Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Here are 5 things I want you love this week!!!

1.) Um….this summer berry season……WE MUST TRY THIS…...
It's a Grilled Blackberry, Strawberry, Basil and Brie Pizza Crisp with Honey Balsamic Glaze

1/2 (about 1/2 a pound) recipe of your favorite pizza dough
1/4 cup olive oil
16 basil leaves, chopped + divided
8-12 ounces brie, sliced
1 1/2 cups strawberries, chopped
3/4 cup blackberries
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Balsamic Honey Glaze
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons honey

Prepare the dough 1-2 hours ahead of time.
Well the dough rises make the honey balsamic glaze. Add the balsamic vinegar and honey to small sauce pan and simmer until reduce by half. This should take about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside until ready to use.
When ready to grill the pizzas preheat the grill the high heat.
Add the blackberries to a bowl and add about half of the basil. Lightly mash the blackberries with a fork.
Invert a baking sheet and generously dust with flour.
Divide the pizza dough in half and roll each half as thin as you can, but make sure not to rip the dough. Cut the dough into 12 to 16 squares or circles (I did both). Add the olive oil to a small bowl and brush both sides of the pizza rounds with the olive oil and place on the baking sheet.
Carefully add half of the pizza rounds to the hot grill and grill for no more the 2 minutes. The dough will bubble up, this is good! Remove the pizzas using tongs and repeat with the remaining pizza rounds. When all the pizzas are grilled, turn the heat on the grill down to medium.
Top the grilled side of each of the pizzas with slices of brie, but make sure to leave a 1/2 inch boarder around the edges so the brie does not melt all over the grill. Then top with lightly mashed blackberries and the chopped strawberries. Carefully return the pizzas to the grill and grill another 3 to 5 minutes, our until the brie has melted and the pizzas are crisp. Top with the remaining fresh basil and drizzle on the honey balsamic glaze.
To make the American flag pizza place the the blackberries in the left hand corner of a square pizza crisp and then push the strawberries into the brie in rows. Grill as directed above.

GO TO Half Baked Harvest for more fantastic food recipes and see the food porn!!!!!!!

GO NOW! (and then come back :-)

2.) NOT a big bird lover……but I do loves me some paper works…..Claire Brewster is artist from London who works with old maps and atlases and crafts them into these amazing birds. They are either pinned to the wall in large scale installations, or captured on a smaller scale in shadow boxes….her new birds are Acid-etched brass ones! Ah-mah-zing!!!

Thanks to The Jealous Curator for this one!
GO TO Claire Brewster's website FOR MORE!!!!

3.) This is cool. Not sure why I like it so much….but……deep in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand is the
New World shopping mall. It WAS an 11-story shopping center. Now….it is a crazy urban aquarium. 

You see……after it was built they had to demolish all but the bottom 4 floors…..(due to Bangkok’s old regulations on a four story limit for buildings)…..then the mall suffered an arson attack. Sufficed to say it was eventually abandoned. The roof of the building was damaged in the aftermath and the basement was flooded with the rainwater. In the early 2000’s, someone introduced a small population of exotic Koi and Catfish species to the ‘pond’. The fishes managed to thrive…and voilà…..instant aquarium.

Neato - huh????

4.) In the Flesh is a BAFTA award-winning BBC supernatural drama series. The plot is set after "The Rising" which is the show's take on a zombie apocalypse and its story and drama focuses throughout on reanimated teenager (the protagonist), and his return to his local community.

NOT A COMEDY…… fact it is kinda like one part "the Killing" (in its pace) one part "Walking Dead" (the Zombie factor) and one part 'big old downer'!
And yet I can't stop watching it!!!!!
Here's a clip!
But don't say I didn't warn ye…...

5.) This. Is. Funny. I had blogged about Bad Lip Reading before HERE……BUT please enjoy these newer videos from them!! They really made me laugh!!!!!!!!!

(or try this link)
…….and if "Game of Thrones" isn't your thing… may enjoy the "Walking Dead" Bad Lip Reading:
(or try this link)
You're welcome!!!
Now you must check out their website HERE.

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