So .. I had this idea to make cheesecake ... hopped online for a recipe and found this .. too bad I cannot do my mom's recipe as I cannot get quark here (That is some european white cheesy/ creamy stuff)
Anyways .. I totally misread the recipe .. I thought it was 4 eggs (right) and a 8 oz. pack of cream cheese (wrong) .. it is more like 4 packs of 8 oz ... well. At least this is what Philadelphia, as the main producer of cream cheese, wants us to believe!!!
I was surprised as to how liquid the mix was, at that moment I realized I did something wrong...but it turned out surprisingly nice .. not super cheesy in flavor .. but very yummy ..
So, learning from that experience, I would now not ever try a 4 pack to 4 egg mix .. more like 2 to 4 ... we will see very soon. Have to try again...
Oh, the crust I used was a pre-made graham cracker crust which I was very happy to have found here at Cost-U-Less. Now if I could only find fresh raspberries !!!
sorry .. weather still the same .. and not much else going on ..
Rain, rain, rain .. and some more rain ... 21C / 70F at 75% humidity ... cozy weather ... not much to report ... was working on a favorite salad of mine, vietnamese beef on green papaya ... the green papaya we have in the garden, and I got the peanut, lime, fish sauce dressing about right ... but the marinade recipe for the beef (which I got from some website made the beef way too salty ... I wonder if I can salvage that ... the salad itself was great ... when in Manhattan make sure to order that one at Saigon Grill (upper east side)
Winter weather here is interesting ... it stayed mainly 22C at 83% humidity, which delivers a very new experience of "cold" .. think "cold sweat" and you get the idea .. you sweat while freezing ... It also rained a lot today .. very cozy, exactly what everybody associates with the Fiji Islands ..
I finished reading "The man in the high castle" by Phillip K Dick .. and I am still very puzzled .. I know that Dick's sci-fi is not the easy-digest kind and I really like the premise of the book ... and the book within a book story ... but it gets too weird at times ... I have read quite a couple of interesting interpretations .. if you really want to stretch it, yes, you can always find a way ... for me it is mainly a very intriguing set up with little or no payback ... I hear that they plan a movie version of this book... if so .. i can imagine 2 scenarios ... Brucknheimer / Bay just use the backdrop idea and do an action flick with lots of 'Splosions ... or M.Night Shyalaman does it !!! :)