Posts tagged food
Posts tagged food
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.
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.
A request? Rock on! I will do my best! Anything in particular you’re looking for?
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 ditch the Solo cup and opt for its classy, eco-friendly, and pinterest-ey cousin, the Mason Jar.
Yeah, 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? 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, made primarily because of its gorgeous color.
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.
Wow, I’m sad…
“I want you smothered, want you covered, like my Waffle House hash browns.”
The Waffle House All-Star is a beautiful, 3-billion-calorie breakfast composed of the classic Waho waffle, hashbrowns or grits, buttered toast, eggs your way, and bacon or sausage (omitted here because…ew meat). I present my modified version:
Waffle House sets a pretty high waffle bar, and while these waffles don’t quite clear it, they’re the closest I’ve tasted.
Waffle House Waffle—adapted from food.com
*and with Hash Browns, Eggs with TONS of pepper, Fresh OJ, Coffee and a Juke Box that is 30% waffle house original singles, 50% Rihanna, and 20%
bad amazing 90s hits.
I swear I don’t consume as much sugar as this blog seems to indicate. It just happens to be that when I do, it turns into a post….or diabetes.
Salted caramel cheesecake with a chocolate praline crust and topped with MOAR CARAMEL!
Had to throw in my pretty, thrift-store silver spoons.
MOAR SUGAR!!! Diet starts…tomorrow. Cheesecake today.
Mini Turtle Cheesecakes:
Makes roughly 1 dozen
(You’ll have some left over in case you want to pour on top of cheesecakes, or you know, eat from a spoon)