This was a first for me – I don’t have any childhood memories of eating bowls of comforting rice pudding. In a household where skim milk and frozen yogurt reign, you don’t get indulgences like that. Not that I didn’t have awesome desserts growing up, just nothing that contained full-fat cream.
Archive for March, 2009
I was wondering what kind of challenge we’d be thrown this month for Daring Bakers. Last month was easy as they come, and I was cringing in anticipation of some ridiculously complicated, week-long project. Luckily it didn’t take me a week, just an afternoon/evening. It wasn’t particularly easy and it was a crazy day overall, [...]
What do you do with an underripe cantaloupe, some overripe strawberries and a half-empty bottle of wine?
I feel fairly confident in saying that every single person (at least in the US) who has ever made, eaten or even mentioned macarons has had to explain themselves. No, they are NOT macaroons. So stop looking at me like I sprouted a third eye when I go on about how delicate and finicky they [...]
This is a recipe I’d like to tweak some more, but the ingredients are not terribly easy to come by. However, the flavor pairing I picked is one I really like.
Happy Pi(e) Day!
This wasn’t the easiest project I’ve ever undertaken in the kitchen. Well, it was easy in the sense that the recipe was simple and didn’t take too long to put together, but the planning wasn’t the simplest. In this particular instance it turned out to be a good thing that I waste countless hours reading [...]
Oof, right now the last thing I really want to talk about is sweet things. I had a busy, fun day filled with friends and sugar. It was the first really spring-like day of the year and we got out and enjoyed it, and earlier Z and I shared a plethora of really good cookies. [...]
I know quinces are not quite in season anymore, but they still had some at Whole Foods when I went down there last week and I had to load up on as many non-bruised ones as I could. That turned out to be an underwhelming four, but that’s plenty to experiment with!