Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Worst Biscotti Recipe...EVER!!!

Ok, so I've discovered the joys of baking biscotti.  The process is the same as baking cookies, (duh) but you bake in one big lump instead of a million little lumps, cut, then re-bake.  Simple and tasty.  I found a great chocolate chip biscotti recipe and it turns out great each time (as long as you don't over bake it like the last time...).  This last time I was going to bake for the geeks at Shaw, I wanted to make Banana Toffee Biscotti so I went searching for a recipe.  Boy, what a recipe!  Total Crap!  I cannot believe how this dough turned out!  She describes it as a "Crunchy Banana Bread" and that suits it because since you over bake this by at least 30 minutes it's essentially banana bread that's over done.  I had to add a FULL CUP of extra flour just to get it to a regular banana bread consistency.  If this clueless woman used small eggs and small bananas she should have mentioned it.  I used less banana than what was called for,  (you know, hungry baby see banana, hungry baby want banana) and it still came out really runny and gross looking.  I ended up just dumping it onto the baking sheet expecting it to come out like two ugly  big blobs.  Just look at the picture above and you will see how they turned out.  I gave up on the second baking and just cut the suckers into biscotti shaped banana bread.  Apparently they went over like gangbusters at the meeting.   

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Vancouver Aquarium

Scott and I have been so excited for the last week because we were taking the V to see the fishes at the Vancouver Aquarium.  When we got there the dolphin show was on so we raced outside to catch the end of it.  She was mesmerized and watched as they jumped out of the water.  Too bad we only got to see the last few minutes.

We headed inside and started to wander about.  She ran up to the first tank she saw and started to climb up onto the ledge and point at the fish inside.  It was fun to watch her.

Ooh, Jellyfish!  This was the prettiest tank of jellyfish.  We had seen them on the news just the day before!

Here's one of the employees of the aquarium cleaning the rocks in the Beluga tank.  Notice the white rock right next to him?  Ha ha, it's not a rock, it's the new baby!  She stayed right next to him the whole time.  I think she wanted to get a good brushing too!

Violett seemed more interested in her bunny crackers than watching the beluga yummy!