I'm not sure if you caught it or not but there was a great sunset this evening. Nice way to end the weekend. Enjoy your Sunday evening Sift...
A- Ipanemic introduces us to his wife and announces the imminent end of Ipanemic.
B- The South Florida Traveler has a list of some noteworthy wine and food events going on in March.
C- Tropic of Mom loads up the car and heads to Lion Country Safari in Palm Beach County.
D- Canistel microwave cake anyone? Over at Food For Thought.
The texture was denser and less airy than what I was shooting for, likely the result of the higher-protein, more glutenous all-purpose flour instead of the cake flour, and/or the sticky, dense canistel flesh. This had mostly tiny air bubbles whereas other microwave cakes I've tried have much bigger bubbles (and lighter texture). Less flour would also probably have let the canistel flavor come through even more clearly, though it was still distinct. But this was still nice, with a good flavor and a light, sponge-cake like texture.E- The Potato Pandemonium was a huge success, according to this generously imaged post from Redland Rambles.
The dinner was a locavore’s dream come true. Many of the ingredients were grown right at Possum Trot – cas guava, carambola, betel leaf, Rangpur lime, passion fruit, eggs from free range chickens, and wood burning in the smoker. All the fruits for the wines — lychee, bignay and araza — came from the grove. Farmer Margie contributed red kale, carrots, scallions, garlic chives, rosemary, parsley and thyme from her Bee Heaven Farm. Purple, blue, red, yellow, white, small, fingerling and round potatoes were gleaned from a field nearby.