crazyfurries: (plush bug)
I should always remember to forage in my own yard for some things for salads. It's so easy to forget how delicious some plants can be in a salad, and cost so little for me to get aside from a little work picking them!

Case in point, the wild wood violet, which grows like gangbusters in the grass of the lawn, between the dandelions, creeping blistered charlie, clover, pokkelidjer weed (crownvetch) and tiny fernlike plants I can't freaking identify.

Four cups of violet blossoms and I haven't even gotten through 1/4 of the yard. What I don't eat, I'll press or dry on a rack for dried flower jars.


Apr. 24th, 2011 10:33 pm
crazyfurries: a cranky abbysinnian kitten (^_^)
brown nishiki rice with miso.

perfect for killing that late-night salty-fatty craving.
crazyfurries: a cranky abbysinnian kitten (experimental cooking)
The other 3 elemental shortbread cookies!

Earth! Flavored with vanilla and sprinkled with fresh chopped rosemary prior to baking, hand-brushed alchemical symbol for earth done in black food coloring!

Fire! Flavored with orange essential oil, topped with dry sweet basil prior to baking, alchemical symbol hand-brushed on with food coloring.

And finally my personal favorite and personal element..WATER! Flavored with lime essential oil and fresh chopped thyme leaves sprinkled on prior to baking, alchemical symbol hand-brushed on with green food coloring!

And the recipe is here )

OH! And whoever wants cookies for christmas? NOTE ME, OR EMAIL OR IM ME YOUR MAILING ADDRESS PLZKTHNX??!!??

You'll get 4-5 coins of each element! Or just specify.
crazyfurries: (bento)
Today and tomorrow's bento box menus


Protein: Chicken breast tenderloins sauteed with a little olive oil and herbs de provence

Carb: Purple potato fingerlings cut into tidbits and sauteed in the same mix with a pinch of salt

Veggie/vitamin booster: Steamed romanocoli, heirloom purple, orange and green carrots.

Fruit/sweet finisher: Kasugai Fruit Juice orange gummies

Tomorrow! 2 Meals go!


Protein: Basil-wrapped turkey meatball, egg salad sammies

Carb: Bread for sammies

Veggie/vitamins: Carrots sticks

Fruit/sweetfinisher:kiwi kebabs!


Protein: Yakitori Chicken skewers

Carb: Pasta salad cup, with a triple size carb replacement of organic mixed greens salad

Veggie/vitamins: Purple cauliflower, heirloom carrots

Fruit/sweet finisher: tiny cup of rose/orange juice jelly
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ganked from [ profile] paradisacorbasi who should know that I will eat just about anything.

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you've eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.

((And I put in italics the ones I haven't but WANT to try.))

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison Wisconsin, where deer hunting is a big enough deal for kids to get out of school to hunt with their parents.
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros l
4. Steak tartare

5. Crocodile Indigo:how about alligator? -Haven't tried either yet.
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue Was on menu first 2 years I worked! Good stuff.
8. Carp
9. Borscht
I know how to MAKE this. =D
10. Baba ghanoush ....wanna try it. Eeeeeggplant.
11. Calamari Gimme!
12. Pho -sounds good!
13. PB&J sandwich to the point where I have to be in a really BIG mood to get it.
14. Aloo gobi didn't recognize it at first but I eat this everytime we stop at the Himalayan/indian place in Madison.
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses -illegal to transport here so not yet
17. Black truffle -Have only tried something made with the oil ONCE. Not the same as actual truffle I'm told.
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes Cherry, raspberry, blackberry, pear and dandelion. NOT AT THE SAME TIME.
19. Steamed pork buns ...they're okay. Don't like em flavored with bbq sauce inside.
20. Pistachio ice cream Ick.
21. Heirloom tomatoes we have had a sort of caprese salad with these every summer at work. reeeealy good.
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
Dad had me try it as a kid
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper -unknown? If it's in the bell pepper family it can kiss off.
27. Dulce de leche made it for spanish class!
28. Oysters
29. Baklava

