Random Kitchen Crap
I wasn’t going to post anything this morning. I got up early thinking I’d have some down time… but I ended up using that time to cook. I always do that. Damn it. And then I made a huge mess and since I don’t have a dishwasher I had to handwash said mess.
Now half my sink is overflowing with dishes I cleaned, but they’ll never dry because they’re packed so highly. Boo. Hiss. Long story short, I’m writing anyway despite my lack of things to say! That’s a lie.
I do have something to say. I want to tell everyone of my recent kitchen-sciencing.
I tried raw kombucha the other day and it was effing delicious. Does that make me a hipster? I guess one needs to be hip to be a hipster…erm. Right. Unfortunately, despite my new found love, kombucha is stupid expensive. I don’t want to pay $4 for a bottle of bacteria when I could just drink pond water (and that comes with an added bonus of parasites & farm run-off contamination).
Sooooo I opted to ferment some of my own. I had 2 options:
1) Use a bottle of store bought kombuncha, start my own culture from it, and make my own. ($4)
2) Buy a starter kit. ($12)
Obviously, I should have gone with option 1, but that also takes a few weeks because you need to grow up your starter culture to inoculate your tea with (yum). I am not a patient person, so option 2 was the obvious choice.
This should have made a gallon. As you can see, I’m not quite at the gallon line. I may or may not have spilled boiling hot tea all over myself and the sink and the kitchen counter. That funnel I bought? Useless.
The good news is that, since I’m all into that science sh*t, I can start another batch using the dregs of this gallon! If I don’t kill all my baby bacterias first. I can’t even keep houseplants alive. It’s a miracle my pets are still around.
PaleOMG’s Cinnamon Chipotle Sliders (RECIPE HERE)
I almost died upon consumption of these. They’re one of the best recipes I’ve made in a very long time and I was sad when my meal was over. It was a struggle not to go back and eat my leftovers.
What’s in store for the rest of the week?
I don’t know. It’s a deload week for me… some folks keep their deloads structured. Meh. I make it my “do whatever the hell I want” week. Sometimes that means nothing at all. I actually hate weeks that are ‘nothing at all’ but I feel like it’s a good idea to rest my bod from time to time. Yesterday I was going to go to the gym but got lazy and made those sliders instead.
That said, I’ll probably go to the gym tonight. I’ve been itching to practice bent pressing and dumbbell snatches.
I also made some homemade almond milk and almond meal. That was fun except it was what made the huge mess in my kitchen this morning. I’ll post that recipe another time.
I feel like I owe you guys a video of something. I’ve been itching to do a cooking demonstration… I was going to cook dinner with a friend on Friday. Maybe by “cook dinner” I’ll mean “You film me while I make us dinner and talk about it and you have to wait to eat”.
Oh, and I’ve been working on building one of those fancy amazon stores with stuff I like. Right now it’s mostly filled with my two favorite fantasy book series. Gotta work on that.