Friday, October 12, 2012


"maybe all restaurant cooks should be routinely tested for sensitivity to the basic seasonings" - Harold McGee

This is really interesting as I love white pepper and use it in most of my food in place of black pepper unless the recipe specifically calls for black pepper. And I agree with him on testing for sensitivity to seasonings!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Seriously boozy ice cream

Upon hearing I recently received an ice cream machine as a gift, a friend of mine sent me a link to how to make boozy ice cream. Not just booze-flavored ice cream, actually boozy-enough-to-make-you-tipsy ice cream. I can't wait to start making these! Go check it out if you love booze and ice cream!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Whisk Kid

Go check out this blog that I discovered today. I'm not big on sweets or cake or blogs about them in general, preferring savory things, but her pictures are so beautiful and inspiring that I went out and bought myself an ice cream maker today (that my dad paid for as an early birthday/Christmas gift) for the first time after seeing these:

Ice Cream Sandwich 2 by ~bittykate on deviantART

Now I'm just looking for a cooke-cutter with scalloped edges.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A quote from Cora

My dad bought me a book, an autobiography of Cora Tsouflidou, an entrepreneur who started a chain of breakfast restaurants in Quebec that expanded across Canada. She was raised Catholic in the 1960's and writes about it in her book. At one point she writes "If love was the only important thing, there would be no gates in front of heaven, God would be everywhere, and there would be no hell." That made me think "But it is and those things are true!" It's a pity that she didn't learn more about Orthodoxy, since she was married to a Greek man for a time, she might have learned otherwise.

Edit: In finishing the book she did finally write that love is the most important thing :)