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Random stuff I've been up to

Today I went shopping and ended up looking at Shun knives. I didn't buy any because that's some serious cash, but now I know what I want so I can save up for it.

I got home in time to handle my on-call shift for work. Fortunately it was a quiet shift so I spent some time in the kitchen. I made french onion soup and an angel food cake. The soup was ok by itself, but once I added the cheese toast it became quite good. I think that my substitution of mead for the white wine resulted in the soup being a bit too sweet. Next time I'll use something drier. The cake came out quite well (I've been making it a lot lately) and we topped some with strawberries and macadamia nut liqueur. That was quite a treat.

In other food news I've been practicing making coconut cake. I've made it three times. The first was an unequivocal disaster (the cake was dry and the frosting thin resulting in the cake absorbing the frosting overnight effectively un-frosting the cake) so it went in the bin. I got it right the second and third times, but I think that it can be even better with some tweaking. I really like the 7 minute frosting, it's easy to make and quite tasty, not heavy like butter cream.

Work has been going very well. My project is approaching beta launch which is very exciting. I'll be down in the bay area in a few weeks, anyone want to hang out?

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qfemale
Mar. 3rd, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
- fresh coconut cream
- coconut extract
- coconut water

I only know what coconut milk is. Well I guess the real question is if the stores here sell all that stuff!

LOL yeah my BF is good at eating much :-p
matthew
Mar. 3rd, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
The coconut water is the liquid from inside the coconuts. The other two (and the coconut milk) can be made at home and are infinitely better when you do. Here are the recipes:

Coconut milk and cream
Coconut extract

qfemale
Mar. 13th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you, at some point, i will try this!