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30
Jan
15

shopping

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30
Jan
15

Chocolate mini cupcakes

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Less chocolately than Hersey’s recipe, good to have for treats, lunches etc other than cookies. Slightly over baked almost like a cookie or brownie bites..

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30
Jan
15

Chocolate Sauce

Basically a chocolate mixture.
Sort of like a ganache .

I have used this as a spread like Nutella , very good on toast, pita bread, ice cream etc. or as a frosting if made in larger quantities .

In a Double boiler.

Semi sweet 60% cacao chips about 10 ounces
Heavy cream 1/2 cup?
Your fav espresso or strong brewed coffee.
Add:

Cinnamon, ground
Vanilla
Salt
1 egg

Coconut oil, defines the flavour other than using butter or other oils.
10x sugar

Most of the amounts were off the cuff, basically in a double boiler mixture, temper in the egg if necessary , heat through. Can be cooled and refrigerated for a thicker texture.
Crime de menthe liqueur , probably less than a shot, add last when chocolate is almost cool.

30
Jan
15

Rice and pork casserole with diced eggplant

Rice casserole
Basically a baked rice casserole with vegetables, eggplant, onion, carrots, greens and pork neck.

Rice , one cup
Water, 2 cups, with a bit of beef broth instant beef broth. Season with ancho pepper flakes.
Slightly cook rice in a frypan over medium heat till light brown.
Remove to a 2 quart casserole.
Sauté additional veggies , onion and carrot in butter.
Turn into casserole with rice.
Brown pork neck bones in a bit of oil, set aside. Of course, season with salt and pepper.
Deglaze pan with wine scrape brown bits, and add to casserole.
Briefly sauté greens and add to casserole .
Add diced eggplant, previously peeled, sliced, salted and rinsed.
Mix all the additions with the rice in the casserole, it may be necessary to place ingredients in a bowl to mix them properly and return to casserole.
Nestle the pork necks in the rice, cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
Check to see rice is cooked , water is absorbed.

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 Didn’t take any pictures of the finished dish.  Just as a note you could probably cook this stovetop a paella. 

30
Jan
15

Recent Pizza

Making pizza recently, probably not as often as before, but usually dictated by ingredients on hand and if I’ve been baking bread often.

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Bread:

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24
Jan
15

energy saving refrigerator light bulb

Bought this bulb to check it out and decided to put it in the fridge….

 

http://www.supplyhouse.com/Topaz-79941-LA17-4-827-E26-61-LA17-LED-A-Style-Bulb-120v-4-Watts

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24
Jan
15

food shopping…….

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