Thursday, May 29, 2008
Drive-By: Mini Popcorn!
Okay, this is not really popcorn. It's popped amaranth! While searching for ways to make this super food, I saw mentions of amaranth "popcorn." It's easy, too. Just heat up a dry skillet, add enough amaranth to cover the bottom of the pan (err on the side of not enough rather than too much), shake the pan, and watch the magic happen! It sounded like my pan was trying to stifle a polite cough.
The resulting popped amaranth is crunchier than popcorn. I'll be pouring the rest of it onto some yogurt.
The best part of this is that I feel like I'm Gulliver! See how my finger completely dwarfs the popped amaranth??? (Heh, I'm showing my cards as a not so tall person.)
I'm squirreling away acorns to share with everyone, but they'll have to wait until the never ending blanket is done. Whereas I thought that I only had 1 triangle to finish, the reality was that I had 2. Whereas I thought that I had 2 weeks to finish, the reality was that I had 1. I can only blame one of these errors on someone who shall not be named. :)
Expect a finished blanket in the next post!