Saturday, October 17, 2009

Queenie's Treasury

Now that I'm back home in New York, it's time for Queenie's Treasury to start back up! It's been a crazy couple of weeks for me, both personally (I turned 30 on October 1st) and professionally, so I'm happy to be back in the groove, checking out what's going on out there on the interwebs - so let's get to it, shall we?

First, a lesson in perfect boiled eggs, courtesy of Serious Eats' Food Lab. While boiled eggs are pretty much my least favorite egg preparation, I'm still fascinated by the science behind the technique.

Looking for some pie porn? Getting ready to enter your holiday baking phase? Check out this amazing post from the Cookbook Chronicles' Lorna Yee for some major inspiration. Lorna participated in Seattle's Queen Anne Farmers' Market pie contest, and came in 4th out of 20 entrants! (She thinks this is a middling result; I am duly impressed, as I think you will be.)

Finally, a slight departure from food. I don't know about you guys, but as soon as I feel fall's chill in the air, my mind turns to thoughts of Christmas. Christmas music, Christmas foods, Christmas decorations. Etsy has fueled my obsession with that last one this week, showcasing a few decorations on their Storque blog. My favorites were these feather balls and woolen acorns, both of which would look just perfect mixed with my crystal snowflakes and hanging from some bare branches. Indeed.


racheld said...


I didn't know if you'd seen the piece by our Maggiethecat on cooking the perfect egg:

It's been chosen for publication in Best Food Writing of 2009, and covers ALL the bases, making a simple egg-with-soldiers sound like Keller's O&P.

Erin said...

Those Etsy acorns? Love them. Getting some made as necklaces for holiday gifts. :)

(Also, um, Rachel? Hi from an eG-er.) :)

Jen Tarantino said...

check out this blog when you have a chance.

kim said...

hi, queenie :) thank you for the nice press on my felted acorns... you made my day!

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