Posted on: January 9th, 2016 by Carla Johnson No Comments
“One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.” ~ George Carlin
This Canadian girl is dreaming of long, warm days in Mexico. Palm trees, fresh guacamole, colourful pottery and shops with rows and rows of distinctive types of tequila. Hay muchos, muchos tipos de tequila! With a sweeping range of flavours and five distinct styles: Blanco, Joven, Reposado, Añejo and the newest type Extra Añejo.
It can take time to acquire a palate and these wheels tell us why. Tequila flavours range from aromas like corrosion, sulphuricacid & petroleum to the far more delectable caramel, almond, fresh & citrus. You could say there is a tequila out there for everyone.
The next time you have your salt shaker handy, your lemon wedges lined up and your reposado ready, use these wheels to better appreciate your agave.
Posted on: November 15th, 2015 by Carla Johnson No Comments
The glorious, festive, food and treat-filled festive season is coming up and rum cake is going to be at a lot of gatherings. Mmm….rum cake. Soft, sweet, moist cake punched up with rum-soaked fruit. Oh, so delicious.
Start with my friend Adam’s phenomenal “Black Gold” Jamaican Rum Cake recipe and use these videos to help guide your baking. The first video does a good job of showing you the texture of the cake at each step in the process and the second video is how to make browning, the dark sauce that you add depending on how dark you want to make your cake.
Posted on: November 8th, 2015 by Carla Johnson No Comments
“I owe it all to art books, chocolate and young men.” ~ Beatrice Wood, 103
Sometime ago I posted some tasting/flavour wheels and I am happy to bring you an update. Hope these chocolate wheels help you enjoy your chocolade / chokolade / Schokolade / sjokolade / tjoklit / الشوكولاته / čokolada / chocolat.