Monday, May 9, 2011

pastahotdogsandwich

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I just ate a sandwich made of microwaved pasta sauce and fried hot dog slices. I think this is a new low.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pumpkin Fever

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So, I anticipated missing a lot of things about the states when I left for Edinburgh for the semester. I did not account, however, for how little they believe in the use of pumpkin during the fall here, though! Starbucks doesn't even have the Pumpkin Spice Latte here...(although there is a little cafe down the street that makes them apparently...I am totally planning on checking that out...).

This is all just some background on why I was so excited when I saw this walking home from campus yesterday:



Ya, that is right! Libby's! Mmmmm. I ran in the store, quickly checked the price (not sure what my limit would have been...if that is even possible):



And impulsively bought it.

Then I realized that I don't have a can opener. Or anything to store leftovers in (no way am I eating it all on one occasion, this stuff is gold). Or an oven....hmmm....

So, in honor of my silliness, and ongoing quest to figure this predicament out, and procrastination from work I should be doing, here are some pumpkin recipes I would be making if I had access to a legitimate kitchen:

1. Joy the Baker's Pumpkin Pie Poptarts with a Maple Glaze: http://www.joythebaker.com/blog/2010/10/pumpkin-pie-pop-tarts-with-maple-glaze/

2. Culinary Concoctions by Peabody's White Chocolate-Pumpkin Topped Blondies: http://www.culinaryconcoctionsbypeabody.com/2010/09/22/its-the-great-pumpkin-hoarder-charlie-brown/

3. Coconut & Lime's Pumpkin Five Spice Sweet Rolls: http://coconutlime.blogspot.com/2009/10/pumpkin-five-spice-sweet-rolls.html

and

4. Peas and Thank You's (Vegan) Save some bucks pumpkin scones: http://peasandthankyou.com/2010/10/14/pumpkintervention/

nom nom! Enjoy, those who are able to bake! You very well may see these on tastyface come December....

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Nom-ing in Scotland

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Hello! Again, this blog has been neglected, but I am here in an attempt to rescue it.

Unfortunately, I have not had access to a kitchen in Scotland (living in catered dining halls, but that is another story), so there is not a recipe involved in this post, but there is some excellent food that I had from a local business and some recipes that might make something similar!

Ok, so like I said, I got myself lunch out today...also dessert. My lunch was a DELICIOUS slice of broccoli, rocket (aka arugula) and tomato quiche. Picture:



It was very good! I have been skimping on getting lunch here to save some money, but at less than 1.50 quid, how can I say no? Plus, I LOVE broccoli. Like in a serious weirdo kind of way....

Here is a recipe for broccoli quiche, in case anyone is feeling inspired by my lunch choice.

For my mid-afternoon dessert, I treated myself to a much less reasonably priced....



Slice of Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake!!!


I will say, it was absolutely worth the price though. It came highly recommended by the guy working there (who I have chatted with a few times. He shares my enthusiasm for getting Pumpkin Ale in Scotland), and now it comes highly recommended by me!



Just a little gift to myself for making it to class after only 5 hours of sleep and encouragement for writing my TFA letter of intent.

Here is a recipe for White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake. I highly recommend it, but probably only if you have people to share with. Definitely not low calorie!

Alright, that is it for me now! Have a lovely day!

Cheers! (to be British for you!)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

You too can make cupcakes

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"Its Friday...I guess those crazy cupcake hookers are on tv tonight"- @adancerdances

Ok. There is a serious cupcake craze. It is undeniable. It is a little much. I think there are at least 3 new cupcake shows that have aired in the last month.

This post is a reminder: You too can make cupcakes.

It is doable. Believe it or not. I know you may have forgotten.

Here is a pretty delicious red velvet (the mother of them all) cupcake via Joy the Baker. Check it out on her site and follow her because her recipes are to die for!