Challenges

As you probably already know, this blog started after I decided to challenge myself to cook. Now, I've decided to lists specific challenges that I hope to complete.

  • Skin salmon
  • Make naan
  • Make meringues (without an electric mixer)
  • Cook lamb
  • Make my own chicken stock 
  • Make and decorate an elaborate pie from scratch (dough and all)
  • Make pizza
  • Eat scallops
  • Make my own salsa (it's a pretty easy one, but I haven't gotten to it)
  • Make tortillas
  • Make sourdough bread
  • Make--and nicely braid-- Challah bread
  • Learn how to make a delicious red-wine reduction to serve with steak
  • Make gnocchi
  • Cook a whole turkey
  • Bake a layered cake
  • Make strawberry shortcake from scratch
  • Make fancy potatoes: truffled french fries

Feel like there's something you would want to see me cook/bake?
Challenge Me! (just write a comment)

6 comments:

  1. Estefania - First: I love your website and think it is brilliant!
    Second: I challenge you to make Strawberry Shortcake with homemade biscuits and whipped cream (I had a ton more ideas, but I settled on this)

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  2. I accept this challenge, but it will have to wait until next week. Expect the post though!

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  3. Hey Stef...So I'm super creepy and read your blog all the time, but anyway...I think you should do some sort of potato dish. I LOVE potatoes so much, literally all kinds too. So I challenge you do something with potatoes, maybe fancy mashed potatoes? Twice baked? Skins? Anything!

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  4. Holly, you're next! Lets just say I'm adding a fancy ingredient to the mix!

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  5. Hi Estefania! I went to college and law school in Boston, and know the BU area well. Congratuations on saving money and your health by cooking for yourself instead of eating out. I have loved cooking since I was a kid, and at age 58, with 3 kids about your age and a little older, I still cook every day. I loved your eggplant fries recipe and will make them again. I am challenging myself to eat low carb again (sedentary job the past 6 months has caused me to gain weight). And I'm trying to get out of the kitchen! (I can literally get creative there for hours). Today I did a quick soak method to get cannelini beans ready for a soup, then made a low carb soup with brocolli, brocolli slaw, baby kale added just before blending, leek broth and a chicken boullion cube. I pureed it and it was delicious. Had a great green color. No cream, so it was low fat, no carb/good carb. More later, but I am supposed to be finishing my novel! Kate

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    1. Hi Kate. I'm glad you appreciate my blog. I haven't been blogging much these past few weeks because I'm getting caught up in the laziness of summer, but I plan to blog regularly for three weeks (while I'm still in Boston for the summer) starting next week. Anyways, I plan on trying out a lot of healthy and lighter recipes. I hope you enjoy them! Also, the suggestions on the eggplant fries sound pretty delicious--perfect excuse to make them again!

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