Project Cyan is finally undergoing a major website redesign! Please bear with me as I get things sorted out and rearranged.  I'm excited to finally have a place to consolidate  my blogs, my costuming, my website design portfolio, and anything else I feel like putting up.  

I imported all my previous blogs from WordPress, and did quite a bit of customizing on the displays on this site, so I have to go back through the older blog entries and fix the pictures so everything looks consistent. I am sure this is going to take some time! But in the end, it's all so worth it, I love this new site and all of the new features. : ) 



Recent Posts:

I LOVE artichokes, I can't get enough of them! I eat them 3-4 times a week, and have for at least the last few years.   And every time, I've steamed them in my pressure cooker. It's fast, efficient, and reliable.  For a dipping sauce, I nearly always have melted butter and mayo. Sometimes I mix things up, and add labneh instead of mayo, sometimes a squeeze of lemon, sometimes crumbled blue cheese.  Every once in a while, I use olive oil for the dip, with italian seasonings.  Finally, after all this time, I decided to branch out a little, and try something different.

I blame Food Network. Chopped was on, and one of the contestants made bread pudding. I don't remember what the basket ingredients were, I think they might have been an old car tire, shaving cream, and durian. But I remember hearing the words "bread pudding", and then I remember hearing one of the snobby chick judges say she NEVER liked seeing bread pudding on the show, it should never be presented as a dessert (or presumably anything else).  That sold me on making it, no one should ever disparage the simple homey pleasure of bread pudding!

I've been a little out of the mood for food. Shocking, I know! Trust me, it was shocking to me! I've been eating leftovers and pantry stuff since my party on Saturday, I just haven't been able to summon any enthusiasm for anything requiring much effort. Today I decided the buck stops here, I'm not going to tolerate boring food anymore. I didn't know what I wanted, but I knew I didn't want beef. I had scallops in the freezer, so I decided to start looking for scallop ideas, and see where that led me.  My only requirement was the dinner couldn't be heavy.

After the bacon jalapeno popper egg rolls, I had a TON of egg roll wrappers left over. I love all the fun plays on egg rolls, like avocado egg rolls, taco egg rolls, and the popper egg rolls, but I do adore the traditional Chinese egg rolls. There is just something about all of the fresh vegetables and ground pork or shrimp wrapped in a crispy fried egg roll wrapper.  Add hot Chinese mustard, and it's just HAPPY.  But what I was really craving was Chinese egg rolls with an extra ingredient - bean thread. I had them once before at some restaurant, I don't even remember where, or when...


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