need to find a home for it. from West Elm
The color Yellow - In brainstorming color schemes for our home I've been kinda stuck on incorporating some yellow.  It's just so warm and welcoming and works so well with all kinds of colors.   The folks over at West Elm apparently agree as they've put together this awesome round up of all the yellow they have right now.  Can I get one of everything please?!

Brownies - In case you missed yesterday's post 2012 is the year of the brownie and I'll be testing all kinds of delicious recipes.  Please share your fave when you have a moment.

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