Thursday, January 29, 2009

Midtown Global Market's Soup Cook-Off!

In case you haven't heard (wink, wink) Midtown Global Market is hosting their 2nd Annual Soup Cook-Off on Saturday, January 31st from 12-2PM. I'll be giving a cooking demonstration preceding the event at 11, where we will be cooking and sampling three tasty soups!

Proceeds from the Soup Cook-Off will benefit Perspectives' Kid Cafe.

I'll be on Kare 11 @4 tomorrow to chat more about the big event. And I promise next week will be free of self-promotion! :-)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Latte Tea

I have always been a tea drinker, and was delighted to stumble upon Starbucks' 'London Fog Tea Latte'. Have you tried it yet? It is good. Really. Full leaf Earl Grey tea with steamed milk + vanilla. Perfect for these never-ending below zero days. I tried making one at home today, but lack the vanilla syrup. Adding it to the grocery list now...

Update: After some serious experimentation this fine morn, I have discovered that honey works very well! Vanilla honey would be even better. Oh, and 2% milk works best. :-) BTW, several (all?) Starbucks have some 'Barista Specials' where you can try a tea latte for 2 bucks after 2PM!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Conversation with Al...

I had the great pleasure of being a guest on Al McFarlane's radio show this morning on KFAI in Minneapolis/St. Paul. What a great experience and conversation with all of the guests! Take a listen at KFAI, where you can choose MP3 Stream or Real Audio under Previous Shows (seriously, listen to the whole hour if you have the time)...

KFAI 90.3FM / 106.7FM

How cool! I'll be on the squawk-box at 11AM on the 'Conversations with Al McFarlane' show! We'll be chatting about the Midtown Global Market, my cooking demo and the Soup Cook-Off both coming up on Saturday. Tune in...

Monday, January 26, 2009

Feeling Tarty

Tastebud Tart has evolved over the years, and we are pleased as punch to announce a new development: We're going daily, baby! That's right. Check in with The Tart everyday to add a little spice, and always something nice. We will continue our mission of pursuing life, love and cookery in short and sweet bites. Just right for your daily fix.

Thanks for keeping us cooking!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Soup's On!

Hey! We were on TV!

Thanks to KARE 11 + Showcase Minnesota for having us on to cook and chat about the upcoming Soup Cook-Off at the Midtown Global Market.
You can check out the video and get the recipe here. If you have trouble viewing, go to + click on the Coconut Curry Tortellini Soup link in the recipe section!

Interested in throwing a swinging bash with our handy-dandy CD-Rom’s?’s got ‘em! Classic Cocktail Party is out now, with Dinner Party for 12 hot on its heels...