you can’t see the grids, niece July 3, 2008

Filed under: baked goods,pound cake,sister,summer — insomnisnack @ 2:22 pm

Look at the a-m-a-z-i-n-g trifle my sister made! She’s even using what seems a proper trifle dish?  Oh yeah, she made the poundcake from scratch.

I have been cooking, yes, I have been cooking. But my camera battery ain’t what it used to be, and nevertheless I am often with folk who avoid the paparazzi aim of my lens. So lemme show off my sister who is the cat’s meow.

Photo credit: Julie T.


bel canto-loupe August 31, 2007

Filed under: cantaloupe,dessert,food,produce,soups,summer,sweet,vegan — insomnisnack @ 10:00 pm

What is a girl to do when faced with rising temperatures and a ripe melon? Make a soup, did you say? Well that’s just what I did. I do enjoy cantaloupe, and this soup is very tasty. Short recipe: melon, water, ice and blend. The melon was very ripe so I didn’t need to add sugar. I did add a dash of cinnamon. Frothy!

cantaloupe soup


fried squash blossoms August 22, 2007

Filed under: food,produce,savory,seasons,squash blossom,summer — insomnisnack @ 2:21 pm

Wow, I loved these. Sooo yummy. My lovely blossoms were a treasured gift from last night! To preserve them until today, when I could prepare them properly, I nested them in a damp paper towel and refrigerated ’til tonight. I made the batter according to recipe, and dipped the babies, then gently laid them in hot oil, seconds away from popping.

gentle fry

I let them cook a total of 3-4 minutes, turning once. Next, I drained them, plated them, and promptly ate them.

squash blossom

You know who you are…thanks ❤