Jul 24, 2013

Quem é

quem é você?
não sei, respondi. só alguém que te amou há uns poucos anos.
me toquei no braço, lentamente
e agora?
é fato que as pessoas não se mudam

Jul 17, 2013

Two Ceramic Bowls Stuck Together?

Fill the cavity between them with water.  Place in freezer.  Rescue a few hours later, once the water between them as frozen.  With any luck, they'll have been popped apart by the ice as it grew.

Pop out the ice bowl that you've now created, put some fruit in it as a fun centerpiece and watch as it melts into oblivion.

Physics is magic.


Jul 4, 2013

Ode to Black Sesame

Dear tiny black seeds of deliciousness.  With your crunchy exteriors and deep nutty flavor that crackles between my teeth.  Fallen onto my t-shirt, you appear as lost children from some black sanded desert.  And I, a giant white strawberry, seeded on the outside.  I sit and I wonder, what kind of tahini would you make, marvelous dark and pasty.  I want to grind you up and then watch you dissolve, each and every last one, into a dark glorious paste of spreadable wonder.  Black, creamy taste of the far exotic spicy east.

Here is my imaginary black tahini recipe:  (the amounts given are pure fiction)


1 c. roasted black sesame seeds
1/2 c. oil, take your pick on variety.  probably not olive.

Roast the sesame seeds in the oven.  I did mine a bit hot, starting at 450 for a few minutes, and then quickly recanting on the whole idea of fire and damnation and settling them down to about 300 after 2 to 3 minutes.  They were probably in the oven for about 10 minutes total.  It's hard to tell since they're black to begin with, but I pulled them out they were starting to crackle up and a few had discolored to an ashen grey.  Try not to worry about them burning.

After the seeds are roasted, toss them into a food processor with a the oil, mix it up a bit to make sure the oil coats all of the seeds, and the process the hell out of them.  They should make a delicious heavy black paste.

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