Friday, 18 December 2020

Coquito

Ingredients

1 (12 oz) can sweetened condensed coconut cream
2 cups almond milk
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup rum (Fortress)

Adapted from:
Puerto Rican Coquito

Serve this warm; add nutmeg and your preferred rum (I really like Fortress) right before serving.

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Ceviche Recipe - With Corn Chips

Description

My own take on a recipe for ceviche; I've gleaned this recipe from a combination of several others I've seen online. A classic Peruvian white fish ceviche with avocado and cilantro added makes it really good on blue corn chips because of their sweetness.

Ingredients

250 g white fish (tilapia, cod)
2 jalapenos, seeded
1 avocado cubed
125 ml lime juice
4 g chopped cilantro
1/4 cup finely diced red onion
1/2 tsp salt
125 ml olive oil

Directions


Sunday, 8 April 2018

Accidentally Vegan Muffin Recipe

Description

I have been on an elimination diet recently to try and control eczema symptoms(first time experiencing those). And as a result I have cut eggs and dairy out of my diet along with gluten, so maybe I'm more of an unwilling vegan then an accidental vegan.

Ingredients

1 cup dates
2 bananas
1/2 cup sunflower oil
1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups corn meal
2 cups flour mix

Flour mix

Equal parts arrowroot, tapioca starch, white rice flour and brown rice flour.

Directions

If you don't use the bananas you can substitute with 1/4 cup of brown sugar for sweetness.
Soak the dates in enough hot water to cover until softened and then blend all the liquid ingredients together.
Bake at 350 C for about 40-45 mins.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Telemetry (Sense Hat)

I have recently started trying out my Sense Hat module for the Raspberry Pi; it has a number of sensors built in to play with and support for reading and writing data through a Python library. There are a number of libraries out there, but I chose this one as it allowed me to recycle some of my old code.

I mostly just recycled the database creation and writing code for SQLite, and I am storing the data as a blob (JSON string) so that I can continue revising my data objects without having to mess around with my database at all.

I'm planning on calling this and processing the data through a service I'm working on as well.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Irish Cream

Description

My grandmother made her own Irish cream for the holidays and I've been trying to perfect my own recipe now for years. My recipe started from a combination of several others, as is my usual MO and I've been experimenting with some different flavours. One year I tried it with both dark chocolate (melted) instead of the espresso powder, then I tried it with white chocolate... I liked them all.

Note: It goes extremely well with buttery Christmas cookies, but I can't recommend it due to health concerns.

Ingredients

0.5 L. Whipping/Heavy Cream
300 mL. Condensed milk (sweetened)
1.5 Tbsp. Powdered Espresso
1 Tsp. Almond Extract
0.5 L. Irish Whiskey

Directions

Dissolve espresso in 75 mL. of hot water, then add the sweetened condensed milk and almond extract and mix thoroughly, this will help thin the condensed milk, and then mix in the heavy cream. Gradually stir in the Irish whiskey and it's done (well you'll want to bottle it).

Try to keep the Irish cream in the refrigerator for one week before drinking for the best flavour.

Stores at room temperature for approximately 2 weeks, and in the refrigerator for two months; or so I'm told. The Irish cream has never lasted long enough for me to verify this statement.