Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cookies (and finger condoms)

First order of business: I must report on the delicious cookies I made, from Heidi Swanson's blog, comprised of the most intriguing (and satisfying) cast of characters I've ever had the pleasure to work with together.

Mashed bananas, vanilla, unsweetened carob chunks, rolled oats, coconut f
lakes, almond meal, coconut oil, & cinnamon! Click here for the recipe.

Now, you may be asking yourself, WHO TOOK THAT BEAUTIFUL PHOTO??? Why, that would be none other than my newly official and always amazing food photographer, Kat Cheng! In these hard economic times, one must sometimes work on a barter system, so: Fotography 4 Food! (or just Food cause I love Kat lots...) Anyway, my friend Kat is a great shot. Check out her other (mostly) non-edible stuff at

Next on the agenda: My new knife set. Made my Mercer. Totally rad. Look:

These knives are really something. Imagine your best kitchen knife. Now infuse it with super powers. Welcome to my knife set.

Of course, without the proper training and concentration, the super powers of my knives can turn evil. For this, we chefs have another tool:

That's right, friends. The finger condom!

And with that, I bid you all a good night...


Amy D said...

Hi Eve - I love your recipes! Unfortunately I have yet to try them, but i can't wait until i can actually carve out some time to make something one of these days. The pictures look delicious and my mouth is watering as we speak. Hope you are enjoying cooking school!

BTW- I like the new muted background color - makes it much easier to read!

Amy D said...

I forgot to ask you what I could possibly substitute almond meal with? I want to make these cookies for Ali, but she is slightly allergic to tree nuts. Can I leave the almond meal out? Can I substitute it with corn meal? I obviously have no idea what I am talking about here!

Evie said...

Hi Amy! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog! I would say use some whole wheat flour - or just leave it out completely. If you have enough banana and maybe add an egg, you should be fine texture-wise. Try it out and let me know how it goes!