Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mini Epiphany

Sorry guys, size does matter.  But not the way you think.  A couple weeks ago I made the most adorable mini banana muffins, and I've been thinking about them ever since.  I have had what I would like to proclaim a mini epihany.  

Sunday, June 27, 2010

My Apologies to White Vinegar

Did you know that pickles don't appear from the ether fully formed in all their pickley glory?  Did you know that pickley is not actually a word?  I just learned both of these things recently, so I thought I would share.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tis the Season

Spring has finally made an appearance in Seattle.  For a few days this month, there was sun!  It was beautiful, and I still have the fading remnants of the year's first set of tan lines.  It's a beautiful time of year for me, really.  Those few warm days are so new and appreciated, and the others with their drip drops of rain reminding me that I do, in fact, live in a city known for its precipitation.  And then there's the spring rolls.  Not that I'd turn them down any other season of the year, but there's something so deliciously apropos about eating them at the time of their namesake.  Fresh vegetables are everywhere, and I start to remember that a cold entrĂ©e can make a pretty satisfying meal.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Musings on Vanilla

Vanilla is easily the most underrated of flavors. It has almost become synonymous with plain, or even worse, boring. Anyone who has had a really good vanilla ice cream, or wondered what gave so many desserts (even those not explicitly vanilla flavored) that extra layer of complexity in flavor, will come to appreciate the gifts of this most unappreciated of flavors.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

First Course

Eating is highly underrated. It is something I enjoy, and do more often than any other activity that I like nearly as much. Why not take those multiple opportunities each day to have something enjoyable, and maybe even positively affect your world/community by making smart choices about it. I love food. I would like to give it the respect it deserves.