Cupcake Hero::FebruaryJanuary 21, 2010 at 7:18 PM | Posted in Cupcake Hero | 24 Comments
Tags: olive oil
Whew! Are you all rested? January is/was a much needed refocusing month for me. I’m not trying to make excuses (ok maybe a little) but buying a house, moving and starting your own business is a major time sucker! (There I said it!) But Cupcake Hero is back for February.
Now I bet you’re all thinking I’m gonna bust out something pink or chocolate or lovey dovey to celebrate Valentines’ Day right? I admit that’s what I was leaning towards. I’m a big fan of “Love Day”. (A little Simpsons reference for all the fans!) But you know those people that ask why we have to have one day to celebrate the ones we love? Why don’t we show people that we love them everyday? Trust me. I get it. Valentines’ is a
little ALOT over commercialized. But holidays are what you make of it IMO. And I for one am happy that I have one day set aside to remind me. Because let’s be honest. Life is busy. It’s nice to have one day that makes me slow down, stop and remember to tell the Husband “I Love You”. I don’t think the words mean any less if you set aside time to say them either.
Then again if you’re single. Happy Single Awareness Day!
Even though I love the tradition of Valentines’ Day, I’m not necessarily traditional about what symbolizes Valentines’ giftwise. Most women want diamonds, roses and/or chocolate. But this year I want the AeroGarden. Nothing says “love” like counter top grown fresh herbs, no? Ok maybe it’s just me. I guess I’m kind of on a food health kick of sorts. And that’s why I am tickled that we have a special guest sponsor this month.
Everyone say hello to Temecula Olive Oil Company.
Hello… Temecula Olive Oil Company.
So as you probably already figured out. This month’s ingredient is… Olive Oil!
(via Google Images)
Feel free to use flavored olive oil, virgin olive oil, extra virgin olive oil or pure olive oil. (And no, olive oil PAM does not count. Nice try.)
Check out these sources for baking with olive oil.
Amazing Olive Oil
The New York Times
Cupcake Project <– one of my fav cupcake blogs
I Heart Cuppycakes! <– a little self promotion never hurt anyone *wink*
Deadline: February 15th @ 11:59pm EST
FUN FACT- Did you know that EVOO (extra-virgin olive oil) is in the dictionary now? Oh that Rachael Ray. Is there any words she can’t combine? Personally I’m a fan of acronyms but “stoup”? Sorry. No. I can’t get behind stoup.
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