When you think of pigs feet, do you think of gourmet delicacies? How about black truffles? Well, normally I would have to say no but believe it or not, I have actually eaten pigs feet in Manhattan. At Le Cirque no less (the pigs feet in the opening picture are from Les Halles on Park Avenue in Manhattan).
I was at a small birthday dinner for my cousin a few years ago when we all started cracking up when we spotted pigs feet on the menu under appetizers for $16.00 (who knows how much they charge now!)
The taste? Underwhelming. The "guilty pleasure" was purely for the novelty of it.
I spotted this delicious lavender martini recipe on my pal Tia Walker's blog of The Quest for It.
1 oz. No. TEN by Tanqueray
25 oz. French black raspberry liqueur 1 oz. sour mix, Ginger Ale, 1 Orchid Shake the mix gently over ice and strain into a martini glass. Top with ginger ale and decorate with a floating orchid.
I am about to introduce you to one of your new favorite websites - Steamy Kitchen.
I found Steamy Kitchen during my usual stroll of food blogs and fell in instant like! The site is run by Jaden Hair, a Florida-based chef and writer and features tons of delicious, modern Asian dishes that you don't have to be a pro to make well. I don't know her personally, but Jaden is also one of my Twitter pals.
This particular recipe involves Betty Crocker, a microwave and some creative substitutions. I loved it immediately because I know I can make it and I love things I can make!