For my grandparents’ 60th anniversary I made a brownie-torte with chocolate ganache and strawberries. The ganache was just heavy cream, bittersweet chocolate and butter melted in a bain-marie. It was kind of amazing.
I just finished a batch of orange blossom marshmallows. They were so easy to make. I just used a smitten kitten recipe.
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!
A few months ago MexGrocer.com had a huge blow out sale and so I bought a real lava rock molcajete. It was kind of hard to find a real one even in New York. Many of the ones I found in Jackson Heights and Corona were decorative serving dishes made out of cement, not lava rock. It took me at least three months to season the one I bought online! I read on The Mija Chronicles that you should do a few turns of dry beans, then dry corn, dry rice, wet rice, and finally the spices. The many rounds help get rid of gritty pieces that might get mixed into your food. Today I finally got to the spices round!