Monthly Archives: December 2010
Ever since our honeymoon in CA, I’ve been dreaming of a dessert I had there. It was the most delicious dessert I have ever had. Period. The restaurant named it “like water for chocolate”. To give you an idea of how much I loved it… we returned to the restaurant the next night just to have the dessert again. THAT’S how good it was. I even took a picture so that I could remember it forever.
Last week, the raspberries were on sale at Harris Teeter. I picked up 4 little boxes so that I could attempt a raspberry reduction for the first time. I used Emeril’s recipe because it seemed simple enough that I couldn’t screw it up.
I could tell as soon as I strained it that something was just not right. The reduction came out a bit too watery, but it was still yummy so I didn’t care. I think I may not have added enough raspberries? I know what you’re thinking: Did Rocio make that perfect looking angel food cake? The answer is a resounding “NOPE!” I cheated and bought a splenda made cake at Teeter.
I think I’ll try this recipe one more time before I go looking for another one. I just really want to recreate the magic from that dessert. I’ll let you know how it comes out next time!
I’m thinking of starting a tab where I can list my new cookbooks. The coolest thing about this blog adventure (so far) has been how excited my loved ones have gotten. Mom sent a stack of books (picture 1), I bought a few online that I have been testing out (picture 2), and my sweet friends made a collection of recipes for my birthday (not pictured).
The post-it notes indicate recipes I want to try…and yes… they are color coded!
It’s finals week on my end, so I’m afraid I must bid you adieu. The class that inspired this wonderful blog is demanding that an epic research paper be turned in by Monday. I have almost everything lined up to begin writing except one interview that will take place tomorrow morning.
I’ll be back next week with some yummy experiments!
I strongly dislike starting December with a mediocre recipe. I’m a sucker for soup, but something about this didn’t appeal to me.
The combination of spices sounded interesting (cumin seeds and chili flakes), and it even called for fresh ginger! But somewhere between the blended sweet potatoes and chickpeas, and the added spinach, it fell flat. Luckily, I made cornbread muffins to go with the soup, and they salvaged the meal. The soup didn’t taste as bland with the crumbled muffins in it 🙂
Lame as this post (and soup) has been, there are exciting things on the horizon! Two of my friends have agreed to let me showcase their favorite recipe on Feature Friday! I’m also hoping to get a step-by-step “how to” from mom on her delicious spanish tortilla. It’s all very exciting and I look forward to sharing it with you!
Here’s to December, and to the end of 2010!