Saturday, October 31, 2009
Besides being The Weekend of The Fall (Gator fans, get out), it's Halloween! I've already celebrated the Day of the Dead by watching Mexican folk dancers at the Met. To get you in a spooky mood for tonight, I have a list of some of the most haunted places (besides Transylvania) in the world. Been to any?
Friday, October 30, 2009
...but as I troll around looking for the best stuff to bring you, I can't help but notice how many images come via the old Domino website. Truly sad stuff. Below, my celebration of what I considered the greatest shelter magazine, even if I couldn't afford half the goods. Enjoy, and RIP Domino! To check out the newest mag on the stand (actually, it's online only, and I'm appalled/fascinated) go here.
from Alton Brown comes a great recipe for sweet potato waffles. Enjoy any time of day.
- 1 1/2 cups peeled and cubed sweet potatoes
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 egg whites, at room temperature
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
- Vegetable spray, for waffle iron
- Special equipment: steamer basket and waffle iron
Put cubed sweet potatoes in a steamer basket. Place the basket in a large pot of simmering water that is no closer than 2 inches from the bottom of steamer. Allow potatoes to steam for 20 minutes of until fork tender. Mash cooked potatoes and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
In another bowl combine the sweet potatoes, milk, brown sugar, butter, and grated orange rind. Stir the sweet potato mixture into the flour mixture and thoroughly combine. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold egg whites into batter 1/3 at a time. The batter will be thick. Using a No. 20 disher (scoop), place 2 scoops of batter onto a preheated, oiled waffle iron, and cook until lightly browned, about 5 to 6 minutes.