Archive for January 2010

January 19

UH OH! OUR BLOG GOT A FACELIFT!

Check it check it check it out!

Isn't it gorgeous? Big love out to ZOMG family member, evul otis (http://wurk.axisofevul.com/) for blessing us with this beautiful new home. I think it just got a little more adult in here. Apart from the sexy new styles, we've got some new buttons, a dedicated sauces section (content coming soon...) and we've brought back comments! Yay!

To take advantage of all this lovely new space, and to celebrate our first year as hot sauce purveyors, may we present to you:

The ZOMG Archive: 2008-2009


2008-2009

Stay tuned for more fun in 2010!

Pounds and hugs,

- Team ZOMG
January 15

ZOMG HAWT SHOTS PART UN RESULTS!

AND THE WINRAR IS...

CONGRATURATIONS!


First off, a huge thanks very much to everyone who contributed and entered our first ever fan photo contest. We got a ton of awesome entries and we were totally overwhelmed by the pure awesomeness of our awesome fans and friends. In fact, there was so much awesome that we had to reformat the competition and instead of a 1st, 2nd and 3rd, we're gonna break it down fresh and slice it into categories. Like the Oscars. It's gonna be great. You'll see...

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Most Eggsellent Photo

In the category of eggs and breakfast, there was a whole lot of awesome. Obviously, ZOMG is awesome on eggs, but who had the best photo? The nominees are:

Matt with some beautiful homegrown eggs:

Matt raised these eggs himself


Chip with some poached perfection:

Mouthing watering...


Uncle Fes with a New Year's breakfast feast:

Proper portions


AND THE WINRAR IS:

Matt! With his cool cup and homegrown eggs! Hard to compete against a guy who actually raised the eggs himself. What you know about organic?

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The Category of Cute

This was a big category, dominated by two heavy hitters. The nominees are:

Kasha's Babcia hard at work at the pierogi factory:

Babcia don't play


VS.


Charlene getting the youth started early:

All I want for Xmas is some ZOMG!


AND THE WINRAR IS:

Babcia! Sorry Charlene, but nobody puts Babcia in a corner.

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ZOMG Recipe Submissions. Serious Business.

This was the best. Getting full recipe submissions from some super awesome and super creative people. This one was a bitch to judge. The ZOMGesus and The ZOMGenius did not see eye to eye on this one. A third, nonpartisan judge had to be brought in to settle it. The nominees are:

Rob going nuts over ZOMG:

HAWT NUTS!!


Going NUTS OVER ZOMG

1 egg white
1tbsp water
1 lb. nuts
1 cup white sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne (optional)
substitute ZOMG SAUCE!!!

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preheat oven to 250F. Use Pam or parchment on a baking sheet
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in a mixing bowl whip together egg white and water till frothy
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in separate bowl mix together sugar, salt and cinammon
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add nuts to egg white, stir to coat the nuts evenly. Remove from egg bowl and toss with spice & sugar mixture until coated. Spread on prepped baking sheet
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bake at 250 for an hour stirring every 15 minutes
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after an hour remove from heat and cool, then PIG OUT!!

VS:


Ben and Waun with their ZOMGussels:

KEEP THE ZOMGusselJuice(c)!


Hey ZOMGuys,

This holiday Lauren and I did mussels for our Christmas dinner, but instead of normal mussels, we did ZOMGussels! Here's a recipe for those of us out there that love ZOMG and love seafood:

Ingredients:

2lbs fresh mussels, cleaned and de-bearded
1/4 cup butter
1 white onion, diced
1 large tomato, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
1/2 cup cava (we used Segura Viudas)
2-3tbsp Batch 101

Directions:

1. Get a large saucepan with a lid that fits tightly. Inside, melt the butter, and sautee the tomato, onion and garlic together until they're softened on medium-high.

2. Pour in the mussels, QUICKLY add the wine and ZOMG, and get the lid on. Reduce the heat to medium.

3. Simmer the mussels in the saucepan for 5 minutes or until they're all (or nearly all) opened, shaking it to get the ones near the top down where the heat is.

4. Take saucepan off the heat, and carefully drain through a strainer into a bowl. KEEP THE ZOMGusselJuice(c)!

5. Transfer (dump) mussels into your serving dish, we used a large salad bowl.

6. Your hands are probably already tired from cleaning and de-bearding all those mussels, but if you have the energy, eat one out the shell (for QC if nothing else), and use half of that shell to scrape out 10 or so of its friends so there's a high ratio of delicious to shell, especially at the bottom. Shake the serving dish around to distribute them.

