Have a recommendation? We'd LOVE to hear it!
Salutations Readers!

Kalamazoo has good food.
Great food, in fact. We have made it our mission to check out all the local eateries one at a time - and more for our own poor memories than any other reason, we'll be chronicling our adventures in food here. And some places float our boats way more than others, which is why we have developed the very scientific
five golden forks rating scale. Ok. It is not scientific at all. It is actually quite unscientific. But, it is something. And now, you can search all of our reviews by the forks rating. YAY!

But, wait! There's more!
Kalamazoo Foodies no longer just eat at restaurants then review them. There are recipes posted, some easy, some less easy, all delicious. There are, or will be, book reviews, the new
Foodie Movie Review-y which will focus on movies about food or ones that have a lot of beautiful food in them. There are other food musings, and hopefully soon contests and so much more. But, Foodie Friends, it is all about food. Because we love it!
And, we want to hear from you!

We want to hear your comments on our recipes and reviews. We want to know where you love to eat. And, we are looking for GUEST bloggers to broaden our horizons a bit. And, if you haven't found us on Facebook, you should do that too. Like our page for other fun Foodies stuff like photos, polls, and more.

SO KALAMAZOO PATRONS - where do YOU love to eat? Because we'd love to check it out and share our thoughts here. Give us a comment below, and quickly! Our tummies are grumbling in anticipation.

A Note from the Foodies about our typical fair:
So, you may notice as you read our blog that we often order the same thing wherever we go. OK, maybe not quite, but we do often order similar things. Kristin has her caprese salads and mushroom dishes. Kate has her baked goat cheese and things with tofu. Well, readers, we wanted to let you know that this is absolutely intentional. A) We love those things, so why not order what you love? And, B) It is a lot easier to compare apples to apples than it is to compare apples to comquats. So, we like to order similar things to have a good sense of how to compare them. Just wanted to let you in on that little secret. Bon appetit!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Foodies at Home: Aunt Jeanne's Strawberry Ice

My Aunt Jeanne made this recipe while we were visiting for Father's Day and I fell in love. It was so good and so refreshing that I decided we needed to make it for a party we were attending.

2 Quarts Strawberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Juice of 1 small lemon

How to make it:
1) Wash and hull strawberries.
2) Puree in food processor.
3) Boil and sugar and water together for 5 minutes.
4) Cool.
5) Combine sugar/water mixture with pureed berries.
6) Stir in lemon juice.
7) Freeze in shallow bowl.

When its time to serve it:
1) Thaw slightly.
2) Put about 1/3 of the mixture in the food processor and whip until light and smooth.
3) Repeat with rest of mixture.

This is a great addition to a summer get-together. It is light and refreshing and easy to make. We also mixed in a bit of rum for a little added kick.

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