Kumquat: Gluten-Free Ratio Rally: Salted Caramel Brownies. It is once again time for the gluten-free ratio rally... i thought i may have to sit this one out because of too many other plates spinning right now, but how can i pass this month's theme up... brownies!
I mean, really, how can i not make time for brownies?! This time of year chocolate seems to burst onto the scene just like the dogwoods and tulips. i must admit i love all of the chocolate flavor combinations that are so prevalent at easter... chocolates stuffed with marshmallows, caramels, peanut butter, mint. it's hard to choose. but, most definitely, one of my favorites is chocolate and caramel. throw a little coarse salt on top and i'm sold. i suppose this month's theme is a nod to ruhlman and his ratios, because of the fact that he has no brownie ratio. so we're left to determine our own. this is a favorite brownie of mine that seems to work really well with most every add-in i've decided to add in. not too cake-y and not too dense, it's really just right. my ratio turned out to be: Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats.
Healthy & Delicious: Three-Ingredient Banana, Honey, and Peanut Butter Ice Cream. Editor's note: On Mondays, Kristen Swensson of Cheap, Healthy, Good swings by these parts to share healthy and delicious recipes with us.
Take it away, Kristen! [Photograph: Kristen Swensson] Lately, I've been loving The Kitchn almost as much as I love Friday Night Lights. And for a food blog to surpass Tim Riggins in the hierarchy of Things That Are Nice to Look at—well, that's pretty big stuff. A few months ago, the blog re-posted a recipe for ice cream made entirely from one ingredient: bananas. Since Valentine's Day and its obligatory dessert indulgences are around the bend, the dish had to be attempted. Miniature Leather Book Earrings in Hoop by TheBookCellar on Etsy. Gluten-free Naan 2.0. For more on the flavors of India series, check out: Dhal Aloo Kofta, Aloo Palak, Payasam Pudding, and Malai Kofta.
I’ve done it. I’ve mastered the art of the gluten-free naan. Seriously… it’s perfect and I’m so happy I get to share it with each and every one of you. This recipe has been reworked at least 19 times. “Baroness” potatoes (aka the poor cousin of the Duchess) When I saw that Jen had challenged us to work with potatoes this month for Kitchen Bootcamp, I knew immediately what I wanted to make.
Lately, I have been craving little golden baked puffs of potato-ey perfection – I was reading a vintage cookbook and came across a picture and it brought me back to the 1970s dinner parties my mum and dad used to throw with all sorts of fancy eats like Duchess Potatoes. Chapter 26 of The Professional Chef does, indeed include instructions for these but I felt I might modernise them a little by making flattened discs of potato rather than fancy schmancy piped out ones.
They didn’t exactly come out as elegant as I had hoped so I dubbed them “Baroness” potatoes – a Baroness being the lowest rank of nobility at the opposite end of the scale from the Duchess. “Baroness” potatoes (aka the poor cousin of the Duchess) Recipe Essentials for Easter Dinners Recipe - DinnerTool.com - StumbleUpon. Classical Dubstep... StumbleUpon. Punchfork - The best new recipes from top food sites - StumbleUpon. - StumbleUpon. Craft for Kids: Melted Crayon Canvas Art - Heidi Klum on AOL - StumbleUpon. Sculptures Popping Out of Paintings - My Modern Metropolis - StumbleUpon.
Oh, to have been in Tokyo in June!
Shintaro Ohata just finished up a solo exhibition at the Yukari Art Contemprary in Tokyo, Japan. This Hiroshima, Japan-born artist is known for his ability to show us everyday life in a cinematic way. He captures light in his paintings, showering the world, as we know it, with carefully placed strokes of it. "Every ordinary scenery in our daily lives, such as the rising sun, the beauty of a sunset or a glittering road paved with asphalt on a rainy night, becomes something irreplaceable if we think we wouldn’t be able to see them anymore," he told Yukari gallery.
"I am creating works to capture lights in our everyday life and record them in the painting.” More than that, this artist has a unique style. Straight from the Yukari gallery, here's a sample of his stellar work. The Chromatic Typewriter. Washington-based painter Tyree Callahan modified a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, replacing the letters and keys with color pads and hued labels to create a functional “painting” device called the Chromatic Typewriter.
Callahan submitted the beautiful typewriter as part of the 2012 West Prize competition, an annual art prize that’s determined by popular vote. I don’t know how practical painting an image with a color typewriter is, but if Keira Rathbone can do it… (via dark silence in suburbia)