fiercebunny: (Gary Oldman/Rosencrantz)
In my continued efforts to eat my way across the state, I recently went to Kaiser's Bistro in midtown OKC. Kaiser's was originally an ice cream parlour dating back to 1910. I believe it's been operating in one form or another since then. I had never been there before, but I heard that they had recently reopened again and their menu sounded awesome, so I decided I had to try it.

pictures of old buildings automatically call for Hipstamatic

Midtown has been renovated a lot, it looks much improved from how I remembered it. I'm glad that they're putting the old, historic buildings to good use.

The soda fountain inside looked pretty cool. Mom noticed that the decor matched the historic photos hanging above the bar.

Food is serious business, so no more funny app business.

I wanted the Midtown Mashup so I could have both a soup and sandwich. I chose the Grateful Bean soup (white beans, ham hock, pork belly and cornbread croutons. Girl, you know I can't turn down pork belly. Or really, any pork product in general.) It was delish, possibly the best ham and bean soup I've ever had. (I tactfully refrained from saying so however, since Mom's ham and bean soup would be my other point of reference.) I also had the pastrami sandwich on rye, which was also tasty and made for a pretty looking sandwich. (Seriously, isn't it all pretty and swirly?)

I got a marshmallow cream shake to take out for dessert, which was quite decadently rich. And I guzzled it down before I remembered to stop and take a picture of it. I will say sprinkles were involved. There are so many great desserts there at Kaiser's though, that I'm itching to go back. They even have several spiked milkshakes on the menu. The Bit O'Honey made of Wild Turkey American Honey, Crown Royal and honey sounds especially good. And they have homemade ice cream, homemade Red Velvet ice cream. That certainly bears further investigation. I shall report back with my findings.
fiercebunny: (Gary Oldman/Rosencrantz)
It's too late to order anything in time for Valentine's Day, but the desserts at this etsy shop look sooooo good.
Whimsy and Spice

I want to place an order with them someday, but what to choose? Rosy vanilla marshmallow hearts, hazelnut chocolate whisky cookie sandwiches, rose and black pepper thumbprints, honey lavender shortbread, or brown sugar gingerspice cookies? Hmm, I want all of them, but that's a lot for just me to eat (or to afford).

I still want to order macarons too. [ profile] padawansguide posted a link to this online shop that ships them. I have a recipe from Tea Time magazine for strawberry macarons, but I've read on online cooking blogs that they're complicated to make.

OMG, so hungry for desserts right now.
fiercebunny: (Ryan Adams)
I was going to write about my week, but I felt more like typing up a meme instead. My week was mostly just about food anyways. (I went to the fair and had a variety of food on sticks. And roasted corn, rawr!)

Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Strike through the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly. (A bunch of insane covers popped up here, so a good enough guess works for me.)
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
Step 5: If you like the game post your own.

1. Thank you for this bitter knowledge.
You'll never find, as long as you live, someone who loves you tender like I do.
- "You'll Never Find" by Lou Rawls guessed by [ profile] oxymoron67
3. Howard, the strangest things have happened lately
4. Oh so all my lovin' goes under the fog fog fog
Do you remember that sunny day? Somewhere in London In the middle of nowhere.
- "Haunted" by the Pogues, guessed by [ profile] sassachusets
6. Feeling radical in cotton, purified in my satin.
7. Oh what a shame that your pockets did bleed on St. Valentine.
8. Wounds heal in time, scars leave their sign
9. So if you ever want something, then you call, call, then I'll come running.
10. Run away from all your boredom.
11. I was hanging from a tree, unaccustomed to such violence.
12. Let me go, I'm only letting you down.
13. Transport, motor ways and tram lines, starting up and stopping, taking off and landing.
14. When they call your name will you walk right up with a smile on your face?
15. I get high on a buzz then a rush when I'm plugged in you.
16. Stars can't fight city lights.
17. Please could you stop the noise, I'm trying to get some rest.
18. Well, I thought about the army, Dad said, Son, you're fucking high.
19. I was never faithful and I was never one to trust.
20. This could be the very minute I'm aware I'm alive.
21. He will then be reborn from 1970's porn.
22. There is a road that meets the road that goes to my house.
23. Tell me what you've seen, was it a dream.
24. Here shall we live in this terrible town.
Some folks are born made to wave the flag.
- "Fortunate Son" by CCR, guessed by [ profile] batwrangler

I made bruschetta today. I toasted some bread in a skillet with olive oil and garlic powder, then spread pesto on it, topped with sliced Roma tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. I'm not sure it's really a bruschetta, since I just kind of thought it up in the grocery store as an excuse to buy pesto and fresh mozzarella (mmmm!). Whatever, it looked enough like the appetizer and it tasted yum. I had no idea fresh mozzarella tasted so good. Why I have wasted all these years eating that shredded Kraft crap??! It was difficult not to eat the whole ball of it in one sitting.

