Monday, 3 March 2014

Oscar Worthy

How great were the Oscar's last night?! Ellen is hilarious and made the entire show so much more fun to watch despite the long, drawn-out speeches.  I guess they don't have a time limit on the amount of time they can speak for? Bo-ring!  And how about Gravity winning in nearly every category? I haven't seen the movie so I can't be too critical, but I just thought it was a bit much.  Rant over.  
On another note, I loved the gowns, the red carpet and all the beautiful and tastefully dressed pregnant women.  Olivia Wilde was absolutely stunning in that Black Valentino gown and Kerry Washington was glowing and looked so lovely.  Just goes to show that you can totally dress up a bump and look like a classy bombshell.  
My husband and I went to a friend's house for an Oscar party, which was a really fun way to watch the show. I had been playing around with what I was going to bring until Quinn handed me a page from the Toronto Star on sunday morning with recipes for dressed up popcorn - how brilliant and totally appropriate. 
I made a few tweaks to the recipes and then tossed it into some tin buckets to bring along.  It was a big hit and I will definitely be making more and trying different variations with different herbs and cheeses. 

 Rosemary, olive oil, parmesan 

Black truffle parmesan 

Black truffle Parmesan 
-Air pop or stove pop about 1/2 cup pop corn kernels 
- 12-15 tbsp of good quality black truffle oil
- 1/4 real fresh grated parmesan cheese (Kraft parm cheese will ruin this, people!!)
- a few dashes of black truffle salt 
mix well 
Then top with a small dusting of salt, some cheese and a splash of truffle oil

Rosemary, Olive oil Parmesan 
-Air pop or stove pop about 1/2 cup pop corn kernels 
- 1/4 cup of good quality olive oil
- a sprig of chopped rosemary 
-1/4 cup real fresh grated parmesan cheese 
- salt 
mix well 
Garnish with a few sprigs of rosemary and some cheese.


(Recipes adapted from this article in the Toronto Star)

Em xox