anxiously waiting & snacking: french herbed popcorn

Like everyone else, I’ll be glued to the US election results tonight. I think everyone in the world will be watching this election and I’m hoping that Obama gets to be president. My fingers and toes are crossed! It’s so exciting and so nerve-wracking at the same time. So for snacking during these butterfly-tingling times, may I suggest something quick and delicious? A little herbed popcorn made with some herbes de Provence, smashed garlic and some really good butter will keep you on alert and ready to rejoice. Of course, a sprinkling of kosher salt will also make everything go down a little easier.

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15 comments to “anxiously waiting & snacking: french herbed popcorn”

  1. 1
    VeggieGirl   November 4, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Fabulous savory popcorn snack!

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    megan   November 4, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Ahh, I wish you could vote!

    I was at our precinct all day–people in their 80′s were voting for the first time! We had to do a few curbside ballots for people who couldn’t even walk, but were so excited to vote.

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    Bijoux   November 4, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    mmm, I have been having a popcorn craving lately and this looks perfect!
    Did you actually use real garlic? I would think that garlic granules or garlic powder would be the preferred choice for easier sprinkling, no?

    I’m not watching the US elections on TV but my husband is. I just call to him from the upstairs floor and ask him what’s happening every hour or so.

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    KatyBelle   November 4, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    I’m watching John McCain concede right now, and I’ve got to say, that popcorn sounds delicious!

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    Camilla   November 4, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    I had popcorn too tonight- but mine was in the microwave so it doesn’t really count. But it’s 5.30 am here I don’t think I can be trusted with proper cooking.

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    Nicole   November 5, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Maybe I’ll make some “Celebration” popcorn tonight!! Sounds great!

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    Jabba   November 5, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    My husband will be ALL OVER this one, he’s always looking for savoury ways to enjoy his popcorn.

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    kickpleat   November 5, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    it's definitely savory & fabulous, veggiegirl!

    megan, well, it all worked out in the end! hooray!!

    bijoux, i did use real garlic and it infused the butter with a lovely garlic flavour. i think the taste of the fresh garlic would win hands down over granules.

    katybelle, he did have a good speech and the popcorn was perfect alongside the election results. hooray!

    i think microwave counts, camilla! stay away from the stove :)

    hooray for celebrations, nicole!

    jabba, i hope he enjoys it. i love my popcorn like this!

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    Dawn   November 6, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Never thought to use french herbs on popcorn. Sounds perfect to me. I must try it.
    I once tried the garlic infusion with curry in it, it was quite good over popcorn, if you have a strange cravings as do I.

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    Cakespy   November 6, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Oh my! Now that the election is over, this is a great celebration snack too!!

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    peachey   November 7, 2008 at 6:47 am

    sound wonderful! i usually pop mine with oil + creole seasoning, which i recommend.

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    eatme_delicious   November 8, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Ooo yes this does sound delicious. I really need an air popper!!

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    kickpleat   November 11, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    dawn, i’ve never tried a curry on popcorn. could be good!

    cakespy, hooray for celebrations!!!

    trupeach, i love using my hot air popper but i can see popping it in spices would be divine.

    i love my popper, eatme!

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    Caviar and Codfish   November 13, 2008 at 7:51 am

    I adore spiced popcorn. This version sounds delectable.

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    kickpleat   November 16, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    thanks caviar and codfish, spiced popcorn is the best! and this version is pretty fantastic, i think :)

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