Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fresh Coconut

Coconut seems to be one of those "love it or hate it" foods.  I'm on the "love it" side of the fence.  The sweetened flakes most of us grew up with aren't necessarily my favorite, but they have their uses.  My favorite is fresh coconut cracked from the shell.  I've shared some at work, and apparently my coworkers are pretty fond of it as well. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Red "Velvet" Cake

Full disclosure:  I'm not particularly enamored with red velvet cake.  

Most of my aversion stems around the artificial color.  Not that I have a spectacularly sophisticated palate, but I can taste the coloring (sort of in the same manner I'm able to taste the can from canned foods and beverages).  

My other pet peeve with red velvet cake is that most of what I've been served is not what I would consider to be velvet.  In my opinion - and this is totally just "Dawn on cake" - if it doesn't have the fine crumb and delicate texture of a true velvet cake, it's nothing more than a mild cocoa cake with red food coloring.