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Oscar Party Food 2014

Oscar night is here and I’m about to start my afternoon cooking marathon in prep for the big night.  Solid nominations this year and great inspiration for some awesome Oscar party dishes!

What will you be making tonight?

OSCAR MENU 2014:

American Hustle – mini caesars inspired by the spicy clam conversation, and did you know? The Bloody Mary was invented in NYC!

Captain Phillips – chicken samosas or “sambuusas” as they’re called in Somalia – with mango chutney

Dallas Buyers Club – 7 layer Tex-Mex dip with blue corn chips

Gravity – astronaut ice cream

Her – heart shaped English muffin cheese pizzas inspired by the pizza Theodore has on his first date with Samantha

Nebraska – beer nut flavoured popcorn balls – did you know Nebraska is one of the top producers of popcorn in the country?

Philomena – Guinness braised onion and aged white cheddar quiche – inspired by the scene at breakfast when Philomena learns about her son

12 Years a Slave – PC Cotton Candy ice cream inspired by the important of cotton picking throughout the film

The Wolf of Wall Street – chocolate coins with icing “cocaine” sugar.  Crap movie, crap food.

And the rules of the night are as follows:

  1. Shot if you lose a category
  2. Shot if someone hears you ask who won
  3. Everyone has a shot if the person on stage either thanks god, says “I never expected this” or “I’m running out of time”
  4. Bonus: everyone takes a shot if we see Rob Ford in the audience

The specialty shots of the night:

Frozen blue jello shooters

Non alcoholic underage shooters aka “The Woody Allen”

Happy Oscar Party!  And may the odds be ever in your favour…

 

Sandbanks Provincial Park

This year for Family Day weekend, we rented a lovely little cottage in Sandbanks Provincial Park, right along the lake.  I love how perfectly still winter can be far away from the busy city.  Everyday the world feels fresh and untouched; at peace.  Even though we were lacking snow, we still went for some long snowshoe treks, and the mild weather also allowed for some gorgeous runs along the crystallized lake.  From the alien dune and ice landscapes to the twinkling, frozen lake; the glowing skies and the bare, crawling tree branches; I loved what I captured on this trip.

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Twinkle

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Prospect

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Alien

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Disbursement

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Entry

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Frosted

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Caught

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Grasping Reflection

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Stacked

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Dim Web

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Pipeline

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Scratches

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Along The Barrier

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Veins

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Crystallized

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Roots

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The Cold Below the Glow

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Passing Through

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Moulded

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At The Edge