Breakfast: Rolled oats with kiwifruit
Lunch: Fish chowder and pasta
Dinner: Polenta with sweet corn and onions, pickled carrots
Baking/sweets: Cranberry Almond Bar / Blondie
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Cranberries and almonds are great together. In case you are wondering what is the connection between Einstein and these blondies, there is none, its just a nice saying. This was my first time trying the cranberry almond combination, and I had some doubts. I thought the sweet slightly tart cranberries could overpower the mild almonds. But I was wrong, thankfully. Not only did the cranberries behave when in the almonds company, they made the bar look nicer. Baked goods dotted with red cranberries is appealing to the eye.
I used dried cranberries because they are in season throughout the year! Fresh ones should work just as well. And what do you do with almonds? If you pulverize them it will add moistness. If you finely or coarsely chop them it will add crunch. I couldn’t decide which would be better, they both sound good so I did both. The recipe is available here.
Source: Cioccolato Gatto
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Source: the guardian
If you can’t smoke it drink it.
Cocktails made with tobacco liqueur are becoming popular. Tobacco in drinks is not new. In 2003, a group of Floridian cocktail makers began making tobacco-spiked cocktails in an attempt to defy the smoking ban. One such drink was the 'Nicotini' made using vodka infused with tobacco leaves – its purpose being to recreate the effects of a cigarette. There have been other concoctions since but until now there hasn't been a liqueur actually distilled using tobacco.
Tobacco liqueur is made roughly the same way as gin is, tobacco instead of using juniper berries is used.
From the health perspective, the producer is adamant that drinking liqueur made from tobacco can in no way be compared to smoking it. After distillation substances such as cyanide, tarry compounds or carcinogens are not present. And there is only a trace amount of nicotine.
I am not a smoker but this sounds really interesting. I would certainly order it if I saw it.