Sunday, January 31, 2016

Real Dennis Moore meals

Previously, I made a Dennis Moore memorial dinner using mostly just lupins as the ingredients. In the sketch there are actually a number of foods named those foods are: lupin soup, roast lupin, steamed lupin, braised lupin in lupin sauce, lupin in the basket with sauted lupins, lupin meringue pie, lupin sorbet.

At one time or another, I have all of those foods (except Lupin meringue pie, which I'm still working on) and present them to you here.

Highlights are the lupin sorbet (which is much better than my version of lupin ice-cream), and the lupin soup, which is also delicious.

Monday, January 25, 2016

How to cook lupins

The most important thing to remember when cooking with lupin is that lupin is a bean, and therefore behaves much like any other bean. I've written extensively about lupins in the past. In this post I summarize some of that knowledge, and give some general tips and tricks for cooking with lupins.


The Dennis Moore memorial dinner: a three course meal composed (almost) entirely of lupins

1 year, 8 months, and 16 days ago, I received my first shipment of lupins. I had a dream. That dream was to honor my hero Dennis Moore by making a three course meal composed in the greatest part possible by lupins. Today that journey has come to a successful conclusion.



Monday, January 18, 2016

Things that are a scam

For the past 100 years or so (Diogenes of Sinope might argue the last 2,500 years or so), the rise of consumerism has made us take for granted lots of unnecessary products. Somehow the advertisers have managed to convince most of us that we need a vast array of modern conveniences to be happy and healthy. In truth, most modern conveniences are only necessary for people with particular illnesses, or occupations. I suggest you throw away you television, bed, and makeup, you'll thank me later....


Lupin chocolate chip cookies

I'm still occasionally experimenting with cooking with lupins. Today I made lupin cookies. Which, I'm happy to say, turned out fantastic! In fact after I made the first batch, I liked it so much I went ahead and immediately made another batch.