Sunday, June 27, 2010

Next Thai Cooking Lesson from Mom and Dad-Mango Sticky Rice.

(VV, this one's for you-give it a shot!)

1. Soak sticky rice for at least 3 to 4 hours or overnight. How much? 350 grams, or if you're not one for measuring, whatever falls out of the bag when you pour.
2. Put sticky rice into a steamer. If your steamer has large holes, no worries, just cut up David's old tshirt or use a handkerchief to line the steamer with. Use a heavy lid, or a stone mortar for extra heft.

3. Steam for 20 to 25 minutes. Stir at some point during the steaming so it evenly cooks.
4. Meanwhile, on low, cook 1/4 can of coconut milk, 3/4 cup sugar (or whatever falls out of bag), and a small spoonful of salt.

4a. Add random herb with no english translation to the pot if you somehow have it stashed in your freezer. If not, it tastes just fine without. Stir the entire time until it boils, then turn it off.

5. When rice is tender, put it into another bowl, and mix the coconut milk mixture into it throughly. Remove random herb pieces. Let sit covered for 20 minutes.

6. Cook remaining 3/4 can of coconut milk with a spoonful of flour (rice or all purpose) and a pinch of salt. Stir until thick.

7. Cut up a really ripe mango. Plate rice, spoon the thick coconut milk mixture on top, add mango and enjoy!

Blueberries in bulk

IMG_0645, originally uploaded by radloff.

Unlike the cherries we may just eat them all and not freeze.

Fatty Crab's pork buns

IMG_0611, originally uploaded by radloff.

From last NYC trip, plan to replicate at home soon

Monday, June 21, 2010

Freezing sour cherries, can't beat a dollar a pound

IMG_6833, originally uploaded by radloff.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pod Hotel NYC

Pod Hotel NYC, originally uploaded by radloff.

Kinda a little disappointed that I didn't get the bunkbed room type I
booked (granted that was only because others were sold out).

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

What happens when you get to the CSA after it closes

I arrived 15 minutes after the scheduled pickup so I got random leftover amounts dumped into my bag. It almost makes me want to go late every time.

1.5 dozen eggs
3 heads of pac choi
1 head of cauliflower
garlic scapes
large handful of sorrel
3 basil plants
1 cilantro plant
giant bunch of chives
giant bunch of oregano

Monday, June 7, 2010

Snackpig wins again!

Unemployment is really starting to pay off: Toast of the Town Ticket Winners! @ metrocurean

Friday, June 4, 2010

My first bucket of lettuce

My first bucket of lettuce, originally uploaded by snackpig.