Thursday, June 01, 2006


Joe made us some excellent chicken fajitas. Man, the thighs are the way to go. Breasts never, ever turn out as well, IMO. Sure, they're less fatty, but so much less satisfying. Anyway, excellent fajitas.

After dinner, Christy and Eric had brought over some strawberries & chocolate. So, itching to try out our new food slicer/shredder attachment for the KitchenAid (it's not a unitasker! It slices AND shreds), we ran the chocolate through the fine shredder. Awesome. The end result was about double or triple the volume of the original bar, in little tiny pieces.

A couple weeks ago, Alan & I had gone on some lazy weekday afternoon, to a cafe on College called Bittersweet. We had a pair of drinks there - I had a white chocolate & cardamom thing, and Alan had a hot chocolate spiked with some cayenne.

Tonight, with the shredded chocolate, some milk, and the milk steamer on the espresso machine, we duplicated both those drinks, and they were delicious. The cayenne gives the chocolate some punch - it's like the fat from the chocolate coats the front of your mouth, while the cayenne kicks a hole in the back of your head. Tasty!

The white chocolate & cardamom drink is weirder, because frankly, I'm not used to the flavor of cardamom in anything but Indian curries. So, that flavor in a sweet, creamy white chocolate drink is very odd at first, but quite compelling. It's nice to know we can do this sort of thing with the equipment we have. Obviously not the intended use, but a great result nonetheless.


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