The idea of lemongrass and hibiscus cupcakes has been rolling around in my head for awhile. What I finally decided on was strawberry-hibiscus cupcakes with lemongrass buttercream. The cupcakes themselves are not spectacular. There's just something missing. I think maybe a bit of grated lemongrass or lemon zest would have been perfect. They're also not too sweet, despite increasing the sugar by 1/4 cup. Perhaps a bit of honey would have been the key.
|I-Spy: celery, carrots, chiles, onions, freezer burnt peas, dried out rosemary, |
peppercorns, bay leaf, green parts of leeks, and asparagus ends
What I don't spy: the turkey legs hiding at the bottom
|One of my favorite things about making stock is eating the carrots.|
The hubs doesn't share my love of orange vegetables so they're not on the menu very often.