Merry Christmas Everyone! AND Welcome Amy!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas. Yesterday I spent the evening making lemon bars and persimmon bread. The lemon bars were not as good as before- the crust just wouldn't set hard enough so it ended up like a lemon brownie. It didn't really matter though because everyone ate them all. The lemon curd was quite awesome thanks to my microplane.

Hubble just got a haircut and he is cold because it is winter. He is curded up on my bed basking in the sun. He looks normal again and I've vowed never to groom my dog again.

Other things. If you get a chance, listen to the Steve Hatherly show on TBS eFM radio. You can listen to it online at http://tbsefm.seoul.kr His show is on from 2-4 everyday. On Thursday, you might even catch me on his show talking about food. Today I talked about baking, restaurants in Itaewon, and Hotels.

One tip I did mention was that you can substitute maple syrup for vanilla extract. You can and it works really well. Here is a website that I found with a list of different substitutions. It has some great tips such as using 2 tablespoons of flour for 1 tablespoon of cornstarch as a thickener and if you don't have cake flour, you can use all purpose just minus 2 tablespoons.

I would also like to welcome Amy to the Seouleats writing team. She has been posting some great articles on baking and eats. She has really been working her toaster oven as you can read here.

http://www.seouleats.com/2008/12/make-christmas-cookies-tonight.html

Well, I think that's all for today. Again, Merry Christmas everyone! Write in and tell us where you are going and doing. Tonight I'm going to Chef Meili's in Itaewon. I'll have pictures soon.

Dan

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