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Cruisin’ Florida: sprinkles cupcakes Tampa

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 16 - 2016

sprinkles-8Cupcakes aren’t so hot as a few years ago, but Sprinkles cupcakes are stil my all time favorite. I’m such a great fan, that I once interviewed the mother of Sprinkles Candace Nelson for Rockabilly-online: http://www.rockabilly-online.com/?p=3421#more-3421

It’s a sad thing that I live in Europe and we have to travel all the way to the US to get us one or two, but it’s worth it. As soon as we set foot in Florida we went looking for a store and luckily one just opened in Tampa. It had just opened and it’s supposed to have a cupcake ATM, but when we got there, it wasn’t working yet. Not a problem at all, I got myself two fresh boxes inside. Even a glutenfree one for my friend.

Why are they unlike any others you can get in the supermarket or else where? The taste and fluffiness of the cake. The cream is as light as whipped cream and the flavors are subtile sweet. So you won’t feel like you ate a ball of butter, sugar and eggs, but really light and designed with love.  What you see is what you eat. I love it!

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Cruisin’ Florida: Moonlite Diner

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 9 - 2016

If you wanna have that fifties diner experience go to Moonlite Diner. You can find them in Fort Lauderdmoonlite (3)ale, Miami and Hollywood (FL). The building has the shape of an old train wagon, or an airstream trailer. It’s silver metal walls on the outside are really awesome.

The interior has the typical fifties basics: black and white checkered floor, fifties diner booths, bar stools. I love the ceiling, covered with detailed silver metal plates.
The oreo milkshake tasted delishous and comes in a tall glass and more served in an extra metal cup.
The pecan carrotcake however served with a smile however were tooth aching sweet. It’s nice, but I could not moonlite (4)finish it, it was too heavy for me. Maybe sharing one is an option. But… it’s a great looking fifties diner.

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Rockabilly Juice

Posted by Miriam On September - 23 - 2014

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The summer is almost ending, but nevertheless it’s not too late to throw a Rockabilly party in your own backyard. What do you need?
Most important thing of course is the music: band, DJ, records; all depending on your budget.
It’s nice to decorate your garden with umbrellas, lights, torches and a tiki-bar.
And what should not be missing in this bar? Quite right! A real Rockabilly Juice.

Ingredients: (2 cocktails)

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Rock ‘n’Roll trip to Geldrop

Posted by Rocky On February - 26 - 2014
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The Red Fox, in Geldrop

As i was on a family vacation in Brabant, near Eindhoven Rockcity, because my grandparents had a golden wedding day (50 years), my family decided to go to Geldrop , to the Red Fox, the new shop from the rock and roll clothingsite http://www.rockenrollkleding.nl/. The shop was opened recently by Jack Plantaz and his wife Liesbeth, and they specialize in steady-clothing, Rumble59, swingclothing and dresses. When we got there, she offered us a cup of coffee and a coke, while we waited and tried on some steady-blouses. I tried on a model with nice V8 shaped buttons. And being the ted that I am, I tried on some nice pointy creep soles with buckle 😀 Liesbeth told us about how the site started as a hobby, and that it got a little out of hand! She also had ideas to get customers to the shop, for example she advertised with free beer and burgers on Sunday, and she’s planning for a tattoo artist to come in the shop! We left the store with a bag full

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Entrance of the diner

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Born Bad in Paris

Posted by Miriam On August - 6 - 2013

DSC00175This summer I’ve visited Paris in France. Because it was the third time on a row and I’ve already seen all the highlights, I thought it would be a great idea to plan a ‘Rockabilly-day’ in this beautiful city of lights.
It’s crazy to walk through the city with 38 degrees Celsius and hope to find a shop, so I was well prepared and looked it up at the Internet.

The first stop was at BDSC00167orn Bad Recordshop in the 11th district (11 Rue Saint-Sabin). A record shop with its own label that has signed excellent French rock groups. But they also got an array of cool sound, from punk and 70s rock ‘n’ roll, to blues and hardcore. There’s even a special rockabilly and 50’s section.
A shop not to miss. But that wasn’t all, they also got a sister store nearby in the district Bastille (17 Rue Keller) called Born Bad Retro Clothing. As soon as I walked in, it really made me feel like I was in the fifties. The store was very nicely decorated and they offer a wide range of Tiki collectables, men’s clothing, women’s clothing, shoes, Rock ‘n’ Roll books, lots of jewelry and of course bags which I couldn’t resist….DSC00168
Very friendly staff who gave me the opportunity to shoot some pictures.
Just a shop to visit, whenever you’re in Paris!