7. If you're feeling creative, you can put the ZOMGusselJuice back on the stove quickly at this point and thicken it, or add some new flavours. We added more 101 and let it boil for a minute or two.

8. Pour ZOMGusselJuice evenly over the mussels in the serving dish.

9. Serve and enjoy! We had ours with caesar salad and a sliced baguette. Serves 2 hungry people.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When you're cleaning mussels, give each one a couple taps on the shell and within a couple seconds it should close up tightly. if it doesn't, throw it away. Same with cracked or damaged ones. When you're eating them, if any aren't open enough you can fit a finger easily between the sides of the shell, same deal, it was dead when it went in the pot.

Hope you guys enjoy our recipe!

AND THE WINRAR IS:

Rob and his hawt nuts! Again, this one was a bitch to judge. A righteous bitch. In the end, the nuts took it. It might have had something to do with Rob supplying samples along with his entry, or the fact that he submitted half a dozen photos along with the recipe... But Rob's nuts took it by a hair.

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And the Grand Prize Winner:

THE ZOMG HAWT SHOTS PART UN GRAND CHAMPION:

(Drum roll)

TONEWISE WITH HIS TOP SHELF!!!

Stop having a boring hot sauce. Stop having a boring life.


This one takes it all. A champion among champions. Big thanks to Tony for this masterpiece. He takes the hot sauce photo cake.

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Honourable Mentions:

Best Appearance by a Cat

OM NOM NOM NOM


Smokey eating a ZOMG Roti. This was probably Krazy Kat Lady Kat's Grand Prize Winner, but we're a hot sauce company. Not cuteoverload.com.

Most Submissions

Thanks Will!


Will, with more submissions than anyone else with a total of 6 photos!

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All of our winrars will receive and email shortly re: awesome prize action. Again, monstrous thanks to everyone who participated and took time to share their ZOMG moments with us. This has been so much fun, we're obviously going to have to do a ZOMG HAWT SHOTS PART DEUX. In fact... the submissions have already started...

Big sloppy love to you all!

- Team ZOMG

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January 04

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! HAWT SHOTS UPDATE!

Happy Holidays to all our fans, friends and hot sauce fiends!


Hope everyone has had a lovely holiday season, and that so far 2010 is treating everyone well. Sorry to anyone who missed out on a ZOMG delivery before Xmas, a happy holiday flu invaded our headquarters and slowed our operation to a crawl. But, everyone is back in fighting form and we're looking forward to making 2010 a very big year for ZOMG!

ZOMG HAWT SHOTS PART UN UPDATE!


Was Santa good to you this year? He was awesome to us! We got a whole bunch of new fan photos submitted for our photo contest! It was just what we wanted!

Here are some highlights:

ZOMG invades Babcia's Pierogi Factory!


Babcia's Pierogi Factory


Some seriously good lookin' eggs from Chip


Poached egges with just the right amout of ZOMG


A New Year's breakfast feast from Uncle Fes!


Dangerously Delicious Looking


Spicy nuts from Rob, complete with recipe!


Warning: Please Try This At Home


Going NUTS OVER ZOMG

1 egg white
1tbsp water
1 lb. nuts
1 cup white sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne (optional)
substitute ZOMG SAUCE!!!

*
preheat oven to 250F. Use Pam or parchment on a baking sheet
*
in a mixing bowl whip together egg white and water till frothy
*
in separate bowl mix together sugar, salt and cinammon
*
add nuts to egg white, stir to coat the nuts evenly. Remove from egg bowl and toss with spice & sugar mixture until coated. Spread on prepped baking sheet
*
bake at 250 for an hour stirring every 15 minutes
*
after an hour remove from heat and cool, then PIG OUT!!

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So, yes, Santa was very good to us this year. Huge thanks to everyone participating in ZOMG HAWT SHOTS PART UN! You guys are the best! Please check out our facebook page to see all of the lovely and amazing photo submissions. The contest is running until January 7th, 2010, so you've got a couple more days to get your photos in!

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Tiny little hot sauce update:

Batch #101: The Original -- Available, as always.

Batch #105: Scotch Bonnet Mango Madness -- SOLD OUT

Batch #106: Sriracha Sauce, ZOMG-Style -- SOLD OUT

Batch #107: Holiday Cranberry Hot Sauce -- SOLD OUT

Big Hugs and Mad Love,

-The ZOMG Fam

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