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Adventures in Bread-Baking: Part 1 2010-01-23

Last weekend I attempted to make Mark Bittman's Speedy No-Knead Bread... sort of. Being the adventurous experimenter that I am, I altered the ingredients:2 cups whole-grain flour + 1 cup all purpose flour2 cups of really warm water (instead of the 1.5 cups)I followed the rest of the recipe perfectly. However, the results were really unsatisfactory. The center was super dense and gooey, and the bread had a really really hard crust (ok, I also cooked it ...

A Go at California Rolls 2008-05-02

Well, I've tried to make some California rolls. I think they turned out OK. Not the prettiest rolls, but they tasted good... maybe I shouldn't have eaten them all, though!These were made with the following ingredients: 1 cup of rice. (most recipes call for short grain rice, but I used long grain rice)1Tbsp of Rice vinegardash of saltNoriCarrotsCucumberImitation crab meat (or real crab meat if you have it)1 AvacadoBoil 1 and 3/4 cups of ...

Super Spicy Creamy Veggie Chili 2008-01-14

I like food. I like to eat it... I like to make it. A few days ago I got a craving for some chili, and I almost had all of the ingredients that I needed. What I didn't have, was meat. So, I decided to improvise, and what resulted was the recipe below. It's sure to give all the gastric goodness of any other spicy bowl of chili!Ingredients:1 can black beans.1 can dark red kidney ...

Peppers! 2006-10-01

Thanks to my grandparents, I'm now in possession of quite a few Capsicum annuum chile peppers! Everybody that knows me, knows that I'm quite of fan of these. I'm guessing it will take me a day or two to eat all of these... I guess we'll see :)