mamma mia // abba
yes, i’ve been brokenhearted
blue since the day we parted
why, why did i ever let you go?
katekyo hitman reborn! Cookbook:
- Title: Sour cream and rose mini cakes
- Episode: 27
- Yield: 6 (assuming based on picture)
- There are multiple KHR entries for each recipe in the anime/manga. Check out my ‘khr cookbook’ tag for more.
- Image and recipe source are the same.
- 1/3 pound sushi grade tuna
- 1-2 scallions, chopped very finely
- 1 heaping Tbs. Japanese style mayonnaise (I used Kewpie brand)
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha hot chili sauce
- 1 sheet nori
- prepared sushi rice*
*Prepared Sushi Rice:
- I cook one cup rice according to directions.I empty the rice pot into a bowl. While it’s still hot, or after it’s cooled some, I add:
- 1 ½ Tbs. rice vinegar
- 1 Tbs. sugar
- Mix well and let the rice cool, covering it to keep it moist.
- Chop up the tuna into a small dice. Put it in a bowl. Add some of the scallion (perhaps the lower part of the scallion that is whiter, while saving the green for garnish).
- In a separate bowl mix the mayonnaise and Sriracha. Taste it to make sure that you have added the right amount of Sriracha for your taste. When it’s ready, pour it into the tuna and scallions and mix it up.
- Cover the sushi-rolling mat with plastic wrap. This will keep it nice and clean. Once you roll your sushi, you just throw away the plastic and store the mat.
- The sheets of nori that I have are large, and I noticed that in the video I linked to earlier, the sheet of nori is much smaller. So I removed the top 1 ½ inches from the nori.
- Spread the rice out and press it into the sheet of nori. The moisture in the rice will glue it to the nori.
- If you want an inside-out sushi roll (like the one in my picture), then flip the sheet of nori with the rice pressed into it so that the rice side is face-down.
- Here’s what it looks like head on:
- You could serve this sushi in two different ways. One way is to stop here and simply display them like this with the cut sides facing up:
- But I wanted to do it the way my favorite restaurant does it. Lay the cut pieces on their sides. Top with the nice slices of sushi that you saved from earlier. Top with the beautiful slices of tuna and the chopped green part of the scallions. Serve with wasabi and soy sauce.
If you want to learn to make sushi - especially if you want to actually see how to roll it, I recommend viewing this video in addition to reading the rest of this post: http://video.about.com/japanesefood/Spicy-Tuna-Roll.htm
(Source: inspiredbites.blogspot.com, via nerdyrecipes)
- Title: The Avengers Chicken Shawarma
- Fandom: The Avengers
For the chicken:
- 6 cloves of garlic, peeled
- ¼ teaspoon ginger, peeled
- ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon caraway seeds
- ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
- ½ teaspoon pomegranate molasses
- ¼ yellow onion
- 2 lb chicken breast tenders
- Olive oil for cooking
Agent Coulson Cole Slaw:
- ½ head of green cabbage, thinly sliced
- ½ head of purple cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1 clove of garlic
- Juice of ½ of a lemon
- 5 mint leaves, julienned
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup white wine vinegar
- ½ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup parsley, chopped
- ½-1/4 teaspoon hot sauce of choice
For the Sandwich:
- 3 cups Agent Coulson Coleslaw
- 6 rounds of naan or pita bread
- 10 oz hummus (optionally blended with parsley!)
- 1 italian eggplant, thinly sliced
- Tin foil
- Olive oil
Agent Coulson Cole Slaw:
- Combine the green and purple cabbage in a large bowl. To prepare the dressing, combine all of the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well. Pour the dressing over the cabbage and toss.
- Serves 6
For the Chicken:
- Combine the garlic, ginger, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, spices, pomegranate molasses, and ¼ of a yellow onion in a blender and blend. Pour the marinade into a plastic bag with the chicken tenders and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Once the chicken has marinated, heat a large pan with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Cook the chicken in the pan on a medium high heat for 5 minutes on each side.
For the Sandwich:
- Fry the thinly sliced eggplant in an inch of olive oil on high heat until golden brown, about a minute and a half per side.
- Once the eggplant is cooked, blot it with a paper towel and set aside. Heat your bread over a burner or on the oven until warm. Place a generous dollop of hummus on the bread followed by a few eggplant slices, a nice portion of slaw and a chicken tender. Drizzle hot sauce over the chicken and wrap.
- Serve hot.
(Source: Yahoo!, via nerdyrecipes)
For all of you con-goers, good news! I’ll be tabling at the lovely Tigercon on the 25th of October! It’s free to attend, will have lots of great guests (like my friend Emily) and should whet your costume-craving before Halloween (I may be planning to wear appropriate attire). So come on by! :D
On the Delivery front, things are going along pretty well! Pages 32, 33, and 34 have all been painted (I’ll be scanning them in some time today), leaving me with a near-three-page buffer, something I’ve never had. I still need to storyboard out the next batch of pages, due to some changes in the plot, and work on my commissions, but this is a big help.
Commissions are plugging along, and hopefully I’ll get the okay to show you folks some work in progress shots (a big shout out to Wadjet Eye Games for a great release-day shindig by the way!) :)
I’m going back to my part time job on Tuesday, so we’ll see how long my buffer lasts. But I’m finally feeling a little less like I’m buried in work :)
Realistic House Plant Cupcake by Alana Jones-Mann
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Inspired by a gardening project, Brooklyn-based baker Alana Jones-Mann decided to make cupcakes that look like common miniature cacti. Using frosting, green food coloring and of course, baking talent, Alana successfully made a bunch of cacti cupcake cuteness and even planted them on soil (crushed graham crackers). These realistic cacti cupcake are made with such impressive details that some of them even appear sharp to the touch. If you like those edible cacti and want to make your own, head on over to Alana Jones-Mann’s blog and find the step-by-step tutorial.
"There are a few things in life so beautiful they hurt: swimming in the ocean while it rains, reading alone in empty libraries, the sea of stars that appear when you’re miles away from the neon lights of the city, bars after 2am, walking in the wilderness, all the phases of the moon, the things we do not know about the universe, and you."
#aw this is sweet and a little sad