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The egg white went into a biscuit. Which needed cheese.

November 25, 2008 Leave a comment

Individual chocolate pot de creme. Nuked, natch.

So good, it makes me wish they sold containers of egg yolks next to those containers of egg whites at the grocer’s. I mean, it would only be fair.

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And that's when I realized everything might be ok (eventually)

November 25, 2008 Leave a comment

I was commuting to work, thinking about creating a recipe for gingerbread men/ginger snap cookies, when it hit me. Everything I cooked for Thanksgiving was done “to taste” and “to feel.”

The recipes were blueprints only, and I disagreed with them on several points and went my own way. A cheesecake is a cheesecake is a cheesecake, and even a bad cheesecake is probably good.

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What's in a (blog) name?

November 25, 2008 Leave a comment

Took up Turbulence Training. I paid far too much for the bodyweight workout package — or did I? Hey, I’m on week 2, and it seems to be working (better than jogging, better than 8-days-a-week martial arts), and I was even able to stop weighing myself every single day.

Peace of mind: Priceless.

Now, I’m just going to IF and cook delicious, nutrient-dense food.

Also, I have the “Akbar’s fish sticks from the sea” jingle stuck in my head.

November 25, 2008 Leave a comment

I was commuting to work, thinking about creating a recipe for gingerbread men/ginger snap cookies, when it hit me. Everything I cooked for Thanksgiving was done “to taste” and “to feel.”

The recipes were blueprints only, and I disagreed with them on several points and went my own way. A cheesecake is a cheesecake is a cheesecake*, and even a bad cheesecake is probably good.

*And a ganache is a truffle is a frosting is a block of fudge.

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It was 2:35pm in Astora…

November 24, 2008 112 comments

…and I’d already fed five cats.

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I’m going to go ahead and never see “Titanic” or “Top Gun,” while I’m ahead

November 23, 2008 Leave a comment

Oh, and I finally saw “The Notebook.” Um. Yeah, I’m thinking that much like for “St. Elmo’s Fire,” there is a critical stage of development in which you have to see this movie, or it will never make any sense to you.

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There is a box. There is a machine.

November 23, 2008 Leave a comment

Pumpkin pies: Done.
Cranberry sauce: Done.
Vanilla ice cream: Made.
Bread for stuffing: Baked and chillin’

Major DOMS in my forearms, of all things. I’ll blame the feet-on-the-ball push ups of two days ago. Zowie.

Finally got around to picking up “The Black Swan.” While it is awesome, and I don’t know what took me so long, it’s ultimately unprovable isn’t it? (I know, not the point.) On the other hand, I do feel vilified, because while I like the “Harry Potter” books as much as the next person (more or less), I have never been able to figure out why they became such a monster hit while the Diana Wynne Jones/Zylpha Keatley Snyder/Margaret Mahy books never did.

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