Thai Tea Popsicles

Thai Tea Popsicles // Wit & Vinegar

I’m sure you’ve all been caught up in the game this last week that was the popsicle week. There were 40 (FORTY!) popsicles, all flavors of the rainbow, and some photoshopped Mariah’s + this. It was nuts.

Of course I’m showing up fashionably late to my own partay because it’s my own partay and I’ll do what I want to plus why not extend it into the weekend?

Thai Tea Popsicles // Wit & Vinegar

I’ll keep it short because right now it’s one in the morning and you need to just drop everything you’re doing and go make these/those other 40 popsicles.

There’s just a few ingredients in these and if you’re someone that has Thai tea in your pantry at all times then you can probably make these whenever you want. Strong tea + condensed milk + evaporated milk = that gorgeous Thai tea we always order and pay like five bucks for but now it’s in a popsicle form and I’ve eaten probably a thousand of them.

I highly suggest you go out and find Thai tea at your local Asian market but if you can’t find it there, then you can tap Amazon. Look for that same packaging when you to the Asian market. Also, buy me some rice candies.

Also can we talk about how happy I am that there are several popsicles happening this year that use condensed milk? Popsicle GOLD.

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POPSICLE WEEK 2014

POPSICLE WEEK

Put on some sunnies and bust out your half tees because summer is heeeere.

And with the first week of summer comes the official popsicle week where a bunch of popsicles are unleashed for your freezer. This year we have 37 bloggers, including myself, from all over the world giving you some frozen goodness.

Head over to the page and check it daily! New popsicles will be going up all throughout the week and by Friday you’ll just have more popsicles than an old man that has a lot of popsicles.

BAKED PEANUT BUTTER OREO DOUGHNUTS

Baked Peanut Butter Oreo Doughnuts // Wit & Vinegar

Dear Lindsay,

I made you some doughnuts because in the parent trap you and british Lindsay showed me how to combine peanut butter and oreos and I am super thankful for that.

ps. sorry I didn’t watch your Oprah show

pps. life sized 2?

xoxo,

Billy

Baked Peanut Butter Oreo Doughnuts // Wit & Vinegar

I also made all of you guys some of these doughnuts because 1) I’m feeling outrageous and 2) IT’S NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY!!

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Since the oreo peanut butter combo is a favorite of mine I decided to just throw it all together in one doughnut explosion: Peanut butter oreo doughnut + peanut butter glaze + more crushed oreos because that’s kind of the most important part.

Why don’t more doughnuts have crushed oreos on top?

Alsooo, since it is the big day a lot of fabulous bloggers put together some doughnut goodness  for your faces:

I Am A Food Blog - Waffle Iron Donuts

My Name Is Yeh - Biscuit Donuts with Naturally Colored Glaze

Hummingbird High - Sour Cream Donuts with Kool Aid (!!) and Nutella glazes

The Faux Martha – Mix and Match Doughnuts

Studio DIY Marshmallow Donuts

Edible Perspective - Gluten Free Samoa Doughnuts + doughnut week + 35% off her book!!

Coco Cake Land - Mmm Milk Tea Donuts

A Cozy Kitchen – Rhubarb Poppy Seed Baked Doughnuts

The Candid Appetite - Baked Salted Caramel Chocolate Doughnuts

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ROASTED STRAWBERRY LEMONADE + A MOVE!

Roasted Strawberry Lemonade // Wit & Vinegar

Hey cool dudez, I’ve got some news.

WE MOVED! Moved as in we packed all of our belongings up, gave a bunch of crap to the thrift store, and took the 17 hour mission that is moving from almost one end of California to the other with a moving truck that’s towing a car. Also included in that time is the parking lot gatorade bottle pee break and like 5 naps I had to take because I was running on no sleep and it was satan hot for half the drive.

Buuut now we’re officially residents of Southern California! Cerritos to be exact, which turns out is a nice in between for Los Angeles and Orange County and a nice place to go get boba at 1 in the morning and get your eyebrows threaded on almost every street for super cheap.

ps I got my eyebrows threaded for the first time last week and son. of. a. bitch. they better last forever.

Roasted Strawberry Lemonade // Wit & Vinegar

Also in the newsroom: we added to the furbebe clan! Her name is Nomi, after showgirl nomi mallone, and she’s an aussie hound mix with huge floppy ears and cankles for days. She’s probably 3 times the size of the picture above now and she’s grown into her eyes and she’s just a fiery tornado of bitchy emotions and I hatelove it.

