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Food Notes: July 11, 2012

Capitol Market reopened

Capitol 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 roll

Oscar 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 tastings

The 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 Daiquiris

3 ounces light rum

11/2 tablespoons lime juice

1 tablespoon sugar

2 heaping cups crushed ice

PLACE 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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