Archive for February, 2014

Beet Cake

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Beet Cake with Orange Poppy Seed Glaze

Beet Cake with Orange Poppy Seed Glaze

Beet Cake

This beet cake is a bit like a carrot cake or zucchini bread, but made with beets.  The glaze, made with crème fraîche and orange adds a tang and brightness to the sweet cake.
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Fudge Pops

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Fudge Pop

Fudge Pop

Fudge Pops

Creamy, cold and chocolaty — these homemade fudge pops use all natural ingredients, and a bit less sugar than packaged fudge pops.

If using paper cups and wooden pop sticks, either insert the wooden sticks ¾ way through freezing, or lay aluminum foil over the cups, and insert the wooden stick through the foil.  The foil will help hold the stick upright.
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Kitchen Window Series – Hummingbird IV

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Hummingbird IV ©Erin Gennow

Hummingbird IV ©Erin Gennow

Kitchen Window Series

Hummingbird IV

Continuing the Kitchen Window series…

A collection of prints and stationery cards based on watercolor paintings of wildlife seen from The Daily Morsel’s kitchen window.

This gorgeous hummingbird, swoops back and forth above the hazelnut trees, chirping away, before flying to the feeder.  Once fed, it’s back to swooping above the trees.

We at The Daily Morsel love watching the hummingbirds while working on new recipes.  They zip about from the feeder to the trees, and chasing each other.   My husband has named them the Napa Air Force.

Stay tuned for more hummingbirds and other wildlife.

To purchase a print of this little hummingbird visit The Daily Morsel’s new Etsy shop here.

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Saving an Excess of Chopped Nuts and Other Toppings

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Saving Toppings

Saving Toppings

Tuesday Tip

Saving an Excess of Chopped Nuts and Other Toppings

The other day my husband mentioned that his grandma would keep any extra chopped nuts or other ‘extras’ in a container for use over ice cream.  Any extra chopped nuts or other type of toppings would go in this container.
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Silverado Vineyards

Monday, February 24th, 2014
Silverado Vineyards

Silverado Vineyards

Review

Silverado Vineyards

Silverado Vineyards is located off Silverado Trail in the Stag’s Leap District of Napa Valley.  Their six vineyards throughout the Napa Valley allow them to grow a variety of grapes for a variety of wines.
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