Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WIAW # f-i-v-e: Time Jump

Evening/morning/afternoon ladies and gents.  I apologise for being a bum and not posting any recipes.  I promise!  This weekend!

Welcome to WIAW:  Burned out Edition!

As always, thanks to the lovely Jen at peas and crayons for hosting this shin dig.

I've had a hell of a week since last Wednesday.  I've been temping as a personal assistant this week, and lets just say the first day didn't go to well.  (I spilled coffee in the boss man's lap!  I didn't realise this was possible outside the parameters of some beta-lady chick flick.)

Thankfully it's gone a bit better since then (no spills!), but by the time I get home I'm pooped and just want to stuff my face and watch a Frasier.  Scrambled eggs all over my face, what is a girl to do?

So that brings me to my next point of mediocrity/laziness.  The meals which you are about to witness did not all happen in the same day.  To be quite honest I'm not sure where or when these bad boys happened,  but I do remember that they were all extremely tasty....

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WIAW IV: This Time It's Personal

Great title right?  (Maybe if this post was a part of a film quadrilogy in which I blow things up.)  Any who, it's WIAW again kids, and this being the fourth post means:  I've been doing WIAW for  a whole MONTH!!!!  Woooo!!!

You see I usually fail at making commitments to personal projects, so this is quite a milestone for me.  I've got to say, it does help to know people read these posts (whilst so many of my others are left out in the cold *tear*).

Enough of my yammering- let's get to the eats!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Pizza and Porridge

Happy Tasty Tuesday everyone!  Be sure to stop by and say thanks to Alissa at 33 shades of green for hosting this awesome blog party.

 I've got two new greenhorn gourmande original recipes for you to sink your teeth into.  More after the jump!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pie for the Poor

This Saturday I went to the most awesome event EVER!

Picture this boys and girls: free (good!) beer, 25 delicious savory pies, and a really good cause.  What is this gloriousness you ask?  The Brooklyn Kitchen hosted a savory pie contest to benefit the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry.  Basically people paid a small fee to enter the contest, and even smarter people (->yours truly<-) paid a small fee for the chance to taste these philanthropic pies.

There were about 25 pies in the contest, and I managed to snag pictures (though unfortunately not a taste!) of the ones I found most interesting.

Let the pie porn begin!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Happy hump day everybody!

This WIAW was brought to you by the letter T- for Tuesday.  Yesterday was a pretty good food day.  I managed to have bacon in two out of three meals (the remnants from my baconocalypse), and I ended the day with freshly baked cookies.  What could beat that?

For those of you not in the know, WIAW stands for What I Ate Wednesday, a blog party hosted by Jen over at Peas and Crayons.  Basically you post the pictures and descriptions of what you ate during any given day.

Anyway, here we go!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bacon. Need I say more?

Hey kids, I've just heard about another awesome blog party.  Tasty Tuesday!  I knew I had to join, it shares the moniker of the wonderful day when restaurants would come and sell stuff in my college's student center.  ( I still miss those fucking empanadas.)  Anyway, as far as I can see this party is the celebration of tasty recipes, and boy have I got some for you today.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

WIAW Part !!

This What I Ate Wednesday is brought to you by Monday.

Generally I hate Mondays, as does this monkey.

I also hate monkeys.....

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I've Gone Bannanas for Apples!

As all of my dutiful readers will know (hey Mike), I went apple picking a couple of weeks ago.  The fruit of my labors did not go to waste.  With my apples I made a feast fit for Johnny Apple Seed.  This feast included: applesauce, apple bars, apple butter, and Chicken Normandy.

Sadly the applesauce did not last long enough to get a picture taken, but I assure you it was delicious.  If you're interested I followed this man's recipe pretty closely and it paid some tasty dividends.   The only change I made was to sub water for cider because I was to cheap/poor/lazy to buy it.

Moving on, Apple Bars.  They are way better than apple pie.  Twice as tasty, 10 times more portable, and maybe a little easier to make.  I managed to take a decent photo, so the recipe is included.

Apple butter is a concotion that I had heard a lot about, but had never actually had the opportunity to taste.  Let me just say: Do believe the hype.  It is really worth peeling and chopping the apples for what seems like an eternity.

Last but not least, Chicken Normandy.  If you read my post (Red Red Wine) you would know I have an affinity for cooking with le booze.  Chicken Normandy meets this requirement.  Picture it:  Succulent fried chicken legs braised to perfection in a hard cider cream sauce.  Drool worthy, no?  That's enough words, here are the pictures.

    Apple Bar.  You can find the recipe here.

Apple Butter.  I used this recipe, with a substitution of alspice instead of cloves.  There are a lot of apple butter recipes floating around on foodgawker at the moment, but this one appealed to me because it uses honey instead of sugar.

                                                 Chicken Normandy.
Sadly this photo turned out to be the ugly stepchild of my apple pictures collection.  Do not let the image deceive!  This recipe is fantastic.  I followed it to a T.

This brings us to the end of my apple shenanigans, tune in tomorrow for another enthralling edition of WIAW.
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