Results tagged “recipe” from kwc blog

Housewarming thanks


I didn't think 40 people would be able to fit in our apartment, but somehow people seemed to find the space. Thanks everyone for stopping by, making for a good time, and bringing things like brats, coolers, pies, cakes, dips, chairs, sausages, beer, and wine to make it all work out. Apologies to those we couldn't invite -- we freaked out a bit when we saw our evite hit 40 people, so we figured that we're just going to have to throw more events. We'll need your help though: somehow our wine bottles multiplied, and we're going to have to remedy this problem.

For those of you who enjoyed the chicken recipe, here's the epicurious link. I like the recipe because it's darn easy -- no marinating, you can make the sauce while the chicken is grilling, and it's delicious.

Curry variations


If you're preparing Japanese curry, my aunts recommend the following variations: * grate an entire apple into the mix * toss in a bit of coffee grounds * mix multiple brands of curry * add in worchestire sauce * add in soy sauce

I'll have to experiment to figure out which variations I like best.

Tea preparation


According to my family, these are the important lessons in green tea preparation:

  • Use about 1 tablespoon of green tea
  • Never use boiling water or even water directly from a hot pot. My family often uses two tea pots: one to let the hot water cool down in and one for the tea.
  • When pouring tea for multiple people, never pour an entire cup at once. Keep pouring a little into each cup until they are full. Everyone will get better tea that way.
  • Good tea should be reusable multiple times. Some of the tea I got in Japan is rated for seven uses.
  • The tea should be a pleasant green color, not yellow. Yellow may mean that the tea has steeped too long or the tea is used up.
  • After the inital batch, you shouldn't have to wait for subsequent batches to steep. Pour a little into a tea cup and see how it looks. If looks too light, let it steep a little longer.
  • Tea has an expiration date but you can get past that by putting your tea in the refrigerator.

Fun tools and resources


Gmaps Pedometer: a great Google Maps hack that lets figure just how long that bike ride to work is and even send that route as a link to friends.

NumSum: for those simpler spreadsheets that don't need Excel (i.e. all of them).

Five Ingredient Recipes: when cooking for myself I try not to exceed three steps in my cooking process, which includes unwrapping the package to stick it in the microwave. Five ingredients implies at least five steps, but I may be willing to sacrifice.

Rapid Afterimage: this optical illusion still throws me.

Utterly Outrageous Recipes


After reading this post, I decided to that I had to add Making Light to my blogroll.

BTW - More at Utterly Outrageous Recipes.

(via Neil Gaiman's Journal, in a roundabout way)