Turkey Time!

I love Thanksgiving! There is so much food and festivities, and food and family time, and food and food! (Did I mention the food?) 

And since Turkey is the go-to bird during this season, I thought I would share on of my favorite recipes. This recipe, by Martha Stewart, is absolutely amazing and I highly recommend it! 

Definitely visit Martha Stewart’s website for wonderful and delicious recipes for this Thanksgiving!!

http://www.marthastewart.com/274827/thanksgiving-turkey-recipes/@center/276949/everything-thanksgiving

Food and family has a way of warming the heart, and so I am celebrating this year by having dinner with my family and baking a pie for them.

What are you thankful for this year?

– short&sweet KG –

Strawberry Fields Forever

I love strawberries, 100% completely love them. 

So this week I thought I would share with you my favorite drink made from…well, you know… STRAWBERRIES!

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Agua de fresa (translated to strawberry water) is a drink made from strawberries, water, and sugar.  This drink, which can be made with a variety of fruits, is a delicious and refreshing thirst quencher.

Here is the recipe for your enjoyment:

First, boil water and sugar together (in a ratio of 1 to 1) to create a simple syrup. 

While the sugar is dissolving, wash and slice up strawberries (about 2 to 3 cups). 

Take the simple syrup off the stove to cool, place sliced strawberries in your blender (tasting a few while you are at it). 

Pouring the simple syrup over the strawberries, blend together to create your drink.

Add more sugar, water, or strawberries depending to taste.

Depending on if you like pulp or not, strain your strawberry mixture through a mesh sleeve. 

Pour over ice and drink up!

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This drink is perfect for a warm day (and I would dare to say that it is even splendid for a rainy day as well).

I HIGHLY recommend making some for yourself, you will not be disappointed! 

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Go forth and produce something sweet!

– Short&Sweet KG –

Feeling like Dorothy

*FOOD REVIEW*

This evening I went out to dear with a friend of mine from out of town (Texas to be precise). As most people know, Texas is pretty known for it’s delicious BBQ, Mexican food, and yummy southern goodness. And so, seeing as my friend was from that state, I normally steer away from those food genres when she comes to visit. This time I decided to take her to go eat at OZ Korean BBQ (]website info located below).

While it was not my first time eating Korean food, or being at a Korean BBQ restaurant for that matter, it was my first time eating at OZ. I had heard numerous stories about it that had definitely made it a priority on my Places to Eat bucket list (everyone has one of those, right?). After being seated by our host, our server quickly came up to greet us, give us water, and explain the process of ordering and cooking (which I will get to later).  There were several options of meat to choose from, but my friend and I decided to order garlic shrimp, spicy pork, and sesame beef.

Now, if you have never been to a Korean BBQ restaurant before, let me explain it to you:

The table that you are seated at has a small stove/grill in the middle, this is used to cook the meat that you order, which comes out to you raw. Vegetables are also cooked on the grill if that is how you prefer them. What is nice about this, is that cooking your own food gives you full advantage on determining how cooked you want it to be. You are in full control, you are the chef for the night.

All of the food was so yummy, and I was surprised by how many sides they gave us (wasabi salad, rice paper, vegetables, rice, and more). The spicy pork was my favorite alongside the sesame beef, and I enjoyed grilling the meat to how crispy I wanted it to be. Eating at OZ was a great experience, one that I encourage everyone to have.

Overall, the meal was delicious, the company was amazing, and the night was great! I highly recommend OZ Korean BBQ! Definitely check it out!

http://ozkoreanbbq.com/

Go forth and produce something sweet (or savory)!

– Short&Sweet KG –