Food Notes: July 11, 2012

Capitol Market reopenedCapitol Market's indoor vendors are scheduled to welcome back customers today  after a power outage forced closure Sunday through Tuesday. Outdoor stalls re-opened on Tuesday, but indoor vendors needed the day to restock, according to executive director Tammy Borstnar. Capitol Market, 800 Smith St., 304-344-1905.On a rollOscar Mayer's Wienermobile rolls into town this week. "Catsup" with the famous hot-dog shaped vehicle will be  from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday <co7/13>at the Southridge Wal-Mart, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday <co7/15> at the Wal-Mart in Cross Lanes and from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Wal-Mart in Hurricane.
Wine tastingsThe Liquor Company, 1600 Patrick Street Plaza, will hold a tasting of sparkling wines and roses from 5 to 8 p.m. today.Wines from the Pacific Northwest will be sampled from. 5 to 8 p.m. on July 23 Tasting fee is $10.Blending through the years
The Waring company introduced the first blender to the kitchen appliance world in 1937, a feat that makes 2012 its 75th year in operation. The company sent a brochure featuring nostalgic promotional photos of  the blender's evolving design and a sample recipe featured from each decade. Recipes included Jellied Madrilene Chilled Soup for the 1930s, Charlotte Russe in the 1970s and Mango-Lime Smoothies for the 2000s.The 1940s recipe for Frozen Daiquiris looks like a warm weather winner. The advertisement promotion read "Makes Freezing Cold Drinks in 30 Seconds!"Frozen Daiquiris3 ounces light rum11/2 tablespoons lime juice1 tablespoon sugar
2 heaping cups crushed icePLACE all ingredients in blender. Cover. Blend 60 seconds, or until mixture is consistency of fine snow. Pour or spoon mixture out with a spatula into glasses.Reach Julie Robinson at or 304-348-1230 with information to be included in Food Notes.
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