Friday, July 26, 2013

I'm Engaged!


Hello Fellow Food Adventurers!

Well I'm officially engaged to the love of my life. After four years its finally happened and I'm ridiculously happy! 

Here's how it all happened:
Alan and I were planning a weekend camping trip to the Saco River in New Hampshire. During the weeks of planning and preparation Alan was custom ordering my beautiful engagement ring and wedding band through a designer off of Etsy. A month later when the rings were finally finished he began sneakily working with his sister-in-law, Becky, to have the rings overnighted to her in Connecticut from New York City.
Once they were safely in Becky's hands, the Tuesday before our big trip, Alan decided to move forward with his plans. During this time I was totally clueless, only excited by the great camping adventure that was ahead of us. 
The morning of our trip we checked the weather and it looked like a few severe thunderstorms were in our near future. We were a little worried about the weather but we decided to venture on and just be well prepared with tarps and ponchos. That night when we set up camp, a storm went through with a lot of thunder and lightening and once it passed we thought that the weather might be as predicted. 
The next day during our Saco canoe trip we enjoyed rope swings, canoeing side-by-side, and watching our friends enjoy such a beautiful day. The best part is those weathermen were wrong and not one drop of rain fell from the sky. 
While we were beached for lunch Alan was off talking to his brother Aaron and I was over with our friends joking around. When all of a sudden behind me I hear Alan call my name and when I turned around there he was, down on his knee with a jewelry box in his hand. As he opened the box I became speechless and my mind became blank. When he asked if I would marry him I started to tremble and all I could say was yes. We hugged and kissed and got a round of applause by not only our friends and family but by everyone else that was on that beach enjoying the beautiful day. 

Eat Well and Adventure On,
Kat 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Homemade French Loaf


Hello Everyone,

Who doesn't love a freshly baked loaf of bread. I know I do especially with a side of delicious dip. French loaves are simple, long pieces of bread made out of all-purpose flour with an egg wash on top. 

Yields: 2 loaves 
b 1 1/2 - 2 hours
Baking Time: 30-35 minutes
Temp: 450 degrees F

Ingredients Required:
  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbs of white granulated sugar
  • 1 packet of dry active yeast
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsps of salt
  • 3 tsps of olive oil
  • 1 1/3 cup of lukewarm water
How to Put It Together:
  1. Dissolve the sugar in the lukewarm water. Add-in the yeast and move to a dark humid area. The solution will become frothy and bubbly.
  2. Sift flour into a large bowl and add the salt and oil.
  3. Pour in the yeast mixture to the flour and mix it all together.
  4. Once everything has come together, transfer to a floured hard surface and knead the dough until it turns soft and creamy at the top.
  5. Transfer the dough back into a bowl cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for one hour or until the mixture doubles in volume. 
  6. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F while you finish prepping the dough. 
  7. Once the oven is preheated pull the dough out of the bowl and place it back down on a floured surface. Kneed the dough until it becomes very spongy and soft.
  8. Divid the dough into two equal halves and roll them into two 5-6 cm long cylinders and taper off the ends
  9. Grease the baking tray with oil.
  10. Using a sharp knife slash slits in the top of the dough 3-4 times.
  11. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and brush it on the dough.
  12. Bake for 30 minutes - You know the bread is finished when it makes a hollow sound when you knock on it.
  13. Transfer to a cooling rack and enjoy after they cool for about 15 minutes

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Discounted Starbucks with Treat Receipt until August 18

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Hello Fellow Food Adventurers,

Treat Receipt is back! Enjoy any cold grande beverage for only $2 after 2pm with your morning receipt. 

Promotion runs from July 15-August 18.

Enjoy your discounted Starbucks afternoon pick up.

Eat Well and Adventure On,

Kat

25% Off Starbucks Verismo Coffee Pods

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Hello Fellow Food Adventurers,

If you are a fan of the Starbucks Verismo Coffee System, now is the time for you to stock up on pods. All pods in the Starbucks Store are 25% off until July 22, 2013.

Eat Well and Adventure On,

Kat

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Free Emergen-C Sample Packs

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Hello Fellow Food Adventurers,

You can get a free Emergen-C Kidz Sample Packs through their website.

