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Saturday, July 30, 2011

OMG YUM iced coffee

Click here for the most perfect iced coffee recipe that exists to my knowledge.  So, so... so good.  And cost-effective.  The Pioneer Woman is my hero.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lime Broccoli

Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables.  It's so simple and good.  My latest development in the world of broccoli is a classic treatment of it, with a simple summery twist.

For this recipe, you will need:
- 1-2 heads of broccoli
- roughly 1 Tbsp butter (or more to taste)
- juice of half a lime (2 quarters, squeezed over at the end)
- salt and pepper to taste

Steam broccoli per usual.

(I like to put maybe an inch or two of water in a big stew pot or dutch oven, trim the heads, and throw in for 2-4 mins after water is boiling... stir broccoli to make sure all parts at least touch the hot water.  Cover with lid after adding broccoli to water and remove as soon as broccoli is bright green.  Veggies should be tender but still crisp.  Remove from heat, strain water, put back into pot and cover with lid for 5 mins to finish steaming)

After broccoli has finished steaming in pot, add butter and stir til melted.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Then squeeze lime wedges evenly over vegetables.  Yum.

Variation:  Add chopped cilantro at any point for yet another summery twist.