Am I in the habit of making things that sound more complex than they actually are? Pfft yes. And with a name that sounds like it should belong in the royal courts of a Persian fairy tale, this recipe from Amber Rose is definitely a case in point.
Alright, kids. We’re officially into cold weather season – I’ve hung up my 10 coats (all necessary for various levels of coldness). Here in Canada, we try to squeeze as much outside time as we can before we hibernate in our igloos during -30C cold spells or ice storms. Outside time means choosing to sit on a patio for lunch in a coat while trying not to catch pneumonia, picking more apples than we know what to do with or in my case, heading to my nearest forest with my handy ‘shroom hunting pig. But mostly, we like to wrap ourselves in a million blankets and binge watch netflix. I guess I shouldn’t generalize though. What I meant to say: I like to binge watch netflix while simultaneously binge eating a bowl of carbs. Anyways, whatever your choice of colder weather activity is, this pasta is perfect the post-hike/hunt/dog-sled/forage meal (or during said netflix binge). We should all boycott “netflix and chill” for “netflix and pasta”. Yay? Nay? Who’s with me?
For those of you yet to be introduced to mochi, allow me to lead you out of your deep, dark cave of oblivion – using the familiar guise of donuts to lure out the extra stubborn skeptics amongst you.
As young thugs, my sisters and I were obsessed with making “potions” in our plastic baby pool. These usually consisted of water, perfume and basically whatever was available in our backyard. To this day, I still enjoy throwing random liquids together – the only difference being that these mixtures are actually drinkable. Making drinks is the closest I can get to attending Snape’s Potions class…
Offer me a regular cheesecake and I’ll probably pass – maybe I’d give it a few nibbles for the sake of its crust – but add some matcha to the mix and I’ll be asking for seconds.