When last we spoke about exposing children to new cultures through food, we were at Sawtelle Boulevard in Los Angeles, discovering Japanese candy. Blink three times, open your eyes, and we’re in London. What better way to introduce a pre-teen to the world than to go across the pond? After stepping off the plane we didn’t go straight to the Tower of London. Like a good Sugar Momma, I took my son straightaway on the tube to East London headed to the open air street markets. This is culture – dive in! We started at The Borough Market (founded in 1014 AD) where the best new trends in food are revealed. The energy and electricity was overwhelming. Foods representing every culture and the best of London were at every stall. What to eat first? The cheeses, sausage, and crumpets were all nice and dandy. The Turkish Delight candy was mind bending! I tasted a rose infused jelly square that I am still dreaming about. It was so light and delicate. I think that alone is worth a return trip. Then I moved on to the fresh strawberries and clotted cream. Oh my. There are no words. Just drool over the photos.
The next day, we ventured over to Brick Lane for the Sunday UpMarket. In addition to delicious Thai food, I perused every cupcake stall. However, I didn’t stop until I hit the Brazilian Churros corner. I have to admit, I am not the biggest churros fan…until now. While we watched our churros being made, the pastry-cook asked….”How do you want your churros – with caramel or chocolate?” This delightful fellow put bubbly caramel into the center of my churros, rolled it and fried it in front of me. I have never tasted something so outrageous. I had fried sugar dough crunching in my mouth while hot caramel was dripping down my chin. There were plenty of other treats…but the Churros left an impression. Of course, I was so wrapped up in sugar delirium; I forgot to snap a photo before gobbling it all up!
It was only after we had digested, and gotten a literal taste of London that we headed for Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Parliament and Big Ben. To find out more about eating outSIDE in London, log on to http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk/ & www.sundayupmarket.co.uk
Sugar Mommas’ Boy Scout Campfire Bars
Boy Scout season has begun. (We haven’t forgotten about the girl scouts-spotlight later.) The Sugar Mommas’ cubs just want to go outside and find some mud to roll in, a stick to swat, or a bow and arrow to shoot. All outdoor events end in…S’Mores. Here’s our take…a treat that can be packed to take anywhere and eaten anytime. /article-4563-sugar-mommas-boy-scout-campfire-bars/
Sugar Mommas’ Kitchen Appliance Rescue
Have you lost the attachments to your Cuisinart, Kitchen Aid, hand held mixer or coffee machine? We consider this an emergency; it’s baking season! Don’t throw your gizmo out just yet. We have the Sugar Mommas Rescue Tip. Culinary Parts Unlimited stocks thousands of factory original parts and accessories for well known brands of kitchen appliances. http://www.culinaryparts.com/ or 1-866-PART-HELP.
Sugar Mommas’ SCOOP!