I'm going to go watch Pushing Daisies now. This show really, really makes me want to bake a pie. And then binge on pie.
fiercebunny: (Gary Oldman/Rosencrantz)
Don't ever go searching for pictures of food on Flickr. It will just make you frustrated and hungry.

I would kill for these cupcakes though. Like this chocolate one with purple flowers. And especially this set of cupcakes decorated with tea sets. *sigh* When will they invent a transport beam so I don't have to travel all the way to South Africa just for baked goods?
fiercebunny: (the Doctor brings cake)
I was going through my picture folders yesterday and found this picture of a cake that I had at a patisserie in San Diego. I had forgotten taking it, but I decided to post it because cake = happy, yes? It had raspberry, white chocolate and hazelnuts. To be honest, it looked prettier than it tasted. I did eat the rose petals by the way, which although are edible, maybe weren't meant to be eaten along with the cake. Rose petals just don't taste as awesome as you think they would. (Stupid fairies!) Whatever, it was on the plate. I wish I could remember the name of the tea that I had while I was there though, because that was really delicious. All I can remember is that it was possibly an oolong and had something to do with raisins, which is not very helpful.*

cake or death?

I had a nice Fourth of July. I had to work, but it was so slow that they lowcalled half my shift and let me go. Yay for not working. I went over to Sarah's house because Charlotte was in town with her boyfriend, as was our friend Martin. It is so much nicer to get to hang out with friends than take calls. Much barbecue and ice cream was had. I was especially happy to chat with Charlotte because she's made of awesome and I don't think I've talked to her since last year when I went to Arkansas for her graduation. We couldn't see the fireworks from Sarah's house, but we sat around and listened to music. Good times :)

*This paragraph brought to you by the apparent usage of crack.
fiercebunny: (Gary Oldman/Rosencrantz)
Bought season 2 of No Reservations and am completely impressed by Anthony Bourdain's willingness to eat not only anything, but anything in large quantities. My god, that guy can really put it away. I'm so glad I bought the dvds instead of waiting for it off the Long Wait Netflix queues. I really liked the Korea episode (my mom says she doesn't remember people eating chicken feets and ass.) Watching the Quebec episode right now and omg, foie gras looks so good. ("Give him everything on the foie gras menu and when he dies, stop.") I've only ever had it twice and I want to eat it again badly. The only place I know of in the whole state that serves it though, is La Baguette. Mmm, they have pretty good desserts too.

Granted, Bourdain did lose me at the seal eyeballs.

Fair Day

Sep. 19th, 2007 03:18 am
fiercebunny: (yay undead monkey)
On Monday, I went to the State Fair with Sarah, Nicole and Brodie.


The Deep Fried Bacon Cheddar Mash Potatoes On A Stick? Fan-fucking-tastic. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined all my favorite things together as one and served to me on a fucking stick. With Ranch dressing!!! Give yourself 1,000,000 bonus pts for that, State Fair vendor.

Unfortunately, I didn't get an actual picture of it because by the time I thought of getting my camera back out, I had already inhaled half of it. But trust me, the batter was a golden brown that would make you weep with happiness.

Anyway, onward, pictures under the cut )
I had a wonderful time; I'm glad I got to hang out with my friends :)
fiercebunny: (Ludivine)
Mom bought me dinner at Grand House yesterday. I ordered a pot of chrysanthemum tea, having read about it on a foodie blog somewhere and was intrigued. It was alright, though I still muchly prefer jasmine tea. Mostly, the taste reminded me of old books, like if I went down to the OU library and went about licking the stacks. Not unpleasant, just odd.
fiercebunny: (bpal white rabbit)
I promised I would post this, so here is the recipe I used for Irish Cream Bread Pudding. Originally, I found it on the internets several years ago, but have since lost the link (and am too lazy to google it right now.) Anyways, it's an awesome dessert and one of the few things I know how to cook. You can't go wrong with adding Bailey's to desserts.

recipe under cut )
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Although it's not till next Sunday, Sarah made me some candy for my birthday.

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Yes, she made bacon brittle. Honest to goodness meat candy. She found the recipe online somewhere. Yet another one of the myriad reasons why I love the internets: no matter how crazy you are, your crazy is not alone.

Anyway, besides the bacon, it also has pecans in it so there's still a bit of a nutty flavor. It's really not that bad, despite the many looks of disappoval the poor bacon brittle received. Nicole's husband looked very chagrined and kept insisting, "Meat disnae belong in sweeties!" but we talked him into trying a little piece and it didn't kill him, so all was good. (Although a lot of bacon brittle probably would kill you eventually. It would be a long, slow, greasy death.)

Nicole gave me a bacon wallet. It's turning out to be sort of a theme this birthday.
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I think next year we should try to make bacon ice cream. I do have an ice cream maker somewhere.
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okay, so I am wading my way through the morass of laziness and here are a few of my belated vacation pictures. To start with, here are pictures of things I ate because a)one of the most important parts about travel is eating new food and b)trips to California in particular mostly involve my eating my way across the state. Also, I like to take pictures of food, so here you go.

