Archive for July, 2005

Ice Cream PossibiliTeas

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

This entry is a participant of the tea IMBB event hosted by A La Cuisine. Cooking with tea brings up soo many flavor possibilities, the task of narrowing down the flavor search is almost debilitating! While chosing a flavor is difficult, the actual methods of cooking with tea are rather intuitive. Tea can be used [...]

Chile Orange Truffles

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Living in Eugene, I’ve come to know more and more about various food subcultures. The list is getting impressive, as there is more than one way to butter your toast… we have vegetarians, vegans, raw foodists, fruititarians, freegans, and polyvores. This all makes for interesting potlucks in this town… “Wait a minute, I thought you [...]

Candy Orange Sugar

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

I had fun playing around with my citrus peel while trying to make a good citrus sorbet the last week. I still haven’t acchieved the perfect mix of sugar and tang for my grapefruit sorbet, but I did strike gold playing with the grapefruit peels. After candying the peels of several grapefruits (the original sweet-tart [...]

Cooking with Google Print

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

Google continues to wow me with the new applications that they develop. From finding your house in the satellite imagery of Google Maps to searching your own images in Picassa, Google continues to provide web applications for free. Tonight I rediscovered the Google Print service, which allows you to search and view a large growing [...]

Homemade Iced Mocha

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Cold coffee drinks are a must have for summer enjoyment. They come in many flavors and can be made sweet as melted ice cream or just as straight up coffee. My iced coffee addiction is supplimented by the many coffee shops by my house and work, a few of which have taught me some nice [...]

Only in Eugene?

Sunday, July 17th, 2005

I love reading the personals in the back of the Eugene Weekly. There are some really cute ads, and its a good way to keep a finger on the pulse of our fair city. Actually, I read it in hopes that I will be SEEN in the I Saw You section… but really, who doesn’t [...]

Reduction Tester

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

This is a favorite cooking tool that I store next to my stove. It’s a wonderfully simple and useful tool modeled after a tombo, or dragonfly stick I use in throwing (pottery speak here- made on a potters wheel) consistantly sized cups. However, this cooking version is a tombo with its wings torn off… Sorry [...]

Eternal Sunshine Frozen Honey Mousse (and Sunburn Salve)

Friday, July 15th, 2005

I’ve overdosed on honey in the past. This was during my make bath salts and make shampoo phase of my life. I was buying essential oils to scent soaps with and also bought a small vial of honey perfume. I used it in honey oatmeal foot scrub and honey milk baths… and in the process [...]

Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

Papa’s Myspace Page: warning- automatic music New Space for Papa “The new, 1,400-square-foot restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays, and will remain open later for regular live blues performances Friday and Saturday nights. The new building – best known as the former Hilda’s Latin American Restaurant – is [...]

Blogging by Mail

Saturday, July 9th, 2005

Somebody must think I’m sweet… my mail today yielded such a wonderful bundle of chocolate goodness! In what has proven to be a gentle reminder for me to send off my goodie package, comes a chocolate tasting menu. Nic sent me a wonderful pack of chocolate cherry biscotti, that fills all my biscotti wishes… crisp [...]

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