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Recipes - The Life and Thoughts of Zach

Nov. 11th, 2005

09:55 pm - Recipes

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I have updated my Recipe Archive.

I have included my two favorite improvisational recipes, narrative accounts of how I go about making Pancakes and Enchiladas. These aren't really recipes, they're just documentation of the things I think about when I make these things. These are respectively my favorite breakfast and dinner to make. Thanks to my Mom for inspiration on the enchiladas, and a recipe from ex-girlfriend J's late father for inspiration on the pancakes.

I also included the only complete new and non-derivative culinary thing I've invented. It's an incredibly soothing Autumn/Winter Drink. It's sweet. It's spicy. It's got whiskey. It's creamy. It's hot. It's appley. It's bannaney. I can't say it's totally non-derivative. I combined the ideas of bananas foster with standard mulled cider with the fact that some people use butter in mulled cider. These ideas all just kind of linked up in my head for a single combined drink.

Banana Muffins were the very first thing I learned to cook by myself and I've been making them ever since. I love them to death.</a>

This particular Apple Pancake recipe was modified by my sister to be more appley and more custardy. It's a hit. Cast iron pans are an absolute must for this. Perfect for making for a new romantic partner when they stay the night.

There's a bunch of other good stuff there too.

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From:sueg
Date:November 12th, 2005 12:40 pm (UTC)
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You have the same cooking style I do. I 've always maintained that after the first couple of times making a new food with a recipe, you ought to be able to make it without a recipe. People look at me funny when I tell them this.
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From:hecateuse
Date:November 13th, 2005 12:49 am (UTC)
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Amen to that! I may refer to recipes (like to make sure I don't forget some key ingredient), but I hardly ever measure anything when I cook.
The one exception being, of course, when baking. Then, I measure.
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From:sueg
Date:November 13th, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC)
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Well, that's why I don't bake much.
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From:mfeltes83
Date:November 12th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
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I need a better griddle. Mine looked great when I picked it up at the junk store, all blackened with use. But it sticks something fierce and it's not completely flat, so I can't keep the batter from rolling around.
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