@3 months ago with 17 notes
#Food #Grilled Cheese #Food Porn #Noms #nom nom #Cooking #photo #photography #food photography #sandwich #pizza #OC
Oh Grilled Cheese how I love thee. You truly are the greatest and most wondrous of all the midnight snacks.
Grilled Cheese w. spinach, basil, and red peppers. Late night eating like a champ.
@7 months ago with 33 notes
#starbucks #coffee #pumpkin #fall #autumn #treats #scones #tea #bakery #recipe #cooking #baking #cake #food #foodporn #sunday morning
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 cup canned pure (unsweetened) pumpkin
- 3 tablespoons half and half cream
- 1 large egg
- 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar (sifted)
- 1 tablespoon milk (any kind)
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar (sifted)
- 1 to 2 tablespoons milk (any kind)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- pinch of ground ginger
- pinch of ground cloves
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Give it a light dusting of flour on top of that.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (through ginger).
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, half and half and egg.
4. Use a pastry cutter or two knives to cut butter into the dry ingredients. Continue cutting until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. (You may also use a food processor for this step. Pulse until the mixture resembles fine crumbs).
5. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients, then form the dough into a ball. The dough will be wet, but if it seems super sticky… just go ahead and sprinkle a little more flour into the dough until it’s easier to handle. Remember, you want it to be somewhat sticky, and that’s okay- but you also don’t want it to stick to the baking sheet. Pat out dough onto the lightly floured baking sheet and form it into a 1-inch thick rectangle that is about 9-inches long and 3-inches wide. Use a large knife or a pizza cutter to slice the dough twice through the width, making three equal squares. Cut through the three squares diagonally so that you have 6 triangular slices of dough. Gently pull the triangles apart, leaving about 1/2-inch space between each one.
6. Bake 14 to 16 minutes on prepared baking sheet. Scones should begin to turn light brown.
7. While scones are cooling, prepare plain glaze by whisking ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix until smooth.
8. When scones are cool, use a knife to cut them apart and then pull them apart so that they are ready for glazing. Use a brush to paint a coating of the glaze over the top of each scone.
9. As the white glaze firms up, prepare spiced icing by whisking the ingredients in another medium bowl until smooth. Drizzle this thicker icing over each scone (or brush it on) and allow the icing to dry before serving.
So it’s official I’m on my own for the rest of the trip. I got a Facebook message from my travel companion saying that he was going to alaska. Anyway, so I was stuck with no plans and a nonrefundable bus ticket to Calgary. That’s where I am now, Calgary. I have mixed feelings about it. I like that it’s sunny, that’s a nice change from Vancouver. But my first few hours here were spent wondering around looking for a hostel that ended up being in the middle of nowhere so I didn’t stay there. That was enough to put me in a grumpy mood. Once I had a bed though, I was in much better spirits.
I was going to go out and explore but I was just to tired, I just napped. After a while I got up and went grocery shopping. Calgary sort of redeemed itself when I found out the rapid transit system in the downtown core in free. It’s cool, you can just hop on an off, Toronto should take note of this.
I went to Safeway to buy some food. We don’t have Safeway in Toronto so it was a new experience for me. They have some sort of club card that gives discounts and when I went up to the counter to pay she asked if I had a club card. I told her I didn’t and she sort of gapped at me, I said that I had never been to Safeway before because I wasn’t from around here. Again she stared and said “well then where do you do your shopping?”. I said Nofrills and she just gave me a look that said “well that just sounds like nonsense but you do what you want deary”. That was just one of the examples of why Calgary is weird.
It was nice riding the transit home, I had a loaf of bread under my arm and my hands were full of shopping bags, it felt good, like I was living on my own. Only in Calgary.
For dinner I wanted something really comforting: garlic mushrooms on toast. I make this for myself a lot at home when my mom goes away. It’s super easy and really tasty.
All you need is:
2 or 3 cloves of garlic
a handful of fresh basil, finely chopped
a good handful of Parmesan (I didn’t have the money so I omitted this)
a splash of 2% milk or cream
Just dice the garlic and slice the mushrooms, and cook them together in a frying pan. When the mushrooms are just about done, add in the basil and the milk (and cheese, unless you’re poor like me). Cook for another couple of minutes on low, than remove from the heat.
Serve on toast. It’s so good! It would have been perfect with a glass of wine, but hostels have rules.
Now I’m going to go relax and listen to a book for a while. Bye.
@2 years ago with 4 notes
#Travel #Food #Cooking #Recipe #Backpacking #Canada #Calgary #OC