Beast knits and now I have a blog to prove it.

A blog about knitting and other creative things...

Location: Ak-rowdy

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


pizza dough (that looks like brain) and a close up of my amazing fruit concoction:

Left left: kitchen art and left right: me and krak-fek!

beaten up

i am getting beaten up by my dog. she has puppy paws with puppy claws and puppy fangs and puppy amounts of energy and the inability to understand no. so now it looks like i was in a fight with something sharp and i lost. i'm tired. i don't want to study. i have convinced myself that i can't study anymore. perhaps it is because i still have another week until my exam. and i have my poster session in 2 days. the poster is more on my mind. i hope it goes well because i want to go to houston. that would be fun. especially when someone else pays for it.

ps. go to olive garden with good friends and have one of them hit on the waiters (regardless of if the waiters are male or female) it's good times and they bring lots of mints for the entire table (which kind of sucked because the mints had chocolate and i've still got 8 ish months of no chocolate) and i'm boycotting 23.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

my most favorite recipe

so the fruit crisp recipe i posted has made another appearance at my house... i made it again cuz it's just that delicious and easy. i was watching house and i was bored just sitting and watching, so i was like "ah-ha, i have fruit and the other ingredients... i will make my fantastic fruit crisp" and so there's 21 more minutes left until i can take it out of the oven (and then i get to go to bed)

today's been productive otherwise. gym, study, lab, school stuff, buying necessary things (including a 6 pack of multi colored peppers... duh) and now fruit crisp. that's all though.


Friday, September 08, 2006

i can't believe i forgot the marching band

my school is INSANE. did you know that? those of you reading this probably do know that my school is insane. so we are made up of classes of about 120 per class... it's not big. we don't have sports. we only have 1 bookstore and the cafeteria is closed far more often than it is actually open. everything at my school is in an acronym. we don't have sports. yes, i know i said that already, but we don't have sports. but someone got the brainy idea to make-up a football team. being a big-10 college grad, you just don't do things like make-up football teams. but they did at my med school. and they gave us shirts and they faked captains and players and plays and everything. and today they had a "pep ralley" and we were told to wear our shirts. so we all parade into the cafeteria at lunch time (eating at lunch is a normal thing) and the school dean get's on the mic and says that there's a surprise... wtf. in MARCHES the marching band from the local high school. i've never been in a cafeteria with a marching band. i gotta admit, i kind of liked it. i still like real football better, but this was just damn amusing. i'll try and score some pictures of that too... just so you can see i'm not making it all up.

mother effing friday

it's totally friday and i'm happy. we got done with class an hour early and i got to get in and out of lab (yay... our culture is growing 2 organisms and due to streaking skills we've got sweet isolation) it was a BEE-UUUU-TEEEE-FUL day here so i got home as fast as i could and went out for a 14.3 mile bike ride through the random country-side area here. i saw some cows and some people and some farms and i ended up near a fairground and although i made it back, i have no idea where i was. i thought my computer on my bike was freaking out cuz it stopped taking readings, but i got it figured out (that's why i'm in med school... i can figure shit out) so i got home and cleaned up and all that jazz, then i went to run some errands (yeah, i know, you totally want to hear my life story) i got a pretty tea-pot though, it's red and i got all the stuff to make my asian pasta thing, although, giant weasel didn't have hot pepper oil... the bastards. i made it, and it's decent. it needs something, maybe ginger, but i didn't buy that either. i bought some fruit to make another fruit crisp, but i don't think i blogged about the first one... so here goes:

i had a boatload of apricots that my grandmother gave me but i don't like apricots... they're ucky all plain. so i was going to make an apricot buckle like my amazing blueberry buckle, but i had no milk. so my mom gave me the most fantastic and easy reciipe. you should all try it:

~4-6 cups of your fruit (like i said, i used apricots and i added some raisens and 2 pluots... plum apricot combo fruit wierdnesses)
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1T lemon juice
-3/4 c instant oats
-3/4 c flour
-3/4 c brown sugar
-1/2 cup butter (i used a little oil cuz it was in reach, although i think this might be good with half butter half applesaucs)
-1/2 c chopped nuts

cut the fruit in slices (or whatever you want to cut them into... i don't care)
mix the dry ingrediants and then add the butter and lemon juice and mix until you get a nice crumbly mixture... put the fruit into the bottom of a lightly sprayed 12x8 pan. sprinkle the crumbly mixture over top.

bake at 375 for about 35 minutes (preheat your oven of course)

so yeah, this is really amazing with apricots although i talked with my mom and she did it with peaches and nectarines and said it was A-mazing! it's going to be a winter staple i think, but with apples and or pears. i'll post pictures tomorrow.

and it's really good on vanilla ice cream.

and by the way, you can not get vibrio vulnificus from hunting rabbits as i declared you could in front of my medical class today... it made sense to me. bass island... whatevers.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

it's good to be home

hi. how y'all doing? i'm good, sick of driving cuz i did a lot of it this weekend... (take a look at the picture, that's how i feel about driving right now) but it was all worth it... just don't ask me to drive 1000 miles in one weekend again. i didn't study at all this weekend which was cool at the time, but is kicking my ass right now. you try and memorize all the info in the "bug parade" whatevs. anyways, i haven't done much cooking recently, but my grandmother gave me a magazine and it had some awesome recipes. my next cooking adventure is going to be from vegetarian times and it's an asian inspired dish with edamame, carrots, scallions, spinnach, sesame seeds, sesame oil, noodles and other delicious ingrediants. it was the cover recipe from a few months ago, i'm sure mine won't look quite as gorgeous as the magazine, but it's going to be fantastic anyways. i'll post pictures.

gotta go study more... peace.

