Monday, May 28, 2012

Flourless Chocolate Cake

By now we alll know how much I love disco. What a tragedy it is that Robin Gibb would pass one short week after Donna Summer. It's sad but the least I can do here is honor Robin Gibb with 2 favorite BeeGee songs!
More Than A Woman seriously you know you love this, its romantic without being cheesy and still makes you want to dance.
You Should be dancing  this is my motto for life. Listen to the chorus, we all should be dancing, yeah?

Does a flourless cake have less carbs than a regular cake?? Please say yesss. At this point it doesn't really matter the majority of the cake is gone. I was in the mood to try something a lil different and I found a rather easy recipe.Here it is, a simple straight to the point recipe, just like I like it.

 For reasons completely unbeknownst to me I completely forgot to melt the butter in while the chocolate was on the double broiler. No problem,the chocolate stayed warm enough for me to melt in afterward.

I didn't use a whisk to beat in the egg because I knew the chocolate would get stuck in it. Always make sure your chocolate has cooled off before you start mixing the eggs in,or they will curdle.


 Here is my final product. I didn't have an 8 inch pan so I had to use 2 smaller pans.... Ok It's been way to hot to cook here. So I have actually been trying to stay out of the kitchen, I do kinda have a hunkering for some fried bananas tho...

Friday, May 18, 2012

Whole grain vs whole wheat

Like everyone else in the world I am devastated by the loss of Donna Summers. I looove disco, if you ask me what period in time would I go back to? I'm always gonna say sometime between 1977-1985, the disco era. In honor of her memory I have for you my 2 favorite Donna Summers songs!
On the Radio 
Love to Love you baby don't let the kids listen to this one! 

So I've recently found a sourdough bread that I absolutely adore. I buy it all the time and I thought I was doing good because  the ingredients are:wheat flour, water, sourdough cultures and salt. I did a little research because I wanted to know if wheat flour was as good as whole grain.... well I found this 
article. It's pretty informative. You may already know some of this but for me it was a real eye opener!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Rosemary, basil & Feta Focaccia

This is a song I recently discovered thru a friend of mine. I don't know much about the group but I am in love this song! Hopes Too High it speaks for itself. Just listen.

Recently I made my very first focaccia. It was not as difficult as I thought it would be and really rather scrumptious. Here is the recipe. I didn't wanna use the onions and stuff so I swapped it out for rosemary, basil and feta.

Really not a difficult dough to work with, just remember to oil the bowl as well as your hands.

I think this was before I let it rest and rise.

It's a little hard to make dents in it because it just pops right back.

Ohh it's sinfully delicious, perfect for sandwiches.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Forte Gallery Event Pt.2

I don't know if you know but I'm a HUGE Will Ferrell fan. So naturally when Casa Di Mi Padre came out I had to see it. Yea it was just as crazy and as far out as it seems, but I kinda laughed my arse off! Anywho this is the movies theme song sang by Christina Aguilera, and boy does she sang it.Casa Di Mi Padre

So today I have the final pics taken on my phone from the gallery event I did.Here we go:

Scone from down home, they disappeared first!

Sweet Sticky thang, they left shortly after the scones.

Southwestern spin, I got the idea to lay it out like this from a friend of  in who caters in Michigan. Dressing of course on the side so the salad doesn't get soggy.

The medi melt sliders, fresh basil on top. This is cocktail bread, have you ever used that for a slider? next time I'm using buns, they happen to be a bit more moist.

All together now! Whaddya think?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Forte Gallery Event Pt. 1

Do you guys remember that group 4 Non Blondes? I only remember this one song called What's goin on?
Did they have any other songs? I dunno, well I've always like the individuality of this group and the power in their voices

Last weekend I catered an event at a cute little gallery in Bucktown. You'll have to forgive me because I didn't take hardly any pics of the process, but I'll be back later this week with the finished product pics.
Here's what I made:
Sweet Sticky thang- slowcooked bbq chicken & grn onions baked in a wonton wrapper then brushed with a "secret sauce" I can't reveal whats in the sauce, if I do ppl will come to your door and audit you!!

Scone from down home- a sweet potato chocolate chunk scone, you can check out the recipe here.

Southwestern Spin- A southwestern salad with all the trimmings and a homemade dressing w/ cilantro,crushed red pepper,olive oil,salt and garlic pepper 

Medi melt sliders- an eggplant slider with mozzarella, roasted basiled eggplant and peppers. 
Here are the few pics I did take:

The chicken only cooked for about 3.5 hrs

Aww that dressing was sooo good!

RIght befor the eggplant went it, it bakes on 350 for about 10 mins.
Be sure and meet me back here later this week to see all the final photos!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Risque Cafe Review

I've been hearing this catchy lil ditty, Somebody that I used to know
it's a rather interesting song, and it's one that you find yourself singing hours later. The video is...something new, creative and funky, watch it.

A few weeks ago I bought a groupon for a sweet lil place I'd never been to called Risque Cafe , very cute spot. I had the buffalo chicken sandwich and it was out of sight!  

 Aren't the menus adorable? and that sandwich, whew and they had 3 different types of bbq sauce, which my fries wound up swimming in! I even had a delicious vodka lemonade and a large order of mac n'cheese to go;and still only went a $1 over my groupon value!

The remains. Man this place is a nice little gem centered in the lakeview area. Now I have a spot to go to when I'm around lakeview and it's late, I'm going for another blackened chicken burger,and I.can't.wait.