8 hours to learn 3 chapters of chemistry? Challenge accepted.
District Food, Capitol Style
Hunger Games was frackin’ amazing. I made some small snacks to munch on while we got dressed up for the midnight showing (I decked out all Capitol). Prim’s reaping gift to Katniss was basil-wrapped goat cheese. These crostinis are a nod to that. Honeyed goat cheese on Mellark raisin nut bread is topped with a basil leaf and served with deadly nightlock berries on the side. Nightlock...
Turtle Pretzel Cheesecake
Fact: I have the best boyfriend. Ever. Doubt me? Bring it on. Come at me, bro. (Please don’t really, I would lose, badly—I have the physical prowess of an injured pygmy tarsier). (Sorry for the absurdly long post. I got a little over-zealous with the camera.) So, this awesome boyfriend of mine was recently nominated for and won a scholarship for outstanding work in anthropology....
I’ve got to wait for someone to wake up so I can cut into this baby and finish the shoot. But here’s a preview:
Smoked Salmon Roll--Sans Rice
I know I’m breaking some culinary laws here, but I’m going for it. Sushi without the rice. Oh no she di’int. My mom’s digestive track has an ongoing rivalry with starches and heavy carbs, so whenever I make sushi, I make a roll or two sans rice for her. I thought I’d post it here as evidence that it can be done. Let me preface (can I preface midway through?)...
Anonymous asked: you look kinda asian. are you asian or of asian heritage?
Happy Pi Day!
I should’ve made some pie. Damn. Perfect opportunity to merge two of my loves (math and food) squandered. Next year.
Vindaloo and Garlic Naan
I fantasized in the weeks leading up to spring break about using the much-needed downtime to catch up in all my classes, maybe even get ahead. I told myself, “don’t worry about that calc III project or that physics lab report, you can do that over spring break.” And then when spring break finally kicked off, it became “you have a whole week to do that, no need to rush....
12 Days of Soup--Day 9
Next time I have the brilliant idea of cooking my way through a preset list of other people’s recipes, please smack me upside the head before I commit. Leek Soup with toasted Almonds and Gruyere For all my complaining, this one was actually pretty decent. It was everything you would imagine a leek soup to be—very leek-ey. The toasted almonds really break up the texture and gruyere,...