Boyfriend says you can’t make a gyro without the meat. Challenge accepted…
…and completed. With a bite in his mouth, he’s like “alright, maybe it’s good.”
That’s some high praise right there.
Made with seasoned and grilled shitake mushrooms and tempeh. MmmmMmmmm.
A billion egg whites later…
Horrible little deformed feet, but feet! I was kind of giving up hope that it was possible to make
ugly macarons with stevia.
I’ve still got a long way to go, but at least I know I’m on the right track. Will post once I’ve got something that doesn’t require a bag over its head first.
On macaron batch 4. Still no feet, but the texture is getting there. Maybe I should have tried mastering a regular macaron before attempting sugar-free? Nah.
When shitty things happen during finals week, and you can’t distract yourself from thinking about them (with fun things like teh internets and friends) because you have to study instead
Fuck you, Organic Chemistry. Fuck. You.
you will not defeat me. Bring it on.
Just don’t lord it over me when you do win and I’m left crying in a corner over 17 failed batches, hysterically shoving cracked and ugly macaron shells into my face.
My next 3 classes need to recognize that Thanksgiving is too close to continue with lecture. Organic chemistry vs. kitchen chemistry? Yeah, that’s a tough one.
ALL THE FOODS!!!
Sorry for the hiatus, I’ve been
So, a couple times a year, we throw a big get-together (Halloween, someone’s birthday, end of summer,
really any excuse to cook a ton and put up pretty lights). For drinks, I opt for the Solo Cup’s pinterest cousin, the Mason Jar.
Drinking out of jars is cool now, doesn’t that rock?
Before realizing what a total waste of time it was, I used to make new drink labels for each party:
Labeling drinks ensures that a) people don’t mix up their drinks and b) at the end of the night, you know that it was Matt who left his drink in your mailbox (wtf, Matt?)
To save on time and paper, I decided to make reusable chalkboard labels, using:
- Mini clothespins* — $1.99 for 25
- Chalkstock — $1.99 for 10 sheets, which makes 20 labels
- Some twine (okay fine, it’s hemp leftover from my hippie stage, but it works the same!) cut into about 16” lengths. Measure around the rim and give a little extra.
- Mason Jars
- Cut chalkstock in half. Snip corner into cute tag shape, or some other design if you’re more skilled than me (not a high bar).
- Tie twine around lip of jar and using pin, attach label.
- Have guests chalk their names/initials.
*Mini clothespins? How frackin’ cute are those?
And on to the other purpose of this post. Simone over at JungleFrog Cooking is running another photography challenge: drinks or food in a glass. This drink is just a bit of hibiscus tea.
I did exactly what Simone said not to do. She highly recommended shooting backlit to better illuminate the liquid. But when your only light source is a window and your “studio” is a table in a tiny, tiny kitchen, you kind of have to take whatever light you can get.
This contest runs through November if you’re thinking about entering. Plus, she’s always got something neat brewing over there.
Who’s HP, you ask? I think you know.