18 June 2011
i've practically been living on foodgawker and tastespotting 24/7 these days. beautiful food photos aside, i can't believe how much creative ideas and inspirations i've garnered from the site. i lost count of the photos i bookmarked and the recipes i wanted to try out "tentatively". i mean, how could you say no to stuff like strawberry yogurt-covered pretzels and very vibrant-looking red velvet cake made not with red food coloring but beet puree? and then i also came across this polka-dot strawberry milkshake which involves sticking cut marshmallows onto the side of the glasses to give it a polka-dot effect. totally creative and this is something that i wouldn't think of in a million years.
so, i proceeded with the the polka-dot strawberry milkshake but it was trickier than i thought. i couldnt get the marshmallows to stay round after i cut them into half and they also refused to stay stuck to the sides of the glasses. i ended up with strawberry milkshake that wasn't so polka-dotted afterall. oh well. but it was delicious nevertheless coz i used my own homemade vanilla bean ice cream so i could easily control the sweetness and the milkshake wasn't sweet at all. in fact it tasted more like a yogurt-drink than milkshake, which is precisely why i liked it.