Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
It's not as good as the A-Punk video (correction thanks to miguel)... and I can't handle that font when I'm not watching a Wes Anderson film. It just isn't right.
Full disclosure: I once used that font for a PowerPoint presentation. But that was for the express purpose of mocking the use of PowerPoint. And it didn't even work, because I'm bad at PowerPoint.
Anyway, I'm back from Puerto Rico. Coming soon, an attempted ice cream cake. I hope.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
1. We started the day at the Bacardi refinery. Free tour, free drinks. Not-free rum cake. These are delicious mojitos.
3. Agua de coco by the beach in Luquillo.
2. My next meal by El Yunque tropical rainforest, where I swam under a waterfall. Empanadilla de camarones (shrimp) and sorullos (fried corn sticks).
1. The place.
5. Me: Asopao de Camarones. Shrimp + rice soup... kind of. Five hundred stars.
6. Little sister: Churrasco (beef)
6. My mami and I outside Abuela's house.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Tomorrow afternoon I'm off to Puerto Rico for a family vacation and reunion. I'll be updating periodically about what I'm doing (and eating!) with many pictures for all. It's going to be beautiful. And when I return... the birthday cake recipe experimenting begins!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday night was pizza from scratch night with some lovely ladies (pictured above). You may be wondering, as my father was, where did I get the scratch? Well it turns out for all the high price we pay for pizza I had most of the ingredients for crust and sauce right in my kitchen!
I've made pasta sauce before, so that wasn't scary, but I was super intimidated about homemade crust. The yeast! The rising! The tossing in the air! But it was so easy to make, and not too hard to roll out. Yes... I resorted to the rolling pin. We ended up with one perfect pizza, one slightly messy one and one pile of cheese sauce and bread. I'm not posting my own directions because the directions for this stuff are long... so I'll just link over.
Crust from 101 cookbooks
Sauce from Martha Stewart
We topped one pizza with fresh mozzarella and basil, and another with the same plus pepperoni for meat eaters and green chile for New Mexican Adrianne. Tasty, tasty, tasty. It's entirely worth it to make your own crust and sauce.