February 01, 2013

Friday Five

1 - Glorioso's Ravioli

For quite awhile now I've been telling you how good Glorioso's frozen ravioli is, but I've just recently discovered a new favorite.  Their butternut squash version is perfection.  I top it with just a little melted butter and some Italian herbs.

2 - QBeadMixology

I recently got a great package from my friend Quinn of QBeadMixology.  Her jewelry is really cute, but when she started her Etsy shop the first thing I thought of was spoons, and now I have two of my own plus nom nom earrings :)  If you like what you see, you can also follow QBeadMixology on Facebook.

3 - CityTins

It's hard to believe it's already February, but that's ok because I'm making great progress on redeeming my 2013 CityTin.  In January, I enjoyed a lunch at Swig with Chris and dinner at Pastiche with my friend Jacquie. 

Although I've heard of all the participating restaurants, I'm not familiar with the locations, so I had to google map each.  Below is my East side map, and we will be visiting one of these restaurants after touring Growing Power this weekend.

4 - Silpat

Are you getting sick of me talking about Silpat yet?  While I've only had one for a week now, but I've used it every day and it's seriously great.  The Kitchn agrees.  I've been asked what size I purchased and what size pan I'm using, below are the details.

Silpat Non-Stick Baking Mat - 11 5/8" x 16 1/2"
Nordic Ware Bakers Half Sheet - 13" x 18"

The main reason I haven't owned a Silpat until now is simply because I didn't have a baking sheet that fit any of the various dimensions available.  So I bought a half sheet at the same time and they work perfectly together.

5 - Mozzaluna

I should have stuck with my CityTin choices when dining out this past weekend.  I had heard great things about Mozzaluna in Brookfield, so I suggested it when a friend asked me to choose a lunch destination. 

Unfortunately, our food was just ok and we were given dirty plates for our appetizer.  I really wanted to like it, but I don't think I'll be back.


  1. That ravioli picture was taken perfectly, it looks so appetizing. I had to lol at more of your 'cheering' for the Silpat, you must really dig it! I've still got to use mine!!

  2. gah i totally want ravioli now! And yay for silpats! I couldn't live without mine.

  3. I haven't been to Glorioso's in about a year. I love that place!

  4. Bummer about your experience at Mozzaluna. I just made butternut squash ravioli yesterday! You'll have to tell me more about this Silpat when I see you...