Brain Tastes copyHello and welcome to Friday and a new edition of Brain Tastes. I am thrilled that fall is finally here. Grilled food tastes great during any season, but who doesn’t love the milder temperatures this time of year? I brought out the rotisserie spit for my recipe this week. If you are looking for a delicious chicken dinner, you will definitely want to check out my Savory Lemonade Basted Rotisserie Chicken with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower. Winner, winner…

These are some of my favorite posts from all over the interwebs from this week. I hope you enjoy them, too!

### Cookbook review: ‘Apples: From Harvest to Table,’ by Amy Pennington

Congratulations to my friend Amy Pennington on her new book ‘Apples: From Harvest to Table’ – great review!

Spoon Fork Bacon Sweet Potato Smoothie

A nice autumnal smoothie that looks delicious (and nutritious)!

Mama’s Gotta Bake Almond Pear Cake – Gluten Free

I just had some AMAZING Red Bartlett pears from WF this week… so delicious! I’m going to the store and buy more pears NOW to make this cake!

My Cake School Natural vs. Glam~ Pumpkin Cake Design Fun in the Blog!

This is truly autumn glamorama!! I have also done my fair share of cake decorating. Click this link: Tie Dyed Cake For Chloe and let me know what you think!

Food Republic The Paleo Diet For Idiots: 3 Crucial Pieces Of Knowledge

I’m all for anyone trying to make changes for the better in their life. I used to own a low-fat/fat-free market in Dallas in the ’90s and tried Atkins when it was the “lifestyle diet” du jour 10 years ago. My conclusion is that like those diets, this too shall pass. My advice? Put down the fork at an appropriate time and enjoy your life.

Root Simple Gardening Resources in Los Angeles County

Excellent info if you live in LA… I was looking for an arborist to clean out a giant ficus!

Los Angeles Times New American diet report card shows we’re just barely passing

Seems health is on the menu today…

Yahoo! Small Business Advisor The Bacon Freak Is Here: $1 Million per year from Bacon, a Sense of Humor and an Online Store

It was only a matter of time! Bacon is BIG business!!

Ideas in Food Pasta in (Slow) Motion

Aki and Alex use slow motion video (made with the iPhone 5S) that shows just how intricate and artistic pasta making can be. Very cool!

salted & styled Inspired by Cherries

Nature’s eye-candy. Simply gorgeous.

La Tartine Gourmande The Spanish Way

Convincing me to head off to Spain! You need to check out the beautiful images the author captures in this post – they will convince you, too!


Have a great weekend – and happy grilling!