Anna In LA

Exercise and Food Diary

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bibim Naeng Myun gives me hives and taco ring!

Exercise: Morning sex!

Breakfast: 1 english muffin, 2 poached eggs, roasted red bell peppers and a pat of butter.

Lunch: 1/2 lb. of Chinese Chicken salad from Gelson's market.

Today I spent... 4 hours making a blueberry pie from scratch. I used a cream cheese and butter crust recipe from Washington Post and I mixed and match a bunch of different recipe suggestions for the filling. Basically any blueberry pie filling is going to have fruit, lemon juice/zest, white sugar, cinnamon, and allspice. Do you know of any blueberry pie recipes with different ingredients?

I told Simon today that I think it's really important for any home chef to have a pastry crust s/he can turn out reliably. He looked at me like I was crazy. I'm working on mine all the time, which is why I haven't settled on just Crisco (my Mom and Aunt swear by this), or salted butter, or unsalted butter, or a combination of those fats. I was intrigued by this recipe because I had never seen a cream cheese crust before. I think I'm going to put a year or so more into research before I settle on the right pie crust for me.

UpDate: Blueberry Pie Fail! I didn't put enough cornstarch, and I think despite all the recipes online, I should have stewed the fruit before I put it in the pie crust. Oh well. The crust was good and flaky, and the filling was yummy if you thought of them as whole blueberries in syrup.

Dinner: bibim naeng myun and kalbi at Il Auk Jo! This is me and my friend Jenn's place, and it is always delicious. They even refill the side dishes! Korean food is my number one Asian cuisine. Simon is always uncomfortable though, because minutes after I finish my noodles I get little hives on my face.

Dessert: blueberry pie "slice," various chocolate squares.


Blogger Digsy said...

morning sex doesn't count.

hive face is funny though.

January 12, 2009 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger Teddy Bear said...

Yum! bibim neng myun! I wonder what makes you allergic to it? I am going to send you a pie crust recipe.

January 12, 2009 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Teddy Bear said...

What is taco ring?

January 12, 2009 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger AA said...

Taco Ring - I learned this from my Kansan friend, who is not used to eating spicy foods very much.

It basically refers to pooping fire. You see, passing the extremely spicy food you ate hours earlier creates a burning sensation in your anus. It's your body's way of thanking you for that special, unusual treat you had yesterday.

January 12, 2009 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger AA said...

So for my Kansan friend, this means Taco Bell tacos. For me, it is my beloved bibim.

January 12, 2009 at 6:22 PM  
Blogger Apellido Aurum said...

glad u're always up for bibim naengmyun. it saves me trouble from explaining what it is and convincing people that it's not gonna kill them on the spot!

January 12, 2009 at 7:04 PM  
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January 12, 2009 at 7:04 PM  

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