Howdy. Hope everyone's doing well. We've been a wee bit boring of late. I've been doing lots of reading for my thesis (trying to make sense of Judith Butler & the notion of gender as performance - long story) & Cam's been doing pre-med study (I'm learning lots of new words).
I finally got around to making the Cookies 'n' Cream cupcakes from VCTOTW - I know, I should have made them earlier (but I'm seriously addicted to the Gingerbread ones). They were AWESOME! And FULL of fat! (The icing is 1/4 cup nuttelex & 1/4 cup copha)
So here's a mini photo essay, plus an idea of what you can do with leftover icing (you do not want to eat too much, I felt SO sick after licking the bowl out!)....
That's right people - a Super Stuffed Oreo cookie. It may not be that original, but dammit, it tasted good!
A batch of foccacia I made to go with Leek & Potato Soup:
I made some seitan on Sunday arvo (let's face it, Sunday afternoons are the best time for baking & seitan making). Firstly, with the recipe 'stolen' from Vegetation, I give you Bryanna's 'Chicken' Seitan!
I know it looks kinda gross, but it tastes good....
I also made a SoG, I mixed it in the food processor, so it was a lot smoother this time. I haven't thought of anything to put in it yet (but Cam's been snacking, so I better be quick about it!).
I'm an avid reader of Lolo's website & a few months ago she posted a recipe for Crispy Sweet & Sour Tofu. So I made Crispy Sweet & Sour Chicken. So tasty.....
Finally, I thought I'd take a few pics of our turtle tank!
Here's the mean gargoyle that protects the tank inhabitants (we have three bristlenoses in there that love to suck on him (that's a good thing))!
Snappy the Turtle (I named him):
Mr Turtle (Cam named him - guess who loves My Name is Earl?):
Theresa nominated me as a Rockin' Girl Blogger, but do you think I could get the graphic to work? Arrgghhh...
And Vegetation, those 'chicken' nuggets from last post are made of soy, so sorry!
Ruiyi, glad to see you're having fun! When you get back we'll have to bake.
Peace out everyone!