Posts tagged ‘cooking’

June 8, 2008

Mr. Rabbit Must Die

Been busy for awhile.
Some ideas just wouldn’t let go.
They’re bookthongs.

And a consolation prize for staying home alone.

1. a tub of mascarpone, 2 egg yolks, 50g icing sugar
2. 2 egg white
3. biscuits / lady fingers
4. 2 shots espresso, 2 shots amaretto
5. chocolate powder / grated chocolate
… see you in 3 hours …

Oh, and poor Mr. Rabbit.

May 16, 2008

Icecream is Optional, Rum is Imperative

Totally blame Viroj for bringing up the subject of icecream on a hot day.[1]

I don’t usually go to the local supermarket for grocery, preferring to dash into a larger store at the train station on the way home. A few days ago I went to our local EDK to pick up some milk, and ended up with a bottle of Mint Bailey’s.[2]. Today before crossing out all the items on the shopping list [3], I grabbed a bottle of white rum. Who knows what I’ll be bringing back next.

What is the rum for? Oh, this.

Another grill this Sunday, and another plan I came up with: Rum&resin icecream to cool down the heat and wash down the grease. So for this brilliant idea, I bought rum and resin, literally. With a tub of vanilla icecream as an afterthought.

Som’s Rum&Resin Icecream
– 1 shot of Rum
– add Sprite or soda to half a glass
– float a scoop or two of vanilla icecream in the mix
– decorate with resin
– enjoy

[1] How am I going to survive summer if spring is this hot?
[2] Served on the rock after the chicken-wing grill on Sunday. Andrea, Joegen and even Anna (with a dash of cold milk) loved it. The tug-o-war between Andrea’s trying to raise a respectable Schwäbisch kid (with S. beer and all), and my trying to give Anna some Irish influence is on.
[3] This house’s occupants’ shopping lists are gradually merging together. It’s uncanny.
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July 6, 2007

Lunch Box and Portrait

เลือกพริกหยวกสองสีนี้มาโดยเฉพาะ hand-picked จาก Delhaze :D

Portrait ใหม่!
นานแล้วที่ไม่ได้เปิด Illustrator
เฮ้อ จำ short-cut ถูกบ้าง มั่วบ้าง สับสนไปหมด

น่าเบื่อตรงที่ต้องไปเปลี่ยน portrait เองหลายเวป บางที่ก็จำกัดขนาดด้วยซ้ำ
(Oh, the horror of cropping! Can’t it just be resized?!)

  • Vox
  • Flickr (48×48, .png accepted, transparency)
  • (croppable on page, .png accepted, transparency)
  • (size not specified, perhaps resized to fit in the comment badge. Since it runs a ‘Publish’ system, I think old posts’ portraits won’t be updated)
  • DeviantArt

Port เก่า เอาเก็บกรุ

โอ้…. ทน Rich Text Editor ของ Vox ไม่ไหวแล้ว
มันฉลาดเกินไป หรือเราโง่ไปก็ไม่รู้ สื่อสารกันไม่รู้เรื่อง
คาดว่าคงย้ายกลับไป ScribeFire ยิงเข้า WordPress เหมือนเดิม
แล้วค่อย import เข้ามาฝังวิดีโอ/เพลงในนี้ทีหลัง

March 17, 2007

What’s Keeping Me Busy


P’ Opp and I call this Martha-Stewart Syndrome, or MSS in short.
Supposedly, it’s how I vent out stress and frustration during months-long exam period — by turning into a domesticated housewife.

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March 1, 2007

Orange-Coffee Biscotti

The poor orange’s zest was totally scrapped.
While scraping, I was torn between cackling evilly and wincing. Then some red liquid was seeping from now-white skin.

(What kind of orange is it? I just randomly picked up a mesh beutel of vitamin C)

The comp is shamelessly borrowed from CookingforEngineers — They have the best instructions for culinarily-challenged!moi

I was too lazy to go carting (hoarding) more chocolate from Lindt. Luckily, I found the last stash of Christmas chocolate hidden near piles of old newspaper.

Yes, I did check the expiration date :D

The dough even before baking was already brown-ish from instant coffee, making it harder to see if the logs are baked enough. Change of recipe from JoyofBaking to CookingforEngineers: 15 min -> 40 min.