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This is a bowl of tenjaeng (otherwise known as miso) seafood stew. (i could be mispelling that; Korean is hard.) We went to an awesome Korean restaurant in Oakland, called Pyung Chang Soft Tofu House. Their specialty are hot pots, in which the food is brought to you in ... well, a freakin' hot pot.
more foody goodness under the cut )
*sigh* Am now hungry all over again!
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Even though I'm tired of bringing the same thing to work potlucks all the time, tonight I decided I couldn't be arsed to try something new after all. So I baked a red velvet ooey gooey cake. Basically same thing, just changed the cake mix.

Dead tired, but I just drank two glasses of ice tea, so I'm never going to sleep again :/
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Today, I went to the arts festival with Sarah. We were bad and actually bought stuff; I got a necklace with a compass/heart pendant and Sarah got a really beautiful box made out of american holly and purpleheart wood. We listened to a mariachi band, which rocked.

And because the best part of the arts festival is the food, here are pictures...
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I had sweet potato fries (with some kind of cheese sauce) and a fried applewood-smoked pork loin on a stick. You can't tell from the picture but the stick was about a foot and a half long, so it was more of a pork wand. I felt like the Meat Fairy.

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Sarah had a chipotle beef burrito. The filling had some some really good sauteed beef, lettuce, tomatoes and black beans. She let me try some of it and it was awesome.

For dessert, I had a cannolli and Sarah had a white chocolate mousse cone. I was too overcome with greediness to take pictures of those.
fiercebunny: (Rosencrantz)
All Cupcakes, All the time

Man, I totally want to bake some cupcakes now. I've made bread puddings, cakes, cheesecakes, brownies, etc. but never really cupcakes. Thursday, I spent 4 hours making a pecan pie from a recipe in Cook's Illustrated magazine. It turned out alright. Better than a Mrs. Smith's box of pie, but not as good as the one from Pioneer Pies (which I later discovered to have the worst record of health code violations in the city, but damn, those filthy bastards made a good pie.)

I want some cupcake recipes.
fiercebunny: (blah blah blah)
random food meme that I ripped off somewhere )

Oklahoma's under a tornado warning! In freakin' November! Craziness!

Also, I believe BPAL is supposed to be doing an update later tonight. I'm tempted to stay up just to see what they're coming out with for their anniversary/full moon post. I'm sure it'll break my bank account, regardless. Terribly curious, but I need sleep!
fiercebunny: (Default)
Okay, made the baked rice pudding. Uh, not sure that came out right. The recipe didn't specify cooked or uncooked rice, so I made a guess and used cooked rice. And it took near 3 hours to cook and still didn't really have a pudding-like consistancy. On the plus side, I added vanilla and cinnamon to the recipe and the flavor part tasted fine; it's just the consistancy didn't seem right. Maybe I'll try it again with uncooked rice.

I've just noticed I haven't posted movies for either August or September. D'oh.
movies )

Tomorrow is my friday! Yays!
fiercebunny: (rosencrantz)
Ugh, work sucked today. We were understaffed and got swamped with calls. I worked a closing shift tonight and I have to be there tomorrow by 12:30, so unless I fall asleep in the next 30 minutes (not happening), I'm going to spend most of tomorrow in a zombi-like trance.

The fall weather is lovely. It's already quite chilly at night. A bit sniffly from allergies, but nowhere as bad as last year.

I think I'll try to make a baked rice pudding tomorrow. (would've done so tonight, but it's a bit too late and apparently it takes a long time to cook.)It's not a dish I've made before, but with the season changing, I'm really in the mood for some comfort food. This recipe looks like it might work okay, but if anyone has a better one please let me know.
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I had dolsot bibimbap for lunch today. Yum!
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Today I went to visit Sarah and Charlotte (who is in town from Arkansas.) Charlotte had bought a package of Brie and between the two of us, we managed to eat the entire wheel of cheese (with crackers) in one sitting. It was awesome.

Some of the comments:
"No wonder people name their kids after this." - Charlotte
"This is so good, it is like a cheese-gasm!" -me
"Are you two drunk on cheese?" - Sarah

Something that freaks me out (besides the power of cheese), is that occasionally you can find really artsy, foreign movies at Walmart, of all places. Once, I found a Werner Herzog movie there. I stopped there tonight and found a copy of A Tale of Two Sisters. A Gothic Korean horror movie that didn't play within probably a hundred miles of here when it first came out and today, it was on the rack above some Hillary Duff dvd. It was only $9 so I went ahead and bought it (the Korean movie, not the Duff flick.) Here's hoping it's in the original language and not badly dubbed crap, or I'm selling it used on Amazon.


Jul. 1st, 2005 01:24 am
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Bertie Botts Beans. . . now in bacon.

Bacon and candy all at the same time. That is so the new crack.


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