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hunn wai, i want one. pretty please. i have roots in singapore you know… :).
i was definitely in the era of aol chat (‘96ish). that is when i remember using the internet on a regular basis. dang dial up. i wasted hours of my life chatting with boys i was too afraid to talk to in jr. high.
i know last wednesday i didn’t post a recipe. so today i’m going to give you two. as this blog develops, you can look forward to entry patterns (i.e. your trusty tuesday tune, the recipe of wednesday, design and d-i-y friday’s…etc. etc.) of course other random blogs will be painted into the big picture :).
on monday we had a small breakfast for dinner gathering. it was choice. the people, the food, the butter. haha. i wish i had pictures but all i got was this (ouch). so i’m waiting on tufts for his set :) anyways, i experimented by baking up a blood orange tart with salted caramel sauce that turned out to be pretty darn beautiful—in all ways. it’s so funny how the beauty of a fruit can be so inspiring (huh ash?). [blood oranges will definitely be my fave fruit for a while]. the crust on this tart is to die for. the blood oranges give it a unique burst of tangy yet sweeeeeeeeeeeeet goodness and just when you think it can’t get any better, HELLO!, the salted caramel sauce creates a glorious firework show in your mouth for your taste buds and those around you. no, not because it is HOT haha (speakin’ of hot…:) or spicy, but because this tart tastes just that amazing!!! the blend of those three things…mmmmmmm…you really get a bang for you buck. this tart knocked my socks off (literally) and i hope it will knock yours off too. i got this recipe from cast sugar’s blog but it is originally from food and wine’s january 2008 issue. enjoy this gem!!!!!!! no seriously…enjoy!!!!!!!
ok now that i have stopped drooling, the second recipe of the day is more on the healthier side. it is however, nonetheless delicious! growing up i would long for this breakfast goodness whenever i would travel to my uncle’s house in portland. i knew every morning, it would be patiently sitting on the table (along with its buddy ‘homemade soy milk’) waiting for me to eat it. so here it is. uncle caleb’s FAMOUS granola.
1. 1 canister of old-fashioned oats (42 oz.)
2. 2 c whole wheat flour
3. 1 c wheat germ
4. 1 c flax meal
5. ½ c bran (optional)
6. 1/2 -1 cup raw sunflower seeds (optional)
In a separate bowl, mix:
7. 2 c brown sugar—not packed (less if desired [1 ½ c])
8. 1 ½ c olive oil
9. 1 ¼ c water
10. 1 t salt
- Mix dry ingredients and sprinkle cinnamon if desired
- Mix liquid ingredients until brown sugar is dissolved
- Mix dry and liquid ingredients
- If chunkier granola is desired—add some oil and water to moisten mixture
- Bake at 300 degrees for one hour stirring every 10-15 minutes (turn with spatula if chunks are desired)
- After 50 min., turn temperature down to 250 degrees and bake for another 15-20 minutes
- When finished baking, set granola aside to cool; then add other desired ingredients
hmmmm…i think i will make this today :)
my dear friends tric, bruce, and tommy of garage voice just released their new album “let us reconcile”. they are currently touring and will be here in so. cal on march 7 at our very own re:Live night service (8PM) in loma linda. check the rest of their tour dates out here.
here’s in my iniquity. enjoy!
i got a wart removed on my thumb in 6th grade. it bubbled. it popped. it scarred.
CALLING ALL PANCAKE EATERS. support local children’s hospitals through Children’s Miracle Network tomorrow, february 24 (national pancake day), by eating at IHOP! (what what?) they’re offering a free short stack (3) of buttermilk pancakes from 7 am to 10 pm! of course they are collecting donations for their project. eat and donate. it’s pretty simple yeah?
“a monthly dose of chic, unique, and sometimes offbeat”. for you tarzhay lovers out there, check out r.h.s.. this shoppe offers sweet finds (like these inside-out champagne glasses i almost, but didn’t buy for zee wedding) seen on many chic and groovy (groovy…really?) blogs/shoppies out there (brooklyn bride, meade design group, the green head). gals, you’ll enjoy. guys? c’mon now, bust it for your woman..or man. (hint hint) cheers!