Friday, July 10, 2009
First of all, let me say that I am not a food stylist - obviously! There are many people out there who do a much, much better job of photographing food than I possibly can. You'll find a few links to some gorgeous, very professional looking blogs in my section "A Moveable Feast".
I am an artist and illustrator who loves to cook and bake and have fun in the kitchen. When I have time. Between my two young children (ages 1 and 3) and working, I find that I have less and less time in the kitchen to try out and develop new recipes, and I miss that.
With this blog, I hope to get back into the kitchen and somehow share and document my love for art and food with you. I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, and I've been collecting recipes and baking since I was 10. This is an experiment. I'll do my best, but be kind and patient with me.
I plan to share one recipe a week that correlates with a collage, painting, or drawing I've made. You can find prints of my artwork in my online shop, and I will enclose a collectable recipe card with each purchase.
Enough said, let's get on to the first recipe! Today I'd like to share with you my recipe for "White Sangria" or "Sangria Blanco." I've made this for summer parties, and couldn't stop refilling my friends' glasses! This recipe makes enough for 2 small pitchers or one very large pitcher. It's very easy to make, and the result is light, citrusy, and delicious.
1 lemon, sliced
2 limes, sliced
2 oranges, sliced
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
2 oz. Grand Marnier
1 bottle Chardonnay or your favorite white wine, chilled
1 cup sparkling water
Boil sugar and cup of water briefly until sugar is dissolved.
Place sliced citrus fruits in a large pitcher, add Grand Marnier,
sweetened water, wine, and sparkling water, stir well. Chill.
Just before serving, add ice cubes.
Perfect for summer parties!
Have fun in your kitchen & I hope to see you again next week with another new recipe!