Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
It's on Young Street between Keeaumoku and Piikoi, just past Makiki Bake Shop heading Ewa. Makiki Bake Shop has ono orange chiffon cake, and sometimes they have them on sale to the public.
I bought one to take home ($6).
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Update: Hooo hooo. Brandee gave me the recipe and no wonda it's so ono; she makes it with croissants! Thank you, thank you, thank you Bran. I thank you and my seven readers thank you. Recipe is after the picture.Bread Pudding
6 croissants (cut in half lengthwise and layer in a 9 x 13" pan). Mix together 8 eggs, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 2 cups heavy cream, 1 tsp. vanilla. You can also add chopped pecans and raisins if you like. Pour mixture over croissants. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour (until set).
1/4 c. cognac, 5 egg yolks, 1 c. sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 block butter
Beat together and cook in double boiler until thickened.
Wendell used tri-tip for this curry, so the meat was very soft. It was really ono, just like from a Thai restaurant. Too bad nevah have sticky rice.
Boil 1 lb. beef (cut into pieces) and 3 T. peanuts in water. Reduce heat to low and cook for 40 minutes. Add 2 potatoes (cut into pieces) and cook another 20 minutes.
On medium heat in a separate pan stir fry 1 T. oil, 1 1/2 T. masaman curry paste and 4 T. coconut milk until fragrant. Add the meat, potatoes and peanuts. Then add 1 1/4 c. coconut milk, 2 T. fish sauce, 1 t. palm sugar, 1 t. lime juice and 1/4 t. paprika. Reduce heat to low and cook 10 minutes. Add 1/4 onion and cook briefly.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
You bake them at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. I was a bit disappointed in them. They didn't come out looking like the picture on the box, and although there were supposedly four different flavors, they all tasted the same to me.
I've been wanting to try these for awhile, and I thought today would be the perfect occasion to try them out. I think it was about $10. Doesn't the picture look great?!
It DID take only 5 minutes in the microwave, and this is REALLY what it looks like when done. Wendell and Landon liked them, but I hated 'um. Admittedly the broth was very tasty, but the clams were soooo gritty it actually crunched when you bit into them. It sooooo turned me off.
Now this dip surprised me. Costs about $7. Heat it up in the microwave for a few seconds . . .
and it comes out looking like this. Veeeery cheesy and so ono . I couldn't stop myself. I kept saying, "Last chip . . . okay, this one is the last chip . . . okay, FOR REAL, this is the last chip . . . "
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I found the ramen at Marukai in the refrigerated section. I've eaten the dried version before and never knew they also made it with refrigerated noodles. If you're sodium conscious though, you might want to use only half of the flavor pack.
This is the leftover half of Wendell's lunch. It's a Brooklyn hot panini sandwich from Safeway. Wendell said it's made with Black Forest ham and it was delicious freshly made. I tasted a bit of it and it was delicious cold. It was $5.99.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Here's what it looks like in the dark. What I did was, in a darkened room I set the camera down on a stool, I focused on a chair that's about 8 feet away, I clicked the shutter (which I had set to stay open for about 10 seconds), I ran to the chair and I drew pictures with the light. There's a tutorial at lightdoodles.com. And then watch this neat You Tube video called PikaPika the movie. And if you're still interested, check out behind the scenes of PikaPika the movie. The below is a composite from 5 separate shots. Neat, yeah!