Now, let’s get to the draank!

When we were packing up the apartment I ran across a pound of strawberries in the fridge that were still magically fine, but not like, let’s eat them plain fine. One of my go-to’s for strawberries that are either a little too past their prime or not quite ripe is the good old roasting. It’s just 15 minutes in the oven so hopefully it doesn’t heat up the place too much, but in that time it softens then nicely and caramelizes the sugars a little to make them taste sort of jammy.

After they’re roasted you can add them to yogurt or ice cream orrrr blend them up with some lemonade, plus maybe add vodka if you’re me. I’m on a Simply Lemonade kick right now since I keep seeing it on sale for a couple bucks. It’s kind of a way better deal than buying overpriced lemons and squeezing them yourself, trust.

Go ahead and clink clink your friday, friends! I’m headed to Disneyland to hopefully not burn to a crisp and eat an overpriced churro.

Roasted Strawberry Lemonade // Wit & Vinegar

GROCERY LIST 37

Grocery List 37 // Wit & Vinegar

Today’s grocery list is brought to you by the letter Easter. Also the letter Brunch. Also maybe the letter Kewt.

Growing up the food on easter was always the same because it was the food we had at church after getting up at the crack of dawn. There would be a bunch of fruit, cut up costco muffins, and tables of egg casseroles that everyone had the same recipe for. They were all just layers of white sandwich bread slices, shredded cheese and meat soaked in eggs overnight and baked while you got ready for Jesus. The recipe was actually printed and handed out the week before to make sure everyone was on board.

I remember my last year at home I asked my mom if I could make one of them and she said yes because that’s obviously less work for her and I went full on Giada minus the boobs. There was a bunch of vegetables, good Italian sausage, and cubes of old french bread; I felt like such a badass. I walked into the church like I was holding a baby diamond and took it to the kitchen and ripped off the aluminum foil like a dramatic bitch but nobody really paid attention because Jesus was more important than the strata.

Here’s to having a happy kewt easter brunch and hoping you have some impressive baby diamonds.

ALSO! I’m over on the Food & Wine blog with a fun interview where I talk nonsense and Beyonce. Check it out!

We’re starting off this weeks grocery list with the ever popular scooooone. Sarah went and folded berries into hers like a boss. (via The Vanilla Bean Blog)

But what if someone’s eating no gluten?!! Ashley done did that lemon poppyseed scone. (via Edible Perspective)

I’ve always wanted to try babka ever since I saw the Seinfeld babka dilemma and I’m pretty sure that the entire jar of nutella in Stephanie’s babka has persuaded me to try it. (via Girl Versus Dough)

On the kewwt side of things is Adrianna with egg baskets but instead of hasbrowns she used spaghetti squash so you can wear a bathing suit afterwards and feel okay about it. (via A Cozy Kitchen)

Dana took care of the vegan friends with VEGAN BANANA FRENCH TOOOOAAAASST (via Minimalist Baker)

I actually made Tracy’s rhubarb coffee cake the other night for dessert and breakfast and then dessert again and then maybe breakfast again. It’s insanely good and could probably translate well into muffins if you’re into that sort of thing. (via Shutterbean)

Without fail, I sing No Doubt’s Hey Baby every single time I see a fluffy dutch baby. Joy tripled the berry action for hers and I needz it. (via Joy the Baker)

One of the many reasons I like brunch is that I feel like I can eat cake and it’s totally legit. Gab’s coconut honey cake with chocolate ganache is like next level brunch. (via The Artful Desperado)

Jon’s quiche is so quiche, there’s brussels sprouts and apples in there so it’s practically a health food. (via The Candid Appetite)

Megan has some fabulous insta-recipes from her instagram feed up and one of them involves some coconut oil quinoa granola that would be super good with everything. I may or may not have a bunch of bulk foods bags on my counter waiting to make it. (via Take a Megabite)

Another one of those desserts that could be used as a brunch topper is Cindy’s no bake bebe rhubarb cheesecakes. Give me all of them. (via Hungry Girl Por Vida)

Izy has an announcement of her Saveur winnings aaand a roundup of a bunch of breakfast foods, including earl grey hot cross buns. Get it get it get it. (via Top With Cinnamon)

