I was never a big fan of Tabasco sauce over the years, but recently I discovered this smoked chipotle version of Tabasco sauce and I was sold. As I have gotten older, I have sought out spicier food and sauces. I’ve never been one to understand the desire of some to blow out their taste buds with insanely hot peppers and sauces. I still want to taste my food, I just want to enhance it with the sauce.
This Tabasco is excellent for enhancing the flavor of many foods. I have used it on pizza, as a topping to my homemade chili, over homemade nachos, tacos and burritos and in tomato soup. As you can see here, I think it compliments tomato-based dishes the most, but you might find it useful elsewhere, too.
I am always amazed when something so small can improve the state of my kitchen and wonder how I hadn’t discovered it before. Try it out when you get a chance and spice up your life just a little.
A good friend gifted us these amazing wild hibiscus flowers in syrup when they visited and stayed with us. We took the opportunity to try these out with some other friends during a big movie night last night.
I often make champagne cocktails with my own limoncello and other liqueurs, but this was a different experience. The flowers are edible and provide surfaces the the champagne to bubble from in the glass, as you can see from this short iPhone video.
Rosanne put together an amazing pork loin in the crock pot yesterday and then I served it up over polenta (cornmeal mush) which has become one of my favorite ways to server roasted or slow cooked meats.
It’s that time of year again…time to get growing — and eventually eating — all that tomato-y goodness from your own garden. This year’s bi-coastal Tomatomania 2015 may be coming to an area near you. Check out all the info on their web site, Tomatomania.com.
Tomatomania is coming soon to your area!
Our own local event, here at Tapia Bros in Encino, CA will be held March 20-22, 2015. I highly recommend going early, as many varieties sell out quickly and you want to make sure you get your favorites!