Category Archives: Cooking Adventures

Doctor Who Cupcakes

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: Cupcake Project

Like many, my fellow Whovians and I had been planning a get-together for months to celebrate and view Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor. We had a lovely Whovian Brunch and had an excellent time watching the 50th Anniversary episode. My contribution to our brunch was themed cupcakes - and true to Doctor Who form - it was a bit of a timey-wimey-wibbly-wobbly kitchen experiment. Read more [...]

Easy Recipes: Peanut Butter and Fig Toasted Sandwiches

Peanut Butter and Fig Toasted Sandwiches, a photo by intellichick on Flickr. My CSA box arrived to my office the other day containing figs. I don't often eat figs (and one of the best things about CSA boxes is that it lets me try new things), so I went about seeing how I could incorporate them into a quick dinner at the office. I saw this simple recipe from one of my favorite sites Oh She Glows ("Nature's Jam Figgy Peanut Butter Toast"). It's just toasted bread, your favorite peanut butter, Read more [...]

Roasted Artichokes

I love artichoke hearts, but I've never had whole artichokes.  My CSA box this week arrived with three of them.  After looking around at recipes (dominated by "spinach and artichoke" dip), I decided that I would try to roast them.  I used this recipe from About.com - Simple Roasted Artichokes Recipe, adding in some steak seasoning (comprised of salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, coriander) based on the user review.  -cct   Read more [...]

On Star Wars and Making Sushi

I randomly decided to learn how to make sushi and somehow Star Wars haunted me every step of the way (it must have been the Force...naturally).  This cooking adventure started because the online recipes I found didn't look too difficult and given endless sushi filling possibilities, it was also a great food know-how to add to my "newly vegetarian" arsenal. My parents also gifted me a spiffy Zojirushi rice cooker years ago that has a "Sushi" button, so I had no fears there either.  However, Read more [...]