Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wooden Cutting Boards

We're always on the lookout for unique wooden cutting boards. There are so many styles and choices out there, all with their own look and purpose. We put together three style boards with some of our recent favorite finds. Follow the links under each set to find where to buy that item!

top left -  Ironwood Gourmet Square Board,   top right - Brookstone bamboo board,  
bottom left - Proteak rectangle cheeseboard,   bottom right - Zebra wood board

top left - Rustic Cherry Footed Platter,  top right - Natural Edge Maple Board,
bottom left - French Oak Cheese Plate,  bottom right - Architec Gripper Board

top left - Picnic Time Cutting Board,  top right - JK Adams Artisan Set
bottom left - Catskill Ultimate Chef's Set,  bottom right - Wedge Cheese Board

We would be happy with any of these lovely boards. Personally, I am more drawn to the rustic boards. They're so warm and homey, so unique. Might have to have Aaron make us one soon...! Which style are you more drawn to?

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, we had a fantastic dinner at our friend Tim's place. What happens when a bunch of professional chef's and foodies get together for Thanksgiving? Pure food magic ~ We'll post all about it later :)

Have a great day!
Nicole & Aaron

Friday, November 25, 2011

Spicy Pumpkin Oatmeal

It's the day after thanksgiving and we still have not gotten enough pumpkin! We had a can in the cupboard ready to go and decided to whip up some spicy pumpkin oatmeal this morning. Aaron and I very loosely followed the recipe on the back of the can of pumpkin, with some modifications. We like our sweet pumpkin dishes to be extra spicy with the tastes of cinnamon and nutmeg.

We used the old fashioned oatmeal and garnished the top of each bowl with a sprinkle of uncooked, dry oatmeal. Those little bits of crunch, once stirred in to a warm bowl, were quite tasty! This oatmeal
is just perfect for cold autumn mornings. We covered the leftovers and they will keep pretty well for the next couple days. More tomorrow!

No warm and lovely dish is complete without a photo shoot :)  We created a free printable recipe for everyone.

Click here to view and download the high resolution recipe card

Serving Size: 1 cup
Makes: 4 servings

4 cups water
2 cups plain dry oatmeal
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tbsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup condensed milk

Instructions: Bring water to a boil and then add oatmeal, salt, and pumpkin. Cover and cook 5 minutes at medium heat. Reduce heat to low, then add spices, sugar, and milk. Stir and taste.

Enjoy and Bon App├ętit!
Nicole & Aaron