It is finally here! My custom-made Suzie the Foodie bamboo cutting board by Taylor Crafts arrived! Customs (not the retailer) took forever but it was totally worth it.
I can not tell you how excited I am. I am totally in love with this cutting board. In fact, I am hesitant to use it, it is so pretty!
One of the reasons I picked bamboo is it is environmentally friendly and easier to keep clean. I have had two heavy-duty wooden cutting boards. One was contaminated when Reg spilled Goo Gone on it. The other developed mold I could not destroy, no matter how hard I tried.
I had given up on wooden cutting boards until I found this one. I came up with this idea when some readers asked for more “mise en place” photographs. I wanted something special for those photos and now I have it!
Foodie Crafting Video
As I impatiently waited for the cutting board, LOL, I decided to put a creative foodie skull touch on a t-shirt! I made it out of freezer paper which I finally found at Sobey’s (thanks Laura!) and hand-coloured it. You can watch the YouTube video here and I have a crafting photo tutorial here.
Inspired by Earth Day, Heinz has made these bottles out of 30 percent plant material and is still completely recyclable. It is made by using sugarcane ethanol from Brazil. I am always happy to hear positive environmental packaging news and am thrilled the company is making such an effort to be more eco-foodie-friendly.
And I also got a package of authentic Heinz tomato seeds! I guess this reluctant gardener is going to take a stab at growing tomatoes again this year. We usually do not get enough sunlight to get a bumper crop but I have to say the idea of growing my own Heinz tomatoes is totally cool. I will share the growing process with you!
TUTORIAL: Roasted Onions
It was one of those foodie days where I started to ask myself, can you roast onions like you roast garlic?
I carefully partially sliced an onion so it opened a little at the top. I put it on some parchment-lined foil, drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper.
I left a little air vent on the top and put it in a 325F oven for around 40 minutes.
Man, did my house smell awesome! The original harsh typical cheap onion became sweet and tender. Absolutely delicious! You could add this to salsas but I added it some fajitas for dinner. Just an idea for the weekend.
We finally got basic groceries and it’s payday so I will be out getting some little extras this weekend for more recipe testing.
Hope you liked my little news post and have a fabulous weekend everyone!