10 September 2009

Rice, rice, baby!

Hey! Did you know that September is National Rice Month? (OK, I didn't know either, but Gourmet.com filled me in, and now we know.) Do you know what this means? This means that I can have all the rice I want, and I don't have to feel bad about it!

I'm not one to feel bad about overindulging on rice, anyway. Just ask Jeff about how I'll stand over the pot of rice after dinner and eat more. Straight out of the pot.

Anyway. Since I found out this juicy tidbit of information, I think what I'm going to do is eat a lot of rice this month. Then I will tell you about it. Hah!

Please note that I am acutely aware of the banality of rice. But you know what? I love it. Love love love it.

What's your favorite way to eat rice? Tell me! So I can join in.

04 September 2009

Iron Chef


Here is a picture of the results of my first exam! There was a written component, and then a 3 hour practical. Everyone had to make three different things: a large tart, mini tarts, and then some cookies. We all had to work separately, and we didn't know what we were going to get before we started.

So this is what I made (from left to right): Tarte aux noix caramel (French nut caramel tart), Vanille-Kipferl cookies, and Quiche Lorraine.

It went well.