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chris' birthday cake (2009) [19 Aug 2009|08:33pm]

...olive oil & citrus loaf cake with zesty lemon & vanilla bean creme...

this is partially stolen from manhattan's abraco coffee shop. but who cares, it tastes good.

so this is what you need:
1.25 cups unbleached flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon koarse salt
2 large eggs
3/4cup organic milk (any percent, considering mine came out perfect with skim)
1/2 mild olive oil (mmmmm)
2 teaspoons finely grated citrus peel ( i used lime, but it is recommended orange, but lime tasted amazing)

preheat oven 325 degrees
9x5x3 pan
whisk eggs milk oil and peel in a large bowl
add dry ingredients
bake for 60 mins
cool for 20 mins or more

lemon vanilla creme:

1 half pint heavy cream
1/2 lemon zest
1 cup organic sugar
1 vanilla bean

whisk until creamy.
serve with cake

i did all of this with a kitchen-aid, but you could totally do it with a strong arm and a whisk :)

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[10 May 2009|05:11pm]


i have a lisp.
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[16 Apr 2006|04:50pm]

cute idea:

instead of risking the diluting of a soda,
but adding some nice citrus zest,
cut a lemon up into thin slices for your drink,
bag & put in the freezer.
this way, not only will you have lemon in your
soda, or water, but they will also keep your
drink cold :)
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[20 Mar 2006|04:15pm]

baked tortilla chips

stuff you'll need:

handmade tortillas (usually come in a package with about 6)
olive oil (vegetable if absolutely necessary, but not recommended)
spritz bottle

here we go:

- preheat oven to 350.
-cut tortillas into triangles or strips
-grease a baking sheet lightly
-plase tortilla portions onto sheet
& spritz the oil lightly over the batch.
-sprinkle a generous amount of salt
over the chips, and any other spices
you wish to use for a new twist.

monitor your chips until they're baked golden brown.

serve up with some guacamole or hummus, mm.
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first post [20 Mar 2006|03:46pm]

hey y'all. i created this out of an urge to be exposed to more cooking & food oriented
things. feel free to post all of your own recipies, as well as new discoveries you've made
from published recipies (just be sure to credit the source, please). feel free to include
pictures of the finished product, if you want as well. reviews of restaurant dishes are
also an option, too! cooking & baking is a wonderful therapy, and i want to make
sure we can all share the peaceful joy that comes from it.

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