Jun. 17th, 2012

starlady: Remy from the movie Ratatouille sniffing herbs for a stew (cooking)
I went running this morning and there was a cold wind off the Bay, with fog rolling in, or trying to.

Summer is coming.

I've been trying to cook very seasonally, so I'm also trying to post recipes in as timely a fashion as I can.

Asparagus with Almond and Yogurt Dressing - These were really good, though I will note that faux-grilling them in the pan set off my smoke detector twice and I was scrubbing the pan with the copper scrubby for a good five minutes straight afterward. I think I would try to substitute an oil with a higher smoke point if I made it again.

Mexican Zucchini-Corn Soup - This is tear-jerkingly good, I'm not gonna lie. I would definitely cook the zucchini for a full five minutes to get as much liquid as possible out of them and into the soup, since mine wound up more like stew than soup even with my putting in as much of the tomato liquid as I could. But oh my god, it is so good.

Strawberries and Cream Biscuits - The ¢99 as-is strawberries at Berkeley Bowl are one of the best things about living here, and they were fantastic in these biscuits. I am not even that good at biscuits, but these are amazing. (I used more than a cup of strawberries. Je ne regrette rien.)
starlady: (crew)
There are several posts I could make today, right now (and you will see some of them, never fear!), but I wanted to take the time to give a shout-out to my father. I know that my sister and I are incredibly lucky to have a father who is interested in and supportive of us just the way we are and as we want to be, not as he thinks we should be. My dad was the one who bought me the Star Wars novelizations when I was seven years old, because he knew I liked to read and that I liked Star Wars, because he and my mom had introduced me to that and to Star Trek, and in so many ways the rest is history. I wouldn't be who I am today if it weren't for all the things he and my mom did for me, all that they gave up for me, and that's a debt I can never repay.

So thanks, Dad, for Star Wars and for Star Trek and for everything else. You're the greatest. ♥

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