This can of stewed whale meat that I bought at Tsukiji Market in Tokyo has been sitting in my cupboard for almost four months. So often I buy special things and don’t use them because I want to wait for a “special occasion”. I don’t know what came over me yesterday but, even though it was just a regular old Wednesday afternoon, I decided to open the can of whale!
I just finished a batch of orange blossom marshmallows. They were so easy to make. I just used a smitten kitten recipe.
While hiking in the Hudson River Valley, just an hour outside of New York City, we came across few wild wineberry bushes. Wineberries are a species of raspberry with origins in eastern Asia. They have very large, hairy calices, as you can see in the photo. A man we met on the trail told us that these berries were once used to make wine, since grapes do not grow well in this region.
Dennis Rodman met his father for the first time recently after 42 years of separation. Philander Rodman, Jr. has been living in the Philippines for decades and runs a restaurant in Angeles called Rodman’s Rainbow Obamaburger. The buns are dyed red, green, and yellow.
Here is a photo of one of the burgers from WanderingBlindly.com.
Here’s a shot of the menu.
Nixtamal provides tortillas to many restaurants in New York such as La Esquina, Choza Taquería, and even Nobu. The owners, Shauna Page and Fernando Ruiz, make their own corn masa using a method called nixtamalization. The corn is soaked in mineral lime, which increases its nutritional value, allows it to be more easily ground, kills fungus, and improves flavor. In front of Nixtamal there are a few stalks of corn growing in a planter.
The man at Patel Bros. grocery in Jackson Heights, Queens told me they didn’t have any green chili powder or lime powder, but they did have this powdered mint chutney mix. The first ingredient was salt, perfect for a batch of potato chips!
ZOMG I want these chips so bad. Mint, green chile, and lime are combined to create Lay’s Mint Mischief potato chips. Does anyone have any idea where I can find these? I might have to fly to India this weekend to try them. My grandma recently taught me how to make potato chips in the microwave. Maybe instead of flying to India I could try to make my own! Check back tomorrow to see how they turn out!
I loved yesterday’s lettuce popsicles so much that I stopped by the supermarket today to pick up some vegetables for another batch. This time I liquefied a few perfectly ripe tomatoes with the juice of 6 lemons and a little simple syrup. The resulting popsicles came out even better than the lettuce ones!