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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Sangria

(According to Wikipedia) Sangria is a wine punch typical of Portugal and Spain. It normally consists of:

a light, dry, young, acidic, unoaked, inexpensive red wine, usually Spanish Rioja; other reds that work well include French wines such as Gamay or Beaujolais, and Italian wines such as Grignolino, Bardolino, Dolcetto, Freisa or Lambrusco.
chopped or sliced fruit such as orange, lemon, lime, apple, peach, melon, berries, pineapple, grape or mango
a sweetener such as honey, sugar, simple syrup, orange juice, and/or fruit nectar
a small amount of added brandy and triple sec, or other spirits
In some recipes (common in the United States) Seltzer, Sprite or 7up and ice.



White Wine Sangria, with Honeydew:

Ingredients

1 (750 milliliter) bottle white wine
1/2 cup cubed watermelon
1/2 cup cubed honeydew
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
6 splashes ginger ale, or to taste

Directions

Combine the white wine, watermelon, honeydew, strawberries, and raspberries in a large pitcher. Chill in refrigerator at least 1 hour to allow flavors to combine.
Ladle wine and fruit into wine goblets; top each with a splash of ginger ale to serve.


Here's a rather traditional red sangria:

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Techno Thursday

This week's featured website is pure fun!

The Bobby Pin Blog

From the site:
Welcome to the Bobby Pin Blog!
The history of beauty fascinates me, so I am turning to a blog to share information. Read thoughts and research about beauty trends of the past and how to recreate them.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mark your Calendars now

June 16th from 11 to 5
Brandywine Springs Park (Wilmington)




Food & Fun in the Park for People of ALL Ages!

A day to kick around with folks you know; and folks you hope to get to know!

A kickball tourney for organizations/groups willing to have some blast relieving past escapades on the field!

Organizations involved (to date): DE PRIDE, COLAGE-DE, HAVEN, AIDS Delaware, Brandywine Counseling & Community Services

More details to come in the weeks ahead so stay posted and plan to attend a day for Our Community in New Castle County, DE!


We encourage anyone to assemble your own kickball team before coming. A kickball http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifteam is a group of about 9 or 10 people. Pick a theme, pick a costume, devise a cheer.

Or simply show up and bring friends, its free to attend so there!

Find the Facebook page to sign up: Community Fun Day

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wednesday's Woman

Simply because she is amazingly sexy and this outfit is remarkable.... Grace Jones is this Wednesday's Woman.


Who's guilty of this one?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Techno Thursday

This is a cool site. I know it seems redundant to be using their words, but it features plenty of the newest, most interesting stuff in design, art, architecture, fashion, etc. Just check it out and find your new favorite thing!

Cool Hunting

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Pseudo- Rant / Charge to Action

To all my LGBT family members of Delaware,


Firstly, I want to praise the community for how far we've gotten already: the Civil Union Bill, wow! that's huge!!!

It pains me to hear people complain that Delaware's LGBT community isn't very well established. Ironically, I've heard new gay/lesbian individuals to the state praise Delaware for its surprising population. The question now is: What can Delaware do to become more of an LGBT hotspot?

The answer lies in you, the people; not the state's 8 primary organizations that cater to the needs of the LGBT community. How frequently has it been said that people hope for "they" to start a new event, or for "they" to open a new bar, or for "they" to open more gay-friendly venues. But who is "they"? Is it Delaware Pride? CAMP Rehoboth? AIDs Delaware? These organizations are all phenomenal groups, run by heroes in our community, who do extraordinary things; but sometimes they have so much red tape or limited budgets that they can't initiate every newest thing. Which means the answer, once again, is you: the people of Delaware.

Delaware, this is your charge for action. If you would like to see something happen, please understand that many of these great events or congregations must happen from the ground up. It's you, it's us, who needs to take the responsibility upon our own shoulders to gather for coffee/cocktails, to fly your own rainbow flags or to open your own cute pet boutique. If you would like to see a new LGBT event started, do the research then motivate yourself and your friends to establish it. This is entirely possible. At the heart of it all, anyone who complains, cares. And anyone who cares, should also have the motivation to be proactive.

Delaware, with the passing of the Civil Union Bill, please have the courage to step out your doors with your head held a little higher. For more info or motivation, check out the "Chain of Links" off the the right for a list of the organizations serving our community and get involved. You are your own future.

Love always,
Delaware GLU

Tasty Tuesdays!!!




Ingredients:

1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 can evaporated milk 12 oz / 354 ml
1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 oz / 396 ml
1 can media crema 7.6 oz / 225 ml
3 eggs
3 egg yolks
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt

NOTE** I recommend baking only 1 hour and checking it, it needs to be jiggly in center when taking out of oven

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday Reflection

‎"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier" -- Mother Theresa

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Saturdays at Home



It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is busy making one of these!!!

Save some water, install your own rain barrel!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wednesdays Women: Isabelle Caro

I just recently saw her life story highlighted on National Geographic and she preaches a beautiful message of health after learning of her own disease. It's a very scary and dangerous disease in which many young women often feel pressured to participate.


Follow the link below to see her interview.
Youtube Interview

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Delaware Gay/ Lesbian Civil Union Bill

Equality Delaware is Pleased to Host a Community Celebration

as Delaware Governor Jack Markell Signs the Civil Union Legislation into Law


We Invite You and Your Families to Attend this Historic Occasion


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

World Café Live at the Queen

500 N. Market Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

6:30 p.m. – Doors open with cash bar



http://queen.worldcafelive.com/



The event includes:

- The Bill Signing Ceremony with the Governor

- A Champagne “Thank You” Toast to the Governor, Legislators and the Community

- A performance by the Rainbow Chorale of Delaware

- A Dessert Reception Following the Signing Ceremony



Attendance is free!

This is so true! LOL.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Saturdays at Home

Dividing Perennials

With the Flower Market in its last day, any gardening tip is only appropriate!

Green thumbs up!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Techno Thursday

http://www.inwilmingtonde.com/
Would you like to stay informed about everything arts, food, and cultural in Wilmington?


Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Salad Dressing

Today's food journey is a little more abstract, it's not the salad that matters here, it's the dressing. Because we all know you can't toss a good salad without a good dressing! Here are a few choice options:

Vinaigrette (/vɪnəˈɡrɛt/) is a mixture (emulsion) of salad oil and vinegar, often flavored with herbs, spices, and other ingredients. It is used most commonly as a salad dressing,[1] but also as a cold sauce or marinade.



Tarragon/Shallot Vinaigrette

1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup Champagne vinegar
2 teaspoons chopped shallot
2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

In a small bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, shallot, tarragon, salt, and pepper; whisk to combine. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
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Pineapple Vinaigrette

1 cup pineapple chunks (maybe more if you prefer)
2 tbsp white vinegar
2 tbsp bals. vinegar
1/2 tbsp mustard seed (or 2 tbsp of bottled mustard)
1/4 cup olive oil

*blend until puree*

add salt/pepper to taste, roughly 1 teaspoon each
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Citronette is a dressing made with the juices of a citrus fruit rather than vinegar.
If it doesn't have vinegar, then don't called it a vinaigrette!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mondays are Fun

Mothers Day: May 8th

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday Reflection

When will the churches learn that intolerance, personal or ecclesiastical, is an evidence of weakness? The confident can afford to be calm and kindly; only the fearful must defame and exclude. --- Harry Emerson Fosdick