Friday, June 29, 2012

Coffee press delight

Here is a wonderful start of the day. Don't you think so? My mornings will be a drag if I don't take my dose. One cup is all I need. Love to try different brands of coffee. A passion of my husband, which I adapted. We really like our French press! You should try it if you haven't yet.

Here's how to work with your French press :

Ground Coffee

Place your ground coffee of choice in your press following directions on package. It is usually, 2 tbs per 6 oz of boiling water. Cover, let your coffee brew 4 minutes for fine ground, and 6 minutes for course ground. Press down slowly, pour and enjoy!

Finish off with your own personal touch.
Sugar, cream, ...?

Always place your coffee press away from the edge of your counter, in case of accidents.
Timing is very important when using this method, so follow it completely.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Fried Crappies

My husband loves to fish. It's one of the many other things he does as part of relaxing. He got a few more fishing gears yesterday, and went out this early Sunday morning to catch some fish. After two hours of siting by the lake he caught himself some crappies! Might not be much, but it means allot to him personally. He did the cleaning I did the cooking :-). There were eight small ones. Pretty delicious! Here goes the recipe :

8 small crappies (1 lb)
2 cloves garlic
1/4 onion
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp sweet curry powder
1 tbs water
1 sprig thyme
2 cups of vegetable oil ( for deep frying )

Add the water, garlic, onion, salt, sweet curry powder, thyme and blend to make a soft paste. I use a magic bullet to do this. You can use any other method of blending you have available. The idea is to have a soft paste. Put the cleaned fish in a glass bowl and add the the paste to it. Cover the bowl and shake well. A plastic ziplock bag can also be used to do this. Set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to marinade. Deep fry at a oil temperature of 360 degrees. I fried  in two batches of 4. Five to Six minutes per batch turning each fish half way though the frying in order to brown each side equally.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate delight, is what I would like to call it. Chocolate which is the most important ingredient in this, does something wonderful to our sense of taste.Thanks to John Cadbury for his invention of the modern day hard chocolate and the industrial revolution for bringing this desert/ingredient to life! It's the very first day of the new year and I feel no guilt in enjoying this with a cold cup of milk :-). Best way to start of my new year, with a smile.