Tammi’s Top of the Week for the week of Sept. 20.
• Beautiful Mess Boutique, 101 S.W. Third St., is a retail boutique carrying woman’s, junior’s, men’s gifts and accessories. They have unique jewelry and items you can’t find anywhere else. The shop has unexpected and exceptional inventory that is a must see! They have gorgeous statement necklaces and lots of great gift ideas. They are open Tuesday- Friday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Be sure to check them out on Facebook or follow them on Instagram. They can be reached at 863-357-1118.
• Amazing Style Salon, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., is a full-service beauty salon. They do everything from nails, permanent make up, spray tanning, teeth whitening and complete hair services to suit all your needs. The salon is dedicated to providing high-end services without the high-end price tag! They believe that looking and feeling amazing are equally important! The salon has a boutique-style atmosphere where the coffee is always on and you are always welcome! They also carry various purses, jewelry and so much more! Check them out on Facebook or their website at www.amazingstylesalon.com. They can be reached at 863-824-0717.
• Beetle Bugs Craft Store, 107 N.E. Fourth St., is truly a treasure to the community’s crafters and artists. No more driving an hour or more to find what you need for that school assignment or the handmade picture frame. It’s all right here. They carry scrapbooking supplies, wood craft, painting, chalkboard, kids crafts and so much more. If you cannot find it here, Amy has no problem ordering whatever you need. They will also host crafting classes. Book your next birthday party, baby shower, or any special occasion you celebrate with a crafting session. Like them on Facebook and don’t forget to tell them Tammi sent you! They can be reached at 863-763-2847.
Enjoy this week’s recipe!
Oktoberfest Potato Salad
Ingredients: 6 potatoes, 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder, 1 teaspoon water, 4 slices bacon, 1/4 cup chopped onion, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup cider vinegar, 1 cup diced celery, divided, 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided, salt and ground black pepper to taste.
1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and let cool.
2. Mix dry mustard with 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl and let stand 10 minutes to develop flavor.
3. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels. Reserve bacon drippings in skillet. Let bacon cool; crumble bacon.
4. Cook onion in reserved bacon drippings over medium heat until onion is translucent and soft, about 5 minutes. Stir mustard paste, sugar, 1/4 cup water, and cider vinegar into onion; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer vinegar dressing for 2 minutes.
5. Peel potatoes if desired; slice 3 potatoes into a salad bow and arrange into a layer. Sprinkle potatoes with half the crumbled bacon, celery, and parsley; season with salt and black pepper. Pour a little of the vinegar dressing over the layer. Repeat layer with remaining 3 potatoes, bacon, celery, parsley, salt, and black pepper; pour remaining dressing over the salad. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
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