And what is a better place to end your shopping day in style? To have a burger and a milkshake (or something else like a Be-bop Bananasplit) in Happy Days Diner.
A diner with american specialties in a fifties decor. In Paris you can find 5 of these diners, but also in other French cities like Lyon, Lille and Biarritz.

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Pixi-Jo’s Rockabilly Delights

Posted by Dee-Ann On May - 6 - 2012

We all love the music, the cars, the pinups, tattoos, the movies, the clothes. But we gotta eat some too right? Give us some sweetness!

Pixie-Jo sent us her pictures of her Rockabilly cake delights, she likes to make. She is a 31 year old mother of two who lives in south Sweden.

“I have a big passion for decorative baking and pinup / rockabilly style.

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Veganomicon

Posted by Anita On October - 19 - 2011

Roasted Eggplant and Spinach Muffuletta Sandwich

It may be a cliche to write this book will change your life but…what the hell, this book will change your life! Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook (the title may sound familiar to fans of a certain horror movie trilogy featuring demonic ex-girlfriends and chainsaws that replace hands) is a big, fat hardcover cook book with delicious plant based recipes. This book will guide through everything from salads to desserts (vegan ice cream!) and there’s even a section explaining basics such as how to roast a variety of vegetables and what cooking tools are the best to use. And did I mention that all this is brought to you by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero? It is! These are the same brilliant minds that brought you “Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World” and “Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cooki Jar”. If you don’t already own these books run, don’t walk to your local bookstore! I promise you will not be disappointed with the results. I also need to add that Veganomicon has the BEST recipe for Caeser salad dressing hands down. You will not find a better vegan recipe for this dressing, I swear it! Here is another great recipe for a sandwich to end all sandwiches or as these gals like to call them “sammiches”.

Roasted Eggplant and Spinach Muffuletta Sandwich

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Showgirl Adventure: Toronto Burlesque Fest 2011 pt.1

Posted by RubyJoule On August - 23 - 2011

I was incredibly honored to be selected to perform in the 4th annual Toronto International Burlesque Festival and was so excited to make my international debut– but the night before I was to fly to Canada, all I could think was, “I have no pastie tape!”  I tore my place apart and rang up some showgirl friends, all to no avail; and the shops were all closed.  How unprofessional!  How could I let this happen? Could I use eyelash glue instead? Oh dear– I’d have to get past my embarrassment and rely on the kindness (hopefully) of a fellow showgirl backstage.  But I couldn’t think about that now, I’d think about that tomorrow a la Scarlett O’Hara.  I had a plane to catch!

photo by Nathan Black

 

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Elvis Cake

Posted by Miriam On June - 4 - 2011

There is not always a party required to make a beautiful cake, but after my first real cake project ‘the Rockabilly cake’ I thought the time was right to bring my creative skills in practice for a real Elvis cake.

As I have written before in my first article,  http://www.rockabilly-online.com/?p=4408#more-4408, the base of this cake is sponge cake. Very light and easy to work with. The recipy for this sponge cake you can find in the article above.

For the filling I used jam and pastry cream.
For a smooth top layer I chose this time for bright blue marzipan. This is easy to marzipan, you can choose any colour you want. You just buy a block of at least 600 grams of white marzipan and then you add a few drops of liquid colour that you like. And believe me, there’s a colour for everyone, so much choice!

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How to make an Elvis sandwich

Posted by Miriam On May - 28 - 2011

Elvis ate one a day: a peanut butter banana sandwich, fried in butter. No wonder, that in the last months of his life, he gained a little overweight…
Anyway, honestly admitted, this Elvis sandwich is very good. And those extra calories you’ll lose after an evening rockin’ and rollin’.
And no American lunch is complete without a pinch of Elvis on the menu.

