Wednesday, February 20, 2013

{kitchen de ferrer} heart-shaped valentine noms.

What started off as a fun twist to our homemade Valentine's Day dinner about 6ish years ago has become a yearly tradition for me + V. We really turned this heart-shaped foodie thayng into a sport, with each year more ambitious than the last. This heart-shaped challenge is the reason why Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year! Straight from our kitchen, here are Jincent's heart-shaped foodie noms of 2013:

valentine lunch 2013.
valentine lunch 2013.
valentine lunch 2013.
1 -- Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes with Arrow. 
I love this cupid's arrow concept from the original cakepopster genius, herself, Miss Bakerella!  A few changes from the Bakerella tutorial were made, like using skewers instead of lollipop sticks, as well as using a heart craft punch for the bigger hearts. The little hearts were quickly hand-drafted, then cut out. A gold sharpie to draw in the feather lines, tape to adhere the hearts to the skewers and Voila! From simple to spruced up cuppycake in minutes!

valentine lunch 2013.
2 -- Heart-Shaped Strawberry Kabob. 
These need no explaining. They really do look that easy!

valentine lunch 2013.
valentine lunch 2013.
3 -- Angel Sweet Tomato Hearts. 
Another heart idea that needs no explaining. The 'recipe' by Eye Candy originally called for Cherry tomatoes, but our local grocery store didn't have any on hand. So we went with the next best thing. Still worked out! Looks like Cherry tomatoes, anyways!

valentine lunch 2013.
valentine lunch 2013.
4 -- Heart-Shaped Carrots. 
So my carrot hearts didn't come out as nicely as Sophistimom's.  But that's ok. I like my wonky geometric hearts. They kinda look like V's. V for Vince. ;-)

valentine lunch 2013.
valentine lunch 2013.
5 -- Heart-Shaped Beef Pinwheels. (With Heart-Shaped Quinoa.)
This was all V. He was inspired by a heart-shaped cinnamon roll that I had stumbled upon and wanted to do a savory version. Shallot + Chive cheese, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, plank steak. All rolled into a heart-shaped pinwheel. Held together with toothpicks. A little ambitious for me, but like the aspiring gourmet chef that V is, he made it look easy. And it turned out ... well, let's just say I heart it. ;-)

Hope this inspires your own homemade Valentine's meal in the future! Keep it fun + heartilicious, my peoples!

besos ... jin.

6 comments:

  1. Omgosh! so cute! what a cute idea~ need to try this out next year when baby max can eat more solids! :))

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    1. yay! thanks so much! wish valentine's day stuck around longer this year! can't believe it's almost march. >.<

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  2. Looks delicious! Fun ideas for valentines!!

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    1. thanks, kat! too bad i don't live on the se side anymore! you and the mini kats would be the first people i'd share the cuppycakes with. =)

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  3. super cute!!!!!!!!!! so much love :)

    thea.
    xx
    (spoonfulzine)

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