April 2, 2009 at 7:26 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

Split avocado (facet for extra allure)
Dust ½ with garlic masala, grind cracked pepper on other slice

cracked pepper avocado

:sufficient for joy.


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bitter and stout, like i like my men?

March 25, 2009 at 4:29 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , )

Cupcakes with bittersweet chocolate & a mug of Guinness inside, in memory of m’lovely Ireland. They taste like the wicked lovechild of an old bar and an anarchists’ teashop – A++ would cook and eat for breakfast again.

It is devious to mix dark stout into the most five-year-old-birthday-party of desserts; and there is no tastier fusion of the best of adulthood and childhood (unless one eats these in a bubble bath, whilst watching Gossip Girl; but I wouldn’t know. Nope. Not I.)

This was shameless thievery of spicyicecream’s recipe.

chocolate guinness cupcake - side

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spicy zucchini latkes!

March 25, 2009 at 2:51 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

Yesterday I tackled the leftover groceries from a St. Paddy’s day shepherd’s pie. Inspired by lifesambrosia’s zucchini cakes, I crafted a funky hybrid of gardenbuger & latke. It went like so:

Sautée a sweet yellow onion, five or so diced mushrooms, and half a can of corn. When the onions are beautifully translucent, throw into a bowl with:

3 shredded zucchini
1 diced clove of garlic
1 slice whole wheat bread, toasted and thoroughly crumbled
2 eggs
teaspoon flour
smatterings of paprika, black pepper, salt, & other spices to your liking.

Mix, and fry by heaping tablespoonfuls ’til they’re golden. Serve with sour cream, applesauce, salsa.. they are easy to please.

spicy zucchini latkes - crop

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jew cookies: crouching apricot, hidden boysenberry

March 22, 2009 at 11:04 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

When I was a wee lass, the temple ladies came by every Purim with these cookies. Hamantaschen are cunningly folded to resemble an evil king’s tri-corner hat, and Purim is cunningly designed to be a giant Jew-party where folk exchange cookies and put on plays. This is the very finest kind of holiday!

This year, nostalgia and my boyfriend’s lack of exposure inspired me to bake hamataschen. Last time I did this, there were a dozen of us preschoolers in the temple kitchen mauling dough and eating batter. I expected only disaster from a solo attempt, and lo, was disappointed when only two cookies unfolded in the oven and spilt their sticky innards. (those were eaten before anyone else saw ’em.)

I took a recipe from Judaism 101 & used the super cheap fillings my just-finished-grad-school budget demands: apricot and boysenberry jam; a gifted golden raspberry jam; and peanut butter (oddly pleasing!). Though tasty, crafting ’em was more fun than eating.


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the biscuits were without form, and void

March 22, 2009 at 7:44 pm (Uncategorized) ()

Hallo! I’m combining my loves of photography, baking, & internets to start a cooking blog of sorts. Welcome, gentle reader, to witchbiscuit and the edible chaos of shadowlily.

Enjoy the ride!

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