Often referred to as the Elvis sandwich and sometimes even called just the Elvis, this peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich consists of exactly those ingredients – two pieces of bread toasted, peanut butter, a sliced banana and some fried bacon. Honey is optional. The whole sandwich is usually grilled as you would a grilled cheese sandwich.
Elvis’ love of this sandwich is legendary. However, bacon is not always a part of the recipe although in a book about Elvis’ mom, Gladys Presley, it is claimed that he consumed and even wolfed down his favourite sandwich with crisp bacon.
Another story says that he ate his sandwiches with peanut butter, caramelized banana and crispy bacon.
There is so much controversy about how Elvis made his sandwich. Some say it had bacon, some say it was added later. There are those that say it was fried in bacon grease instead of butter. Some say it has mashed bananas while others say they were pan fried with honey. The list goes on and on. I’m not sure we will ever know.
The recipe I give you is the one with bacon.
Ingredients:
          2 slices white bread
          butter, softened
          smooth peanut butter
          1 ripe banana, sliced
          honey
          3 slices bacon, sauteed until crispy
Preparation:
Spread the butter on 1 side of each slice of bread. On the other side of the slices spread peanut butter.
Place banana slices on top of the peanut butter. Drizzle honey over the bananas.
Place 3 bacon slices on top of the banana, then place the remaining buttered bread slices on top, butter-side-out.
Place sandwiches on a preheated grill pan or griddle. Flip them over when they become brown and crispy. When the sandwiches are browned on both sides, remove to plates. Slice in half and serve immediately.
Bon appetit!

If you want to read more about Elvis his favourite food, check the links below.
All cooked up: recipes and memories from Elvis’ friends and family.
http://www.amazon.com/All-Cooked-Up-Recipes-Memories/dp/0517227134%3FSubscriptionId%3D19BAZMZQFZJ6G2QYGCG2%26tag%3Dsquid1000118-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0517227134

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Unwrap me! Chocolate

Posted by Lisa On April - 20 - 2011

Ooo la la! No gift says ‘unwrap me’ like vintage calendar girl pin-ups branded seductively across luxury chocolate bars. From NY-based MarieBelle Sweets, come this tantalizing range of artisanal, haute milk and dark chocolates all dressed up for your viewing and eating pleasure.

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The “Elvis” Cupcake

Posted by Anita On January - 16 - 2011

Banana Split Cupcakes

If you buy just one book about baking this year, may I suggest “Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World” by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. Why? Because this book is the bomb! A bomb full of sugary, floury goodness! The first cupcake I made was the Basic Chocolate Cupcake which turned out perfect..light and moist and rich. I’ve made vegan chocolate cupcakes before and I must admit I did not get such a great result. It was good but not great. The tips they give in this book are really helpful and do make a difference in the results you get. These ladies know what they’re talking about! They take their work (baking cupcakes) seriously and it shows in the cookbook they’ve produced.
The next cupcake I tried were “Gingerbread Cupcakes” which I made as a Christmas gift. Again, the results were amazing. And now it’s Banana Split Cupcakes and the Elvis Cupcake. This was the most elaborate cupcake I’ve ever made and I was unsure of what the results would be like. But it turned out to be delicious! To be honest, I did’nt think it was possible to make such a creamy, fluffy frosting without using butter. Well, I’m a believer now!

But don’t take my word for it, try it yourself!

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Angel on X-mas

Posted by Angel On December - 15 - 2010

What does Christmas do for me? That’s what Rockabilly-online’s Dee-ann asked me… Well..Not a terrible lot. Don’t get me wrong, i DO like Christmas trees..In a forrest or in somebode else’s living room. I live alone so where the tree could be standing i have my special place were i put my wood. I love wood. My maple wood, my laquered wood. My tweed covered wood. I could go on and on about my wood. How it vibrates….
Fender Vibroverb amp, Airline and Zephyr Blues Deluxe

And it does vibrate..The wood in my Gretsch does (although some say my Gretsch is made out of cardboard), especially when my doublebass Brother slaps his wood. He seems to need a large piece of wood (about 6 feet high through a 400 watt piece of wood) to get my wood to vibrate. That’s what i’d like to do on Christmas eve; Play… till the sweat runs down my crack..uhh back!

But… since my band doesn’t have gigs on Christmas eve i’ll just listen to my masters of which i’ll give you some listening tips for Christmas: Quiet and peaceful, swingin’ excellence, and total Christmas fun!

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Rockabilly cake

Posted by Miriam On November - 26 - 2010

For years I have wondered, how these beautiful pastry cakes are made and then I mean  the decoration of these cakes.

