Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Foods the you should buy Organic
7. Sweet Bell Peppers
9. Kale / Collard Greens
12. Grapes (imported)
Foods to buy that are NOT organic
" The Clean 15"
3. Sweet Corn (frozen)
15. Honeydew Melon
On February 28 my new brother-in-law Mike, will be turning a whopping 24! What an old fart huh? This last summer he came up to Alaska with my family to enjoy some fishing, camping, and see this beautiful place that I call home. We were grocery shopping one day to get our snacks for our week long camping adventure! He was absolutely adamant on getting double stuffed Oreos for the trip. At that moment I could see his burning love for those succulent cookies glistening in his eyes... not really but I could tell that he really liked them.
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup dark or light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup white sugar
Pre heat oven to 350. In a medium bowl combine flour, soda, salt, brown sugar, white sugar. Mix well
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Ingredients for Neapolitan Pizza Dough (thin crust, but not cracker thin)
1/2 cup cold water
1 2/3 cups all purpose or whole wheat flour, plus extra for kneading
3/4 teaspoon salt
Divide into two equal portions, knead briefly, then roll each portion into a tight round ball. Sprinkle a little flour on top of the balls, cover and let rise for about 1 hour.
1/3 cup Tomato-Basil Sauce
Place the Tomato-Basil sauce in the center of the dough. Using the back of a spoon, gently spread the sauce over the dough leaving a 1in border free of sauce. Place the mozzarella slice atop the sauce the place the basil atop the cheese evenly over the pizza. Place on pizza brick and a regular cookie sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
Monday, February 21, 2011
So lately I have found that I really, really like to bake! Obviously, the only things I have posted have been incredibly delicious and fattening desserts... but there's nothing wrong with that! I did however decide that I wanted to make something light and airy if you know what I mean. I found this recipe for Pavlova and decided to kick it up a notch by adding chocolate... I love chocolate... and fruit.
6 large egg whites
2 cups superfine sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
2 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
For the Toppings:
2 cups heavy cream
4 cups fruit of your choice
Flip the paper over so your meringue doesn't touch the pencil marks - you'll still be able to see the circle.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
I recently met a young mother of two up here in Alaska who has something that she would say is " a totally unnecessary hobby"... Well this totally unnecessary hobby inspired me. She makes the most fantastic and abstract cupcakes I have ever seen and heard of. After religiously looking, admiring, and drooling over her cupcake collection, I decided that I would like to try these new and interesting recipes for myself! This is my first batch of " unnecessary" cupcakes I have made that is not a boxed cake.. GO ME!