Love Fest

Check out Lovefest at Gypsy Hands. Will be a great way to spend Valentine’s Day. Lovefest 2010 Sunday, February 14th 2010 – 8:00pm – 11:00pm Join us for a relaxing musical evening for Valentine’s Day Performances by: William & Jennifer Joseph & His Brothers Jill Christmas Champagne donated by Mockingbird Events Chocolate Covered Strawberries donated […]

Mangoes & Curry Leaves

Here’s a winter recipe to keep you warm from Mangoes & Curry Leaves: Culinary Travels Through the Great Subcontinent. This is one of my all time favorite things to make, it’s simple but does require almost 2 hours of simmering. Simmered Kashmiri Paneer 2 lbs very ripe tomatoes or 3 cups crushed canned (I use […]

House Cured Bacon

More bacon at Mockingbird Headquarters! Over the holidays I had a really exquisite appetizer that was house cured bacon and a fried egg. The bacon was thick and spicy, full of flavor. I’ve always wanted to cure my own so I did a little research: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2009/05/how-to-cure-your-own-bacon-recipe-techniques.html Hopefully I’ll get some going soon. Has anyone cured […]

The Manhattan

My drink of choice this winter has been the Manhattan. It’s hard to mess this drink up but I can say that it is also hard to find it made properly in Knoxville. The recipe is simple. It’s often served on the rocks and without bitters. Made with a high end bourbon like Pappy Van […]