It seemed nice, to convert my creativity  into a cake. When my family finally get tired of my moaning about these cakes, they signed me up (to my surprise!) for a real workshop. Wow, time to (literally) roll up the sleaves.
The base of the cake consists of sponge cake, because this is easier to work with then original cake mixture.

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It’s cocktail time: Between the sheets

Posted by Dee-Ann On October - 15 - 2010

Friday! Almost weekend, time to party. Cocktail time indeed. Let me inspire you with this woozy cocktail: Between the sheets. I don’t think it is a bedtime drink, but I guess you can drink it on any happy occasion. 😉

Marlene Dietrich

The Between The Sheets cocktail was created by Harry MacElhone, bartender at the eponymous Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, in the 1930’s.
Even with the addition of rum, Cognac still remains the dominant flavour, though the rum is there in the background somewhere. Between The Sheets stands up well as a nicely balanced member of the sour family.
It is also referred to as a Maiden’s Prayer.
• ¾ shot Cognac
• ¾ shot light rum
• ¾ shot Cointreau
• ½ shot lemon juice
• Shake all ingredients well with ice and fine strain in to a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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Sprinkles: the perfect wannabites!

Posted by Dee-Ann On October - 13 - 2010

Sprinkles cupcakes

I was watching MTV cribs last week (in the Netherlands) and there it was… I’m not talking about that massive mansion, the numerous cars… no… there it was… a box of pinkalicious, chocoplosion, creamacious SPRINKLES cupcakes! I never seen such a beauties where I live. We have no Sprinkles bakery in our country. But I can almost taste them by looking at the pictures.

So what’s got cupcakes to do with Rockabilly? I think they look very classic and would perfectly fit in Audrey Hepburns hand while talking to Doris Day in a scene where they have tea with Sprinkles cupcakes. Wouldn’t they?

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Vegan A Go Go!

Posted by Anita On September - 19 - 2010

Fudge Pecan Pie from Vegan A Go Go!

This recipe is from one of my favourite and most useful books that I own called “Vegan A Go Go!” by Sarah Kramer. It’s part of a series of vegan cookbooks by Kramer and her friend Tanya Bernard including “The Garden of Vegan”, “How It All Vegan” and “La Dolce Vegan”. These books are very appropiate for rockabilly online because they feature a rockin’ retro 50s design and pictures along with a punky attitude. I have to be honest and admit I first bought “Garden of Vegan” because of the way it looked..I’d never seen a cookbook that featured two ladies covered in tattoos and wearing vintage dresses before. What can I say? It intrigued me…it was awhile before I dared to try my hand at the recipes but when I did..damn! I was glad I did!

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It’s cocktail time: Moulin Rouge

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 10 - 2010

The Moulin Rouge is a cabaret built in 1889 by Joseph Oller. It is marked by the red windmill on its roof. The Moulin Rouge is best known as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance. Originally introduced as a seductive dance by the courtesans who operated from the site, the can-can dance revue evolved into a form of entertainment of its own and led to the introduction of cabarets across Europe.

To get you worked up for some Can Can dancing, let’s mix a drink to losen the muscles:

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Divine meringues with strawberry cream

Posted by Lisa On August - 26 - 2010

I collect cookbooks. More then a hundred cookbooks are looking at me from my cupboard in my livingroom. Cookbooks about food from all parts of the world, cookbooks about cakes and pastry and old cookbooks. I even have three copies of one cookbook and everytime I see one, I buy it. It’s one of my favorite books and I buy them because I think everyone should have one and so I can give them as a gift to my vintage cooking friends. Last week I gave one away, this week I allready found a new one.
The book is called ‘Platenkookboek’ from LIFE. Original title is ‘Life Picture Cook Book’. first published in 1958 in the United States and first published in Dutch in 1964.

Second most popular are the TimeLife cookbooks about pastry and sweets. TimeLife books are  have lots of step-by-step instruction pictures.  It makes you think nothing can go wrong when working with these books.  But even I, a woman he cooks for her living, mess up sometimes! Out of this book comes this recipe of meringues.

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Rockabilly Strawberry Pancake Pie

Posted by Dee-Ann On August - 20 - 2010

I don’t know any rockabilly website with a cooking category. Maybe we’re the first! I mean,…. even pinups gotta eat, right? 

Jessica's Rockabilly Strawberry Pancake Pie

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