Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
We love Marisa McClellan’s blog Food in Jars. She pickles and preserves just about anything you can think of and her blog is fun to read with beautiful photos. After following her blog for over a year we finally had the opportunity to try one of her recipes.
It all came about after we attended a Raw Cooking workshop by Chef Alina in a wonderful shop in
Boca Raton’s called The Spice and Tea Exchange. They sell all sorts of exotic spices and herbs, flavored and gourmet salts, flavored sugars and teas of course. They also make custom blends sold in grinders like Florida Sunshine and Bakers Delight which are among our favorites. There is so much to see in this small shop, its fun to browse and get inspired. After the work shop the manager Sophie gifted us with a big bag of peeled oranges because they only use the peel in the Florida Sunshine custom blend. What can you do with 2 dozen peeled oranges? Mizner Park
Our first thought was inviting friends over for Harvey Wallbanger that retro 60’s cocktail you might remember? It’s basically just a screwdriver topped with Galliano tasting sort of like a creamsicle ice cream bar. When we came across the creamsicle jelly recipe we knew that what we had to make. It seemed easy and the picture on her blog showed a beautiful jar filled with a glossy light orange jelly with the flecks of the vanilla seeds that looked so delicious. The recipe is nothing more then boiling the orange juice with 2 vanilla beans, sugar and adding liquid pectin at the end. The one thing you need is a candy thermometer but once you have that you are all set.
Posted by Two Chicks Cater at 5:18 AM
Monday, April 25, 2011
Along with amazing food, the décor is equally important. My son Steven and I made place settings from small brown paper bags. We wrote the name of each guest on the bag and then filled it with colorful grass and candy. Two tables were setup. One table we used mixed china patterns and the other table we used porcelain white plates. Glass votive candle holders were lined up down the middle of each table…with unscented candles of course!
Our friend Michel made roasted tomatoes, with a tangy pesto sauce and freshly grated parmesan over top of delicately toasted crostini. The combination of these ingredients brought life to our palette!!
There is no better joy for a cook than to see all her guests finish their plates and go back for seconds (and some thirds)! We had an amazing day with amazing people. We hope you all enjoyed your day as much as we did. Happy Easter from us Two Chicks!!
|My daughter Taylor-Entertainment coordinator|
Posted by Two Chicks Cater at 6:36 AM
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
I'm Yvonne and the other chick is Beverly. Years ago when we first got started catering we agonized over a name forever it seemed. One night over some very expensive Barolo one of the guys blurted out "Two Chicks Cater". We were tired and probably a little woozy so we figured why not?
We are both foodies and have spent the past 10 years planning party after party. Our catering business while alive will never completely flourish because we turn down more events then we accept. The corporate world does keep us both busy but what really has held us back is the fact that we will not take a job if we don't get to design the menu. Clients tend to have their own minds as annoying as that is. Every now and then we have a client who lets us take charge, those events are so much fun and the clients are actually thrilled to be surprised along with the rest of the guests !
We come across some many interesting recipes through our foodie friends and travels we thought a great outlet for all this information would be a blog. I hope you like us and if you don't please don't feel the need to express yourself !
Ciao for now !
Posted by Two Chicks Cater at 11:54 AM