Kefir Crepes

I deviated from my normal crepe recipe when I found out you can use Kefir, a drink that’s between yogurt and milk, in crepe and baking recipes.  Since I am a huge fan of Kefir for it’s taste and health benefits, I had to try it.  The recipe I used was a mix of one I found and how I make the other crepes.

Let’s get down to business!

2 Cups Flour or flour mix

3 Cups Kefir

1 Cup Water

2 Tbsp Coconut sugar

3 Tbsp Olive oil

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Baking soda

Throw the flour, 1 cup of Kefir, sugar, oil, salt, and baking soda into a mixing bowl and blend it till it’s free of lumps.  After mixing, add the rest of the Kefir and water to the mix and blend it until it looks like cream.  Let it rest for about 25 minutes.  When it’s done resting it should have bubbles on the surface.

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Oil a pan with whatever your preferred oil is and let it heat up.  Pour the batter in a swirl and then let it cook till the shininess goes away, flip and then cook for about 2 minutes.  Use as much as you like then store the rest in a jar for later.

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I usually top mine with Icelandic yogurt and bananas or sour cream and blackberries. You can either stack them, roll them, or fold them into triangles.  I just stacked mine.

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This recipe is definitely my new favorite way to make crepes I have enough left over for a week, so I know what I’ll be having for breakfast.

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Coffee Seasoned Hamburgers

Coffee grinds and hamburger patties doesn’t sound normal or good, if you haven’t had patties like that before.  I got the idea from a local hamburger restaurant that has a coffee crusted hamburger.  I used my Wander Coffee Teruko.

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Before jumping straight into the recipe, we don’t use exact measurements in this house.

Ingredients:

Paprika

Salt

Pepper

Onion powder

Chili powder

Around Half a cup of coffee grinds of your choosing (smokey, dark blends)

1 1/2 ib hamburger meat

Steps for cooking:

Mix the ingredients with the hamburger meat in a large bowl (amounts of spices may vary, I mixed the spices in to my liking and did not measure anything.) Form the meat into patties and put on a plate. slap the patties on the grill. Grill the patties for 3 minutes on one side, then flip to the other side and cook for 5 minutes for a nice medium burger.

Take the burgers off the grill once they are done cooking and place on a serving plate. Let them rest for 2 minutes.

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At this point the kitchen will be smelling like food heaven.  We like to serve our burgers on a bed of Kale.  I put some Gouda, grilled onions, and a freshly sliced avacado on top.

The results were fantastic, I will make these again.

A New Semester

Starting this new semester will be interesting. I’ve never taken online classes before, but I think I’ll like them. I’m non traditional to begin with, so having the freedom to do my classes anytime, anywhere is a good idea to me. Thankfully my seizures, or whatever they are, are slowing down. I’ve only had a few small ones here and there. It’s nice to finally have some freedom. Anyways, I figured the best way to start the semester was with a new coffee.

This coffee hails from Fort Collins, Colorado. The Wander Coffee Teruko blend is a nice medium blend. It has a smokey undertone and is pretty rich out of a Chemex. The grinds by themselves would probably be good as a rub for some beef, I know that sounds weird for a coffee.

It has Become Apparent, All I do is Make Coffee.

This time the roast is from Kicking Horse. Kicking Horse, Kick Ass roast. It’s very dark and actually has some kick with the richness.

Disclaimer: You don’t need all this fancy equipment to do this. Get a pitcher and a big coffee filter and you can do the same thing.

This time I put it through my favorite coffee maker, the Chemex. Chemex is basically a manual drip coffee maker. I put a twist on it that I found on it’s manual. You put ice in the bottom of the the hour class

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Basically, the process is like making iced tea.

The grind’s should be normal, slightly finer than salt. If the coffee is already ground that is just fine. If you have a grinder, like I do, it should look like this

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After that, put five table spoons in the Chemex filter. Don’t tamp it, press it down. You then heat up your water in a kettle to a cool 175ºf.

Once that’s done pour some of the water slowly on the grinds to cause it to bloom. Don’t use too much water. Blooming brings out the oils and flavors of the coffee.

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After it blooms for about 30-45 seconds. Slowly pour in some more water in a circular motion or side to side. Once that drains out, add more water in the same fashion.

Once all the water has drained out, once again, throw away the filter.

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Let the coffee sit for a little bit. I usually add ice after I pour it into my glass.

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Once it’s all said and done, you can add some ice, milk or creamer or whatever you prefer in your coffee. It always tastes great in the summer!

(I’m not paid by any coffee company to make these posts) (P.S. That would be great to have a coffee company to give me roasts to make home brewed coffee remedies.)

The Grind

This is my assistant (we call him our goblin).

The school IT job is either chillaxing, or 0 to 60 all day. Luckily I just deal with student laptops. The higher ups have the fun part of being system admins and finances. I get to deal with bewildered high schoolers asking me why their laptop doesn’t work. Little do they know, they just need to charge it. It can get stressful, only had one seizure at work (instead of fainting at bad news). It’s easy for me as I am a micro managing kinda person. Just a little window into my job.

Tool Work and Sandpaper

Nothing fancy about getting into the garage, shop, work bench, or tool holding place.  That’s something definitely gets my mind off of epilepsy and the negative things.  Especially when I get the Dremel and sandpaper out.  The workbench usually starts out clean, like most probably do, after the project is done, all the dust gets everywhere.  I don’t know why but the dust and dirt all over me after a finished product is satisfying.  Probably because I’m that good at making things.

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That’s the usual line up on the table.  If anyone is interested, I was taking off extra material from that fake helmet (turned out perfect).  Basically Get out and do some work, mess around with tools.  Just know how to use them first.  find a project and get started, it really helps recover from the slump.

Home Cooked, Good’Ole, Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers.

This is straight to the point.

Step 1.

Make your hamburger patties (our recipe is a secret). I would suggest:

Sprinkle of salt and pepper

Onion powder

Worcestershire sauce

Mix it all up with your hands

Step 2.

Grab a white onion, cut it in half, and choose a half.

Now that you have chosen your half, slice it into thin circles. It’s simple, but I mess it up all the time.

Step 3.

Begin the fry! And the burgers

Throw some butter in the skillet and get going.

Throw the onions in a skillet or pan.

Mix em’ around until they get brown, but not burnt.

While this is happening check your burgers that should be cooking. Check the middle to see if it looks like you like it.

Once it’s done, plate it up.

I prefer no bun, on a kale.