Husband's Breakfast: Tarte au Fromage
See picture here
J surprised me last night with a traditional rolling pin from Gourdo's
, and I was so excited to use it I immediately tried making a tart
even without a tart dish
. I was hoping the sides would puff a bit so I made dots on the crust with a fork, but I guess I have more practicing to do. Good progress though...the crust came out better (evenly crisp with no soggy areas), and preparation time is getting shorter
not to mention cleaner working area
mentally flog my OB GYN
rant that I have to abandon being a strict vegetarian for the time being to prepare for having a baby because while being vegetarian is in vogue in Manila, maintaining a vegan lifestyle is still eons away from acceptance and integration in our culture. That means resistant doctors and limited consumer products, among other things. I would rather make sacrifices than experiment and second guess. Family comes first.
So instead of having my usual soy cafe au lait
while cooking, I tried using skim milk. Ewww.
The after-taste is horrible
. But powdered skim milk (fortified with calcium to make the effort worth it) is way better than the ready-to-drink kind that I used in my first attempt at dairy. I cannot say ewww