Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Cupcaketress Reports

A little behind-the-scenes from the Lipke-Huckabay wedding fest.

Cupcakes: Critics report from M Martin on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Who's 90?

My grandpa turned ninety years old on July 16th this year. To celebrate, a few of us cousins got together some favorite memories and best wishes for the old whipper snapper. I collected them here in this audio postcard. Enjoy! (*)

(*) The music at the close is meant for "gettin' down," people. As that is the proper thing to do when celebrating ninety years of life. Don't just sit in your chair and listen, boogey down, would ya?

A little audio test

I'm trying out to see if it's a viable option to post audio to my blog. Though, the more immediate impetus is to find a good place we can publish the great work of all of the students in my youth radio class.

Here's an audio postcard I made as an example for the class. Give a listen... And let me know what you think of the presentation and the quality of the audio.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Recent Travesties and Triumphs in the Kitchen


The dairy-free, yeast-free amaranth loaf didn't turn out so well. I followed the recipe to a T. So, what up? Anyone have another recipe I could try that's yeast and dairy free, using a whole grain flour...? This one didn't work.

Mooshy middle = back to the drawing board.

However, the savory seasoned nuts I made turned out great!. Take your pick between almonds and pecans.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I was considering a pun for my title here, but felt it was too much for you, dear reader.

Tonight I made vegetable samosas for supper. A tiny pocket of yummy goodness. And whilst chatting with a British chum yesterday (I've been plotting my samosas since then) we discussed the finer points of food wrapped around itself. Samosas, quesadillas, calzones, empanadas, stromboli, runza...(there must be more!)--what do they have in common?

1. No messy clean up--pocketed food is its own plate.
2. Easy portability from plate to mouth (forget the complication of utensils)
3. The novelty that you are cooking a miniature, edible oven (the pocketed food) inside another oven (the conventional kind)--as the veggies, meats or cheeses simmer together inside the outer coat of doughy goodness.

This was my first attempt at samosas. And this recipe from Real Simple was just that, simple. Check it out!

I'm washing that down with some seasonal Christmas beer. That's right...unbuckle those pants.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Thanks, Mom.

Hey lookey loo, I'm cracking open your soap, Mom. Yay for delayed satisfaction and Christmas gifts.