Thursday, November 13, 2008

Guest post: Making food with varying degrees of success

When I was uploading pictures of tonight's project, Margarita Cookies by my favourite internet lady, I saw how many other little episodes of recent kitchen activity I have documented to show you. Maybe there's a bit of a blogger in me after all.

Above you will see a loaf of bread that I made. It is not no-knead bread. I have eaten no knead bread that other people have made that I like, but my few attempts at it have been pretty hideous. So knead I did! It was fun, and this bread LOOKS good! It was, however, pretty flavourless. Toasted, yes. Not toasted, no. It's progress though, and I was happy with it over all. Rome wasn't built in a day, friends.

Next, pumpkin puree. I know. Cut up pumpkin. Boil with water until soft. Blend/process. TA DA! It was delicious though, and beautiful. But I didn't capture it's glory very well, so you get a cutting board picture. I used my puree partially for cookies, which Erin coincidentally ALSO made! See post before this one for details! We made the same cookies, completely coincidentally. I liked this. It was like running into each other by accident in outer space. What are the odds?

Which brings us to tonight! It turns out that my camera might be dying...what do you think? It's old, and I'm not too sad, since technology has really advanced in the last 5 years. etc etc etc. So anyway, the cookies! They are in the fridge right now firming up. There are a few steps involving refrigeration in this recipe, so I'm glad I read ahead instead of starting them after dinner, and getting the diss. I'll keep you posted on how they turn out!


brie said...

I can't wait to hear about these cookies, Jen!!! I have a family cookie party to go to on Sunday, so please post whether they're worth making or not. My initial inkling is that they will be.

Jen said...

I'm at work, so, you know, no pictures, but these are good! They are a lot like shortbread, but more fun (no offense, shortbread), and the coarse sugar/salt on the outside is great...I'm going to use more zest next time...don't hold back on the zest!

robyn. said...

when i make pumpkin puree i roast the pumpkin instead of boiling. if you try it, i think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

sarah said...

based on the last photo, your camera is turning into an awesome digital toy polaroid! i would like to see more broken camera photos please.

Jen said...

I know! I like it too! That's why I didn't retake the picture!

I'll work on more!