Friday, July 20, 2012

Because I am cruel.

Today, I made cookies. They are a wee bit lemony, and they have poppy seeds in them. I then smushed some blackberry cabernet sorbet (ooh! ahh!) in between two of them. It is delicious, and I thought you'd like to know.*

*except that it's really just because I'm evil. But we'll pretend it's in the interest of representing my life accurately on this here blog. Because I do that so faithfully.

Happy Friday.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Something I could get used to

You know, I’ve never been the type to really look forward to summer. I mean, it’s nice, but it’s always been a three-month heat wave punctuated too frequently with days when I just can’t wait for school to start back up. This summer’s been nice, though. Different. I got to shave off a nice month of the summer right from the get-go by being in London for most of May. And now, filling my days with cooking whatever strikes my fancy, learning the score to a hard piece of musical theatre, reading a couple Agatha Christie novels, and bopping around Houston to visit friends - that’s something I could get used to. I mean, already this summer I’ve gotten to make all these fun things:
  • tostadas 
  • peanut noodles 
  • a fancy BLT, fried egg and all 
  • turkey chili 
  • strawberry froyo 
  • peach streusel cake 
  • chicken tikka masala 
  • raspberry scones 
  • whole wheat chocolate chip cookies 
  • jazzed-up apricot goat cheese prosciutto paninis 
  • a “corn chowder” salad 
  • gingerbread cookies 
  • biscuits! 
  • blackberry apricot pie 
  • pork tomato ravioli
  • honey-yogurt tart with blackberries and raspberries 
  • barbecue sauce 
  • pulled barbecued chicken sandwiches with that barbecue sauce 
  • strawberry conserve 
  • tomato jam
look how cute!

And there’s plenty more where that came from. All I’m saying is, I think I might finally get what all the fuss about summer is about. It’s about time.