How did I not think of this earlier? Thanks Made with Pink for the inspiration!
“The Photosynthetic Restaurant: Gourmet Sunshine for Plants” is opening at the Crocker Art Museum in San Diego on April 16th. This exhibit will showcase artist Jonathan Keats’ work to provide plants with targeted wavelengths of light so as to introduce flavors of growth. I’m interested in seeing if there is any change in the plant after getting these specific gourmet wavelengths.
My parents have DirectTV which generally sucks, but the only upside is that The Cooking Channel is included with their package. This is food tv for people my age. I mostly love it because of hot ass Chuck Hughes pictured above. His food is great, and finally there is a hot guy for me to ogle while he cooks.
I am not usually a brunch fan. Diner breakfast? Of course, but not really brunch. Today, however, is my Dad’s birthday, and he loves brunch. We’re doing the fancy Langham Hotel Buffet, and I’m actually very excited! Above is some sort of raspberry sorbet, mmmm.
I have recently begun a love affair with hiking, and I have for a long time loved cooking. Now, I want to combine the two. I’m thinking of planning some mushroom foraging trips in the fall. I don’t even like mushrooms, but if you want to take me foraging I’ll whip you up a delectable meal!
I’ve been challenged to an Iron Chef Cookoff and my friend and I will be cooking for 8 of our closest friends to start off my wonderful 4 week break. I can’t divulge any menu secrets since it hasn’t happened yet, but I’m planning on kicking his ass. As long as its not too hectic I plan to update with pictures of each of our 3 course meals. I’m SO excited!
***I lost by 1 point, but it was an epic battle. He killed me w the entree, I killed him with dessert, and both of our apps were pretty badass.
I’m still in love with Iced Tea, and I’m still making it myself; I just have a few additional time saving/flavor enhancing tips.
1. I dont know why I hadn’t thought of this before, but to facilitate speed of cooling, just boil enough water for your desired number of tea bags. I used 7 bags last time so I just dumped 7 mugs of water into the pot and steeped away. Then you mix with cold water and pop in the fridge to save time and energy.
2. To get the most of of your lemons for juicing I suggest either using room temp lemons, or microwaving the lemons for 15-20 secs if they’ve just come out of the fridge.
ENJOY! I know I have been!
I’ve recently become obsessed with iced tea. I make it constantly and its super cheap and easy. Here is my ghetto recipe:
1. Boil enough water to fill a pan
2. Pop in some tea-bags (med/big pan, use like 6)
3. Let cool
4. Add juice of one lemon
Maybe I’ll experiment with iced tea cocktails. I will report with updates.