Category Archives: food
In addition to photographing people, I occasionally like to photograph while I’m cooking.
During Steve’s 3rd deployment back in 2009/2010, I decided to focus on myself for the year and taught myself to cook and bake. Before Steve left, he bought me a Le Creuset french oven so that inspired me to use it to its full potential. I did everything from braise meats to bake bread in that thing!
I was always intimidated by crepes ever since watching a cooking competition on TV (I think it was Top Chef) and the chef was having the hardest time making crepes. I thought if he couldn’t make one, how was I supposed to ever succeed in making one? So, I never tried–until today!
I had a huge tub of ricotta cheese that I was trying to figure out how use it up aside from lasagna and manicotti. I Googled what to use it for breakfast and a recipe for blueberry lemon ricotta crepes came up. I already had everything I needed to make it except for a crepe pan, but a regular frying pan worked out just fine. I did poke a hole in one of the crepes as I was flipping it since the frying pan was a few inches bigger than a crepe pan so the filling spilled out a bit, but it was still delicious!
Needless to say, crepes will be making their introduction into the Schwab household on a regular basis from now on. Even the little one approved
Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Crepes from Southern Food @ About.com
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 2 to 3 teaspoons melted butter
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar combined with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
I’m finally back on the east coast! Things have been a bit crazy unpacking with a baby, but with my mom here, we’re making slow progress.
Since moving here, I’ve been itching to sink my teeth into some Maryland blue crab and today I finally got my chance! I attended a surprise birthday party (second one in a week) at the Quarterdeck Restaurant and our table of eight ordered three dozen freshly steamed jumbo crabs. I polished four of them before calling it quits. It was delicious!
Anyone else have suggestions for restaurants that area a MUST in the NOVA area?