A Few of My Favorite Things.......9 Years & a Giveaway!
Today is the 9th Anniversary of Stacey Snacks.
I have enjoyed writing about and photographing the foods I eat and cook for the past 9 years......I can't believe it's been that long.
I have decided that when I turn 10, I am going to end my reign as Stacey Snacks and reinvent myself (I do this every 10 years)........don't worry, you have me for another year of recipes and ramblings.
This is the first blog post I ever wrote to introduce myself back in 2008. I never published it, but was going thru my archives, so thought, why not?
NOTHING has changed on my favorite foods list (except I might add kimchi to the list today). I'm consistent and dependable.
Please enjoy and hum to the tune from The Sound of Music.........
"Raindrops on Roses (corny) and Whiskers on Kittens (I guess so).
Bright Copper Kettles (I like original patina) and Warm Woolen Mittens (makes me itch).
Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String (that is intriguing, could be a bakery item).
These are a Few of My Favorite Things........"
Let's get to the real stuff (food items only):
I absolutely love an AVOCADO: sprinkled with kosher salt, I love them just by themselves, or in guacamole.
PIZZA: but only from New Jersey, Brooklyn, NYC or Philly.
ARUGULA: by far, my favorite green, especially from the garden, scary spicy.
PASTA: in any shape or form. w/ butter, w/ cheese, a ragu, pesto, you name it, I'll eat it and love it.
EGGS: I eat them everyday for breakfast. I love them hardboiled, egg salad, fried, or soft boiled.
CHEESE: can't live without it. Especially good cheese from the cheese man in town. God help me if I ever become lactose intolerant.
CILANTRO: This is a love hate thing for most people. You either love it or hate it. I love it. It is my favorite herb. Sometimes I snip a piece of a leaf in the supermarket just to smell it. Best in guacamole and with any Southwestern recipes.
FIGS: Fresh of course. I have a fig tree that produces maybe 10 fruits the whole season! I LOVE Kadota, or Mission. Sliced and served on crostini w/ ricotta and a drizzle of balsamic and I am in heaven!
FRIED EGGPLANT: it has to be done just right, has to be sliced paper thin, with a light batter, rolled in a rollatine, or just eaten fresh out of the pan!
To celebrate 9 years, I am giving away 3 Deiss Pro Dual Julienne Peelers to my loyal readers. This is my new favorite tool.....one side peels the vegetable, the other side makes zoodles! (I am also giving away Deiss Pro Apple Peelers and Corer sets).
What are your favorite foods? Just leave a comment!
Thanks for reading me for all this time. :)