Friday, August 25, 2006

med school... meh

Good Morning. It is currently one minute before the 8 o'clock hour. i am at school and i have been here for almost 1/2 hour. and i don't want to do anything. class starts in an hour, i'm the only one here and i need to be using my time more efficiently. i should be studying or reading up so i can work on my poster/abstract from my research this summer. and what am i doing? blogging. i don't have any recipes, nor have i been knitting. although, kabs, i know what you're getting for your graduation gift. it makes me happy, i just have to get around to knitting it. ok, i'm going to do something productive.

peace yo's.

Friday, August 11, 2006


adding to the collection of butt fruit is this beautiful butt fruit specimen. what a lovely nectarine. i showed someone this picture and they actually thought it was a butt... totally smurfy!

now... if you ever want to make a delicious bread, here is the bread you need to make. it's whole wheat apple raisin bread and it's damn good.

here is a quick view of how i really feel about the bread:

and now the recipe:

2 packages yeast
2 beaten egg whites and a little bit of yolk
1 cup warm milk
1/4 cup honey
1 c raisins
1 c finely chopped apples
1.5 c whole wheat flour
2.5 c flour
1/2 c crached wheat flour or wheat germ
1 beaten egg yolk for the top and some granola for the top

soften the yeast in 1/2 c warm water. in a bowl combine egg, milk, honey, 1.5 tsp salt. add yeast, rasins, and apples. in large bolw stir together whole weat flour, with white flour, and milk mixture mixing all well. stir in cracked wheat. turn out onto floured surface and knead in remaining 1c wheat flour. knead 3-5 minutes until smooth and elastic. turn into greased bowl, turning once. cover. let rise about 1 hour until it doubles. punch down. shape into 3 loaves. place in 3 greased pans. cover. let rise again about 45 minutes. beat egg yolk with some water and brush on the top of the loaves. sprinkle with granola or seeds if desired. bake at 375 for 30 minutes. cover with foil after first 15 minutes. remove from pans and cool on a wire rack.


Monday, August 07, 2006


i got to play with jake-us! and not the cat jake... i mean the 120 pound rotweiller. he's big and slobbery and adorable. and his tongue is huge. i wanted to shake his tongue, but then i saw the teeth that were surrounding the tongue and i decided that it would be in my best interest to just pat him on the head.

now my cats are being psychos. so i'm off to prevent any further insanity. g'night.


hi. look. new font. allrighty, picking one and sticking with it. so i've got a couple additions that you should enjoy... here goes:

in the past 2 weeks i've made pancakes twice, and i generally don't make them all that often, so i'm taking it as a sign to share my recipe (although, i didn't actually use this recipe on either occasion because all ingredients were not available, however, this one is THE BEST PANCAKE RECIPE EVER) it's complements of so check it out also if you want.

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (or better yet, i use 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 regular... sooooooooo good)
2 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups soymilk (i use milk because it's what i normally have on hand)
(i also usually throw in a splash of vanilla extract because it makes things delicious)

Directions: Lightly mix all ingredients in a fairly large bowl; Its important only to mix the batter enough to moisten, as overmixing will make the pancakes tough. Gently fold down; let it sit for like 3 minutes if you get the chance, and gently fold down again. (It doesn't usually bother, since everyones starving!) Cook medium to medium-high on an oiled skillet till golden, carefully breaking apart any large lumps with the spatula. Serve immediately.

Just a warning: this recipe makes a lot a lot of pancakes. if it's just you, make a half batch... but i always forget to do that so i end up with like 50 pancakes. but if you do that, then toss them in some saran wrap and toss them in the freezer. then on a day when you don't want to make breakfast just throw them in the toaster. i can't explain how good these things are. i kind of want to make some now... dang.

here's the second recipe for AUSTRALIAN PASTA SPECIAL!

this recipe comes from forbesy, cuz she brings it to lunch all the time and it is such a visually appealing meal that i just had to make it...

-cook some pasta
-cut up some small tomatoes (cherry tomatoes or the like)
-wash and lightly cook some spinach
-get some feta cheese (liz always has blocks that she cuts, but i got mine pre-chunked up, it's easier)
-obtain some pesto sauce
-mix everything and add some salt and pepper (it's best if you have coarsly fresh ground pepper, but that's all because bek has turned me into a pepper snob)

it's good hot, but it's good cold. and that's my australian pasta special.

and the reason that your mascot is still a nut is because of an interesting lunch conversation (oddly enough, the conversation was held over a container of pasta special). the mascot for the ohio state university is brutus the buckeye... and this kid who works in my lab is an OSU fiend, (not like i get it... penn state is so much better... but i digress) anyways, he was talking about how his school is so amazing and he was just kind of running at the mouth, so liz gave him a verbal what-for and said "your mascot is still a nut" which is true and very funny. and then the kid got real pouty, which was funnier.

i need your help. i need some new music... i'm listening to nickelcreek right now, but i need something new. help. i went to borders and noble tonight to get a book for school (starts in less than 2 weeks... meh) and the lady at the cash register was like, "oh this looks like a great read, should be really fun" i'm like "it's about a doctor dealing with the AIDS epidemic" she was like "oh, have fun" strange people... seriously.

i'm out. gotta do some reading, and then some sleeping. peace yo's.