14 July 2010

Happy Bastille Day!

Bastille Day is the French national holiday which is celebrated on 14 July each year. It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789. Festivities are held on the morning of 14 July, on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris in front of the President of the Republic. (thanks wikipedia)

If you can't make it to the Champs-Élysées this morning, whip up some crepes instead with this easy recipe from allrecipes.com:


* 2 eggs
* 1 cup milk
* 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 pinch salt
* 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil


1. In a blender combine eggs, milk, flour, salt and oil. Process until smooth. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and brush with oil. Pour 1/4 cup of crepe batter into pan, tilting to completely coat the surface of the pan. Cook 2 to 5 minutes, turning once, until golden. Repeat with remaining batter.

This French delicacy is extremely versatile, as it can be filled with virtually anything -- fruits, pudding, mousse for desserts as well as vegetables and meats for dinner. No need to add more oil each time unless the pan begins to stick. Freeze extra crepes for later use.

If you don't have time for even making crepes... at least grab a croissant at the coffee shop on your way to work!

Bon Fête Nationale!

06 July 2010

Pintley: The Best Way To Discover Beer You'll Love!

Thanks to Thrillist, I learned about Pintley today. The gist: Rate beers you have a tried, and Pintley will recommend others based on your tastes.

"From a former consultant who fell in love with German beer culture while studying abroad, Pintley is a Medford-based online community/super-easy service that "helps you drink better beer" by figuring out your tastes and recommending craft brews based on them, essentially operating like the "Pandora of Suds" but without accidentally taking you from DogFish 90 Min IPA to "Right Said Fred". " - Thrillist

Well I am excited! Maybe I will try a new beer every night to help keep this heat wave in Boston interesting.


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