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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cramming for a midterm between now and tomorrow, so you can have a few pancake photos in the meantime :P Enjoy!


theNotice approved: ‘cones!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I complain about the lack of ‘cones in my life. A lot. So much so that we have an entire ‘cone-free label, with many reviews and talk yet to come.

When I opened up a recent package, I knew there would be a surprise in it… but, as suprises go, I had no idea what it would be.

Sneak behind the cut to find out!

Cones! That’s right, “‘cones” :) I’d like to issue a huge thank-you to my dear Isabel, so…

merci, ma chère!

(Can I even say that? I mean, I know it translates over, but I’m not sure if you can say “ma chère” the same way you can say “my dear.” Then again, you can’t really say “my dear” in English anymore, either. I just kinda… do.)

No ‘cones here!
(Thank god. I would not eat something with a high ‘cone content… just saying.)

But anyhow. Thank you so much for your kind gesture, Isabel! You cracked me up (as you often do) and completely made my day :)

Fun fact! This post made it from my MALM, to my camera, to theNotice’s front page in under twenty-four hours. This is an all-time record for us and our awful procrastination!

Just found out that my favourite bagels can totally be ordered online.

Friday, February 26, 2010

These are literally the best bagels you will ever taste anywhere.

(On a side note, I will hopefully get my act together soon and re-take some photos so I can post a review later today.)

Gingerbread Crêpes

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Yes — we’ve successfully improved crêpes. Who even knew it was possible?! I found this recipe during the holidays and have been fine-tuning it ever since. I think I can officially say that it’s finally perfect! I write my recipes a little differently from the rest of the world, so if you do use them, let me know how it goes ;) So far, everyone who I’ve baked with loves the format!

Or they’re too afraid of me to tell me it’s awful. Which is very likely, because I absolutely adore the way I write out my recipes, and… somehow, a 5’2″ Rae can be frightening. The recipes look quite different in person, but I can’t replicate the strange flowchartyness in Blogger — perhaps I should just photograph them as well. Hmm.

theNotice’s Gingerbread Crêpes

Combine in a large bowl, make sure there are NO clumps:

  • 1c white flour
  • 1t cinnamon
  • 1/4t ginger powder
  • 1/4t salt
  • 1/4t nutmeg

Whisk together in a medium-sized bowl:

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2c 2% milk
  • 1/2c water
  • 1t molasses
  • 2T melted butter
  • 1t vanilla

Pour the wet into the dry and whisk until smooth. Butter your pans, let them heat up, and make some crêpes! Serve with, well, anything. I prefer pure maple syrup on mine, my sister loves a light layer of melted butter (I’d go with unsalted,) and mother adores apple sauce. Whipping cream, melted chocolate, and ice cream are all wonderful as well ;)

Note: these fare very well in the refrigerator; just pop them in the microwave or back on the stove and the’ll reheat almost as if they were fresh!

Another snack-y post

Monday, October 12, 2009

We’ve been eating a lot of kale chips recently — chock full of vitamins A, K, and C, it’s also a good low-fat low-cal source of iron and fiber.To make it taste a little better (and by “a little” we mean “a lot” and by “a lot better” we mean “awesome”) try this:

  1. Tear into individual leaves and cut out thick stem parts. Wash and dry.
  2. Spread out on a cookie tray — don’t layer!
  3. Spray with olive oil and apple cider vinegar, lightly, but being sure to get each leaf.
  4. Salt. We use freshly ground sea salt, but I’m sure table salt will work just as well!
  5. Bake at about 350 until leaves are dry and crisp (but not burned!) It will probably take about 10-15 minutes.
  6. Enjoy ^^

"Breakfast Apple"

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I’ll take and upload a photo if I remember, but for now, I’ll just tell you about what I had for breakfast this morning. It’s a super-easy breakfast that I found in Canadian Living that is just perfect for this kind of weather! (Though I’d make sure to have some protein in your breakfast as well!) Their instructions are basically to poke a few holes in the skin of an apple, core it, fill the hole with granola, cover with a spoonful of syrup or honey, and microwave.

Try this:

  1. Core and peel an apple
  2. Fill with granola and pecan bits
  3. Also cut some holes around the apple and insert more pecan! (Don’t just shove them in though; it’ll crack the apple. And, yes, I really adore pecans.)
  4. Cover with maple syrup (I probably used about a half tablespoon)
  5. Sprinke with cinnamon and/or nutmeg
  6. Microwave for a minute and thirty seconds, then let sit for another minute (so it’s cooked but not too hot)
  7. Enjoy!!
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