27. Mai 2010

(happy) chicken wings and (fruity) mango dip

silvana franco made something similar on "the best" (LOVE that show!) but since i can't quite remember the correct quantities or spices anyway i will do my take on this and make my chicken wings with a hint of tikka. this may seem like a fastfood dish but i am actually careful that i always buy free-range so my chickens are as happy as possible when they are alive. i firmly believe that it is better for me to avoid meat from facory farming! and it also might not be that fast before i can tuck in - i am sure this will need more than an hour before it is ready to eat! (edit: yes it did)

(happy) chicken wings

(happy) chicken wings and (fruity) mango dip
add one tablespoon of garlic salt, a good handfull of chopped koriander, three teaspoons of tikka seasoning and four tablespoons of flour to the happy chicken wings (i bought about one kilo, which easily serves two. or me, twice.) toss them around a little, making sure they're evenly coated. preheat your oven to 220°c and place the wings on some sort of rack on a baking sheet. the happy wings will take about twenty minutes to half an hour on each side, turn them over half way through!

mine were fairly large, so they took a while to roast all the way through. after i figured out that my oven has a grill preset and i switched that on everything went a little quicker. so i suggest you just trust your cooking skills on the right timing!

(happy) chicken wings and (fruity) mango dip
(not quite ready to turn)

(happy) chicken wings and (fruity) mango dip
a nice side dish for the chicken is a mango dip, especially if you have to rescue one overripe mango from going bad. chop a few spring onions and sauteé in a table spoon of vegetable oil over medium heat. roughly chop a mango and add to the onions. also add four tablespoons of brown sugar, four tablespoons of vinegar and one tablespoon of salt.

(happy) chicken wings and (fruity) mango dip
turn up the heat a bit and add one star anis. let the mango simmer until the happy chicken wings are ready! i wonder if this really is a dip, it might be more of a sauce or even chutney ... aaah, what to i know. i have no idea when it comes to culinary theory!

and there you have it! now go sit in front of the TV and open a can of beer for this dish.
and burp when you're done!

or better yet: dine in style! don't worry if it is just you having these perfect wings. pull out the good place mat and get out the good china. the happy wings deserve to be celebrated, so you might even light a candle!

(happy) chicken wings and (fruity) mango dip
go on, light a candle.
you know you want to!

(happy) chicken wings and (fruity) mango dip
(not really a whole lot left)

(happy) chicken wings and (fruity) mango dip
(that is going to taste so amazing when i reheat it at work tomorrow. wow. my mouth is watering. and i just ate! the happy chicken wings are just delicious!)

19. Mai 2010

i like how they compare money to cake

i will try this micro payment system here on my blog. it is a good idea but i wonder if it catches on. after all, it is still in beta. it might end up being bloggers shuffeling around really really small amounts of money. a "like" button like on facebook does show appreciation, but you can click it very recklessly. so how do i really show appreciation for a post that i consider worth something? by giving money, i suppose.

i will try that. but on the other hand: does it really make sense to show appreciation by giving away money, even if it is less than a few cents? oh, and one more question: am i really THAT much of a capitalist that i think i can make money off of a hasbeen weblog?

i will go do my dishes now and think about that for a while.

15. Mai 2010

i am making bread again

i used to be afraid of yeast.

i recently bought one of those "passion" notebooks by moleskine and my sister added the first recipe: sour dough and yeast bread. reason enough for me to start the breadmaker!

sauerteigbrot. perfekt.
sauerteigbrot. perfekt.
perfect shape.
perfect taste.