Saturday, December 31, 2011

Crochet Project Two

The second baby blankey, which has been claimed by J.

I like this join better than the previous one as the blanket lays completely flat.

Sarah P

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Braised Chicken Thighs - World Famous | Stella Culinary

Braised Chicken Thighs - World Famous | Stella Culinary: Braised chicken thighs are by far one of my favorite things to cook and eat. Working as a chef in an upscale restaurant, serving things like duck pate, prime beef and sous-vide yada yada up the yin yang, all I want to eat on my days off is something simple and comforting. For me, braised chicken thighs always does the trick.

In one of my forum posts I asked the readers to play a game with me, a little game called "the death row meal". It is a game that chefs and cooks have been playing for centuries, a good ice breaker to find out what a fellow food lover is all about.

Well, for me, this is it. If I were to die tomorrow, this is what I would eat tonight. Chicken thighs are the most used muscle of the animal, making it full or all sorts of great flavor. You see, the more exercise an animal’s muscle gets, the more connective tissue and collagen it is able to build up. This makes the cut of meat tough if cooked incorrectly (read seared rare), but if cooked low and slow in a braising liquid, all that collagen and tissue breaks down into gastronomic heaven!
Fe sent me this link, and I have had it opened for months. I wanted to try it for my Birthday celebration, but I accidentally had 14 people over, so I didn't think I had enough frying pan space to attempt this! Having said that though, I did manage to cook 9 T Bones and provide a cream sauce, a new record for me!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Crochet Project One

Baby blankey! This one is a six panel, with a very simple border.

The joins on this blanket were sewn together. I don't like the ridged effect from it though.

Sarah P

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Call for Photos - a Project on Real Women

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What The Vitamin Industry Does Not Want You To Know � The Mommypotamus

What The Vitamin Industry Does Not Want You To Know � The Mommypotamus: Do you pick up your child’s dinner plate – sigh over the untouched veggies – and then think “oh well, at least he/she takes vitamins!”? Well then, I have good news and bad news. First – and you are going to LOVE me for this – it’s okay if your child doesn’t eat tons of veggies.

I haven't talked about food on this blog much, but I have been thinking about it quite a lot. My diet has slowly shifted over time, moving away from wheat based and/or processed foods and settling firmly into the whole foods camp. It's part low to mod carb diet, part paleo with dairy, and lots of fun.

I've been reading a few articles on food, so I'll start posting them here, and maybe we can get some discussion going. I liked this article I found, as it supports some of the thoughts I have had about food and nutrition. Multivitamins are a processed food, after all, and I've always wondered if they are as useful as people think they are. While the article talks primarily about children, a lot of the discussion is applicable to adults too.