30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas an alright snackage.
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl Atlanta bread company on a winter day. 's okay.
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
....germanic family heritage. I've been having this since I was six.
35. Root beer float comforting fave of childhood.
36. Cognac with a fat cigar - same response as Indigo. Not likely.
37. Clotted cream tea -WANNA TRY. Tea with clotted cream and little biscuits? nromnomnom.
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
WANT MORE OF THIS PLEASE. I love finding curried goat anything at indian restaurants
42. Whole insects covered in chocolate - not yet. curious about it though.
43. Phaal
44. Goat's milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more ...could try this at work. not likely. Not a sipping whiskey person.
46. Fugu -curious, but I want it done by a professional first.
47. Chicken tikka masala A regular for me. I make this whenever possible
48. Eel I think smoked eel sushi counts.
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut tried it, found it far too sweet for my tastes
50. Sea urchin -another not yet thing. still working up nads towards it.
51. Prickly pear Grandma S got some whole ones and a jam made from the fruit for us one christmass when we were little ankle sharks.
52. Umeboshi a bento box regular!
53. Abalone duuude so good on sushi
54. Paneer
55. McDonald's Big Mac Meal meeeh.
56. Spaetzle my germanic hertitage strikes again! Also I happen to love it. Mom used to put it into her chicken soups instead of packed noodles, and we make it with creamed spinach and bacon at the restaurant as a side dish.
57. Dirty gin martini had it as an experiment. like fruity-tinis more
58. Beer above 8% ABV work again.
59. Poutine -Not yet.
60. Carob chips Meh
61. S'mores dude. SERIOUSLY?
62. Sweetbreads eeeewbrainmeats
63. Kaolin ---google says it's a clay?
64. Currywurst - wanna try it
65. Durian -...not so much curious about it.
66. Frogs' Legs -mildly curious
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake all of the above. hello midway food favorites! Nom.
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain had the chips. Were okay. Nothing special.
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette - no.
71. Gazpacho s'alright. Provided someone doesn't put bell peppers in mine.
72. Caviar and blini -had the former not the latter
73. Louche absinthe - not yet
74. Gjetost, or brunost - should one of these days. heritage and all that.
75. Roadkill Dad used the car to kill a snapping turtle on the side of the road for soup. It counts.
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie again with the meh.
78. Snail Wanna try it fresh!
79. Lapsang souchong not a fan with Indigo on this. Not like smoke.
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
Men's dark chocolate pocky is my favorite.
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant Not YET. Wanna go.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare Mom hunts game. I think anything wild and legal has been on the table at least once.
87. Goulash
88. Flowers During the summer there're baskets of edible pretties and of the flowers from zuchinnis. The zuchinni blooms taste GREAT stirfried.
89. Horse l
90. Criollo chocolate -not yet, on the list
91. Spam as a kid. still don't like it.
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox -- bagel yes, lox no.
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta

99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake- not yet, but you know me, I'll try anything without bell peppers once!

J#1's addition:

101. Rocky Mountain Oysters and/or lamb fries
102. Nasi goring
103. Rat
104. blackened Redfish
105. Mud Crab
106 Crayfish
107. Crawfish
108. Geoduck
109. Pheasant
110. Real Kimchee things that smell like that should STAY buried.

Indigo's additions:
111. Sushi!!! <3 I LOVE me some tako and white tuna.
112. Karakoumiss -- ......NO idea what this is.
113. Italian Wedding Soup not bad, but not terribly exciting
114. Beef Wellington
115. Cherries Jubilee Yes. Though is ick. I do not like cherries
116. Creme Brulee I help make these at work! A blackberry brandy creme brulee is delight
117. Drunken Goat CheeseNOM
118. Subgum Wonton Soup
119. Morton Bay Bugs
120. Pavlova

Marusia's Additions

121. Crispy baked chicken skins
122. Fried rice with raisins and chicken hearts
123. Morel Mushroom
124. Saffron
125. Risotto

126. Beef Tempura
127. Sardine cakes
128. Chinese Chive Dumpling
129. Golden Curry spice mix not quite as commonly used but still good.
130. Sakura Denbu


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