Tuesday, September 26, 2017

#73: comfort food (second edition) - November 2015

Our second comfort food cookoff was held at Chris & Kristina's on the 23rd of November. It was rainy and cold, a perfect day for some warm & filling foods.

king oysters Kristina: "ruffle truffle kerfuffle" cannellini bean ragú with sautéed king oyster mushrooms, thyme, and truffle oil
hot pot
Jen: "hot potted! check it and see" Korean-style hot pot with coconut milk & shiitakes, served with jasmine rice, cashews, fresh herbs, & sesame-fried tofu
chili waffle fries
Ash: "when jocks relax" chili waffle fries with sour cream
sloppy joe
Malloreigh: "sloppy joes" lentil meat sloppy joes with onion, avocado, & homemade relish
baked spaghetti
Bronwen: "bake chee busketti" baked spaghetti with cheesy cashew cream sauce & crouton topping, served with homemade lemon pepper
pasta aglio
Chris: spaghetti with garlic, chilies, & wine; garnished with arugula & preserved lemon
chocolate chip cookies
Allie: "absentee cookies" chocolate chip cookies

Allie's entry was brought along by Malloreigh, as Allie was not able to attend, so we actually had more entries than attendees!

seconds: Jen
presentation: Jen/Ash
creativity: Ash
perceived effort: Malloreigh
most comforting: split 6 ways; no clear winner
overall favourite: Jen

overall winner: Jen

best name: (unscored category) Jen

Monday, April 17, 2017

#72: coffee - October 2015

Our coffee cookoff was held on the 18th of October at Blühaus. It was sparse, perhaps because not everyone likes coffee (???) but nice anyway.

coffee stir fry
Liang: "coff-fry" stir fried vegetables in coffee & soy-based sauce with sriracha garnish
pretzel bites & beer cheese
Jen: "cheezuz christ" coffee porter beer cheese with smoked salted pretzel bites
ciabatta sandwich
Malloreigh: "aïoli drink coffee in the morning" ciabatta sandwiches with coffee-fig compote, espresso walnuts, coconut bacon, avocado, sage aïoli, & arugula
coffee panna cotta
Sarah: "overnight flight" coffee panna cotta made with almond milk & cashew cream, topped with coffee shortbread

Also in attendance was Steph, who dropped her coffee cake on the way out of her apartment, in classic Steph fashion.

seconds: Jen
presentation: Liang
creativity: Liang
perceived effort: Malloreigh
coffee-ness: Sarah
overall favourite: Jen

overall winner: a 3-way tie between Liang, Jen, & Sarah!

best name: (unscored category) Jen/Malloreigh