September 15, 2014

Accidental Panna Cotta

This was completely made and cooked in the blender, which can generate heat with the friction of the blades on the liquid. I was actually trying to make vanilla pudding, but it ended up being too stiff and gelling like a gelatin-based panna cotta. The cherry sauce is just blended cherries and sugar (but later I added some vitamin C powder because I noticed it oxidizing). Proportions are off - should've been much smaller with more sauce.

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September 12, 2014

Vitamix Cherry Ice Cream

Deal of the year: scored a Vitamix for $300.
Also, the frozen cherries that Costco sells are pretty awesome.

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May 22, 2013

Snack: Cheese Plate

Costco has some great cheese at great prices (like 1/3 the price of grocery). In particular, their parm and gruyere are REALLY good. I've plated them here with pecans, prunes, blackberries and roasted garlic cloves sprinkled with sea salt.

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November 09, 2012

French Toast

This looks yummier than it actually was - but it was still pretty good. I didn't soak the bread for quite long enough and the bread wasn't completely soaked through with custard. Not very healthy, but I had eggs and the bread at costco was fresh so I had bought 2 baguettes.

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December 15, 2011

Apple Crumble Pie

Over-thickened. Also, the pie that I made for mom's birthday had some Spy apples (courtesy of Jen's apple picking excursion). The tart Spies made for a noticeable improvement in the pie.

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December 13, 2011

Berry Smoothie

Still going with the blender. Actually, what I like best is a lot of yogurt and milk, with not too much fruit... it gets all bubbly and frothy. But this is good too.

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November 23, 2011

Mango Ice

I bought a blender, the Ninja Pro something. I wanted a Vitamix, but they're too expensive. This was only 70 bucks and does pretty fantastic ices with frozen mango and yogurt.

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November 21, 2011

Lemon Meringue Pie

Made this for Naomi's birthday. Standard America's Test Kitchen recipe, done in my convection toaster. Oops, small thumbnail. Click to enlarge.

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October 25, 2011

Carrot Cake

Mom made a carrot cake for my birthday - of COURSE I pigged out :)

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