Saturday, February 21, 2009

Love At First Bite

The Greeks had it right when they described eros as destructive. This cupcake is cute and dainty, but after the first bite, you are hit with a primal urge to consume it. This cupcake might not launch a thousand ships, but it could launch a few punches.

I'm not a big cupcake fan. They're either dry or so moist that they break when you bite into them. Too often, they're coated with thick, glue-like frosting. But today I learned that those are not cupcakes, this baby here, is a cupcake.
There's just a tiny bit of resistance in the frosting when you bite down, and then your teeth slice down through the cream cheese and cake. The frosting is a bright burst of tangy lemony sweetness. It's not sour or tart or overwhelmingly sweet, but definitively lemon-y that flavors the whole cupcake. The cake itself (because i tasted them separately between sips of tea) is light and moist without being spongy or cakey. It's just the thing for tea parties!
Love at First Bite is located at 1510 Walnut Street, Suite G, Berkeley, CA 94709.
There was one bite left.
And then there was none.
"No," howled Sookie as Apis swallowed the last crumb. "No."
Will Sookie ever forgive Apis for not sharing the cupcake?  Will Apis ever forgive Sookie for punching him?  Find out next time on The Goth Bunny (and friends).

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Too Much Chicken Soup

How did I end up with so much chicken soup? It all started

with some beautiful carrots...

and some frozen ground turkey...

I wanted to make this...

but I ended up making this...

and now I feel like this...

Oh dear.

The End.
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Three Dishes in 90 minutes

Pasta with diced tomato, broccoli, and squash, Broccoli stir fry with carrots and snow peas, and stir fried spicy green beans.
My Tuesday morning class stopped meeting so I thought I should do my cooking for the week. I had a lot of random stuff in my fridge (ie three crowns of broccoli and a bag of broccoli florets) so I decided to cook it all.
The pasta was super easy. I boiled the pasta according to the directions. While it was cooking, I skinned a yellow squash (it was kind of old and the skin was gross) and diced it along with a tomato. I three the squash and the broccoli into the boiling pasta for the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Then I minced one clove of garlic, cooked it in a little olive oil, threw in the pasta and veggies, warmed it through, added a dash of white wine and a lot of Parmesan cheese.
The broccoli stir fry was also easy but not as tasty. My friend taught me how to make it but I should have paid more attention. I skinned a carrot and cut it into triangles. Cooked it with some olive oil and garlic until it was softened. Threw in the broccoli, a few dashes of soy sauce, a quarter cup of water and simmered it. At the last minute I remembered I had snow peas, took out the strings, and threw them in. The broccoli came out a little mushy. :(
An ex taught me how to make the green beans. You boil the beans for a few minutes. Then fry them in olive oil, garlic, and hot sauce.  
So, instead of doing homework/ reading, I made food. Yay!
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