Posts Tagged 'food'

Zombie cakes pt. 2- cakes (and more) for zombies!

Last year some of you might remember my blog about how to make your own zombie cakes. Well this year for Halloween I thought I would continue the zombie theme, but this time with treats you can make for your zombie guests! Because lets face it…if theyre busy eating these treats, they wont eat your brains ;)

Zombie Brains Cupcakes

Craftster user OhThat made these deliciously brainy cupcakes for her son zombie.

Panna Cotta Brains with Pomegranate Sauce

Omnibrain of Science Blogs posted this deliciously realistic looking dessert altered from an Alton Brown recipe. Its so realistic looking Im planning on making some in case the zombie apocalypse happens and I need decoys!

Brain Pate

While a brain pate might sound gross, this particular pate isnt made from actual brains, it just looks like them. But it will food a zombie long enough for you to plan your escape.

Watermelon Brain

For the zombie thats watching their waistline, this melon brain is healthy and…well…brainy.

Brain Dip

Food blogger Canary Girl posted this simple and effective brain party dip. All you need is some cream cheese, ranch seasoning and salsa and youve got yourself a tasty zombie approved treat.

You can get the recipes for all these treats by clicking on the above links…enjoy!

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PS- oh and Im sure you noticed many of these recipes require brain molds which can be purchased in many stores this time of year or online at a site like amazon. Mini brains and big brains!

Bento Jewelry

My friend Jasmin recently sent me a link to what might possibly be the most amazing jewelry ever.

Tiny Bento Jewelry

These tiny artfully crafted pieces of jewelry feature different japanese treats from green tea to uni nigiri to chopsticks to tuna maki. All are individually handmade and are a wonderful mix of kitsch and class…its hard to incorporate sushi into jewelry and not come off as cheesy, but San Francisco based artist Carolyn Tille pulls it off with an elegant and artistic grace. My personal favorite is Silver Ikura Ring.

She also makes Dessert Jewlery and other pieces all of which can be viewed and purchased on her website.

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Next best thing to your own sushi boats!

Just the other day I was telling my friends about how much I want my a river with sushi boats in my house. Unfortunately most San Francisco landlords are not so keen on people putting tiny rivers in their apartments so I will have to wait until I get a house of my own. But until then, I can fill my need for mobile sushi with a sushi train!

Shinkansen Bullet Train Sushi Go Round Restaurant

Modeled after the infamous Shinkansen Bullet Train in Japan, this kit allows you to build your own bullet train track and comes with train cars to tote the sushi. If youre having a party you can play conductor and decide when your guests get their meal or you could just sit by yourself and play master of the sushi train (totally what I would do). The train comes with two cars and either plates or bowls and can be operated manually or on auto pilot. It also includes chopsticks and fake sushi so you can do some trial runs before using the real thing.

The set can be shipped from Japan and retails for around $66 dollars (not including shipping).

[link via TokyoMango]

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Are you what you eat?

We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat” well Mark Menjivar of Good Magazine recently posted an article feature pictures of the insides of people’s refrigerators and a brief description of the individual. The result is a fascinating look into how our food is a reflection of who we are and what is going on in our life.

You Are What You Eat

“We purchase refrigerators the way we fill them: out of necessity—to preserve the milk; to keep the greens from wilting. But from the right vantage point, an open fridge is the perfect staging grounds for a discussion of consumption. And if the aphorism holds true—if we really are what we eat—then refrigerators are like windows into our souls. It’s that sentiment that’s at the heart of Mark Menjivar’s inventive exploration of hunger, “You Are What You Eat,” for which he photographed the contents of strangers’ refrigerators. As you can see, whether it holds neatly ordered rows of labels-out condiments or zip-locked stacks of shot-and-gutted buck meat, there’s almost certainly a narrative to a fridge’s arrangement.”


