Archive for December, 2005

Hot Buttered Rum Cookies

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Here’s a great extra credit assignment for kitchen geeks… making baked goods out of unsuspecting base ingredients. I can’t remember my inspiration, most likely just contemplation of rummy goodness… adding flour to hot buttered rum mix equals great cookies! Hot Buttered Rum Cookies With a mixer combine: 1/3 cup hot buttered rum batter 1/3 cup [...]

Thom’s Hot Buttered Rum

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

One more drink to add to the list of holiday liquid ambrosia: Thom’s amazingly good, warming tonic to heal that which ails you, aka Hot Buttered Rum. This isn’t that premade Tom and Jerry’s Batter… I know this Thom! Hot Buttered Rum is his Christmas specialty, a great drink to add to Thom’s repertoire. Warning, [...]

Spirited COoking- EggNog

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

My Mom is a large player in influencing the favorites of my tastebuds. Eggnog is a big cherished taste bud memory in my child hood flavor storage. Mom would whip up a batch of the fluffy stuff over the stove and I would sneak a sip of it while still warm. As good as that [...]

Spirited Cooking- Framboise Lambic Brownies

Monday, December 19th, 2005

I‘ve been brewing a very special relationship with Framboise Lambic this winter season. It’s become a drinkable dessert of choice. One that when consumed in 2 pints, allows one to forget about the stresses of the day. Us cheap dates have it easy this way! Lambic is a surprising class of beer. It is made [...]

Do You Translate Well?

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

My entry drug into the world of art making was my time spent with making ceramics. In particular, I yearned to take control of my entire pottery making situation: from firing my work, to making the glazes that adorn the outside of ceramics. The world of glaze making and ceramics in general is often categoriezed [...]

Gifts for Foodies, part IV

Sunday, December 11th, 2005

I’ve really enjoyed creating t-shirts in my Cafe Press store. My t-shirt making obsession started out with making fun of co-workers taking the elevator up one flight (while holding sacks of fast-food). It’s a great outlet for fun ideas, and doodles too! Sweets came up with this newest t-shirt slogan, I crave the cook and [...]

Sugar Plum Visions

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Tuesdays have begun to develop a bakery routine on my way home from work. I stop in at Eugene City Bakery, and check out the offerings while buying a loaf of bread for soup later. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I usually pick up the Tuesday bread special of Emmenthaler Red Onion Sourdough [...]

Cu-tea, Tea Forte

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

In the category of cute packaging… Tea Forte. I always enjoy reviewing re-designs of common objects. Tea bags are a definite common everyday object in my household. We toggle back and forth between using loose tea and using bags. However, I don’t consider myself to be at odds with the design of the common tea [...]

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