September 19, 2014
Ok, we can't resist any longer. We have to share something pumpkin-flavored and delicious. Instead of going with a latte or some sort of baked goodie, we went with homemade marshmallows. Once you try a homemade marshmallow, you'll never go back. This version, sprinkled with a bit of pumpkin spice, is to die for!
Mix the gelatin and 1/2 cup cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer with the whisk attachment.
While that sits, combine sugar, corn syrup, 4 tsp. of pumpkin spice and 1/2 cup of water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Turn the heat to high and cook until the mixture reaches 240 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat. With the mixer on low, slowly pour the syrup into the gelatin. Turn the mixer to high and whip 15 minutes until very thick. Combine powdered sugar with remaining pumpkin spice. Dust half the mixture onto an 8 by 12 inch glass baking dish. Pour the marshmallow mixture into the pan and smooth out the top. Dust the top with the remaining spice mixture.
Leave the mixture out, uncovered, for at least 12 hours. Turn out onto a cutting board and slice.
Makes approximately 2 dozen marshmallows, depending on how large you choose to cut them.
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.