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February brings sunshine and snowstorms

I’m looking forward to spring – so here are some of the foods I’ve been eating to help keep my spirits up! It’s a collection of my dinner, some dishes from a Chinese New Year party, and my father’s cooking. For dessert, there’s a fried sesame ball filled with red bean paste and a haiku I wrote on a styrofoam takeout container.

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February 21, 2011 at 5:48 am Leave a comment

Remember November

Here comes another photospam – this time mostly of food! It’s one of the reasons Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Below, find good food, cute kids, a jenga game that ended when no more moves were possible, handmade pumpkin pie (from a pumpkin!), an assortment of pies (strawberry rhubarb, blueberry, pecan), Dynasty Warriors, a snowy backyard and some delicious Greek food from a nearby cafe.

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December 16, 2010 at 5:35 am Leave a comment

Another Friday

Oatmeal: still rather mediocre. I added cranberries and lots of brown sugar, but I’m still just not feeling it. I’ll have to try it again sometime using the stove top instead of microwaving it.

Life: Feeling a bit restless. It’s not that there’s not stuff to do (there’s always stuff to do!), I’m just tired of doing it in the same place. Outside, everything is changing: fall colors, leaves falling, temperatures dropping – and I feel like I’m stuck standing still. I want to change too! Other than that… Mini’s banned me from working on my newest hobby of clay until Monday since I recently injured my wrist after working with it for a prolonged period, which is kind of a bummer. Been listening to a lot of NPR, and absolutely loving our Dark Sun D&D campaign. It’s thrillingly brutal, and every time I’m half expecting my character to die.

Music: I still like Linkin Park, and I don’t care who knows it! I’m currently listening to a playlist with their song Robot Boy, Vienna Teng’s Drought, and Siobhan Donaghy’s Coming Up For Air. Just in the mood for pretty music, I guess.

October 22, 2010 at 8:40 pm Leave a comment

How the cookie crumbles

I think oatmeal cookies are my favorite cookie, though peanut butter is a close second. There’s something about their warm chewy, oaty goodness that makes me want to melt into a snuggly pile of gooey happiness.

Continue Reading August 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm Leave a comment

Happy Pi Day, everyone!

In honor of our favorite mathematical constant, I had to bake a pie.

It was an apple pie, which I don’t have much experience with. I usually do pumpkin pie, or a small fruit like blueberry. The apples were generously contributed by my wonderful roomie.

After I made the pie crust, I peeled the apples (three green and one sweeter one) and then cut them into eighths.

There are only a bazillion recipes for apple pie online, but I ended up going with the “classics” – cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. There was also a little lemon juice and some orange concentrate.

This is gonna be delicious, guys!

After adding some sugar and flour and mixing that up with the apple slices, I tried just dumping the whole thing into the pie crust I had from earlier, but it was really… lumpy? So I poured it back in the mixing bowl and ended up laying them all out. It wasn’t precise by any means, but it made me happier.

We're in a pie, guys!

Most pies that I made either have no top, or a lattice top, so getting the hand of crimping a full-cover top took a little doing. Still, half of it looked pretty good!

You can see some obvious improvement from when I started

After that, I just cut some slits and popped it in the pre-heated oven. An hour later, it was done! Yum!

Eeeeaaaaaaaat meeeeeeeee

Happy Pi Day! ❤

March 14, 2010 at 4:58 am Leave a comment

Let them eat Baklava!

Baklava is a delicious and decadent dessert crafted from nuts, phyllo pastry, and syrup/honey. You know it’s good, because a number of people have laid claim to its creation – the Greeks, the Turks, Assyrians, Byzantines – it might even be Chinese!

I recently found this recipe (with some rather delicious looking photos), and I was excited for an excuse to try it. A birthday, for example. Happy Birthday, Keri!

Onto the plate!

Continue Reading November 22, 2009 at 7:07 am Leave a comment

Squirrel Aspirations & Black Walnuts!

Black walnuts were a (delicious!) part of my childhood, and I’d love to share! Here’s a super-easy step-by-step guide to harvesting your own black walnuts.

Black Walnut love!

Continue Reading October 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm 1 comment

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