November 23, 2016

A Night In The Life: A Gilmore Girls Reunion Cocktail

The following is entirely made up and is not affiliate in any way with the official Gilmore Girls television show…

Scene: Rory and Lorelai are preparing to have a mother/daughter night in.

Lorelai: Oh, let’s make cocktails!
Rory: Do we know how to make cocktails?
Lorelai: People are always makin’ ‘em on TV. How hard can it be?

Lorelai rummages in kitchen cupboard and emerges with some bottles of liquor.

November 14, 2016

Brioche Pie Crust And A PB&J Sandwich Pie

I’ve just solved all your pie crust problems.

Gone are the days of crumbly crust nightmares, falling apart before you can get them in the pan. This pie crust has two ingredients and takes 20 minutes including baking. 


October 25, 2016

Fried Mortadella Sandwich

I can’t remember when I started making my own lunches for school, but I do remember that I would get into a lunch rut where I would pack the same thing every day. A sandwich, a yogurt, an apple (peeled and sliced by my mom – I had to draw the line of independence somewhere), some crackers, and a juice box.

At one point, it was bologna on white bread with mustard. Every day.

August 28, 2016

Grapefruit Amaretto Shandy

Though September is right around the corner, the weather would have you believe its midsummer.  The sun beats down onto sweaty foreheads.  Hot, humid people fan themselves with whatever they can find. 

The only thing keeping everyone from cowering inside air conditioned houses is that cold glass in their hand.  The condensation drips down onto sandaled feet.  The cool liquid soothes hot lips. 

This is that cold drink.

August 07, 2016

Bolo Bao (Pineapple Bun) Ice Cream

The bolo bao or pineapple bun is a confusing pastry.  Mostly because there’s no pineapple in it at all!  The Chinese bakery we get ours from actually specifies this on the sign, probably so that customers don’t complain about the lack of fruit filling.  It’s actually called a pineapple bun because the crunchy, yellow topping that sits on each bun kind of, maybe, looks like a pineapple… if you squint. 

I love bolo bao – that sweet, dense pastry.  My favourite are the ones filled with coconut.  So clearly, I made it into an ice cream.