My tea collection has grown out of hand. Here are the teas I currently have in the tea cupboard, and what I think of them: Ceylonese Black Tea This is normal orange pekoe black tea. There’s nothing special about it, but it’s a staple for me. Sometimes you just want a good black tea, to [...]
There are three jars of peanut butter in the apartment. I think this means I can avoid grocery shopping for at least two weeks!
Toast. It’s so crunchy, but it still has that soft, chewy flesh of a fresh slice of bread. Toast warms you. Peanut butter melts just enough on its surface. The crumbs get everywhere, but I would sweep the floor of my kitchen for an hour in exchange for a good slice of toast. The ding [...]
I enjoyed this essay by George Orwell on tea: link. He attacks the subject with as much force as anything he’s written. What struck me, in particular, was how much he enjoyed writing it. It’s obvious, even in his reserved tone. This is something Zinsser talks about often, and I’m noticing it often in the [...]
2 cups white flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup rye flour 3 tablespoons sugar 4 tablespoons butter 4 eggs, beaten a bunch of milk (~3 cups) Directions: Mix dry ingredients. Beat eggs. Melt butter. Mix wet ingredients. Mix all ingredients. Fry on a buttered pan on low heat. Eat. Optionally put the mix [...]
Making your own yogurt is like growing your own vegetables, but it happens overnight. The yogurt you get out of it is delicate, cheap, and way better than that gelatinous stuff you get in the store. Step one: Heat your milk to 80 C. Heat it in a double boiler like this, so it doesn’t [...]
I made this batch in the summer before school. On a scale from 1 to 10, how jealous of me are you? Thanks to David Frankhauser for his awesome tutorials.
I bought some fancy fancy Belgian chocolate for the lady the other day. The package is really cool: Like all good things, it opens up like a book: My camera sucks, so you won’t be able to read the text on the left hand “page”. It’s the English translation of the French (which is on [...]