Our first day in China (This picture was not taken on our first day in China but wow look at us visiting the Great Wall!) Our first meal in China was HOT! Not hot like spicy, hot like it was 98 degrees and humid in Shen Zhen and we were doing our best to cruise Read more…
Cooler Kitchen is traveling in Asia for the next month! Julie and Brandon write today from Hong Kong, where it may be raining milk tea (pictured above) and bao buns (pictured below), but we are stuffing our faces with some of the most exciting and delicious food there is on earth.
Cooler Kitchen loves trying out new blended drink recipes in the summer! This time in the Outer Banks, we went for a homemade and super fresh way to enjoy one of the greatest classic cocktails ever invented- the Piña Colada.
As tempting as it may be to use store-bought piña colada mix, trust us when we tell you how worth it it is to make a fresh blend with cream of coconut and actual pineapple. You and your guests will totally notice the difference! We added our own twist by serving ours with a little rum floater on the top, which actually adds a little unexpected heat and an interesting sweetness.
This recipe makes about 4 piña coladas, so make sure you buy extra ingredients to keep up with the additional rounds that your guests will request after the first sip!
Cooler Kitchen spent mandy another a week on the beach! We road tripped down to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where we were blessed with incredible weather and unbelievable fresh seafood. This was the third time that Julie and Brandon went down to OBX together, and it used to be a yearly family vacation tradition for Brandon’s family for decades. Test!
The East Village is full of community gardens, and we recently joined the one on our very own block. Our first step was to sign up on the waiting list for a plot (ti will probably take about a year) and to volunteer to participate in the garden’s annual Potluck Dinner…..
This week, I baked birthday treats for one of the amazing young children whom I mentor in Brooklyn. To surprise him on the day of his 10th birthday, I casually asked him three weeks ago what his favorite dessert is, and he said blueberry muffins. Not brownies, cookies, or cupcakes? Nope. He loves blueberry muffins. Read more…
Cooking with non-stick pots and pans is an awesome way to minimize clean-up time after you enjoy your meal. Unfortunately, using metal utensils can scratch and damage your non-stick cookware, and there have been many concerns raised in the media in……dsaadaaas
If you follow Cooler Kitchen on Twitter or Facebook (and you should!), you might know that Julie and Brandon spent Memorial Day eating hotdogs at Coney Island. Today, we are in the mood to celebrate the start of the Summer 2015 season by exploring a different mode of summer cooking, the one where the freshness Read more…