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I did my second shift at the CSA yesterday and everyone was asking what sorrel was – I brought my phone with me this time so I googled it:

Wikipedia says:

Common sorrel has been cultivated for centuries. The leaves may be puréed in soups and sauces or added to salads; they have a flavour that is similar to kiwifruit or sour wild strawberries. The plant’s sharp taste is due to oxalic acid, which is a poison. In small quantities sorrel is harmless; in large quantities it can be fatal.

I felt pretty ridiculous telling people that sorrel tastes like kiwifruit and then I ate it myself while prepping it for soup and they’re actually right. It’s so different from any other green I’ve eaten that I was inspired to take a picture and wrote a blog post. If you’re interested, here’s the recipe for sorrel soup and other things.



I’m baking my teacher cookies :) :) :)

Continuing on my Paula Deen binge, here are some definite possibilities as I venture into cookie baking… I popped the question (meaning, ‘what kind of cookies do you like?’) about five minutes ago via email.

Paula Deen’s Monster Cookies, yields 3 Dozen

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 12-ounce jar creamy peanut butter
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup multi-colored chocolate candies
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup raisins, optional
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant)

Paula Deen’s Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies, yields 2 Dozen

  • 1 (8-ounce) brick cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (18-ounce) box moist chocolate cake mix
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting (OR PLASTERING.)

Paula Deen’s Loaded Oatmeal Cookies, yields 5 dozen

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Brown Butter Icing, recipe follows

Brown Butter Icing:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water

Fuck yeah.  The last one looks like it might be too healthy, though. Mmmmmm.

(or, diyos ko, nag-suSUCK ako ng Tagalog…)

Uh, so my mom called me the other day, but meant to call one of her Filipino friends.

Mom: “Kumusta?”
Me: “..Mabuti.”
Mom: “…Wait.. Who is this, is this Isabel?”
Me: “No, it’s your daughter?”

Apparently, she was really confused because my accent is retarded.

Patti’s favorite movies today.. (she loves paula deen, obviouslyyyy)

Paula Deen’s San-which-ess from Heaven, bestowed upon us by the Heavenly Heaven-being of Heavenful Heaven-ness…..

The Paula Deen Diet (obviously a parody)

The Paula Deen Memorial.. in Butter.. THE BUTTERWRANGLERS ARE BACK

What do I do with my time?

ohhhh lawdy

..looking at things I can’t afford as per usual,

I found some panties on sale on and
laughed at one of the reviews that I found.

These panties are STUPID comfy!

These panties are STUPID comfy!

Also in Patti’s life:

New Favorite People

a Dhal recipe that I failed to execute on Sunday

sneezing pandas.

They were selling Rambutan for $6.50 a pound in Chinatown on Sunday. I wanted some so bad..