so, there’s a foot of snow-slush-ice-goo on the ground, it’s exactly 2.7°F out with windchills of 20 to 30 below zero. (i’ve been trying to teach myself to think in metric and celsius as well, but frankly, celsius is just too depressing to contemplate at the moment.) our 40 mph gusts of wind might decrease [...]
Sourdough Pretzels 1.5 c. proofed sourdough 1 c. hot water 2 T. butter 3 T. sugar 2 t. kosher salt + plenty more 5.5 c. flour 4 T. sodium bicarbonate Have all ingredients at room temperature. Dissolve sugar, salt in hot water; add butter and let it melt, then cool to lukewarm. Add proofed batter [...]
Hot town, summer in the city— Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty. Been down, isn’t it a pity: Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city. Delicious Ice Cold Lemonade Juice of 6 or 7 lemons, approx. 1 c. juice 1 c. granulated sugar 5 c. water 1/4 tsp. pure lemon extract [...]
i discovered something new this evening. if you try to make jell-o instant pudding with rice milk instead of cow milk, it doesn’t work, and you wind up with bowls of pudding soup sitting in your fridge. now i’m sad. that was my very favorite flavor of pudding. alas.
so i like to cook. i like to make things from scratch. i have cake flour in my kitchen. multiple types of sugar. that sort of thing. yesterday i got this insanely compulsive desire to have nachos. i’m not really much of a nachos person generally — if someone has them, i might (will probably) [...]