May 13, 2009
Here is a little story of a small event that happened yesterday.
1. This is my front door.
2. This is the sign on my front door.
3. This is what I found on my front step
4. God gave me cookies!
March 11, 2009
Eskimo ice cream
The Inuit people of Alaska have a distinct version of ice cream. It's not creamy ice cream as we know it, but a concoction made from reindeer fat or tallow, seal oil, freshly fallen snow or water, fresh berries, and sometimes ground fish. Air is whipped in by hand so that it slowly cools into foam. They call this Arctic treat akutaq, aqutuk, ackutuk, or Eskimo ice cream. Akutaq is a Yupik word that means mix them together.
This is a delicacy that Alaska Natives have thrived on for thousands of years. This recipe was made by Natives a long, long time ago for survival and was used as a special traveling food. When hunters went out to go hunting, they brought along akutaq.
Akutaq can also be made with moose meat and fat, caribou meat and fat, fish, seal oil, berries and other Alaskan things. Women traditionally made akutaq after the first catch of a polar bear or seal. Traditionally it was always made for funerals, potlatches, celebrations of a boy's first hunt, or almost any other celebration. It is eaten as a dessert, a meal, a snack, or a spread.
Today, Eskimo ice cream is usually made with Crisco shortening instead of tallow and with raisins and sugar sometimes added. The region of Alaska lived in usually determines what berry is used, and each family usually has their favorite recipe for Eskimo ice cream. It is said that your choice of berries used in making Eskimo ice cream is a lifetime decision. It is okay to eat any flavor made by others, but if you are caught making more than one kind, you will lose all social standing
(Photo credit Swapatorium)
February 19, 2009
Pacman Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies with bright royal icing featuring Pacman along with Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde. Lots of other video games cookies at “Snack or die”, for example How to bake Super Mario Mushroom Cookies
Also, Dr. Phil bakes the best cookies embroidery
Guess who's holding this giant box of Twix
Sugar Sugar by Wilson Pickett, Mary Lou Lord, Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Blue Orchids, and Claude Denjean
January 10, 2009
Homemade cookies are made with real ingredients - butter, sugar, flour, chocolate - and really do have zero trans fats. Nicole Weston of “Baking Bites” offers Homemade Girl Scout Cookie recipes, including an easy to make version of Thin Mints that you don’t need a cookie cutter to shape
Un-related: Vintage tobacco advertising from around the world
November 30, 2008
From “Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories”: How to bake an Apple Apple Pie (using a 45 watt carbon-dioxide laser for the etching of the logo)
November 23, 2008
Eleven Improbable but Nonetheless Real Baked Goods
Spiced apple rings
Tennessee prune loaf
Nutty crust chocolate pie
(From Yankee Pot Roast)
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September 16, 2008
Like most Americans, Steve Ettlinger eats processed foods. And, like most consumers, he often reads the ingredients label—without a clue as to what most of it means. So, when his young daughter asked, “Daddy, what’s polysorbate 60?” while eating ice cream at the beach on a hot summer day, he was at a loss—and determined to find out. Twinkies Deconstructed. (From Derek K. Miller). Not good - Beef Twinkies
Pie chart - Pie I have eaten / Pie I have not yet eaten
The Muppet Show Cake
Also, Cheddarvision TV
August 07, 2008
July 03, 2008
Dinner for one
Dinner for one in Zimbabwe - $1,243,255,000.
Related: A gallery of Robert Mugabe’s Palace
May 17, 2008
Let Them Eat
“Wedding cake designer Shinmin Li started baking wedding cakes after training in fine art. It’s not that jarring of a change, if you think about it. Li owns I Dream of Cake in San Francisco, and spends her time obsessing over cake consistency, design details, and whether her clients will eat the finished product…”
(From Kim Vallee)
Let Them Eat Cake.. Etsy Screen Print Poster in Bubble Gum Pink
April 05, 2008
I eat your cupcake
An oldie: Two men discuss the facial hair benefits of eating an Oreo pizza. (YT)
Another re-post: The best pizza I ever had
1200 lbs. of Cheese Carved into the Statue of Liberty
Grapes in milk... now what?
All New – Featuring the personal websites of Grow-a-brain’s readers! Today, the LiveJournal of Alina Korchak, originally from Moscow, currently living in the Bay Area. Submit yours for consideration.
February 08, 2008
The history of the Caribbean Black Cake
December 14, 2007
Also there, Geeky wedding invitations by Adam Tow & Rae Chang
November 22, 2007
Signs Above My Halloween Candy: 1996–2006. By Zach Oberman
How to: Crawly Cakes for Halloween
I-Mockery’s Ultimate Guide to the Halloween Candies of 2007
Sex cakes for the homeless (NSFW)
Sugar overload - Sweet Tooth pool on flickr (Changes daily)
Beard Papa’s, the World’s Best Cream Puffs
October 19, 2007
Also, Future Names of Hershey's Candies, Following the Progression of Kisses to Hugs
Sadaharu Aoki Japanese Pastries in Paris
The Platinum $130,000 Cake
Have you ever been cruising down the freeway, minding your own business when suddenly you look at the rearview mirror, only to be blinded by flashing red and blue lights? Then this is the product for you! Introducing The Anti-Ticket Donut