Having taken the weekend "off," there is now a serious queue of posting to be done. This is a long overdue food post, remember those?
I love Nigella Lawson. Stunning woman with English accent having a passionate affair with heavy whipping cream and garnished with sharp, clever wit. Perfection. The video above is her latenight favorite- Caramel Croissant Pudding (with a shot of bourbon). Love.
And LOVE FFFFood for pointing me to the video and THIS preview for a PBS show with Gwyn Paltrow, Mario Batali and a Spanish roadtrip. Start following FFFF if you don't already.
In other cooking news, I baked yesterday for the first time in what feels like forever. My inspiration actually came from the Epicurious Chemist who turned me on to Technicolor Kitchen's Ranger Cookies. I love the idea of putting as many of my favorite things into a basic recipe as possible and with dark chocolate chips, coconut, walnuts and oats... these more than fit the bill. I highly recommend the jump to TK for the recipe, I only had 3 (+ 2 for breakfast) because I'm still being healthy- aren't I just the picture of moderation :P
The rest are soundly frozen until I have people over next. If I can keep good milk on hand for guests, I think I may do Ina proud by greeting whomever at the door with warm cookies.
Speaking of the EpiChem, he introduced me to Rangers because he and Lisa (my childhood neighbor and his lady love) took care of HC while I was across the pond. I returned home dirty and jetlagged to find a clean house, a clean litterbox, a slice of goat cheese pizza from Piece in the fridge, homemade matzoh crunch and a homemade Ranger cookie. And a torn-up petsitting check.
My friends kind've rock.
TKTC Note (late addition): I have several friends who would all but die if I showed up with Peanut Butter Blondies with Chocolate Ganache. I'm putting this recipe in my back pocket for an SOS:)
TKTC SECOND NOTE: New favorite site. Tastespotting.com. If you're ever in need of inspiration...to buy a real camera. And maybe do some cooking as well.