Everyone loves donuts and the easter bunny loves carrots so obviously Melissa’s baked carrot cake donuts are winneerrrss. (via The Faux Martha)

Erika makes some of the best friggin’ biscuits I’ve seen. The rise is insane and the fact that they involve only a couple ingredients makes me feel so many feelings. (via Southern Souffle)

Caboosing the list is a twofer from Sarah with flourless chocolate cake with batheworthy nutella mousse aaaand hot cross doughnuts. I will always choose the brunch that serves me chocolate cake. (via The Sugar Hit)

For music this week we have an slightly old but not really song from Vampire Weekend from their last album and I don’t know why I haven’t put it on here. The video’s super fun and it’s the perfect mid brunch dance break, especially after one or three mimosas.

GROCERY LIST 36

Grocery List 36 // Wit & Vinegar

On this episode of hoarders we’re exploring my obsession with the bags of already ripe reduced price bananas/maybe we can start a trend and call it donkey konging/just to be clear no penises are involved.

Seriously though, every time I go to the grocery store I walk past the bananas and see the .39/lb price tag and grab a bag and say oh I’ll make some banana bread but really half of these might be fruit fly food but I’m definitely going to use these. And then I make a loaf of banana bread and forget about the last couple in the bag. Obviously this can’t happen anymore.

Right now my option aresenal is banana bread, that one ingredient ice cream trick, and topping some waffles with bananas and caramel.  None of these are bad, but like, I get bored.

S.O.S. Please send me your banana deets.

One thing that I’m sure will be added to the arsenal is this banana curd from Melissa. Seriously. Banana. Curd. I’m going to put that on everything. (via The Faux Martha)

NOW FOR NON ‘NANA NEWS:

This one bowl chocolate cake piece of magic from Dana looks like the moistest not sorry cake ever and the fact that it’s vegan would probably just make like a thousand people happier (via Minimalist Baker)

To wash that down Tracy made everyone vanilla almond milk. Thank you Tracy for milking all those almonds. (via Shutterbean)

Joy just went and made the CUTEST BEBE SCONES to welcome strawberries into the world. (via Joy the Baker)

Megan calls this single lady french toast but I bet single guys would love it just as  much + there’s some rhubarb goodness that’s the hottest of hot pinks. (via Take a A Megabite)

MORE RHUBARB but this time it’s in a giant fold over pie that Cindy made that I like to call pop tart mother ship. (via Hungry Girl Por Vida)

If these almond joy balls from Izy are raw that means they don’t have any calories, right? (via Top With Cinnamon)

SEXXXY Ice cream sandwiches from Gab with a couple secret ingredients. (via The Artful Desperado)

I have yet to make savory waffles but Sarah’s are definitely moving to the top of my list then to my face where I will inhale them. (via The Sugar Hit)

Jessica just went out and made chia seed pudding disguised as coconut cream pie so I think it’s okay to eat all of it for breakfast? (via How Sweet It Is)

This chocolate loaf cake from Sarah looks so insane and it has a BUILT IN SECTION WHERE YOU CAN PUT THE ICE CREAM. (via The Vanilla Bean Blog)

Taxi Cab Confession: I’ve never made a crepe. BUUUT I want to make Erika’s buttermilk crepes STUFFED. WITH. HOT. CRAB. and eat them for every meal. (via Southern Souffle)

Stephanie slammed brussels sprouts, bacon and cheese in a sandwich and made my heart explode in a good way from like, love and cheese. (via i am a food blog)

Meghan saw everyone’s boring tater tots and was like pssshh GRIT TOTS. (via Stir & Scribble)

Strawberry Rhubarb just improved like a thousand points because Jon harry pottered it into some sangria. He’s already agreed to day drink these with all of us. (via The Candid Appetite)

Last but not least are mah gurls Lucy and (the newly married) Rachel with another drink that might be more appropriate for day drinking if we’re expected to wear pants and can’t get too ke$ha. It’s hey summer, heyy in a glass. (via Dinner was Delicious)

For music this week we’re listening to Sam Smith because he was on SNL a couple weeks ago and he made me feel all the feelings. Seriously though that voice is insane. His other performance from that night was just as powerful but this one has a gospel choir and gospel choirs trump all others forever and alwayz.