I made this recipe for Valentine’s Day but unfortunately was not able to get fresh scallops so I made it with frozen ones. That was a mistake – never use frozen scallops they reduce about 50% in size during cooking and do not have much flavor. The next week I made this recipe again but using fresh scallops and they came out excellent!
I live in California, the so-called Golden State. Under the bright Sun, food seems abundant all year around. A few months ago, some of my neighbors just let all those persimmons and apples go rotten on the trees, now lemons are everywhere, not to mention coveys of quails and gray hares dashing across roads and into the bushes... That's what you will see if you are here.
Having Fructose Malabsorption I've been living for so long with the mindset of "Can't have that, never eat this..." that it just about blew my mind when I discovered that I could eat marshmallows. Homemade, of course. And making them was a breeze! Or relatively easy, anyway.
The texture is a bit more jiggly than grocery-store marshmallows, but the taste is great!
3 March 2013
It's Coach Sophia here, and today I made and enjoyed the best pancakes ever. No lie. For realsies. Perhaps you might say I was inspired by The Games Surprise Event 13.0, or perhaps you can say I'm just a culinary genius. (The former is false, the latter is an unofficial declaration;). Most often when I cook, I use a recipe as a loose guideline, picking and choosing what I think sounds good, what I know mixes well, and in the end I come up with a hybrid between my own opinions and someone else's.
When provisioning the boat I headed to the market to get some fresh veg as the supermarket didnt seem to have any the night before, well the market certainly did... and here are some photos to proove it, the place was wonderful and so colourful and sold possibly the best tomatoes we have eaten all trip!
Just look at all those colours, unfortunatly all of these were taken on my mobile phone as my camera was safely back on ship (there wouldnt have been room for it once I bought all the shopping anyways) but I will keep my eye out for the rest of thr trip and get some more proper ones.
Okay, so after the drinks I'll talk a little bit about the different kinds of foods I ate during my trip to Brazil (yes I know - I'm already back here in Germany, time passed so fast!). First of all, there's the banana. Well, everybody knows that kind of fruit, obviously, but in Brazil there are two different types of bananas: The ones you eat right away and the ones you have to cook or fry first before you can eat them.