Archive for May, 2007

Help: how to cook for one?

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

I really don’t intend to be so whiny… but I just haven’t gotten the hang of cooking for one. So far, I seem to save up my culinary energies for when I’m visiting Sweets and then I load up the kitchen with goodies. It’s like I have something to prove in my cooking that isn’t [...]

OpenCola: a Cola Recipe for the Masses

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Via WikiHow, a recipe for making your own Cola. It’s a fascinating ingredient list that reveals the alchemical origins of cola. Ingredients- Flavoring * 3.50 ml orange oil * 1.00 ml lemon oil * 1.00 ml nutmeg oil * 1.25 ml cassia (cinnamon) oil * 0.25 ml coriander oil * 0.25 ml neroli oil (similar [...]

Initiating the New Kitchen & Cracking Open Thomas Keller’s Bouchon

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Sweets got the new kitchen started up on his own with a big batch of black bean soup. He has possession of the pressure cooker, which helped make the soup a snap. The weekends I’ve been there were spent enjoying the fact that we have a pantry attached to the kitchen. Having all the food [...]

Virtual Chef: Plate My Dessert

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Chef Shuna Fish Lydon, aka Eggbeater, has offered a wonderful sampling opportunity for all virtual chefs. Prepped for us are a bevy of components fit for the finest dessert menu. All you have to do is compose the singularities into plated desserts. Shuna’s Dessert Game Rules: “Each main needs at least 3 components to comprise [...]

Liquid Nitrogen Sorbets

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Looking to shake up our Friday routine, my workplace declared this Friday to be a fun picnic sort of day. We took our lunch outdoors and gave our drinks a twist by stirring them up with liquid nitrogen. To allow our cocktails to be available both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, I made the drinks virgin and [...]

Moving and Two Kitchens

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Thanks for all the Portland welcomes and well wishes! I’m looking forward to the adventures and new niche markets. So much new town research is begging to be done. This weekend Sweets and I moved up 2/3 of our house to our new place in Portland. Sweets’ first day of work is today, so it [...]

Delicious Destination Move: to Portland

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

Like everyone else, those Fabulous Food Network Awards convinced us: Sweets and I are moving to Portland Oregon. Well not exactly our true motivation, but the result is still the same. The energy has been crackling here with moving plans. Mixed in with the excitement is the sour news that Sweets and I will be [...]


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