And you can get a free Emergen-C regular sample pack through their Facebook Page.

You can only request each sample once. All you have to do is fill out all the information and you will receive your samples in 4-6 weeks


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Free Appetizer for Scott Shared Value Members

Hello Fellow Food Adventures,
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Check out this awesome offer!
Free Appetizer for Scott Shared Value Members
Don't Miss out on this deliciously exclusive value created just for Scott.
Scott Shared Values members get exclusive perks when you join Red Robin Royalty - a free appetizer or kid's meal at Red Robin. But that's just the start of the Bottomless Rewards you'll savor as a Red Robin Royalty member. 
Your Free Appetizer or Kid's Meal will be available the day after you complete your registration. Offer available only to new Red Robin Royalty members. Limited time offer. Other restrictions apply; please see offer Terms and Conditions
Other Red Robin Royalty Perks:
  • FREE Birthday Burger! - Choose from over 24 Gourmet Burgers.
  • Every 10th Item FREE - Mix and match burgers, salads, sandwiches and entrĂ©es.
  • $20 Toward Your 6th Visit - When you visit 5 times in your first 5 weeks.
  • Exclusive Surprises -special offers and great deals delivered throughout the year.

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Lance Snacks Lunch Bag and Tuition Giveaway



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If you like brown bag lunches, this is the giveaway for you. Lance Snacks is doing a daily giveaway on their Facebook Page until September 15, 2013 where you can win a lunch box. You even get to pick your top three design choices. They are also giving away three grand prizes of $10,000 of tuition and $100 gift cards for back to school gift cards so enter daily!


Eat Well and Adventure On,

Kat


Contest Break Down:


Prizes Include:
Sweepstakes Prizes:
THREE (3) GRAND PRIZES: $10,000 cash (awarded in the form of a check).
TWO HUNDRED (200) FIRST PRIZES (TWENTY TWO (22) PER WEEKLY ENTRY PERIOD FOR WEEKS 1 THROUGH 8 AND TWENTY FOUR (24) FOR WEEK 9): A $100 Visa gift card.
Instant Win Game Prizes:
THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED (3,500) INSTANT WIN GAME PRIZES (FIFTY FIVE (55), WINNERS PER DAY FOR WEEKS 1 THROUGH 8 AND SIXTY (60) WINNERS PER DAY FOR WEEK 9): The lunch bag that the entrant chose at the time he or she played the Instant Win Game. If that bag is no longer available, Sponsor reserves the right to replace that bag with an alternate design. ARV: $12.

Free SunRype Fruit Strip


Hello Fellow Adventurers,

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Get your coupon for a free SunRype fruit strip. All you have to do is visit their Facebook Page, make sure you have your printer connected and print.
It's as easy as that, they aren't even asking for any information or for you to "Like" their Page.
One of the easiest Freebies I've ever gotten.

Eat Well and Adventure On,

Kat

Friday, July 12, 2013

Free $5 Burger King Gift Card



All you have to do is watch and rate all ten of the ESPN Sports Center here.
It's as easy as that, and in two days they will send you your gift card via email.

Eat Well and Adventure On,

Kat

Thursday, July 11, 2013

7-Eleven Free Small Slurppee!



Starting now 7-Eleven is giving away free small Slurpees!
So hop on in to the closest one and grab yourself a delicious drink to beat this muggy heat.
To keep up on the delicious freebies and discounts at 7-Eleven download their app, best way to get freebies on the go.

Eat Well and Adventure On,
Kat



What Does Your Coffee Say About You?

Hello Fellow Food Adventures,

If you can believe it, now you can psychoanalyze your friends or a secret crush all by what coffee they drink in the morning thanks to Dog House Diaries.

Artwork by The Doghouse Diaries

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

BOGO Event: Starbucks Coffee Until July 12



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Hello,

Cut your Starbucks costs in half with this awesome buy one get one free at StarbucksStore.com. This deal is live until July 12, so stock up on your Starbucks coffee now.

Eat Well and Adventure On,
Kat