Jun 29, 2011

Guest Post: DECORATING THE HOUSE, PART II (Electric Boogaloo)

Avid readers of the blog will remember this post about decorating your house for a beach themed party. Kate threw me a SURPRISE WITCH THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY and decorated thusly:

Things you will need: black streamers, christmas lights, glow sticks, temporary tattoos, glitter temporary tattoos, scented temporary tattoos, candles, pentagrams, animal sacrifices, a healthy dose of sacrilege. GLITTER GLITTER GLITTER GLITTER GLITTER
Mix well and serve.
There is glitter in my bed.

Jun 21, 2011

CORN and Friends, plus Roasted Potatoes Recipe

(and potatoes and kimchi rice)
This blog is quickly getting very corn themed. I love corn. It's also always on sale at the Fresh Grocer. I also love my friends, especially friends who come to visit from other places! I also love lemon water, it sounds very simple but is really very important.
This one is a two parter:

Jun 19, 2011

Summer Fried Rice - Make it yourself!

I've been on a big corn kick recently (corn salad recipe coming soon!), and I also have a bag of rice I'm trying to use up. Earlier this week, Tuesday night actually, I made some rice in hopes of then making fried rice with the left-over aforementioned corn salad. BUT even though I wasn't too lazy to make rice, I was then too lazy to make anything else out of it so it's been sitting in my fridge all week. Mix this with my love for using up everything in my fridge (code for, not having any food) and enter: SUMMER FRIED RICE.

This is variable based on what you have around but I will say that this turned out absolutely delicious, so maybe trust me on this one.
 olive oil
some rice you already cooked, or some rice you cook and then let cool off - about a cup and a half
about 1/4 cup onion, roughly choped
1/2 cup canned pineapple, diced
1/2 of a jalapeno, de seeded and cut into rings
1 clove of garlic, chopped
lime juice
2 cobs of corn, pre cooked, the kernels cut off (ends up being around a cup)
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
pickled ginger, cut up
KIMCHI (because it makes everything taste a little bit weird, but in an awesome way)

Step 1: Heat olive oil in big frying pan (or a wok if you have one/are fancy) add the onion and cook for a few minutes, then add the garlic and jalapenos. Stir those babies around for about 4 minutes then add the kimchi and pickled ginger.

Step 2: Add a the corn and anything else veggie wise you want to throw in there (peas could be good).
Step 3: Add another tbs of oil and put in the rice, fry it on high heat for about three minutes then turn the heat down to medium and add the pineapple and lime juice. Stir until the rice is heated through.

One of my secrets is that I rarely enjoy the food I make. I think it is something about having to stare at it for so long while you're making it. BUT THIS IS DELICIOUS. I'm eating some right now.