Owner of Defunct Amusement Park | Alpine, TX | 1-Person Household | Former WW II Prisoner of War | 2007


Street Advertiser | San Antonio, TX | 1-Person Household | Lives on $432 fixed monthly income | 2007


Retired Train Conductor | Jackson, MS | 1-Person Household | Started Meals on Wheels in his community | 2008


Bar Tender | San Antonio, TX | 1-Person Household | Goes to sleep at 8AM and wakes up at 4PM daily. | 2008


Documentary Film Makers | San Diego, CA | 3-Person Household | Efforts have helped send millions of dollars to children in Uganda. | 2008


School Crossing Guard/Nursing Home Assistant | Austin, TX | 6-Person Household | Parents and 3 adult children live in an efficiency apartment. | 2007


Short Order Cook | Marathon,TX | 2-Person Household | She can bench press over 300lbs. | 2007

Those are just a few of my favorites, click here to check out the full article with more images.

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Geeky bento

Im always talking about how its easy to find geeky game themed baked goods, but its rare to find savor geekness. Well one clever foodie has mastered the art of geeky savory foods in a very classic and fun way…bento boxes!

Im sure many of have heard of her but for those that havent,AnnaTheRed of Anna The Red’s Bento Boxes has an amazing blog where she not only displays her creations but also her sketches and describes the process of creating her culinary masterpieces. She does everything from video games, to anime, to comics and everything in between. Here are a few of my favorites.

Robot from Penny Arcade

Headcrabs from Half-Life

Braid

Where the Wild Things Are (1)

Where the Wild Things Are (2)

Battlestar Galactica Cylons

Tingle from Zelda

And you know whats awesome? These are all just from the first two pages on blog posts! This girl is a bento genius! Shes definitely giving me some inspiration for my own.

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Create create culinary art with Magic Five

Ever wonder how restaurants get those perfectly even lines of sauce on your food? Yeah I can never figure it out either but someone has figured out how to make them them yourself with ease. Introducing the…

Magic Five

This Japanese bottles have 5 evenly spaced holes at the tip allowing you to expertly decorate your food with whatever sauce you like (medium thickness like mayo works best). Recently a blogger discovered them while eating Okonomiyaki (or as I call it, Okonomnomnomiyaki) in Kyoto Japan last fall. Unfortunately these bottles are only available in Japan, so I guess I’ll have to wait until I go to Tokyo this summer to pick some up!

[link via Boing Boing Gadgets]

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happy st. patrick’s day!

oh yes, it’s a day of drunken Irish celebration.  i love it. Erin go bragh!  we pre-celebrated this weekend by attending the official St. Patrick’s day parade in San Francisco.  i got up at 6:30 am to endure some massive cooking.  my Irish breakfast included: Irish soda bread, Dubliner Irish cheddar and mushroom eggs, fried tomatoes, corned beef n’ cabbage, and bacon.  topping that off with some Irish coffees, Guinness, Magners, and Murphy’s, we had ourselves quite a festive breakfast.  if only i had time and didn’t have to work today, i would have done it all over again! :)  check out the highlights:

cooking in my kitchen!

cooking in my kitchen!

thats a whole lotta bacon.

that's a whole lotta bacon.

since i was using my stovetop, and i had a massive amount of eggs to make, i tossed some shredded chedder and green onions on top and baked them for 15 minutes.

since i was using my stovetop and had a massive amount of eggs to make, i tossed some shredded chedder and green onions on top and baked them for 15 minutes.

after simmering the seasoned corned beef in water for almost 3 hours (50 minutes per pound), i added the red potatoes, carrots, and cabbage.  i love how the veggies soak up all of the delicious flavor of the beef!

after simmering the seasoned corned beef in water for almost 3 hours (50 minutes per pound), i added the red potatoes, carrots, and cabbage. i love how the veggies soak up all of the delicious flavor of the beef!

of course, the men wait patiently while the food is prepared.

of course, the men wait patiently while the food is prepared.

fried tomatoes!

fried tomatoes!

Irish soda bread, or whats left of it!

Irish soda bread, or what's left of it!

a glorious spread of food

a glorious spread of food

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