Almond Bark Cookies: Asian Style

Hey all! Now that I'm officially done with my first year of college, here's to 3 months of summer and food! Although I rarely put up recipes, here's a simple one. I think in most western sweet shops almond bark is usually considered to be flat ...

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Fancy Tuna Salad

A few posts ago, you may remember me raving about my latest new toy and kitchen gadget -- the awesome soymilk machine, SoyaPower Plus. If you remember that, then I'm sure you've been waiting for the promised okara recipes. (Did I mention that the SoyaPower Plus ...

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Lemongrass Cocktail

The hot summer months are upon us, and what better way to escape from the heat than relaxing with a nice refreshing glass of liquor in the evenings? Ah, but straight liquor or a bottle of beer just don't cut it sometimes and cocktails are the only other answer! Great ...

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Try out these quick and tasty ideas!

  • Thread grape and banana chunks on skewers then dip in melted chocolate and chill for a quick snack or an easy     dessert.
  • Make warm grape cider: Heat grape juice, apple cider, and a cinnamon stick.
  • Serve grapes after a garlicky meal: Enzymes found in raw grapes can help erase garlic and onion breath.

Don't worry, we're off of the grape theme now.
Look forward to a new theme in the next newsletter!

 

The following Kitchen Tale is from Lilly about her worst ever kitchen disaster. Enjoy this short, but sweet, conversation! (Don't worry, I don't blab much at all.)

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Well....I was 18 years old, not long out of home, and in my first long term relationship. He owned a coffee shop inside the local bowling ally, and so worked late every night. I'd taken to cooking dinner at home, and taking it down to him. 

It kinda grew, and I was cooking for the rest of the boys as well -- the owner, a staff member, and the mechanic....so, four of them all together. So, this day, I decided to make lemon chicken.

The house I was living in had a lemon tree in the back yard, and I'd really wanted to do something with them. So, I got the sauce all ready to go, and then realised that I didn't have any chicken. But...I had beef. I thought...what the hell? We'll give this a try. 

Well! It may have been okay...if I hadn't been so heavy handed with the lemon. But, I had this idea that if you're going to make something lemony, then it darn well better taste lemony! 

I took it down to the alley...You should have seen them all suck their faces in! It was tart. VERY tart!

I still haven't lived it down!

I'm wondering how many lemons you used!

Quite a few! Four or five, from memory! Beef and lemon don't really blend well.

I'll be sure to keep that in mind for the future. (Ultimate dish for revenge or pranks = super lemony beef dish!)

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