Thursday, February 24, 2011

On the Menu.

Tonight I hosted our small group from Sojourn. Tonight's menu: Hazelnut Waffels with Berry Compote (with Peach Brandy) and Creme Fraiche Whipped Cream. I know, sounds like the shiz. It was. Not to fret.

Let me tell you about it.

Here's how it all started. All these random ingredients were hanging out. The party was kinda lame because there was no alcohol. Not that a bunch of ingredients needs alcohol to have a good time, but let's be real, it was a dry party (Get it? "Dry" becaus--whatever.) Anyway...

The hazelnuts felt "grated" because vanilla extract showed up. Those two have always been rivals because vanilla has always been more popular than hazelnut...

Okay, I'm stopping with this story time nonsense. It's dumb and no one is getting my puns anyway. I'll make this quick.

Peach Brandy. For cooking only, except when for drinking.

The peach brandy went into this mixed berry compote. Good night it turned out great--so good in fact, no one used the syrup we had. Straight up good. Look at all It's fruit, people.

Waffle Iron. 20 bones at Target. Expect more, pay less, people. Makes a handsome waffle. Just look at it. Seriously, look.

The setup.

Here's what you get. Two words: "Yes!" and "Do we have milk?"

Evidence that this was a genius recipe.

Evidence, yet again. Notice the empty berry dish and creme fraiche bowl, yet a full syrup thing. Does that tell you anything?

So, right now I have a full stomach and a full sink of dishes. Looks like it's time to pour myself a goblet of brandy (to cook with) and get to work.

Till next episode.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

If Anything, Get This.

I can't stop listening to track 1, 2, 6, 9, and 10. I just can't.


Saturday, February 19, 2011


Headed here tonight. Not one to miss.