Category Archives: food

Beautiful California

It’s winter and it’s still beautiful here in San Diego, California. I wouldn’t get in the water, but sitting on the bluff eating a California burrito (carne asada with french fries) is definitely something I can do. ;)

Also, it was a beautiful day in Laguna Beach today. This is from my grandma’s house on the cliff in Laguna… I spent a lot of summers on this beach!

Baking Bread Like a BOSS

A year or two ago I learned that making bread is really easy. Contrary to popular belief (if my friends are any indication of “popular belief”), you don’t have to do any messy kneading or rolling etc. Making your own bread isn’t just for hipsters anymore. In fact, you don’t need to look far for rationale…

For hippies, when you make your own bread you can control what goes into it. For cheapskates, making your own bread is way cheaper than buying it. For fancy people, home made bread tastes better than store bought loaf (ok, not the really fancy stuff).

It’s easy! Try it!

Ingredients

The ingredients are simple and wholesome!

  • 1 tablespoon of yeast
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar (optional)
  • 1 cup (to the brim) of warm water
  • 1 cup (to the brim) of white flour
  • 1 cup (to the brim) of brown flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of oil (or so) to grease the baking tin

Activate the yeast

Put the yeast and sugar into a mixing bowl along with the warm water. The yeast will activate and dissolve…

After five minutes or so your water will look cloudy.

Add the flour

Now you can add the flour and the salt, and mix.

Let it rise

Let the dough sit and rise for 30-60 minutes.

I used to wait an hour, but I’m less patient now and generally only wait 45 minutes or so. :)

Prepare baking tin

Put about 1 teaspoon of oil in your baking tin and spread it around all four sides using a paper towel.

Bake!

Bake on 230 °C for 35 minutes, and voila!

You’re welcome. :)

“Tasty as free range” eggs

I bought some eggs at the grocery store the other day. I’m sure I must have bought these particular ones because I saw the words “Free Range” on the box. A few days later went to scramble some eggs and I noticed what the box actually said…

While taste is one of the reasons that some people prefer free-range produce, it’s not exactly the driving force. Correct me if I’m wrong, but the reason people buy free-range produce is because they believe that there’s some benefit in having animals live a free, full, natural life before they’re killed for our food.

KANJEKAKUWA G. SERVICES, you fail. I will not be buying your fake free-range eggs again!