April 22, 2012 at 2:57 am (Uncategorized)
Tags: arrakis, Beverages, brew, cake, cinnamon, coffee, Coffee filter, cooking, Drink, dune, food, geek, Home, spice, strong, Vanilla
I am a Dune nut. I will willingly admit that I am a Dune geek. So thus I have been looking for a Dune Cookbook. Alas, there is none to be found so far. However, there are a few good recipes on the internet regarding Dune and the universe therein.
So thus, this is my recipe for Arrakeen Spice Coffee. I will make some spice cakes to go with it.
1 tsp cinnamon or more
Creamer (optional) Vanilla is good
Set up your coffee pot. Make the coffee as strong as you can stand. Before you brew the coffee, place cinnamon into the grounds. Brew coffee as usual. Sweeten or add cream to taste. Sip coffee. Do not chug. This coffee will have a good strong cinnamon flavor, however, take care not to add too much cinnamon because it can clog your coffee filter resulting in hot water and grounds everywhere. Cinnamon is not water soluable so keep it to 1-2 teaspoons.
July 11, 2010 at 11:12 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: adventurous eating, artichokes, bear, cooking, edibles, food, game meat, horse, rabbit, venison
I am a huge fan of Bizarre Foods and Man vs Food. Reason being is that my father once told me that I had to try everything and if I didn’t like it I never had to eat it again. However, if I did like it, I would be turned on to a whole food experience that I would have never otherwise known. This made sense to me even as a small child. It began with artichokes. He steamed them for what seemed like an eternity (still does). He then told me to gently pull off the leaves and then dip them into the melted butter. What I experienced was no less than a miracle because at a very young age I realized the truth of his words. I would have never eated such a weird looking thing let alone anything after that. I would have been a very picky eater indeed. Now there are very few things that I will not eat. I will not eat peas unless they are in something because canned peas actually make me gag. The smell of them is….shudder never mind.
I do not like canned tuna or canned chicken because not only do they taste similar but it ruins the taste of the meat. I love tuna and chicked prepared in other ways but hardly ever canned.
I have eaten what some might consider to be strange meats such as bear, horse, venison, rabbit freshly caught, and some strange African game meat that I cannot spell but is similar to an antelope. I love trying new foods because it is from them that I become aware of not only their properties but the possibilities. I can only hope to pass this along to my kids.