Thursday, March 21, 2013


Baking passes the time. I'm waiting for my sisters to get from Boise to Moscow, and so I baked them muffins! My dream of perfect blueberry muffins did not pan out, but I expected that. What I did not expect was that my topping would sink! But I guess I should've know better. . . that leftover wine should have stayed in the bottle until tomorrow night!

These are frozen. Soon, summer. Soon.

Is pastry flour worth it? Mmm. . . I'm just a peasant.  I can't tell the difference!

I nearly ate this with a spoon. . . But I had a dream. A dream of a sweet, sticky muffin that was dense and light at the same time. A magic muffin. So I just licked the spoon. (As you can see, this batter is nowhere near as thick as the 'glue-like consistency' that those fancy cooks hold up as your muffin Mecca). 

Hmm. That Strussel topping looks good. Maybe too good?

*SOB* Where'd my topping go?! I sure miss it. . .On the plus side, however, there is a nice crunchy top on my muffins, sort of what I always thought a brulee topping would be like. So it was not a total loss. Next time, I should probably follow the recipe more closely. . . I used about 5 times the amount of butter needed! Me and my butter lust. . .

Ah, muffin! You were worth it! Even if you are basically a fruity cupcake.

Ham Night

We are alone on the ocean known as the Palouse, and danger lurks behind every wheat field and coffee shop. The life of an Alaskan Pirate is not easy. But we hold fast to the simple comforts in life, the little things that reaffirm our places in the universe. Things like: Ham Night. 

Ham Night included cheesy garlic potatoes and stir-fried asparagus. 

The ham was huge. . .promising many mini-ham nights to come. Also, there's the
crazy-good sweet and sour sauce that comes in a can at Winco. The brand is Contadina
and it has chunky pineapple in it. I can see me pouring this on a vast array of things in the future!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

It was a shame when I realized that I had forgotten what a clock sounded like. It's a very steadying sound. But I don't need a clock to tell me that it's Spring! Sunshine is presenting itself at 7 am again, and I can finally be excited to get out of bed.

Friday, March 08, 2013