Friday, August 18, 2006

my kitchen is being over run by herbs

hey all - i need recipes that incorporate rosemary, dill, chives, or mint.
i bought some small plants and within two weeks the rosemary has doubled and the chives are insanely tall, as is the dill. the mint is just growing beautifully in a fragrant cascade down the window sill.
maybe i'll bake a lot of rosemary bread and drink lots of mojitos.

speaking of baking - i tried this recipe for raspberry lime bread, and it was pretty good. it didn't come out nearly as pretty as that picture, but it tasted pretty good. the lime was subtle, i wish it was a bit stronger. i cut back on the sugar a little bit since i was using turbinado sugar, and used whole wheat pastry flour instead of all purpose flour. the milk i used was almond milk, which i think lent it a softer flavor, almost creamy.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

buy an icecream maker

I got an ice cream maker. I think I am obsessed. How is it that making ice cream is easier than baking cookies?

The first batch I did was banana-buttermilk ice cream, but I added two handfuls of chocolate chips. Amazing. I also cut the sugar in half. The taste? Unreal. The consistency isn't like store bought ice cream, it melts in your mouth a bit more, but still. Ice cream.

The lady who writes bakingsheet just put up a caramelized banana ice cream. Insanitude.

Speaking of which - wtf!